What is MNT?

Medical Nutrition Therapy is a therapeutic approach provided by a dietitian or nutritionist to treat medical conditions and their associated symptoms through diet therapy counseling.

During a MNT intervention, dietitians/nutritionists counsel clients on behavioral and lifestyle changes required to impact long-term eating practices and health.

Medical Nutrition Therapy includes:

1.    Performing a comprehensive nutrition assessment determining the nutrition diagnosis;

2.    Planning and implementing a nutrition intervention using evidence-based nutrition practice guidelines;

3.    Monitoring and evaluating an individual’s progress over subsequent visits with the Nutritionist/Dietitian.

It is an essential component to comprehensive healthcare.