UKMAW23 6-12th November

By on November 9th, 2023

It’s UK Malnutrition Awareness Week 2023.

Each day there are activities,

  • Monday we have the learning event and the start of MAG national screening survey. The portal can be found on the MTF and BAPEN websites
  • Interactive Tuesday – we want you to post on social media your challenges, your solutions, and your innovations. A selfie card can be found here – along with other resources
  • Wednesday is about access to nutrition – share you challenges and success
  • Thirsty Thursday – share your innovative ideas to get people drinking.
  • Robust and Resilient Friday, get ready for winter this year’s vaccines: Winter advice for professionals (Age UK); Advice on keeping warm and well in winter (Age UK); click here for flu vaccine information and click here for Covid vaccine information – the more we look after ourselves the more resilient and robust we become
  • Weekend celebration of nutrition heroes – who is your nutrition hero? – who needs an extra shout out? – let us know on social media.

Keep an eye on X (Twitter), Instagram and Facebook and post your innovations using the hashtag #UKMAW2023

Let’s work together in raising awareness of preventable malnutrition for older people to:

  • Raise awareness of preventable malnutrition for older people to policymakers, politicians, professionals older people and their families,
  • Engage policymakers to raise the profile of preventable malnutrition as a public health issue,
  • Help members of the public understand the risks and causes of preventable malnutrition and know how to access resources and tools,
  • Ask health and social care professionals to routinely screen to spot the signs  and symptoms of malnutrition early – and take action to treat,
  • Engage with MTF and BAPEN websites for up-to-date information and resources to help recognise, prevent, and treat malnutrition.

Learn more about UKMAW23 at this link: