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Malnutrition Awareness Week™

Social: #MAW2019 #malnutrition

Twitter: @ASPENWEB



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

This year, we’re partnering with CNS (Canadian Nutrition Society) and BAPEN (British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition) to expand our global reach.

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.

Earlier Event: September 23
Falls Prevention Awareness Day
Later Event: September 25
National Women's Health & Fitness Day