Five ways seniors are prioritizing healthy eating

The recent Senior Food and Lifestyles Study from the Culinary Visions Panel research organization showed that seniors are prioritizing healthy eating and want more healthy food choices on dining menus. It also revealed that many believe their dining services are keeping up with the demand for healthy food options.

"Today's seniors say that fruits and vegetables are some of their favorite foods," commented Culinary Visions Panel Executive Director Sharon Olson in a statement accompanying the release of the survey results. "We were heartened to see that well over half of those that we surveyed felt that healthier food choices were available to them in senior dining."

The study asked several questions on healthy foods with follow-up questions on their availability in the participants' residence. Here are five ways seniors are interested in healthier food options and how senior living dining facilities are meeting this demand:

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