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February 5, 2017 - Health Care Professional

Canadian Malnutrition Week at University Health Network

UHN spreads the word about Canadian Malnutrition Week 2016!
UHN knows that malnutrition is a big issue in Canadian hospitals and was eager to raise awareness to make hospital staff and visitors more “food aware.”
This is how we did it…

• Created and distributed 500 pens with the tagline “Malnutrition is preventable and treatable” and the CMTF website URL (nutritioncareincanada.ca)
• “All Users” email notification with announcements of featured webinar of the day, etc.
• Displayed CMTF posters at all 4 sites across UHN
• Hosted 5 catered webinars attended by 177 staff. These showcased CMW webinars and videos, and also an internal presentation on “Interprofessional Approaches to Treating Malnutrition”
• Every day of the week, we engaged staff and visitors from 8:30 -12:00 with interactive hospital lobby displays where prizes were given to those who participated in a malnutrition trivia game
• Shared 2 tweets to over 15,000 followers
• Shared 1 Facebook post that reached over 700 followers
• Shared 1 LinkedIn post that received dozens of clicks and 9,500 impressions
• Illustrated the impact of malnutrition through a patient interview and perspectives from a dietitian who completed a collaborative academic project on malnutrition. The story was published in the UHN news story and received 355 views! http://www.uhn.ca/corporate/News/Pages/UHN_task_force_addresses_malnutrition_in_patients.aspx

Submitted by Olivia Saqui RN, Clinical Nurse Specialist
Toronto General Hospital Site, University Health Network

© 2017 Canadian Malnutrition Task Force
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