What is Medical Nutrition Therapy?

Therapy prescribed for a medical diagnosis that is known to improve as the result of nutrition therapy. It includes

  • A comprehensive nutrition assessment to determine the nutrition diagnosis
  • Planning and implementing a nutrition intervention using evidence-based nutrition practice guidelines
  • Monitoring and evaluating an individual’s progress over subsequent visits with the registered dietitian

Medical nutrition therapy is the essential therapy for:

  • Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational diabetes
  • Elevated cholesterol & triglycerides
  • Food allergies and intolerances
  • High blood pressure
  • Kidney disease
  • Celiac Disease

Medical nutrition therapy compliments:

  • Psychotherapy for the treatment of eating disorders
  • Pregnancy and nursing mothers

Medical Nutrition Therapy is covered by most Connecticut Insurances Companies