Manage and Prevent Malnutrition

What is malnutrition?

“Malnutrition” relates to deficiencies or imbalances in the energy and/or nutritional intake of a person. It can weaken the immune system and make recovery from illness and injury slower and more difficult.

You are at higher risk of malnutrition if you have:

  • A low appetite
  • Difficulty chewing or swallowing
  • A loss of smell or taste
  • Unintentional weight loss
  • Depression / anxiety / dementia
  • Difficulty shopping for groceries and preparing meals
  • Insufficient funds to purchase food

Malnutrition increases the risk of:

Nutritional deficiencies, falling, weakness, fatigue, fractures, infections, weight and muscle loss, being readmitted to hospital or having a longer hospital stay, complications from other illnesses, etc.

How can the dietitian help you?

Dietitians are health professionals with expertise in food and nutrition. They provide guidance according to your preferences to help improve your appetite, regain energy and choose the best foods for your situation.

These services are offered at no cost and on an ongoing basis at an unrestricted frequency to provide adequate support.

Take the first step in reducing your risk today… Schedule an appointment with the dietitian!

Click here for more information about our nutrition services.