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web201007b - Addressing Malnutrition in the Community

‐ Oct 7, 2020 2:00pm

Addressing malnutrition will vary depending on the setting, community versus acute care, due to the resources available and the ability to reach individuals. This webinar will address the current community feeding programs for older adults according to the recent GAO report, how community programs can be identified prior to hospital discharge for malnourished or at-risk patients, as well as how screening for food insecurity can help identify possible community malnutrition.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe details about the Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on nutrition assistant services for the older adult
  • Identify two steps in which inpatient Registered Dietitians Nutritionists can ensure malnourished patients are screened for food insecurity and are provided with necessary resources upon discharge
  • State the incidence of food insecurity and malnutrition risk in an underserved community setting