FAST COMPANY RECOGNIZES THE MID-UPPER ARM CIRCUMFERENCE (MUAC) Z-SCORE TAPE AS A WORLD-CHANGING IDEA

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.

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A close up of the z-score tape being used.

ANHI MAY 2021 NUTRITION RESEARCH REVIEW

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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