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Malnutrition Awareness: An A.S.P.E.N. Priority   

Malnutrition tools and resources for interdisciplinary clinicians  


One in three hospital patients are malnourished upon admission. 

Malnutrition is an epidemic. A.S.P.E.N. leads the charge on defining, diagnosing, and treating malnutrition to better understand its incidence and assess how intervention can impact outcomes. 


A.S.P.E.N.’s malnutrition tools were created with interdisciplinary clinicians (dietitians, nurses, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, physicians’ assistants, physicians, educators and researchers) in mind to better understand how to identify malnutrition and to improve patient care.   

Our Society champions the best evidence-based nutrition support that explores malnutrition in varying age populations and disease-states. These are the malnutrition tools and resources you need to:

  • Recognize and diagnose malnourished patients and those at risk 
  • Implement comprehensive nutrition interventions and continued monitoring 
  • Communicate nutrition care plans 
  • Develop comprehensive discharge nutrition care and education plans