The Straits Times
Published on Nov 24, 2012

HPB launches new set of dietary guidelines for seniors


The Health Promotion Board on Saturday, launched a new set of dietary guidelines to help the elderly eat better and healthier.

The guidelines, introduced for people aged 50 and above, is aimed to enhancing their nutrition intake by outlining specific foods and appropriate serving portions.

HPB chief executive Ang Hak Seng said: "As we age, our bodies change and metabolism slows. We are not required to consume as many calories as we used to, which makes it challenging to consume sufficient protein, vitamins and minerals."

To help seniors meet the guidelines, 'Simple, Tasty, Affordable Recipes' (STAR) and a healthier catering menu have also been created.