Fast Company has recognized the MUAC z-score tape—a simple, inexpensive, paper-based device that helps identify the risk of malnutrition in children—as one of the World Changing Ideas in Wellness and Developing Nation Technologies for 2021. This recognition indicates that the world’s best ideas produce solutions that address global challenges and provide access to the people who need them.
ANHI has a host of educational resources to help healthcare professionals learn more about the tool, why it's important, and how to use it.
In the ANHI May 2021 Nutrition Research Review, you’ll see summaries of these journal-published articles:
Maternal & Child Undernutrition Progress: A Series from The Lancet
Assessment of Nutritional Status in Children with Kidney Diseases: Clinical Practice Recommendations from the Pediatric Renal Nutrition Taskforce
Assessment of Nutritional Status in Pediatric Outpatients Using Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis & Anthropometric Z-scores
ESPEN Guideline on Clinical Nutrition in Hospitalized Patients With Acute or Chronic Kidney Disease
Point-Counterpoint: Indirect Calorimetry is Not Necessary for Optimal Nutrition Therapy in Critical Illness
Nutrition Care Practice Patterns for Patients with COVID-19: A Preliminary Report
Poor Nutritional Status, Risk of Sarcopenia & Nutrition Related Complaints Are Prevalent in COVID-19 Patients During & After Hospital Admission
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