|This study examined the dietary habits and nutrient intake of elderly people over 65 years of age using the data from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Survey (KNHANES) from 2013 to 2015. The study subjects were 3,476 (1,647 in men, 2,099 in women). Dietary information was analyzed using 24-hour recall data. Eighty seven percent of men lived with their spouse while 52.2% of women widowed. According to the dietary pattern, men (79.7%) were more likely to have breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks than women (69.7%). Seventy percent of elderly had meals at home. The results for food security showed that 44.5% of subjects had sufficient food and variety in their food intake, while 46.9% of subjects had a sufficient amount of food but not in variety. Regarding the nutritional education experience, 94.8% of elderly did not attend nutritional education programs and only 28.7% perceived nutrition labels. The most commonly consumed food at meals was cooked rice with multi grain (n=7,281) and commonly consumed snack was coffee (n=1,646). The average energy intake was 2,018 kcal, 1,740 kcal in men and 1,580 kcal and 1,361 kcal in women, aged 65∼74 years and over 75 years, respectively. The proportion of elderly people who consumed less than the EAR of Ca was, less than AI of K, less than the EAR of riboflavin, and less than the EAR of Vit. A was 82.3%, 79.6%, 71.0% and 61.7%, respectively. The energy contribution rate (%) of carbohydrate : protein : fat was 74.0 : 13.9 : 13.1. The nutritional status was lower in women than in men, and in those over 75 years of age than those aged 65∼74 years. The results of this study show that more nutritional education is needed to improve nutritional status and health of the elderly.