The Dutch Malnutrition Steering Group

The Dutch Malnutrition Steering Group is the national multidisciplinary knowledge centre for the awareness, prevention, identification and treatment of malnutrition.

As a result of various initiatives of the Malnutrition Steering Group, the last years have shown a clear decrease in the prevalence of malnutrition in the Netherlands. However, malnutrition is still a major problem and requires constant attention. This applies to both malnutrition in institutions and in the community.

MISSION: to reduce the occurrence and burden of malnutrition in the Netherlands
Our mission is to coordinate the collaboration between stakeholders and to initiate activities to reduce malnutrition, in particular in children, chronically and acutely ill and older persons.

The prevention and treatment of malnutrtition are an integral part of the intra-, trans- and extramural health care in the Netherlands.