Key Takeaways

  • Malnutrition develops when the body does not get the nutrients it needs to stay healthy.

  • Watch this video to learn more about malnutrition and how you can combat it.

Learn 5 facts about malnutrition:

  1. Malnourished individuals can come in all sizes.
  2. Malnutrition affects all groups of people.
  3. Malnutrition can come from several factors, including reduced appetite, poor dental health, chronic conditions, depression, living along, and limited income.
  4. You can't always prevent or treat malnutrition by eating more.
  5. Malnutrition has many warning signs, including muscle weakness, fatigue, depression, increased illness or infection, unplanned weightloss, and decreased appetite.