SHIRLEY CHAO, ALEXANDRA HILL & AMY SHEELEY: Massachusetts Malnutrition Awareness & Prevention

If you listened to our 23 September podcast episode, you know it’s Malnutrition Awareness Week in the United States, Canada and Britain. If you didn’t listen to the episode and you’re unfamiliar with the observance, here’s what you need to know: Malnutrition Awareness Week is a multi-organizational campaign that was created by the American Society for Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN), and presented in partnership with the Canadian Nutrition Society (CNS) and the British Association for Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN). Its purpose is to:

  • Educate and encourage healthcare professionals to identify and treat malnutrition earlier
  • Educate and encourage consumers and patients to discuss their nutritiostatus with healthcare professionals
  • Increase awareness of nutrition’s role in patient recovery

This is the second in our five-episode series, and it focuses on what the Massachusetts Malnutrition Commission has done to advance malnutrition awareness across the commonwealth. 

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