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Screening for Nutrition Risk

Malnutrition often goes unaddressed, despite its alarming prevalence, and as many as 50% of hospitalized patients are malnourished. 1 Adoption of validated screening tools for high risk populations may assist in early identification of nutrition risk and implementation of an appropriate nutrition intervention.

MNA® (Mini Nutritional Assessment) Tool

  • The most widely used and validated screening tool for identifying nutrition risk in individuals 65 years and older
  • Validated by more than 100 published studies worldwide

Self MNA® (Mini Nutritional Assessment) Tool

  • The most widely used and validated screening tool for identifying nutrition risk
  • May be used by adults 65 years of age and older or their caregivers

The EAT-10 Swallowing Screening Tool

  • Helps to measure swallowing difficulties
  • For use by Healthcare Practitioners

Pediatric Nutrition Helpful Hints 

  • Applicable to hospital and home care providers
  • Facilitates estimation of nutritional needs for a range of clinical situations
  • For use by Healthcare Practitioners

The Cow's Milk-related Symptom Score (CoMiSS)

  • Awareness tool to help recognize cow's milk-related symptoms in infants and young children
  • Use scoring form in booklet or download by  clicking here
  • For use by Healthcare Practitioners

1. Robinson MK et al. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2003;27:389-395.