Malnutrition Awareness WeekTM is ASPEN’s annual campaign to educate healthcare professionals and consumers on the detection, intervention, and treatment of malnutrition. Here are some ways you can participate.
About Malnutrition Awareness Week
Malnutrition Awareness WeekTM is an annual, multi-organizational campaign created by ASPEN in 2012 to:
- Educate healthcare professionals about early detection and treatment of malnutrition.
- Educate consumers/patients on the importance of discussing their nutrition status with healthcare professionals.
- Increase awareness of nutrition’s role on patient recovery
ASPEN Malnutrition Awareness Week, with the help of ambassadors, corporate sponsors, and collaboration with liked-minded societies, has grown exponentially around the world, reaching more than 230.5 million healthcare professionals, government leaders, community agencies, patients, and caregivers. This year, ASPEN is once again partnering with the Canadian Nutrition Society (CNS), Dietitian Connection, and FELANPE, to learn from each other and aid each other's efforts.
Malnutrition Awareness Week is part of the National Health Observances Calendar. This award-winning program has been presented with numerous recognitions from U.S. senators, governors, and other leading groups.
Learn more about Malnutrition Awareness Week here:
ASPEN | Malnutrition Awareness Week™ Schedule (nutritioncare.org)