Mini Nutrition Assessment – Short Form

Mini Nutrition Assessment – Short Form

Mini Nutrition Assessment – Short Form

Find a dietary assessment tool that can be used either generally or for a specific alteration in health.

When you have found your assessment tool, answer the following questions:

  • What is the purpose of this tool?
  • Do you believe that the purpose is fulfilled based on the questions being asked? Why?
  • In what ways does the tool account for the individual perceptions and needs of the client?
  • Is there a nutritional history included? What does it cover?
  • Is the tool easy to use? Why or why not?
  • Does the tool provide enough information to determine the next steps or interventions? Explain.

The writing assignment should be no more than two pages and APA Editorial Format must be used for citations and references. Attach a copy of the assessment tool.

Some examples of a nutritional assessment tool would include (but are not limited to as there are many!) Malnutrition Screening Tool (MST), Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST), Mini Nutrition Assessment – Short Form (MNA-SF), Short Nutritional Assessment Questionnaire (SNAQ).

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You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.