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ICYMI: Gov. Brown proclaims Malnutrition Awareness Week

Thursday, October 27, 2016


​At the Oct. 26, 2016, meeting of the Board of Licensed Dietitians, Terese Scollard, the liaison to the Board for the Public Policy Committee of the Oregon Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, spoke about malnutrition during the Public and Interested Parties' Feedback portion of the meeting. Scollard noted that Gov. Kate Brown had proclaimed Sept. 26-30, 2016, Malnutrition Awareness Week; she also shared resources about disease-related malnutrition.

She said there there are knowledge gaps in the medical community and the public regarding the diagnosis of malnutrition and that the Academy was working to get malnutrition documented more closely with validated screening tools.

Here are some of the resources on malnutrition:

 
 

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