4 Food Plating Tips for Low Appetite

If you’re struggling with your appetite, here are four tips to make eating more manageable.

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.

  1. 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.
  2. Make plating appealing with nice plates and cutlery. Take the time to put things together so that they feel like a meal.
  3. Have three different items on the plate for variety. The human brain loves the number three.
  4. Eat with a loved one or friend. This helps both mental and physical health, and people tend to eat more with company.