Integrate Medical Nutrition as essential part of global care to improve outcome

The espenwaytohealth video campaign has been launched during the ESPEN Congress in Copenhagen in September 2016.

Four different patient stories show how medical nutrition is an essential part of global care to improve outcome.

·       Story 1-Julie, 50, had a previous cancer

·       Story 2-Peter, 14, is suffering from cystic fibrosis and is using a feeding tube

·       Story 3-John, 42, lawyer, lost most of his bowel due to a chronic disease

·       Story 4-Judith, 75, has been in a hospital bed for a long time as a result of a serious hip fracture


All of them lead a good quality professional and social life, with no compromises, thanks to Medical Nutrition. 

The campaign shows the benefits of Medical Nutrition in different clinical situations.

The suggested message for Institutions is to integrate Medical Nutrition into global care for patients.

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Malnutrition - Another Weight Problem


The short film (6.30 min.) “Malnutrition – Another Weight Problem” draws attention to the under-recognized problem of malnutrition arguing that it should have a far more prominent role on the public health agenda.

Involving renowned international experts and patient case studies, the film highlights the scale and health implications of the problem, as well as the importance of screening for malnutrition. As the film makes clear, specialized nutrition can not only combat malnutrition, it can also mitigate its resource use and costs to healthcare systems associated with managing patients with malnutrition. Above all, concerted action of healthcare professionals, politicians and patients/caregivers is required to decrease the prevalence of malnutrition and its impact.

As part of the joint action to fight malnutrition – supported by the European Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ESPEN), the European Nutrition for Health Alliance (ENHA) and the Medical Nutrition International Industries (MNI) – the production company Kontinent Film & TV has developed this short film. A longer version will be shown on TV stations in the near future.