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Medical Nutrition Therapy

The following tools were developed to guide those providing nutrition care to older adults in primary care  to detect, treat and prevent malnutrition.  Specifically, these tools help dietitians triage patients post screening using SGA and guide the priorities for therapeutic sessions.

To see the tools in action, please see the video recording from the June 10, 2021 Confidence and Competency in Malnutrition Workshop entitled “Malnutrition Screening, Assessment and Treatment 101”, by Lorraine Teasdale and Marg Alfieri, available from the CNS Education Portal. For assistance with accessing this or other archived recordings from the CNS Education Portal, contact info@cns-scn.ca

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Treating Malnutrition in Older adults in Primary Care: Medical Nutrition Therapy

A tool to guide those providing nutrition care to older adults using  SCREEN 8 or MNA-SF to triage care.


Treating Malnutrition in High Risk Older Adults: Medical Nutrition Therapy

Detailed instructions on nutrition intervention for older adults with severe malnutrition  (SGA-C) and those with moderate/mild malnutrition (SGA-B).


Treating Malnutrition in Older adults in Primary Care: Medication Effects on Appetite and Nutrient Absorption

List of side effects of commonly used medications and recommendations for actions.


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