Malnutrition in the elderly Knowledge Hub


The Joint Action “Malnutrition in the Elderly Knowledge Hub” is part of the Strategic Research Agenda of the Joint Programming Initiative “A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life”.

Objectives of the MaNuEL project are:
• gain knowledge regarding the definition, prevalence, effective screening and aetiology of malnutrition in older persons in different health care settings across Europe
• provide effective evidence-based strategies and recommendations regarding malnutrition in the elderly
• develop a productive and sustainable competence network of researchers with complementary expertise in the field of malnutrition in older persons
• promote harmonisation of screening and assessment of malnutrition in older persons in current practice as well as future research
• to provide an insight in current clinical practice, health professionals education, and policies on malnutrition to identify best practice examples and recommendations for improvement
MaNuEL consists of a consortium of 22 research groups from 7 countries (Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, Spain, the Netherlands and New Zealand). From BIPS the department
'Epidemiological Methods and Etiologic Research' is involved in the project.

Funding period

Begin:   April 2016
End:   September 2018


  • Federal Office of Agriculture and Food


Dr. oec. troph. Antje Hebestreit


  • Centre Gériatrique Champmaillot Unité de Recherche, Dijon
  • Deutsches Institut für Ernährungsforschung Potsdam-Rehbrücke
  • Institut National de Recherche Agronomic
  • Instituto Ramón y Cajal de Investigación Sanitaria, Madrid
  • Medizinische Universität Graz
  • Medizinische Universität Wien
  • Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen
  • School of Agricultural Studies (ESA) Angers
  • Trinity College Dublin
  • Universität Ulm
  • University of Applied Sciences, Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen
  • University of Auckland
  • University of Limerick
  • Marjolein Visser (VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam)
  • Dorothee Volkert (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)