A Message from Academy President
Mary Russell, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND

The recently published Global Leadership Initiative on Malnutrition (GLIM) diagnostic approach has been met with much excitement globally as clinicians around the world are recognizing that this effort will allow a uniform approach to diagnosing malnutrition.

The GLIM approach includes a set of readily available criteria that can be used in combination with existing diagnostic approaches including the Academy/ASPEN malnutrition consensus characteristics. The GLIM approach does not replace the Academy/ASPEN methodology at this time but may be used in conjunction with it.

Efforts are underway to conduct validation studies of the GLIM construct using existing global databases. Academy and ASPEN members will be kept up to date as this important work continues.