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Healthy Eating for Retirees

Why is it important

Two of the most important things you can do for healthy aging (at any age) are: maintain a healthy weight and eat a nutrient-rich diet. Choose more fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and complex carbohydrates; and fewer sugary-sweetened beverages and processed foods. Eat at least 5 baseball-sized servings of fruits and vegetables daily.

Resources to Get Started: 

Fresh Fruits & Vegetables

Stretch your produce dollars by learning how to properly store them.

Easy & healthy meals for older adults

While there is no one tip that will work for everyone, there are a few ideas you can incorporate into your week that will help make cooking easier. 

Image of a healthy veggie sandwich with cut red and yellow tomatoes, avocado and sliced red onions.

Colorful Choices

Programs that can help

Take the Colorful Choices Challenge - Strive for at least five servings daily during this 6-week challenge. Join your fellow retirees and family members in a quest to increase your fruit and vegetable intake, get tips, and be entered to win prizes.

Challenge coming in spring of 2019.  

Resources from Your Health Plan: 

Your health plan offers additional resources to help you eat healthy. Take advantage of the services that will help you.