About the snapshot:

The popularity of plant-based foods in Australia is on the rise, with recent data showing that approximately 17% of the population follows a vegan, vegetarian or flexitarian diet¹. It’s important to take this trend into account in those with disease-related malnutrition, as 16% of patients in need of medical nutrition are looking for a plant-based alternative². Watch this informative presentation featuring Dr Rebecca Stratton as she dives into the latest evidence to explore the world of plant-based oral nutritional supplements (ONS) including:

  • Global trends for populations moving towards plant-based diets and whether this will continue
  • The nutritional considerations for malnourished or at-risk patients following plant-based diets
  • Why dietitians need to be considering plant-based medical nutrition options for patients
  • An overview of the evidence and outcomes of plant-based medical nutrition


About the product

Fortisip PlantBased is a vegan, ready-to-drink, high-energy (1.5kcal/ml) oral nutritional supplement (ONS), suitable as a sole source of nutrition for patients seeking a plant-centric diet or those with special dietary requirements. Each 200ml bottle delivers 300kcal and 12g protein and contains the essential vitamins, minerals, and protein required to support the recovery and wellbeing of your patients.

Click here to learn more about Fortisip PlantBased.


About the speaker:

Dr Rebecca Stratton is a Dietitian and nutritional scientist who is an honorary fellow of the University of Southampton and a European Medical Director in Research for Danone. Rebecca co-created the Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST) and currently chairs the Malnutrition Action Group of the British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN). Rebecca has been working in medical nutrition research for over 25 years. She is a leading researcher in the field of malnutrition and nutrition support across the ages, with over 270 publications. Rebecca continues to lead research to further investigate and develop the evidence base for the use of medical nutrition. Most recently she has led research into the value of innovations in plant-based medical nutrition.



Supported by Nutricia Fortisip PlantBased


  1. Diets and nutrition in Australia as of June 2023. Survey from Statista. Available at: Diets and nutrition in Australia 2023 | Statista (accessed September 2023)
  2. Data on File, Nutricia, 2021
  3. Griffen, C. et al. (2023) ‘A ready to drink, plant-based oral nutritional supplement is highly complied with, palatable and tolerated in community-based patients at risk of disease-related malnutrition’, Clinical Nutrition ESPEN, 54, p. 706. doi:10.1016/j.clnesp.2022.09.722.
  4. Delsoglio, M. et al. (2023) ‘Evaluation of the effects of a new ready to drink, plant-based oral nutritional supplement (ONS) in adult community patients at risk of disease-related malnutrition (DRM).’, Clinical Nutrition ESPEN, 54, p. 702. doi:10.1016/j.clnesp.2022.09.711.
  5.  Griffen et al. In press

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