Malnutrition Tools and Resources for Patients and Caregivers

You might be at risk for malnutrition due to your disease or condition and this may impact your clinical outcome. Here are some resources and tools to help advocate for yourself or your loved ones. You can download and print any of these resources and share them with others. 

Ask About Your Nutrition Poster

Tools to Check Your Own Nutrition Status

Self-Mini Nutritional Assessment (Nestlé Nutrition Institute)


What is Nutrition Support Therapy?

What is Nutrition Support Therapy?

What is a Nutrition Support Professional?

What is Enteral Nutrition?

What is Enteral Nutrition? (En Espanol) 

What is Parenteral Nutrition?

What is Parenteral Nutrition? (En Espanol)


Patient and Caregiver Organizations on Nutrition Support

Oley Foundation

The Oley Foundation is a national, independent, non-profit organization that provides education, outreach, emotional support, and information on home parenteral and enteral nutrition as well as clinical outcome information for home parenteral and enteral nutrition consumers, families, professionals and others. Oley can be contacted at (800)776-OLEY or

About The Oley Foundation

About The Oley Foundation (En Español) 

Oley Information Form (HIPPA) 

Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation

Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation shares practical information on tube feeding and raises positive awareness. Each year they sponsor Feeding Tube Awareness Week.


Other Information and Resources

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Healthcare Nutrition Council

National Library of Medicine