Foods for Health: Living Well, Living Longer

Maintaining good health is one of the most important factors of sustaining a high quality of life, which is important as we age. According a recent report, “Older Americans 2010: Key Indicators of Well-Being,” the aging population is growing rapidly and is at risk for a number of conditions that can affect quality of life, including heart disease, arthritis, macular degeneration, osteoporosis, cancer and obesity. Nutrition and physical activity play an important role in the health of all Americans, especially as we age.

The IFIC Functional Foods/Foods for Health Consumer Survey shows that 91 percent of Americans believe that they have control over their health, and that food and nutrition play the greatest role in improving or maintaining overall health. However, it can be challenging to figure out how to build healthful diets and active lifestyles.

To help Americans eat smarter and get active, the Foundation has developed a new video “Foods for Health: Living Well, Living Longer,” produced in partnership with registered dietitian David Grotto, and author of “101 Optimal Life Foods.” The video and accompanying materials are filled with tips that can help Americans get started incorporating healthful foods and physical activity into their lives.

You watched the video, now what? Use these resources to incorporate foods, beverages and activities into your daily routine that can help you live well and live longer.

Tips and Resources to Support Health

For Health Professionals