Medical Nutrition Therapy
for Infants, Children, Adolescents, and Women
Registered dietitians (RD’s) are nutritional professionals trained in the use of nutrition to prevent and control disease. The RD’s at Woman’s Hospital counsel individuals and family members of infants, children, adolescents, and women on a variety of nutrition topics through Medical Nutrition Therapy sessions.
These topics include, but are not limited to:
- Celiac Disease
- High Cholesterol
- Failure to Thrive
- Food Allergies
- Lactose Intolerance
- Kidney Disease
- Sports Nutrition
- Healthy Eating
A physician referral is required prior to Medical Nutrition Therapy sessions with a registered dietitian. Many insurance plans now cover this service, so be sure to check with your provider to determine eligibility.
What is included in a Medical Nutrition Therapy session?
The therapy session includes a complete nutrition assessment, which involves:
- Review and analysis of diet
- Review of medical history
- Discussion of laboratory test results
- Evaluation and discussion of body measurements
- Planning of meals and diet modifications
- Counseling on lifestyle and behavioral factors
A follow-up session or ongoing nutrition monitoring may be needed to achieve a desired health outcome.
For dietitian appointments related to diabetes, please call Woman’s Hospital Diabetes Center at 225-924-8550.
For dietitian appointments related to nutrition therapies, or for additional information, call Woman’s Hospital Food and Nutrition Services at 225-924-8451.