Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT)

Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) is one of the primary services that we offer here at Rhode Island Nutrition Therapy. MNT may be sought out by individuals, or may be recommended by your primary care doctor, or a specialist.

MNT is a therapeutic approach to treating medical conditions, and their associated symptoms, via the use of a specifically tailored diet devised and monitored by a medical doctor physician or registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). The diet is based upon the patient's medical record, physical examination, functional examination and dietary history.

The role of MNT when administered by a physician or dietitian nutritionist (RDN) is to reduce the risk of developing complications in pre-existing conditions such as type 2 diabetes as well as ameliorate the effects any existing conditions such as high cholesterol. Many medical conditions either develop or are made worse by an improper or unhealthy diet.