Spotlight on Malnutrition Media Materials

Spotlight on Malnutrition Month 2019

Throughout the month of September, the Academy spotlights malnutrition to increase awareness and underscore the crucial role that registered dietitian nutritionists and nutrition and dietetic technicians, registered play in prevention and treatment of malnutrition for pediatrics, adult and senior populations, and special populations and global malnutrition. The Academy will feature free webinars, events, and research and practice resources throughout the month.

Help Spread the Word About Spotlight on Malnutrition Month

Use the Academy's 2019 Spotlight on Malnutrition Social Media Toolkit to help spread awareness on this important issue!

The Academy is an official ambassador of ASPEN's Malnutrition Awareness Week. ASPEN is releasing a Malnutrition Awareness Week Buzz Kit – help spread the word, September 23-27!

Malnutrition Awareness Week is a mark of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN). Used with permission from ASPEN.

On Wednesday, September 4, join the conversation on Twitter as @eatrightPRO hosts a Twitter chat all about malnutrition. The hour-long Twitter chat will begin at noon (Central Time).

Complimentary Webinars on Malnutrition

The Spotlight on Malnutrition Month 2019 webinar series will highlight topics in three focus areas: Prevention and Well-Being; Hospital Care and Health Systems; and Food and Nutrition Safety and Security. These sessions are offered as a complimentary educational opportunity for Academy members, earning 1.0 CPEU for participation. Groups may participate using one registration and all those in attendance will receive CPEU.

All six programs will be available Sunday, September 1 through Monday, September 30, 2019 (11:59 p.m. Central Time). The webinars will be available for access in eatrightcpe.org when signed in as a member. CPE certificates will also link and save to your LMS/EatrightCPE profile accordingly.

Prevention and Well-Being

  • Moving Malnutrition Prevention from "Talk" to "Action"!
    In this session, you will learn about the Ohio Malnutrition Prevention Commission, set to study and reduce malnutrition in older adults, and see the history and progression of pediatric malnutrition identification and associated outcomes.
  • Building Healthier Futures: The First 1,000 Days
    The effects of malnutrition during the first 1,000 Days, during a woman's pregnancy, until her child's second birthday, can last a lifetime. Despite the immense challenge of improving the health of both mothers and babies, Dietitian Nutritionists are uniquely positioned to influence positive change during this most critical time period.

Hospital Care and Health Systems

  • Strategies to Improve Care Transition to Reduce Malnutrition
    There is a gap in patient care continuity between acute and post-acute care settings. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services is evaluating how to address the incidence of malnutrition, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Avalere Health and other stakeholders are also actively involved in the Malnutrition Quality Improvement Initiative to advance malnutrition practice within the continuum of care.
  • Approach to Malnutrition in Progressive Chronic Kidney Disease
    This session offers a deep dive into the complex nutritional management of people with chronic kidney disease, with a discussion on protein energy wasting and the impact that dialysis has on the complex paradigm of protein energy malnutrition and inflammation in the CKD population.

Food and Nutrition Safety and Security

Past webinars:

  • Competency to QI: Lessons Learned from Implementing the Pediatric Malnutrition Criteria
  • Transitioning from Hospital to Community: Malnutrition Past, Present and Future
  • Recognizing and Treating Malnutrition in Special Populations
  • Going Global: Collaborative Approaches to Solve Malnutrition

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Abbott Nutrition Alliance Award

Have you or someone you know made strides towards malnutrition identification in your clinical facility? The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation’s Abbott Nutrition Alliance Award recognizes up to four Academy members annually working in a hospital setting who have made significant contributions to improve awareness and take action to address malnutrition with an award of $1,400.

To be eligible, candidates must be a registered dietitian nutritionist, be an active Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics member, work at least 30 hours a week in a clinical setting, and work as a part of an interdisciplinary team with other healthcare professionals.

Candidates for the 2020 Abbott Nutrition Alliance Award can be nominated by others or may self-nominate. Applications open in early-December and will be posted on the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation website.

Available Peer-Reviewed Literature on Malnutrition

Looking for quick access to research on malnutrition?

Access Past FNCE® Sessions

FNCE® attendees have complimentary 24/7 on-demand access to the recordings, PowerPoint presentations and printable handouts for all concurrent sessions (as released for inclusion) based on the year(s) and day(s) of verified attendance. Didn't attend FNCE? Access to all recorded programs is available at a discounted member rate and can be purchased directly from the FNCE On-Demand site.