More Americans aged 65+ than ever before now enjoy active, independent lifestyles. In addition to physical exercise, mental stimulation and socialization, an aging adult’s quality of life also relies on the foods they eat. Sadly, millions of aging-in-place seniors don’t get the daily nutrition they need. What follows are several reasons why you’re never too old to enjoy the benefits that a healthy, well-balanced diet provides. 

Why Don’t Older Adults Eat Right?

Many seniors live on fixed incomes that make food shopping challenging. For those that live alone, grabbing some fast food or a bag of chips is easier than preparing a healthy meal.

In addition, here are some other reasons why many older adults don’t eat like they should: