Health Professional Information & Resources

There are many high quality resources available that will help guide and inform your clinical nutrition practice and assist in directing your patients and their caregivers to appropriate and credible sources.

Preventing Cancer Malnutrition: Information for Health Professionals

Fact sheet for health professionals

Malnutrition Screening Tool

This online and paper-based Malnutrition Screening Tool can be used by your patients to find out about their weight and the food they eat. The tool is available in 11 languages.  

  1. English
  2. Arabic
  3. Greek
  4. Spanish
  5. Croatian
  6. Italian
  7. Macedonian
  8. Turkish
  9. Vietnamese
  10. Traditional Chinese (Cantonese)
  11. Simplified Chinese (Mandarin)

Preventing weight loss: Why is it important for people with cancer

Fact sheet for patients and carers is available in 11 languages, provides information about preventing and managing malnutrition following a cancer diagnosis and during treatment. 

  1. English
  2. Arabic
  3. Greek
  4. Spanish
  5. Croatian
  6. Italian 
  7. Macedonian
  8. Turkish
  9. Vietnamese
  10. Traditional Chinese (Cantonese)
  11. Simplified Chinese (Mandarin)

Directory of Victorian Oncology Dietetic Services

This Directory developed in 2018 provides options for referral to dietetic services in Victoria , specifically for patients with cancer.

Malnutrition in cancer eLearning program

This free eLearning program covers all aspects of nutrition care in cancer for multidisciplinary health professionals.

Malnutrition governance toolkit

This toolkit will provide guidance regarding nutrition governance practices for cancer care.

Oncology Nutrition - resource manual produced by Peter Mac

An essential resource for Dietitians on the nutritional management of cancer - available for purchase at Oncology Nutrition.