Malnutrition Awareness Week is a multi-organizational, multi-pronged campaign which strives to:
It’s a week filled with valuable educational webinars, support materials (in English & Spanish), and virtual chats with experts.
Professional Medical Organizations and Medical Advocacy/Special Interest Groups: Help us spread the word about the consequences of malnutrition and encourage your members to actively participate in the discussion on the importance of nutrition in health. Contact us to take advantage of free educational resources.
Healthcare clinicians, institutions, home care companies and ASPEN members: Sign up your institution or agency as a Malnutrition Awareness Week Champion.
- Identify an expert in your chapter or institution to lead you own “Ask the Experts” in-person session or host a viewing session for the webinars.
- Get active on the ASPENet Members-only LinkedIn Groups and social media (using the hashtag #MAW2018) to ask questions and share best practices with people all over the world.
- Register for a Malnutrition Awareness Week webinar as a chapter or site and invite as many people as you want, both members and nonmembers, to participate for CE credit.
- Organize a campaign to distribute and post ASPEN’s malnutrition posters in your institution.
Schedule of Events
Check back soon for the 2018 Schedule of Events!
Spread the Word
Help us increase the awareness on malnutrition, reduce readmission rates, speed up recovery rates, and lower the cost of malnutrition.
The below posters were used successfully in prior years by supporters, ambassadors, and champions. Display and share these informational posters for consumers in your institution. Additional materials are forthcoming.
For more resources, view the Malnutrition Toolkit.
Malnutrition Awareness: The Clock is Still Ticking
Ask About Your Nutrition/Ask About Your Child's Nutrition Posters
If It Was Easy To See, It Would Be Easy To Diagnose Posters
Malnutrition in Hospitalized Patients Infographic
History of 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 43 organizations who share the educational opportunities and messages with over 1 million healthcare professionals, patients, and caregivers. Last year, ASPEN partnered with the National Council on Aging for a very active Twitter town hall and Kaiser Permanente's Center for Total Health showcased Malnutrition Awareness Week in their bus shelter display.