For Malnutrition Awareness Week (November 6 – 12, 2023), apetito Dietitians, Emily Stuart and Sophia Cornelius are hosting a special podcast all about this year’s theme ‘Ask, Look, Listen’ and sharing their ‘Top Tips’ on how hospitals can ensure patients are getting the right nutrition.
Having the right nutrition and hydration is essential to physical wellbeing, yet malnutrition is one of the most pressing nutritional issues hospitals are facing. In fact, according to BAPEN’s 2022 Malnutrition and Nutritional Care Survey in Adults, almost half (45%) of people in the UK are at risk of the condition on admission to healthcare settings.
Emily Stuart explains why apetito is so keen to share its expertise: “Malnutrition affects approximately three million people in the UK, despite it being largely preventable. Malnutrition Awareness Week has enormous value in signposting the issue and as a company that has immense expertise within its team, we are keen to share our knowledge and support hospitals dealing with the issue.
“We hope by talking about how the condition affects hospitals and care homes, and by sharing our Top Tips, we’re able to help those caring for patients who would value guidance on preventing, recognising and treating malnutrition.”