Malnutrition Awareness Week


Malnutrition Awareness Week is an annual, multi-organizational campaign created by ASPEN to:

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


ASPEN is delighted to collaborate with the British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN) and the Canadian Nutrition Society (CNS) to expand the global reach of Malnutrition Awareness Week. Healthcare professionals, policy makers, influencers, and the public will have the chance to learn more about malnutrition, simultaneously, across geographical borders. While healthcare systems and social problems vary from country to country, we also have much in common, and look to learn from each other and aid each other’s efforts. It is to be celebrated that this closer partnership is being forged in 2020, when so many more people are vulnerable to malnutrition because of the devastating impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

ASPEN invites you and your organization to become an ambassador or corporate sponsor to raise awareness on the consequences of malnutrition and to learn how to intervene.

About ASPEN Malnutrition Awareness WeekTM

ASPEN 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. Senators Chris Murphy and Chuck Grassley have introduced a US Senate Resolution on Malnutrition Awareness Week.
ASPEN started Malnutrition Awareness Week in 2012. In 2015, ASPEN expanded the reach of the program through the use of organizational ambassadors. Ambassadors help promote Malnutrition Awareness Week and in return get complimentary access to the educational webinars and resources. Read ambassador success stories.

Today, Malnutrition Awareness Week is supported by more than 90 organizations and reaches over 7 million healthcare professionals, patients, and caregivers across the world.

Malnutrition Awareness WeekTM is a mark of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN).

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