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From Tuesday 6th October to Friday 9th October 2020, we’re pulling out all the stops to raise awareness of malnutrition, not only amongst health care professionals, but the general public, too. And we want YOU to play a part.

We’re kicking off our inaugural Malnutrition Week ANZ campaign with the theme: Have we missed a diagnosis? The campaign spotlights the common malnutrition conundrum of patients (young or old) appearing relatively healthy, only to show several signs and symptoms of malnutrition once you do a little bit of digging.

We hope you’ll stand with us in taking action to diagnose and treat malnutrition – or better yet, prevent malnutrition altogether.

Watch this short video for everything you need to know about Malnutrition Week ANZ:

How can I get involved?

It’s easy! The more people talking about malnutrition, the louder the message. Get together with your colleagues and choose something from our list of ideas or come up with your own. We have developed a range of FREE resources for you to use, so all you need is a bit of manpower and some enthusiasm.

Free webinar series for multidisciplinary teams

As part of Malnutrition Week ANZ, we’re giving you the professional development you need and want with a series of free educational webinars on malnutrition, presented by leading international malnutrition experts. Be sure to invite your multidisciplinary team to watch the webinars, too. Click here to read more.

We’ve developed a free toolkit bursting at the seams with flyers and social media graphics on malnutrition for you to download. Please share them with your hospital department, aged care colleagues, on your social media channels and anywhere else you see fit.

Posters and flyers for healthcare professionals

What to do if you aren’t feeling hungry
Have we missed a diagnosis?
Have we missed a diagnosis?

Have we missed a diagnosis?

Flyers for you to provide to patients/residents

Am I malnourished? (light version)
Am I malnourished? (detailed version)
Eat to beat – or treat – malnutrition
What to do if you aren’t feeling hungry

Social media tiles for you to use on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter

Square images (1000 x 1000 px)

Story images (1080 x 1920 px)

WIN: four tickets to Dietitians Unite or a malnutrition book pack!

There’s a stack of good reasons to get involved in Malnutrition Week ANZ, but one of them is this: the organisation or group that hosts the most innovative malnutrition awareness activity will win four tickets to our annual conference, Dietitians Unite. Plus, the first runner up will receive a coveted malnutrition book pack including the Handbook of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics from Australian Dietitian and a plush mascot from Great Creates.

To enter the giveaway, simply snap a photo of your malnutrition awareness initiative and post it on Instagram with the hashtag #malnutritionweekanz and tag @dietitianconnection. If you’re not on social media, send your photograph to along with your permission for us to post it on our social media accounts.  

Competition closes 11.59pm 12th October 2020. Open to Australian and New Zealand dietitians only. Prize winners will be notified via email or social media and announced on Dietitian Connection channels.

Other resources

Check out resources from Nutrition and Dietetic colleagues around the world for webinars, factsheets, more ideas for events and activities.

Victorian Cancer Malnutrition Collaborative resources

The CanEAT pathway (resources for consumers and HP)

The online, interactive Malnutrition Screening Tool (MST) in 10 languages (tool for consumers and HP)

Preventing weight loss for people with cancer in 10 languages (resource for consumers)

Preventing weight loss: why is it important for people with cancer in 10 languages (resource for HP

Malnutrition in Cancer eLearning program (eLearning program for HP including a new short course)

Share your activities on social media (be sure to tag us @DietitianConnection and use the hashtag #malnutritionweekanz)

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