According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), malnutrition refers to deficiencies, excesses, or imbalances in a person’s intake of energy and/or nutrients. Malnutrition manifests in various ways including stunting, wasting, underweight, and overweight/obesity. Furthermore, malnutrition is associated with functional conditions such as dysphagia, with poor mental health, and chronic diseases.

Addressing malnutrition in all its forms requires an integrated agenda focusing on the root causes of the disease. The NNIA advocates the importance of nutrition from the womb to old age to prevent or manage malnutrition.

Visit our nutrition and disease Management page and our nutrition, health and wellness page for more information. You can also use our nutritional tools or apps to help you in your clinical practice.