Amy Bartels, Nutrition and Health Education Specialist, Laclede County, University of Missouri Extension
Seniors often lose some of their appetite or change their eating habits as they age. A number of issues can affect your diet as you get older: You might have problems chewing or swallowing, or have a chronic condition that requires you to reduce the amount of fat and sugar you consume. You may not be able to cook, or no longer live in your own home with your own kitchen. Emotional issues also may take their toll on your appetite.
Nutritious “grab–and-go” snacks can help you maintain healthy eating habits even with a diminished appetite…
For tips on healthy snack choices, see the full version of this article athttp://missourifamilies.org/features/agingarticles/agingfeature32.htm