Created and edited by
Myrna Haag RD, LD/N
Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) is a method for treating medical conditions through a specially tailored diet designed and monitored by a registered dietitian. Understanding a person’s specific medical and lifestyle conditions allows for a more individualized nutrition strategy.
In MNT, personal information from laboratory bio-markers and a nutrition analysis are reviewed by a registered dietitian healthcare professional trained in the method. These are evaluated alongside the patient’s medical diagnoses, medications, genetics, and lifestyle to determine a more individualized dietary approach. The new diet plan will cover foods that can cause harm or improve health, as well as vitamin and mineral requirements unique to each individual’s physical and mental condition.