Società Italiana Nutrizione Artificiale e metabolismo


Nutritional Risk Screening 2002

Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool

Mini Nutritional Assessment

Minimal Eating Observation and Nutrition Form – Version II

Short Nutritional Assessment Questionnaire (SNAQ)

Strengths of the SNAQ screening tools

The philosophy behind these tools is to make nutritional screening as easy as possible:
  • The tool can be used by untrained personnel
  • The tool does not need any equipment e.g. a scale or stadiometer
  • The tool does not need the user to perform any calculations
  • Screening a patient takes less than 5 minutes
  • The results of screening lead into a treatment plan

Validation studies

The SNAQ tools have been validated in their respective target populations.
The literature describing the development and validation of the tools can be found here:

Development and validation of SNAQ