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