The event aims to highlight, promote and celebrate improvements in the provision of nutrition and hydration locally, nationally and globally. Nutrition and Hydration Week has taken place every March since 2012.
A spokesperson said: “With around three million people at risk of malnutrition in the UK and over 25 million in the G8 countries we need to engage opportunities to raise the awareness of the risks and promote the good practices that can help prevent malnutrition and dehydration.
“Preventing malnutrition and dehydration improves health and well-being and helps to reduce the burden on the health and social care services in treating and supporting those suffering from under nutrition and dehydration.”
The highlight of the week is the Global Tea Party, which takes place on the Wednesday, where NHS Trusts and care homes invite all their community to hold a tea party wherever they are and share the fun on social media.