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.

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