Healthy Eating Online Resources for Older Adults

The following websites contain credible and reliable nutrition information for older adults. Inclusion of a website is for information only and does not imply endorsement from Ottawa Public Health.

 Healthy Eating 

Ottawa Public Health 

Eat Well for Older Adults - Includes tips on achieving optimal nutrition status using Canada's Food Guide, recipes, and information on maintaining healthy bones. 

Canadian Produce Marketing Association 

Produce Made Simple - Information and videos about choosing and preparing vegetables and fruit, healthy eating on a budget, and food storage. (EN only) 

Half Your Plate - Information on vegetables and fruit and how to incorporate them into your diet. 

Cancer Care Ontario 

Colour It Up! - Resources to encourage women 50+ years of age to eat more vegetables and fruit. Resources are archived on the Nutrition Resource Centre website in English and French to download.

Diabetes Canada 

Information on managing type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes, and prediabetes, as well as recipes and healthy living resources. 

Dietitians of Canada 

Senior Friendly Collection - Factsheets to assist seniors with planning, shopping and preparing healthy meals.

EaTracker - A website for helping track food and activity choices, analyze recipes and plan meals. 

Cookspiration - An app to find recipes for any time of the day or week. 

UnlockFood - Information on nutrition and healthy eating. Formerly EatRight Ontario 

Nutri-eScreen - A questionnaire for older adults to help them analyze their current food choices and nutritional status. 

Health Canada 

Healthy Eating for Seniors - Various nutrition topics throughout the lifecycle, including food allergies and intolerances, food safety, healthy weights, and more. 

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Get Healthy - Information and interactive e-tools about healthy eating. 

Just Food 

Food Link Directory - Includes information on community food programs and services. 

Where's The Food? - A community food assessment toolkit that provides information about local food issues. 

Community Garden Network 

Kidney Foundation of Canada 

Information on preventing, treating and managing chronic kidney disease through proper nutrition. 

Love Food Hate Waste 

Information on how to revive foods, make food last longer, best before dates, and reducing food waste. 

Nutrition Connections

The Healthy Eating Manual - Lesson plans and activities to encorporate healthy eating information into a variety of programs.

Healthy Aging Webinars (EN only) 

Ontario Government 

Eating Ontario Fish - Guide to sizes and amounts of fish that are safe to eat, how to choose fish with the lowest levels of contaminants, and which fish to avoid. 

Foodland Ontario - Interactive website on the availability of Ontario produce, nutritional benefits, and recipes 

Savour Ottawa

A geomapping tool of Ottawa's local farms and foodservice establishments. 

Sodium 101

Facts on food sources of sodium, health impacts of sodium, and strategies to reduce excessive intake. 

 Food Safety 

Fight Bac! 

Information and educational resources on food safety and foodborne illness prevention. 

Health Canada

Information on foodborne illnesses and how to prevent them

 Industry 

Canada Beef 

Information on Canadian beef, nutrition facts, and recipes. 

Canadian Turkey 

Nutritional information on turkey and helpful cooking tips. 

Chicken Farmers of Canada 

Nutritional information on chicken, food safety, and cooking videos. 

Dairy Farmers of Canada 

Dairy Goodness - Recipes, menus, videos and information to incorporate milk into a healthy diet. 

Dairy Nutrition - Scientific information on the role of milk products in nutrition and health. 

Egg Farmers of Canada 

Information on our egg industry and the nutritional benefits of eggs. 

Healthy Grains Institute 

Factsheets, recipes and information about grains, flour, and bread. 

Lentils 

Information on the nutritional benefits of lentils and how to cook them. 

Ontario Pork 

Nutrition and industry information to help Canadians learn more about Ontario pork. Includes recipes and cooking videos. 

Pulse Canada 

Information on the nutritional benefits of pulses and how to cook different varieties of beans, chickpeas, lentils and peas. 

 General Resources

Champlain Healthline

Staying Independent Checklist - A took for assessing fall risks. Also includes adult day programs and information on fall prevention. 

The Council on Aging of Ottawa 

The Council serves as a leading community voice for Ottawa's seniors in both official languages. 

Health Canada 

Information on healthy eating, injury prevention, oral health, physical activity, and smoking cessation for seniors

McMaster Optimal Aging Portal 

Evidence-based information for clinicians and healthcare professionals on healthy aging and common health conditions. 

Ontario Government 

A guide to programs and services for seniors in Ontario. 

Osteoporosis Canada 

Information on calcium, the risks of osteoporosis, and exercise recommendations for healthy bones. 

Regional Geriatric Program of Eastern Ontario 

Geriatric information and resources for practitioners, seniors and their caregivers. 

Falls Prevention Program - Assessment and intervention tools and resources to support primary care practitioners in identifying root causes of falls amongst seniors. 

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