GET THE SCOOP ON HEALTHY EATING ATTITUDES
Discover the interests, knowledge, and motivations around healthy eating in those age 55 and better. In Food for Thought: Older Adults’ Views on Healthy Eating, a survey of this population reveals that people are interested and motivated to eat well—but there is room to transition more of these good intentions to real-life changes in diet.
IN THIS RESEARCH BRIEF, YOU’LL LEARN:
- the most powerful motivators for older adults to follow a healthy diet
- the percentage of those who actually engage in healthy practices like reading nutrition labels and eating fewer processed foods
- older adults’ knowledge of—and interest in—specific diets including the Mediterranean diet, DASH, and others
FROM THIS RESEARCH BRIEF:
“Brain health was a similarly strong motivator for healthy eating. This suggests that labels that identify specific foods and menu items as “brain healthy” may encourage people to make healthier choices.”