Malnutrition Awareness Week™



Malnutrition Awareness Week 2022  

Help Increase Awareness in Your Community with State Proclamations!

MAW-Proclamation-Icon Help raise malnutrition awareness in your community by asking your governor to formally proclaim September 19-23, 2022, as Malnutrition Awareness Week in your state. A proclamation is a ceremonial document and declaration on behalf of the entire state. Proclamations influence policy discussions, public awareness, and offer opportunities to engage the public and elected officials. ASPEN’s goal is to have all 50 states recognize Malnutrition Awareness Week this year.

  • To learn more about submitting a proclamation in your state click here. ASPEN makes this easy by providing suggested language for your request.
Proclamation requests have been submitted to the states below. Proclamations have arrived for the states in blue. Don't see your state listed? Submit a request.
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana  
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
About Malnutrition Awareness Week

Malnutrition Awareness WeekTM is an annual, multi-organizational campaign created by ASPEN in 2012 to:

  • Educate healthcare professionals about early detection and treatment of malnutrition 
  • Educate consumers/patients on the importance of discussing their nutrition status with healthcare professionals 
  • Increase awareness of nutrition’s role on patient recovery

ASPEN Malnutrition Awareness Week, with the help of ambassadors, corporate sponsors, and collaboration with liked-minded societies, has grown exponentially around the world, reaching more than 15.7 million healthcare professionals, government leaders, community agencies, patients, and caregivers.

Malnutrition Awareness Week is part of the National Health Observances Calendar. This award-winning program has been presented with numerous recognitions from U.S. senators, governors, and other leading groups.