Infuse Issue 14 October 2021 - Page 2

From the desk of Maree Ferguson

Founder & Director , Dietitian Connection
Welcome to this very special Malnutrition Week ANZ 2021 edition of Infuse ! Malnutrition is still one of my passions , having completed a PhD in the area more than 20 years ago . It ’ s humbling to see the Malnutrition Screening Tool created by Sandra Capra , Judy Bauer , Merrilyn Banks and myself being used all over the world still so many years later . I wanted to thank each and every one of you , our valued dietitian colleagues and friends , for the hard work you do every single day to improve the nutritional status of your patients and clients .
The theme for this year ’ s Malnutrition Week ANZ campaign is : Malnutrition is everybody ’ s business . We would absolutely LOVE for you to share the campaign with your colleagues and workplaces . Please do everything you can to spread the word and educate others about the impact of malnutrition – and what we can do to prevent it .
The Dietitian Connection team was blown away last year by the lengths the dietitian community went to in order to make noise in the malnutrition space , especially given the circumstances around COVID-19 . See below a small snapshot of what we collectively achieved . We can ’ t wait to see what you ’ ve got in store this year – what are you going to do to make sure malnutrition is on everybody ’ s radar ?
Images ( L-R ): St Andrew ' s War Memorial Hospital , WA Country Health Service , Central Adelaide
MWANZ 2020 MATERIALS AND MESSAGES REACHED

382,900 people

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2,000

DIETITIANS
WERE INVOLVED IN MWANZ 2020
3AW RADIO SEGMENT
WITH KAREN INGE AND EMMA MITS DURING MWANZ 2020 REACHED

98,000 people

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