Malnutrition Awareness Week is a multi-organizational, multi-pronged campaign created by ASPEN to:
Educate healthcare professionals to identify and treat for malnutrition earlier
Educate consumers/patients to discuss their nutrition status with healthcare professionals
Increase awareness of nutrition’s role on patient recovery
About ASPEN's Malnutrition Awareness Week
ASPEN started Malnutrition Awareness Week in 2012 with two webinars and a podcast. Each year, we expand our content and reach. In 2014, ASPEN received a Certificate of Special Recognition from US Senator Benjamin Cardin of Maryland for Malnutrition Awareness Week. In 2015, this award winning program became a part of the National Health Observances Calendar.
Today it is supported by more than 47 organizations who share our educational opportunities and messages with over 1 million healthcare professionals, patients, and caregivers.
Malnutrition Awareness WeekTM is a mark of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN).
Source: 2019 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.