<p>Kerry Ann Mendes, M.S., R.D.<br />Dietitian, Whittier Street Health Center<br /></p>

Kerry Ann Mendes, M.S., R.D.
Dietitian, Whittier Street Health Center

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Healthy eating in older people not always easy

As people age it may become more difficult to consume certain minerals and vitamins, such as calcium and vitamins D and B12. In addition, medical conditions may reduce activity, which can result in obesity, a risk factor for several diseases, including stroke. In such cases the types and amount of food should be modified to prevent weight gain.