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.
European Innovation Partnership on Active & Healthy Ageing
Ensuring Good Nutrition in Europe - Nutrition is a basic need
MNI in partnership with ESPEN awarded prize for fighting malnutrition
ENHA partner ILC-UK blog on nutrition and caring
ENHA working jointly with European Genetic Alliances' Network supported by European Patients' Forum