More-2-Eat Implementation Project
Malnutrition is common in adults admitted to hospital. The recent Nutrition Care in Canadian Hospitals study identified that one in two patients admitted into 18 academic and community hospitals were malnourished on admission. Malnutrition has significant consequences on quality of life and use of the healthcare system. The More-2-Eat (M2E) implementation project is looking to improve nutrition culture in Canadian hospitals and share learning through collaboration with organizations including the Canadian Nutrition Society (CNS). Best practices are based on the new Integrated Nutrition Pathway for Acute Care, developed by consensus with Canadian experts and clinicians.
The aim of M2E is:
To optimize nutrition care in hospitals, and thus performance of the healthcare system by ensuring that malnutrition and poor food intake are prevented, detected and treated, hence promoting the recovery, function and quality of life of patients, with particular attention on the needs of frail elderly.
Professor Heather Keller, University of Waterloo, is the Principal Investigator for this project.
For more information, please see the links below:
- The Integrated Nutrition Pathway for Acute Care (INPAC) form: click here to obtain pdf
- The Integrated Nutrition Pathway for Acute Care (INPAC) research publication: http://www.nutritionj.com/content/14/1/63
- The Implementation Plan: Implementing best practice in hospital multidisciplinary nutritional care: an example of using the knowledge-to-action process for a research program. https://www.dovepress.com/implementing-best-practice-in-hospital-multidisciplinary-nutritional-c-peer-reviewed-article-JMDH
From left to right, back row: Joseph Murphy, Heather Keller, Michelle Booth, Sheila Doering, Andrea Digweed, Lina Vescio, Chelsa Marcelle, Celia Laur
From left to right, front row: Shannon Cowan, Roseann Nasser, Renata Valaitis, Bridget Davidson, Stephanie Barnes