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Malnutrition occurs when a person does not consume enough energy (calories/kilojoules) or protein for their body’s needs. This may be due to increased nutritional requirements of being unwell or not eating enough.

Identifying malnutrition early and treating it quickly is crucial in avoiding poor outcomes such as:

  • Muscle wasting
  • Loss of strength and function
  • Reduced immunity
  • Extended hospital stays
  • Reduced life expectancy

They may look well, but there are signs to look out for that can indicate malnutrition:

If you notice any of the above, reach out to our dietetics team by clicking the button below: