Malnutrition Awareness Week 5th - 12th October 2020

What are the goals of the week?

The goals of UK Malnutrition Awareness Week 2020 are to:

  • Raise awareness of malnutrition (and dehydration) among the public and encourage the use of self-screening tools
  • Help health and social care professionals understand their role in preventing and managing malnutrition and understand the importance of routinely screening for malnutrition
  • Help people working in the voluntary sector understand what they can do to help identify people who may be at risk of malnutrition
  • Demonstrate what good nutritional care looks like and help organisations and individuals achieve it
  • Increase investment in treatment and prevention of malnutrition and engage key stakeholders and policy makers
  • Make sure the wider public sector, local and national government, commercial organisations, third sector and voluntary sector organisations understand what they can do to tackle malnutrition