From November 27th to December 3rd, Portugal celebrates, for the fifth consecutive year, Malnutrition Awareness Week in Portugal, a pioneering initiative that is part of the activities of the international ONCA campaign and the 2nd edition of ESPEN Malnutrition Awareness Week. It is a joint ONCA/ENHA action, with the scientific support of APNEP, in which, in addition to Portugal, 14 countries have already joined: United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Spain, Denmark, Germany, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Greece, Italy, Austria, Sweden, Hungary and Israel.
This year, Malnutrition Awareness Week in Portugal takes place simultaneously with the Spanish edition of Semana de la Desnutrición.
This 5th edition has the motto “Optimization of Nutritional Care in the Community” and its main objective is to raise awareness among health professionals, patients, and caregivers about malnutrition in Portugal, both at hospital level and similar health institutions, as well as in outpatient clinics and at home. This initiative also presents the following complementary objectives:
- Educate for the early identification and treatment of malnutrition;
- Educate patients/caregivers so that they can discuss their nutritional status with their healthcare professional;
- Raise awareness of the central role of clinical nutrition in patient recovery.
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The 5th edition of Malnutrition Awareness Week has digital media and social networks as its main means of dissemination. All healthcare professionals are invited to join this initiative. The Portuguese ONCA team is counting on all of you to, during this week, promote the campaign to raise awareness of the importance of malnutrition associated with the disease!
1st Step – Disclose The Official Campaign Materials.
The campaign will provide sharing tools: a promotional banner and poster, dedicated images, and an awareness video. Download and share through your social networks, blogs, and emails.
Post the poster in your institutions, so that it is visible to healthcare professionals, users, and caregivers. Take photos and share them on our social networks.
2nd Step – Share Support And/Or Team Photos, Good Practices, And Messages Related To The Topic. Encourage Your Colleagues And Spread The Message!
Use The Hashtag #Malnutriçãozero In All Shares!
3rd Step – Keep An Eye On APNEP’s Social Media.