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What is Dietitian Medical Nutrition Therapy

Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) is an evidence-based medical approach to treating certain chronic conditions through the use of an individually tailored nutrition plan. This nutrition plan is ordered and approved by a primary care physician and implemented by a registered dietitian.

What You Receive with Medical Nutrition Therapy

  • Meal planning/carbohydrate counting for diabetes
  • Low FODMAP elimination/reintroduction diet for irritable bowel syndrome
  • Nutrition education for cardiovascular issues such as hypertension, dyslipidemia, heart disease, and congestive heart failure
  • Nutrition modifications for chronic kidney disease
  • Assistance with increasing calories and protein for needed weight gain/healing
  • Meal planning for weight loss
  • Gestational diabetes education 
  • For pregnant women:
    • Overall nutritional needs during pregnancy based on the individual and trimester
    • Breastfeeding education along with nutritional needs and techniques to support milk supply/boost supply
    • Postpartum weight-loss plan
  • For children:
    • Meal planning for weight loss in children/adolescents
    • Customized meal options for picky eaters

What to Expect

  • Reductions in A1C levels for patients with Diabetes
  • Lower blood pressure in adults with hypertension