Nutrition Therapy

Nutrition Therapy

Medical Nutrition Therapy

Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) follows evaluation of a patient’s nutrition status. This treatment can range from changes in diet to providing specialized therapies. Medical Nutrition Therapy is used to assess your dietary habits, food intake and health needs and determine what changes need to be made. 

Treating and Controlling Diseases

Medical Nutrition Therapy is a medically necessary and cost-effective way of treating and controlling:

  • Allergies and Intolerances (examples: gluten, fructose, lactose etc.)

  • Cancer

  • Diabetes

  • Heart disease

  • Kidney disease
  • Pregnancy and Gestational Diabetes

  • Weight Management (overweight or underweight)

For Additional Areas of Medical Nutritional Therapy, Call 402-646-4667. 

Benefits of Nutrition Therapy

Through the selection of different foods, individuals can improve many medical conditions. It can lead to decreased need for medications and enhance overall lifestyle.  During your visit with a registered dietitian nutritionist, you can expect discussion to include current eating habits, your personal goals for nutrition and general questions about nutrition you may like to have answered. Setting and monitoring short term goals can help achieve the desired results for optimum health.

How to Receive Nutrition Therapy

Registered dietitian nutritionists provide nutrition services to patients who are referred by their physician. They work with the medical team to assess your needs and develop a care plan.

Medical Nutrition Therapy may be covered by Medicare and some commercial insurance, and must be ordered by a physician to be covered. An appointment with a registered dietitian nutritionist may also be scheduled on a private pay basis.

For Nutritional Therapy information, call 402-646-4667.

Registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) are food and nutrition experts who can translate the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living for their patients. (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics)

Memorial Hospital Inpatient Nutritional Services

Memorial Hospital Inpatient Nutritional Services
Memorial Hospital Inpatient Nutritional Services

Memorial Hospital inpatient nutritional services include:

  • Guest Meal Trays for visitors
  • Free Parent Meal Trays for parents of younger patients
  • Personalized Nutritional Counseling

For more informaiton, contact the Director of Nutritional Services at 402-643-2971.

Diabetes Programs

Diabetes Programs
Diabetes Programs

MHCS offers the following diabetes programs:

  • Diabetes Education (individual appointments)
  • Diabetic Support Group (quarterly group sessions)

For more information visit our Diabetes Program page.