[News] Does Canada’s food guide provide adequate guidance for older adults?
Does Canada’s food guide provide adequate guidance for older adults?
McGill University study highlights discrepancies between nutritional guidelines and nutrient intake required for seniors
PUBLISHED: 8 January 2024
The latest Canada’s food guide recommendations are primarily aimed at reducing chronic disease risk, however how well does our national guide for healthy eating serve the nutritional needs of all Canadians?
Consuming adequate amounts of certain nutrients should be a priority for older adults. But, until now, little has been known if following Canada’s food guide adequately supported the specific nutrient recommendations for this subpopulation. Researchers from McGill University’s School of Human Nutrition used dietary intake data from the latest national survey (2015) in Canadians aged 65 years or older to assess if sticking to our country’s food recommendations was associated with sufficient intake of nutrients that are important for older adults.
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