Medical Nutrition Therapy

Medical nutrition therapy (MNT) provided by a Registered Dietitian/Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD/RDN) includes:

  • A review of your eating habits and lifestyle.

  • A thorough assessment of your nutritional status.

  • An individualized diet and activity treatment plan based on individual preference, medication, current health and family health history, appropriate physical activity and eating concerns.

  • Support through healing or assisting in preventing further complications or future illnesses.


The initial visit with the RD/RDN takes approximately 30 minutes – 1 hour. After the first session, the RD/RDN will schedule follow-up appointments to check on your progress and see if changes are needed in your nutrition goals and treatment plan. Together with the RD/RDN, you will set nutrition goals to improve your health.


MNT through local health departments improves quality of life and maximizes limited health care resources with a focus on the importance of nutrition in growth and development.

 

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact Elizabeth Howard, RD, LD at Elizabeth.howard@barrenriverhealth.org or 270-781-8039 ext. 224.

Currently we offer MNT to our WIC program participants. If you or your child are currently in the WIC program and would like to meet with the RD/RDN, you can contact Elizabeth Howard, RD, LD at Elizabeth.howard@barrenriverhealth.org or 270-781-8039 ext. 224, or have your primary care physician fax a referral to Elizabeth Howard at 270-781-8946.