Malnutrition Awareness Week is observed in September and sponsored by the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. The purpose of this awareness week is to raise awareness of malnutrition and its negative effects on individuals and health care costs.
Malnutrition Awareness Week activities intend to provide specific strategies for addressing and implementing programs and resources to combat malnutrition within the hospital and community settings.
Malnutrition is not just contained within the parameters of the hospital or in a certain population. It is also becoming a leading cause of hospital re-admissions for the aging individual across ethnic communities.
Malnutrition Awareness Week Sponsor:
American Society for Perenteral and Enteral Nutrition
To learn more, visit http://www.nutritioncare.org/maw
The awareness color for Malnutrition is Orange.