A recent article in US News, titled, “U.S. Malnutrition Deaths Have More Than Doubled,” highlighted that deaths attributed to malnutrition in California (based on data from the California Department of Public Health) and this trend is parallel to what has occurred in the nation more broadly from 2018 to 2022. This article also shows which states have the highest rates of death attributable to malnutrition. The article points out that much of this increase is likely due to the health and social impacts of COVID-19. As experts and leaders in the provision of medical nutrition therapy, federal nutrition programs, and other interventions, registered dietitians play a critical role in addressing this problem and helping Americans across ages, racial groups, and geographic areas to achieve optimal health.