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Below are resources to help patients and caregivers identify and understand malnutrition, as well as tips on talking to their healthcare providers.Ask About Your Nutrition Posters
NEW! Consumer Guides
When your body does not get the right balance of energy and nutrients that it needs, you may become malnourished. Malnutrition threatens your health and your ability to fight sickness and injuries. These consumer guides provide warning signs of malnutrition and tips for good nutrition.
It is important for patients, as well as caregivers and families, to be proactive and ask about their nutrition status. ASPEN has created two educational posters to help you recognize the signs of malnutrition, so you can talk to your healthcare provider about treatment. The posters are available in multiple languages.
How Do I Talk with My Healthcare Provider about Malnutrition?
This short, on-demand video will help patients and caregivers have productive conversations with their healthcare providers around their nutrition status. View the video.
A Guide for Adults: How to Spot and Talk About Symptoms That Could Mean You’re Malnourished
This easy to follow 1-sheet summarizes the information shared in the How Do I Talk with My Healthcare Provider about Malnutrition video. View the guide.
Each day, approximately 15,000 hospital patients with malnutrition go undiagnosed. Patients with malnutrition have higher hospital costs, longer stays, and increased mortality. Please share these infographics on malnutrition with colleagues, patients and their families.
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RESOURCES FOR OLDER ADULTS
The causes of malnutrition in older adults are a complex blend of physical, social, and psychological issues — from the loss of appetite due to depression to the inability to get to the store for groceries. Here are some resources to help seniors:
RESOURCES FOR PEDIATRICS