Spotlight on Malnutrition Media Materials

During the month of September, the Academy spotlights malnutrition to increase awareness and underscore the 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.

Understanding Malnutrition

From understanding acute and chronic undernutrition in children to changes commonly associated with aging and malnutrition to the Academy Foundation's efforts on advancing innovative research in malnutrition, join the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for a full month discussing how to prevent, identify and treat malnutrition. Read more on the following areas, with corresponding research, events and educational opportunities.

Complimentary Webinars on Malnutrition

The Spotlight on Malnutrition webinar series is offered as a complementary educational opportunity for members, earning 1.0 CPEU for participation. Live attendance is limited to the first 1,000 registrants. Groups can participate using one registration and all those in attendance will receive CPEU. If you are not able to attend live, you can listen to a recorded version of the event. Visit the dedicated malnutrition specialty areas above for more information on the specific webinars offered.

Past webinars:

  • Competency to QI: Lessons Learned from Implementing the Pediatric Malnutrition Criteria: Wednesday, September 5.
  • Transitioning from Hospital to Community: Malnutrition Past, Present and Future: Wednesday, September 12.
  • Recognizing and Treating Malnutrition in Special Populations: Wednesday, September 19.
  • Going Global: Collaborative Approaches to Solve Malnutrition: Wednesday, September 26.

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Spotlight on Malnutrition Twitter Chats

Join the conversation on Twitter as @eatrightPRO hosts the following chats to discuss the relationship between hunger, food security and malnutrition and its effects of varying populations throughout the world on Thursdays throughout September at 1 p.m. (Eastern time)/noon CST/10 a.m. (Pacific time).

  • Pediatric Malnutrition: Thursday, September 6, at noon (Central time)
  • Adult and Senior Malnutrition: Thursday, September 13, at noon (Central time)
  • Special Populations and Malnutrition: Thursday, September 20, at noon (Central time)
  • Global Malnutrition: Thursday, September 27, at noon (Central time)

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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.

  • Implementing a Malnutrition Program throughout the Healthcare Continuum – Session 186 – FNCE® 2017.
    Nutrition Professionals have known that malnutrition is a problem since the publication of "The Skeleton in the Hospital Closet" report in 1974. Since then, research has shown that malnutrition affects 30 to 50 percent of patients and is linked to increased readmission rates and mortality and longer length of stay. This session outlines the barriers encountered, the strategies to overcome these barriers and the steps taken to sustain a multi-disciplinary malnutrition identification and treatment program across a large hospital system.
  • Developing a Hunger for Malnutrition: Engaging Hospital Administration – Session 256 — FNCE® 2016.
    Malnutrition initiatives are collaborative with clinical members of the interdisciplinary team, but also with hospital decision-makers. Hospital administration has a key role in lending support and sustainability of the malnutrition focus. This session provides tools and perspectives on how to approach and elevate the importance of malnutrition to the level of hospital administrators, discuss quality metrics and outcome measures.
  • Implementing Comprehensive Malnutrition Care through Effective Project Management – Session 258 – FNCE® 2016.
    This leadership session effectively combines the clinical nutrition component and the management aspect of dietetics. The presenters discuss strategies for implementing a practical comprehensive malnutrition program within acute-care hospital settings.
  • Transforming Practice & Inspiring RDs to Counsel Food Insecure Clients – Session 230 – FNCE® 2016.
    With over 48 million food insecure Americans, hunger is lurking everywhere. Dietitians, regardless of specialty, counsel clients struggling to feed themselves and their family. This session inspires participants to identify and transform counseling techniques for food insecure clients at risk for malnutrition.
  • Mastering Malnutrition Documentation for Improved Clinical Records, Increased Reimbursement and Better Patient Care – Session 215 – FNCE® 2015.
    The Food and Nutrition Department at University of Iowa Healthcare successfully completed a quality improvement malnutrition documentation initiative and RDNs helped facilitate changes to the electronic health record that effectively and efficiently improved clinical documentation of malnutrition. Results led to exciting new opportunities for inpatient and outpatient dietitians.
  • The Ethics of Malnutrition Management: Must Therapy Always Follow Diagnosis? – Session 302 — FNCE® 2015.
    Registered dietitian nutritionists have a professional and an ethical responsibility to ensure that individuals in their sphere of responsibility receive appropriate nutrition care, particularly when malnutrition has been diagnosed.