Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Comprehensive Nutrition Assessment

Generally, a comprehensive nutritional assessment should include an assessment of the following: 

  • Information gained from the determination of the person’s nutritional status using a valid and reliable nutrition assessment tool
  • Anthropometric measures
  • Detailed dietary assessment (i.e., food and fluids)
  • Biochemical evaluation
  • Medical history
  • Lifestyle
  • Living arrangements
  • Reliance on others for meal preparation and purchase of food
  • Literacy
  • Mobility
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