National Advisory Unit on Disease-related Malnutrition

Randi J. Tangvik<br>Head of unit
Randi J. Tangvik
Head of unit
Diet and nutrition is a crucial part of the treatment and follow-up of patients during both acute and chronic disease. Disease-related deterioration of nutritional status is associated with increased morbidity, reduced quality of life, and prolonged stay in hospitals and health care institutions. Customized diets and nutrition therapy can increase food intake and improve nutritional status in malnourished patients.

The National Advisory Unit on Disease-related Malnutrition collects, develops and expands evidence and knowledge within the field of nutrition for use in the Norwegian health care system. The objective is to ensure an equal and improved quality of health care with nutrition as an integral part of the medical treatment.