New TILDA report on ageing launched

The third major report from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) was released last week. The report presents findings from Wave 3 of the study.

TILDA is a longitudinal study on ageing in the Republic of Ireland. Data is collected every two years from individuals over 50 years of age. Researchers collect data through face-to-face interviews, questionnaires and medical assessment. Information on dietary patterns is collected as part of the study.

Key findings include:

  • 45% of older adults are overweight and 34% are obese
  • The majority of older adults do not meet the dietary guidelines in the Food Pyramid
  • 75% of older adults do not consume the recommended servings of fruit and vegetables per day
  • 70% of older adults consume less than the recommended 3 servings of milk, yoghurt and cheese per day
  • 68% of older adults consume excessive amounts of foods high in salt, sugar and fat


Posted: 13/03/2017 15:48:49 by Anne Parle
Filed under: Food pyramid, Obesity, Older adult, Overweight


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