MNI - Optimal Nutrition Care For All

MNI Grant 2017

The Medical Nutrition International Industry (MNI) is pleased to announce a €30,000 grant for national initiatives or research projects to support Optimal Nutrition Care. The MNI Grant will be made payable through the national PEN society endorsing the initiative. The winner will be announced and invited to present their initiative during the Optimal Nutrition Care for All session at the 2017 ESPEN Congress in The Hague in September 2017.

Details (selection criteria, submission requirements, submission process, etc.) are available on the MNI website. Submissions are due by 15 May 2017.

For details, please follow this link:
MNI Website - MNI Grant 2017

Further information summarized in the MNI Grant 2017 flyer:

Winning teams of past years

  • 2016: KEPAN - Turkey
  • 2014: GESKES / SSNC - Switzerland
  • 2013: IrSPEN - Ireland
  • 2012: GRESPEN - Greece
  • 2011: SENPE - Spain
  • 2010: NESPEN - The Netherlands
  • 2009: DSKE - Denmark
  • 2008: BAPEN - UK

To read more:
See: "Malnutrition - Fight Against Malnutrition"

Submissions of the competing teams in the years 2008 to 2016:


Summary Booklets to the MNI ONS dossier

The Summary Booklet to the ONS dossier issued by MNI is available in the following languages:
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Finnish, and Portuguese

Please follow this link to download the files:


Dossier: ONS to Tackle Malnutrition

Comprehensive Dossier "Oral Nutritional Supplements to Tackle Malnutrition" Available Now

Malnutrition, specifically under-nutrition which is typically associated with disease, continues to impair the lives of thousands of people around the globe. In response to this issue, the Medical Nutrition International Industry (MNI) has compiled a Dossier and Summary Booklet giving the latest information relating to malnutrition as a health concern in various settings and the positive role that Oral Nutritional Supplements (ONS) can play in the fight against it. Fresenius Kabi as a member company of MNI invites you to take a close look at the documents prepared:

  • A Summary Booklet, comprising the key findings of the dossier, enriched with statements of key opinion leaders contributing to the fight against malnutrition
  • The comprehensive Dossier, focussing on:
    • the prevalence, causes and consequences of malnutrition and its economic implications
    • the beneficial role of ONS in the fight against malnutrition, resulting in improved mortality and complication rates and reduced rates of readmission
    • a collation of guidelines and good practice examples demonstrating the effective use of ONS in the fight against malnutrition

Find out more about the Dossier and the Summary Booklet at:

MNI: Press Releases to the Media

On Friday, 14 September 2012, MNI issued two press releases to European media. Please find below both releases as well as a document summarizing facts and figures on malnutrition and the beneficial role of ONS in tackling malnutrition.


Calls for Action on a European Level


Film: Malnutrition - Another Weight Problem

The short film (6.30 min.) “Malnutrition – Another Weight Problem” draws attention to the under-recognized problem of malnutrition arguing that it should have a far more prominent role on the public health agenda.

Involving renowned international experts and patient case studies, the film highlights the scale and health implications of the problem, as well as the importance of screening for malnutrition. As the film makes clear, specialized nutrition can not only combat malnutrition, it can also mitigate its resource use and costs to healthcare systems associated with managing patients with malnutrition. Above all, concerted action of healthcare professionals, politicians and patients/caregivers is required to decrease the prevalence of malnutrition and its impact.

To watch the MNI film please see the official MNI homepage.


About MNI

What is MNI?

The Medical Nutrition International Industry (MNI) is the international trade association representing companies providing products and services that support patient management and rehabilitation through specialized nutritional solutions.

What are the key targets of MNI?

MNI aims to support the translation of clinical nutrition research into standard practice based on collaboration with healthcare professionals, dedicated societies, and regulatory authorities to improve the health of patients.

One of MNI’s key objectives is to contribute to the “Fight Against Malnutrition” initiative and to encourage the introduction of routine screening, assessment and subsequent nutrition support.

Fresenius Kabi is a member of MNI.

To read more about MNI, please follow the link below:


MNI - Innovations Improving Patient Safety

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