This week is Malnutrition Awareness Week™. Malnutrition is an under-recognized problem in the United States, especially among older adults. As many as one in two older adults are at risk for malnutrition.
Next week, starting on September 26, is Malnutrition Awareness Week™. We are excited to be partnering with our friends at the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) to raise awareness.
Many cases of malnutrition go undetected because the signs are subtle, those at risk are often difficult to recognize, and the symptoms may look like a normal part of aging. This tip sheet helps healthcare professionals identify at-risk patients, screen for malnutrition, and personalize a treatment plan if necessary. The tear-off section is for patients and includes additoinal resources and information.
On May 23, at 1 p.m. ET, the Alliance for Aging Research and the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University will host a Twitter Chat on healthy eating as we age, the impact of nutrition on health, and recognizing the signs of malnutrition.
The Trans-NIH GeroScience Interest Group (GSIG) holds its spring seminar with Dr. Valter Longo,the Edna Jones Professor in Gerontology and Professor in Biological Science and the Director of the University of Southern California Longevity Institute.
Don’t forget to get your tickets to our Annual Bipartisan Congressional Awards Dinner, Heroes In Health: An Evening To Celebrate Connection, Resilience, And Healthy Aging, on Sept. 17 at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C.!