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Updated: 11/24/2012 22:03 | By Channel NewsAsia

HPB launches dietary guidelines for seniors

HPB launches dietary guidelines for seniors


HPB launches dietary guidelines for seniors

SINGAPORE: The Health Promotion Board (HPB) has launched a set of dietary guidelines for older adults aged 50 and above.

The aim is to help this group lower their risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

This is the first time that dietary guidelines have been developed for seniors.

It highlights the need for a balanced and nutritious diet.

To make it easier for seniors to adjust their eating habits, the HPB has also included recipes and a healthier catering menu.

Over 100 elderly residents from Bukit Batok Constituency on Saturday learnt about the dietary guidelines as they witnessed a cooking demonstration led by Member of Parliament for Jurong Group Representation Constituency, David Ong.

— CNA/xq

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