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The Malnutrition Awareness Weeks 2023

The Malnutrition Awareness Weeks 2023

Supported by the Optimal Nutritional Care for All (ONCA) campaign, many European countries have launched their Malnutrition Awareness Week since 2020: 15 ONCA countries are engaging in Malnutrition Awareness Week in 2023.
Although each week has its own timing, objective, scope and programme, they share the aim of driving optimal nutritional care implementation and the connection with the ONCA campaign.

Each Malnutrition Awareness Week aims to create a national platform to increase awareness of malnutrition and address specific local aims. The recurring character is a strong driver for ongoing awareness and sustainable collaboration between all participating organisations and relevant stakeholders such as healthcare professionals, patients, and policymakers.

If you want to join with your country, please get in touch with the secretariat.

Preparation for the weeks facilitated by ONCA

To maximise the exchange of challenges, valuable insights, ideas, strategic plans, materials and good practices among the participating countries on campaigning within the Malnutrition Awareness Weeks, the ONCA team organises multiple interactive workshops.

  • Kick off workshop: On April 5th, the ONCA Malnutrition Awareness Week 2023 preparations were kicked off with a workshop including delegates from 17 ONCA countries,
  • ONCA Conference Workshop: On the 16th of June, during the Amsterdam ONCA Conference, a dedicated breakout session titled “Advancing your local ONCA campaign: engaging decision-makers in your Malnutrition Awareness Week”. You can view the slides from the session here: Slideshow 1 & Slideshow 2
  • Follow-up workshop: On the 6th of September, a follow-up workshop took place in order to discuss the planned activities among the countries and share problems, solutions materials, and ideas.


Supporting Organisations

ESPEN Malnutrition Awareness Week

In 2023, the Malnutrition Awareness Week of ESPEN, the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism will be held from the 6th until the 12th of November. Find the ESPEN Fact sheets here that will benefit countries engaging in Malnutrition Awareness Week and anyone interested.

EFAD Malnutrition Awareness Week

The European Federation of the Associations of Dietitians, EFAD, organised Malnutrition Awareness Week from September 18 to September 22, 2023. Dietetic care must be integrated as an essential part of nutritional care, leaving no one behind.

As part of their activities, EFAD hosted a webinar titled: Fighting fractures and falls with food: from science to practice”.



Here, you can find the overview of countries participating in 2023. You can select a country or scroll down to see a selection of activities around the Malnutrition Awareness Weeks.


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