Fight Against Malnutrition
Welcome to the ESPEN Forum of the Fight Against Malnutrition Campaign. This is a dynamic and expanding source of documents, initiatives, media release, national and international political directives related to the fight against malnutrition, which represents one of the main goals of ESPEN.
ESPEN strongly believes that sharing of information is critical in achieving a significant reduction of the still high prevalence of malnutrition in Europe and around the world. The better knowledge of how an effective national or even local initiative was managed to raise the awareness on malnutrition could be of great help to suggest strategies and action plans in other countries.
This Forum is also open for discussion on issues relevant to the fight against malnutrition. The Forum is open for consultation to everyone. ESPEN officers and chairmen of national PEN societies can upload documents and start a discussion. The Forum has been divided in section to facilitate the retrieval of documents, but you may easily search the information you need by using the search engine.
MNI GRANT for the best Initiative to Fight Malnutrition
Videos of the Key Drivers in the Fight Against Malnutrition in Europe
Since 2008 MNI has supported a grant each year to develop national programmes to drive the ‘Fight Against Malnutrition’ in Europe. The award winners provide great inspiration and education to those setting out on the process in their own country or region as some innovative best practices are shared with colleagues. The award winners have all shared their presentations on video – follow the link to access their great knowledge and ideas:
MNI Award 2013 - IrSPEN
Winner of 2013: "Fighting the malnutrition battle: The Power of Partnerships", supported by the Irish Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (IrSPEN).
You can view the presentation given at ESPEN congress in Leipzig by Niamh Rice, aswell as the applications of the all candidate countries by clicking on the name of the Society: AKE, SFNEP-1, SFNEP-2, IrSPEN, POLSPEN, APNEP, KEPAN
MNI Award 2012 - GrESPEN
Winner of 2012: "Fighting malnutrition in Greece: from idleness to mobilization – key actions to achieve awareness and new legislation”, supported by the Greek Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (GrESPEN).
You can view the presentation given at ESPEN congress in Barcelona by Dr. Michael Chourdakis supported by the Greek Team, aswell as the applications of the other candidate countries by clicking on the name of the Society: SFNEP, SWESPEN, Belgium, POLSPEN.
MNI Award 2011 - SENPE
Winner of 2011: "Multidisciplinary consensus on hospital malnutrition in Spain: A step forward" supported by the Spanish Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (SENPE).
You can view the presentation given at ESPEN congress in Goteborg by the Spanish Team, aswell as the applications of the other candidate countries by clicking on the name of the Society: BAPEN, VVKVM & SBNC, SFNEP, UK.
MNI Award 2010 - NeSPEN
Winner of 2011: "Top-down and bottom-up approach of malnutrition leads to a decrease in prevalence rates in all health care settings in the Netherlands" supported by the Dutch Society on Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (NeSPEN).
You can view the presentation given at ESPEN congress in Nice by Dr. Marie v. Bokhorst, supported by the Dutch Team, aswell as the applications of the other candidate countries by clicking on the name of the Society: BAPEN, VVKVM, SENPE.
- MNI Award 2009 - DSKE
- MNI Award 2008 - BAPEN