The Basics of Creating Change


The following presentations are based on evidence about malnutrition, the barriers to hospital food intake, and the strategies to address these issues.  Please use the materials (with appropriate references/acknowledgement) for education in your organization.

Malnutrition: Definition, Prevalence, Outcomes and Cost

Identiftying Malnourished Patients: Focus on the Canadian Nutrition Screening Tool (CNST) and Subjective Global Assessment (SGA)

The Integrated Nutrition Pathway for Acute Care (INPAC)

Becoming "Food Aware" in Hospital: Strategies to improve food intake and the nutrition care culture

Food Monitoring Tools: Mealtime Audit Tool (MAT) and My Meal Intake Tool (M-MIT)


Implementing best practice in hospital multidisciplinary nutrititional care: an example of using the knowledge-to-action process for a research design
This manuscript by Laur and Keller details the steps taken by CMTF to create an evidence-informed, consensus-based pathway for nutritional care in hospitals using the knowledge-to-action (KTA) process as an example.

Becoming Food Aware in Hospital: A narrative review to advance the culture of nutrition care in hospitals
This manuscript by Laur et al identifies literature that focused on improved care processes and strategies to promote a nutrition care culture. The key finding was that a multi-level approach is needed to address this complex issue.

Resources to support change management


Appreciative Inquiry



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