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Screening for undernutrition in the community

State Registered Dietician Claire Wright discusses the extent of undernutrition in the community and challenges of nutritional screening in sick and elderly patients.
Claire Wright BSc, SRD, MPhil., Senior Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics,
Dept. of Biological Sciences, Chester College, Parkgate Road, Chester, CH4 1BJ.
Article accepted for publication February 2002.
Acknowledgement: The author gratefully acknowledges the guidance and information provided by the Malnutrition Advisory Group and Professor Marinos Elia, Institute of Human Nutrition, Southampton. For further information on MAG contact Tom Thorpe on 0207 3091127.