Patient and Caregiver Education

These resources are for patients (consumers), caregivers, or clinicians to use for education, support, and networking about malnutrition, enteral, and parenteral nutrition. It has been shown that patients have improved outcomes with appropriate education and involvement in support groups.   

Organization Resources   

Oley Foundation

Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation

Patient Education Materials

What is Nutrition Support Therapy?
What is a Nutrition Support Professional?

This link takes you to ASPEN’s Malnutrition Solution Center where there is a whole section of tools and resources for consumers and families on how to identify and understand malnutrition, as well as tips on on talking to their healthcare providers.

Enteral Nutrition
What is Enteral Nutrition?
What is Enteral Nutrition? (En Espanol)

Parenteral Nutrition
What is Parenteral Nutrition?
What is Parenteral Nutrition? (En Espanol)


Lyman B, Rempel G, Windsor K, Guenter P. Use of Nasogastric Feeding Tubes for Children at Home: A Template for Caregiver Education Nutr Clin Pract. 2017; 32(6):831–833

Emery D, Pearson A, Hamilton C, Albert NM. Voiceover Interactive PowerPoint Catheter Care Education for Home Parenteral Nutrition Nutr Clin Pract. 2015;30(5):714–719. 

Gifford H, DeLegge M, Epperson LA. Education Methods and Techniques for Training Home Parenteral Nutrition Patients Nutr Clin Pract. 2010; 25(5):443-450.

Clayton LH. Strategies for Selecting Effective Patient Nutrition Education Materials Nutr Clin Pract. 2010; 25(5):436-442.

Metzger LC. Education Materials for Home Nutrition Support Consumers Nutr Clin Pract. 2010;25(5):451-470