Malnutrition Awareness Week™ September 24-28, 2018

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Malnutrition Awareness Week is a multi-organizational, multi-pronged campaign which strives to:

  • Educate healthcare professionals to identify malnutrition and intervene earlier
  • Educate consumers/patients to discuss their nutrition status with their healthcare professionals 
  • Increase awareness of nutrition’s positive impact on patient outcomes

It’s a week filled with valuable educational webinars, support materials (in English & Spanish), and virtual chats with experts.

Please join us in highlighting the positive impact nutrition has on patient outcomes.

View a one-page overview of Malnutrition Awareness Week.

Media: Please contact Stephanie Lee, [email protected], 301-920-9124


Pharmaceutical/Healthcare companies: Demonstrate your company's commitment to increasing awareness of the consequences of malnutrition. Highlight your brand through awareness efforts and educational activities. 

For details, contact: Pat Anthony, MS, RD, FASPEN at [email protected], 301-920-9140
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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.

For more information, contact: Valerie Bloom at [email protected], 301-920-9149 or Stephanie Lee at [email protected], 301-924-9124
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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.
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Schedule of Events

Check back soon for the 2018 Schedule of Events! 

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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 

Malnutrition Awareness Week Shareable

Ask About Your Nutrition/Ask About Your Child's Nutrition Posters

2016 Ask About Your Childs Nutrition Poster - Branded 
2016 Ask About Your Nutrition Poster - Branded 


2016 Ask About Your Childs Nutrition Spanish
2016 Ask About Your Nutrition Spanish

If It Was Easy To See, It Would Be Easy To Diagnose Posters

MAW Adult Woman
MAW Adult Man
MAW Pediatrics

Malnutrition in Hospitalized Patients Infographic

  ASPEN HCUP Infographics(1)


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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. 
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