Medical Nutrition Therapy

Medical Nutrition Therapy

Medical Nutrition Therapy

Medical nutrition therapy not only reduces the risk of existing medical conditions but also lowers the risk of new complications. It is an individualized approach and works on the relationship between diet, nutrition, and health outcomes. 

Medical nutrition therapy is a life-changing treatment and has been proven effective for many chronic illnesses like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, immunocompromised conditions, gastrointestinal disorders, some cancers, pulmonary disease, paediatric diseases, renal diseases, and women’s health. Medical nutrition therapy is also effective in weight loss. 

At UMMC, we have Registered Dieticians who counsel patients on lifestyle and behavioural changes required to impact the long-term eating habits and health. The dietician plans the nutrition interventions together with the patient. Firstly, the registered dietician performs a comprehensive nutrition assessment for nutrition diagnosis. Based on the diagnosis, a nutrition intervention is planned and implemented by using evidence-based nutrition guidelines. The individual’s progress is monitored and evaluated over subsequent visits. The dieticians also educate the patient on food shopping and meal preparation. They create realistic and manageable exercise habits, motivate them, and help them cope with emotional issues related to food.

Available Locations

UMMC North

16750 Red Oak,
Houston, TX 77090



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