Senior Nutrition Education and Training

Daily Food Plan based on MyPyramid Recommendations for Healthy Persons Aged 70 Years

Energy/Food Groups Females Males
Kilocalories (sedentary level of
physical activity)
1600 2000
Grains 5 oz 6 oz
Vegetables 2 cups 2.5 cups
Fruits 1.5 cups 2 cups
Milk 3 cups 3 cups
Meat and Beans 5 oz 5.5 oz
Oils 5 tsp 6 tsp

Amounts of foods recommended in above diet plan, may not provide enough vitamin D and vitamin B-
12 for elderly persons but by regularly consuming fortified and/or enriched foods, older adults can
increase their intakes of these micronutrients. In many instances, older adults can benefit from taking a
daily multiple vitamin/mineral supplement.

To view the Cholesterol content of food (chart) click here.

Reference: Nutrition for Healthy Living; 2009

Dakota County Technical College Medical Assistant Program 2014