The MNI Grant 2017 was awarded to the British Dietetic Association (BDA) / Global Centre for Nutrition and Health (NNEdPro) for its outstanding project “Nutrition Education Policy for Healthcare Practice”.
The award was consigned on 11 September 2017, during the ESPEN – ENHA – MNI Joint Session 2017 on Optimal Nutrition Care for All, by MNI President – Tim Meyerhoff – to Dr Minha Rajput-Ray, Harrison Carter, Sumantra Ray and Celia Laur.
The NNedpro projects aims to design bespoke, sustainable and cross-disciplinary educational programmes on nutrition by actively engaging patients and carers. In time the project will deliver a multidisciplinary, stepwise, blended learning focussed package, targeting malnutrition in the acute hospital and community setting and will increase meaningful screening, assessment and treatment of malnutrition.
The project involves healthcare professionals (doctors, nurses, dieticians) at all stages of their training, including pre-registration. The 30,000€ award will support the development of educational material, the hiring of a project manager and support administrative costs.
This project’s application received the endorsement of BAPEN.
- For more information about Global Centre for Nutrition and Health (NNEdPro), please go to: www.nnedpro.org.uk
- For more information about the British Dietetic Association (BDA), please go to: www.bda.uk.com
- Have a look at the video recording presenting the BDA/NNEdPro project.
MNI would also like to acknowledge the other 21 applications received, whose posters are available here below:
- Advanced training courses for nursing home staff – Interdisciplinary nutrition management in nursing homes supported by AKE (Austria)
- PRACTICE: Performance Reporting & Action Toolbox for Implementing change and Evaluation – Nutrition Care in hospitals supported by AKE (Austria)
- The real-world use and impact of ONS on hospital stay using the multi-country nutritionDay cohort supported by AKE (Austria)
- NutriSIP: French speaking PICU nutrition task force supported by SFNEP(Belgium)
- Prevention of malnutrition and BelRAI supported by VVKVM (Belgium)
- International Nutrition Audit in FORegut TuMors: INFORM, Advancing Optimal Nutrition Care in Cancer supported by CNS/SCN (Canada)
- National data hub for clinical nutrition in Danish hospitals, care homes and primary health care: A quality improvement study supported by DAPEN (Denmark)
- Optimal Nutritional Care for All, a multidisciplinary approach for the prevention and management of dementia supported by GrESPEN (Greece)
- Implementation of clinical nutrition workshop in PICU, NICU for dietitians: a report of national program from IRAN supported by PENSA (Iran)
- Strengthening CSOs towards Achieving Food Sovereignty and Livelihood Resources, in Food Insecure Province of Sistan and Baluchestan supported by Iran Against Hunger Charity (Iran)
- A multi-disciplinary approach to improve identification, follow-up, and treatment of patients at risk for malnutrition in an internal medicine ward supported by ISCN (Israel)
- Community Optimized Management for better Eating After hospital sTay – COM EAT supported by ISCN (Israel)
- Management of the nutritional sequence in the hospital: the patient at the centre supported by Ministry of Health (Israel)
- Screening implementation of lean body mass in cancer patients receiving first-line chemotherapy supported by SINPE (Italy)
- Training and Education Against Malnutrition (TEAM) – A Multi-Disciplinary Training for Clinical Nutrition Practitioners supported by PhilSpEN (Philippines)
- Harnessing Innovative Technology for Education in Clinical Nutrition On the Web supported by PhilSpEN (Philippines)
- Fighting malnutrition in Portugal: a critical variable in the health of Portugal-Prevention and treatment of malnutrition in Portugal supported by APNEP (Portugal)
- Optimizing outpatients nutrition support in Portugal supported by APNEP (Portugal)
- Nutritional assessment and support on all levels of health system supported by SZKP (Slovenia)
- Zero malnutrition in the national health system supported by SENPE (Spain)
- The development of a system of multidisciplinary assessment of compliance to national clinical standards for complex nutritional care supported by BAPEN (United Kingdom)
Selection criteria 2017
- Must be endorsed by a national PEN society (worldwide)
- Must focus on quantifiable advancements in one or more of the following areas of clinical nutrition:
- Evidence of improved patient outcomes
- Effective screening and treatment pathways
- Reduction in prevalence of malnutrition risk
- Demonstration of health economic benefits
- Progressive collaborations with multidisciplinary stakeholders including patients and carers
- Education of medical students / healthcare professionals
- Strategies to implement and advance nutritional care in clinical practice
- Potential of the initiative to influence national nutrition policy and/or to transfer to other settings or geographies is highly desirable
- Must demonstrate progress and achievements in the next 24 months
- Previous MNI Grant winners may reapply if they submit either a new initiative or a significant evolution from the initial winning submission
At the 2017 ESPEN Congress, the winner will be invited to present their initiative during the ESPEN-ENHA-MNI Joint session “Optimal Nutrition Care for All”
After the event, all submissions will be posted on MNI website.
After 24 months, the winner will be asked to report on developments.
Submission deadline: 15 May 2017
For more information on the submission requirements and process, download the flyer and the submission template (as a guidance on how to structure contents of your application).
Submissions and any enquiries should be emailed to email@example.com