Medical Nutrition Therapy

Medical nutrition therapy (MNT) is the development and provision of a nutritional treatment or therapy based on a detailed assessment of a person's medical history, psychosocial history, physical examination, and dietary history. It is used to treat an illness or condition, or as a means to prevent or delay disease or complications from diseases such as diabetes. The purpose of the assessment is to:

  1. Determine the persons' need for therapy
  2. Set parameters to plan a therapy
  3. Develop a therapy plan
  4. Determine the best method to initiate the therapy
  5. Evaluate the effectiveness of the therapy
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