The European Nutrition for Health Alliance


Welcome to the ENHA...

The European Nutrition for Health Alliance works with key stakeholders to improve nutritional care across Europe by actively promoting:

1. Implementation of nutrition risk screening across Europe
2. Public awareness
3. Appropriate reimbursement policies
4. Medical education

Our research demonstrates the impact of malnutrition on both individuals and health and social care systems.  Recent research by the European Nutrition for Health Alliance found that:

  • 20% of care home residents were malnourished  and a further 30% are at risk
  • Malnourished patients spent three additional days in hospital per hospital stay;
  • Those diagnosed with nutrition problems in the community consumed an additional £1003/€1,128 in healthcare resources over six months compared to a similar well-nourished patient including twice as many general practitioners visits;
  • Malnutrition in the community was an independent predictor of mortality regardless of age and co-morbidity. 

With our large network of members, partners and expertise giving a truly European perspective, ENHA is at the forefront of developing good nutritional practice.


The Optimal Nutritional Care for All (ONCA) campaign

ENHA is the driving force behind the Optimal Nutritional Care for All (ONCA) campaign, which is a multi-stakeholder initiative to facilitate greater screening for risk of disease-related malnutrition/undernutrition and nutritional care implementation across Europe. Click below for more details:


Action Group / Age Related Undernutrition in Europe

European Innovation Partnership on Active & Healthy Ageing

Air, Water, Nutrition: It’s A Basic Need

Ensuring Good Nutrition in Europe - Nutrition is a basic need

BAPEN’s Malnutrition Matters campaign wins major European Award

MNI in partnership with ESPEN awarded prize for fighting malnutrition


Around 80 multi-disciplinary top experts from across eight European countries have signed a Charter for Optimal Nutritional Care to commit to end disease-related malnutrition and provide optimal nutritional care for patients in all healthcare settings, including hospitals, care homes and in home care.

ENHA's “Optimal Nutritional Care for All” (ONCA) conference will begin next Tuesday in Brussels.

ENHA representatives call on WHO EURO Ministerial Conference to highlight undernutrition in forthcoming Action Plan

Press release - ENHA and partners call for European Governments to prevent malnutrition in older people and people with chronic diseases

'Patient perspectives on nutrition' booklet now available to download