There’s a lot of information out there about proper nutrition. What we should or shouldn’t eat seems to change every day and it can be hard to keep track. For older adults, eating healthy couldn’t be more important and can have positive effects on chronic diseases. Here are four ways to get your “plate in shape”:

  • Make half your plate fruits and vegetables;
  • Switch to skim or 1% milk;
  • Make half your grains 100% whole-grain; and
  • Vary your protein choices.

Choosing moderate portions and using the above guidelines will help you stay in check with your nutrition, improving your overall physical health and energy level.