It’s common for our appetites to change as we age. Here are four tips to make easy eating to ensure you’re getting enough calories and nutrients.
- Cut food into smaller pieces. Over half of older adults have trouble swallowing, so cutting foods into smaller pieces can help. For example, instead of cutting a peanut butter sandwich in half, cut it into nine small pieces.
- Make plating appealing with nice plates and cutlery. Take the time to put things together so that they feel like a meal.
- Have three different items on the plate for variety. The human brain loves the number three.
- Eat with a loved one or friend. This helps both mental and physical health, and people tend to eat more with company.