Malnutrition Week ANZ is an annual campaign that spotlights the shocking rates of malnutrition in Australia and New Zealand. It affects more than 1 in 3 hospital patients and nearly half of residents in aged care. By taking part in Malnutrition Week ANZ, you can improve the quality of life of the people you’re caring for.
The theme of 2021’s Malnutrition Week ANZ campaign is: Malnutrition is everybody’s business.
Food service staff, doctors, nurses, dietitians, families and even patients themselves all have a part to play.
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Coast Nutrition is a dietetics service that improves the nutrition and health of frail aged people. This program assists people to continue to live in their own home safely, comfortably, and as independently as possible by providing nutrition advice and support. This program can benefit anyone experiencing poor appetite for more than 2 weeks, sudden weight changes, wounds or sores that won’t heal, or teeth, mouth or swallowing problems that make eating difficult.