The foods we eat are always directly linked to our health. But for people with certain illnesses and conditions, daily dietary planning is central to maintaining their health and quality of life.
Medical nutrition therapy empowers those individuals to address their specific needs and manage their health through proper nutrition.
Provided by registered dietitians, medical nutrition therapy consists of dietary counseling and meal planning. These professionals educate patients about what foods can help them manage or even reverse conditions such as celiac disease (gluten intolerance), high blood pressure, high cholesterol, Crohn’s disease, diabetes and others.
For more information on The Lincoln Trail District Health Department’s medical nutrition therapy program, contact your local health center.