Patricia Savino1

Monitoring nutritional status is a necessity for hospitalized patients. The only way to establish the degree of malnutrition or overweight is through nutritional screening and, from that point on, closely monitor them in the hospital. Those who are malnourished may have an increased risk of in-hospital complications. One wonders how a situation of “not eating” goes unnoticed in hospitals, while it normally generates so much concern in daily life (1,2); It is as if we all take it for granted that being hospitalized means starvation or “semi-starvation.” Also, when we want to say that a food is unpleasant, we say “it looks like hospital food.”

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