As your lifestyle and appetite changes you may need to adjust your eating habits. Even though you may feel like eating less, you still need to eat a wide range of foods and ensure they contain all the nutrients you need.

And remember to consume alcohol in moderation. It is recommended men drink less than two standard drinks per day and women less than one standard drink per day.

For more information see the Food and your life stages page on the Better Health Channel website.

We are lucky in Boroondara to have access to fantastic markets with affordable farm fresh produce. There are also many government and community organisations that can provide advice and help with shopping, cooking and meals if you are finding it difficult to do so on your own.

Find something to suit you

We've created a searchable directory to make it easier for you to find local healthy eating resources and activities you might enjoy. Click the 'find activities' button below to see what's on offer.

Add life to your years

Take a cooking class, join a garden, visit a market...

Home Eats: The top home delivery meals to easily recreate at home

Home Eats is a series of recipes and videos developed by Access Health and Community to help you recreate low-cost and healthy versions of home delivery meals at home. These recipes are easy and don’t take a lot of skill or time to prepare and cook. They can all be prepared in a small space, so you don’t need a big kitchen to be able to make these meals.

Find more health information

Common conditions experienced by older adults such as osteoporosis, high blood pressure and diabetes have special dietary considerations.

You can use the Victorian Government's Better Health Channel tool below to find quality assured, reliable, up to date and easy to understand health information on healthy eating.*

*The links in the Better Health Channel tool take you to a website that is managed and authorised by the Department of Health and Human Services, State Government of Victoria, Australia. The site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.

Content on the City of Boroondara website is provided for information purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. This information is not intended to replace advice from your doctor or other registered health professional.

Need advice now?

NURSE-ON-CALL provides immediate, expert health advice from a registered nurse, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call: 1300 606 024

If your situation is an emergency, you should always call 000 or go to an emergency department at a hospital.

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