Malnutrition in Alberta


Malnutrition is a condition that happens when people do not get enough nutrition from the food they eat. This may result from a poor appetite, or a disease that requires more nutrients than their bodies are taking in.

Affects the Health of Albertans

In Alberta, on admission to hospital, about:

  • 1 in 3 children have malnutrition.
  • 1 in 2 adults have malnutrition.

Bringing Food from Home

You are welcome to bring food from home to loved ones in the hospital. Food from home can complement meals and snacks provided in hospital.

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Everyone has a role in addressing malnutrition. Small changes each day can make a big impact on your health.