A survey of more than 2,000 adults in England and Wales found that the most common food consumed by those who were aged 65 and over was high-fibre vegetables, followed by fruit and veg, fish and meat.
Foods in the top 10 most popular are:High-fiber vegetables such as potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, collard greens, beetroot and beetroot salad, dried fruit, sweet potato and apricot jam, dried cranberries, white potato, and potato crisps.
The top 10 least popular foods were:Apothecary biscuits, crisps, and biscuits made with butter, cream, sugar, and egg yolks, and cakes, muesli and cakes made with flour, milk and milk products, and dried fruit.
The survey also found that a significant proportion of people aged 65 to 69 ate some form of sugar, a common cause of tooth decay.
The research was carried out by the food research charity the Food Trust and conducted online by Ipsos MORI for The Next WeFood.