Up to one out of every two older Americans is at risk for malnutrition, yet there is a gap in the delivery of malnutrition care for older adults.  The Defeat Malnutrition Today coalition has worked with other partners to develop a new National Blueprint for action: the National Blueprint: Achieving Quality Malnutrition Care for Older Adults. Released at the American Society on Aging conference in March 2017, the Blueprint outlines potential actions to close the gap and improve health outcomes for older adults by addressing malnutrition care across the continuum of acute, post-acute, and community settings. The Blueprint also provides suggested strategies for policymakers, organizations, healthcare providers, patients and caregivers to address malnutrition.

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