Mid-Upper Arm Circumference (MUAC)

Mid-Upper Arm Circumference (MUAC) measures muscle and fat mass in children, which is an important indicator of their nutritional status. The MUAC Z-score tape—a simple, inexpensive, paper-based device—allows healthcare providers and caregivers to take these measurements in children aged 2 months to 18 years for an easy assessment of malnutrition risk.

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ENTERAL NUTRITION ACADEMY

The Enteral Nutrition Academy (ENA) has been designed to keep you up to date with the latest scientific advances in enteral nutrition. The Academy offers resources and events to help advance patient outcomes through improved enteral nutrition strategies. Our goal is to provide a forum to communicate best practices in enteral nutrition delivery from enteral nutrition experts in an interactive way.

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STRENGTH AMBASSADORS

The Abbott Strength Ambassador Program supports healthcare professionals by providing important, science-backed resources on the role good nutrition can play in building and maintaining strength to improve patient outcomes.

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VALUE-BASED HEALTHCARE & QUALITY

Quality healthcare is important for everyone and value-based programs are part of the quality strategy to transform how healthcare is delivered and paid for in the United States. This initiative outlines value-based and quality programs across the continuum of care; provides basic information and resources about value-based and quality programs; and provides opportunities for alignment with quality nutrition care.

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MALNUTRITION QUALITY IMPROVEMENT INITIATIVE (MQII)

The Malnutrition Quality Improvement Initiative (MQii) began in 2013 when MQii was established through a partnership with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Avalere Health, and other stakeholders, to advance evidence-based, high-quality patient-driven care for hospitalized older adults (age 65 and older) who are malnourished or at risk for malnutrition.

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GROWTH AMBASSADORS

Growth Ambassadors are a collection of expert healthcare professionals from around the world who want to build awareness about the importance of childhood nutrition and growth, especially as it relates to measuring, identifying and treating children at risk of undernutrition or growth faltering.

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DECADE OF HEALTHY AGEING

The World Health Organization (WHO) describes the Decade of Healthy Ageing as, “an opportunity to…[take] collaborative action to improve the lives of older people, their families, and the communities in which they live.” We’ve curated a series of resources to help healthcare practitioners work toward this important goal.

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GLYCEMIC GUARDIANS

Glycemic Guardians are a collective of medical authorities who share their diabetes expertise with other practicing clinicians, who then share this knowledge with colleagues around the world.

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