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Take the Senior Nutrition Quiz

Eating a healthy diet is essential for people of every age. But as you age, doing so is especially important. To assess how much you know about good nutrition, take this quiz.

1. As you grow older and become less active, you need fewer nutrients in your diet.
2. Older adults need more saturated fat than when they were toddlers.
3. A healthy diet includes plenty of whole grains, fruits, and vegetables, with little saturated fat or added sugar.
4. When you go food shopping, pay attention to the serving size on the Nutrition Facts label.
5. Food poisoning may be more of a problem for older adults. This is because their senses of taste and smell aren't as good as when they were younger.
6. Healthy older adults should eat at least 30 grams of fiber each day in a 2,000-calorie diet.
- 7. One way to keep food costs down and have a variety of foods in your pantry is to buy generic brands instead of name brands.
8. If you are a vegetarian, you may need to take a supplement for vitamins D and B-12 as you age.