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Position Paper on the Role of the Dietitian in the Prevention and Management of Malnutrition in Adults - 2012

Malnutrition poses a considerable public health and economic burden across Europe (www.european-nutrition.org). Dietitians, as experts and leaders in human nutrition, are uniquely qualified to develop and implement strategies to prevent, identify and manage malnutrition. They have a key role in the development of policy and guidance, inter-disciplinary working, evidence-based food and nutrition management and nutrition education of carers, health and social care professionals.

This paper describes the role of the dietitian in the prevention and Management of Malnutrition in Adults.

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