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Nutrition and Food Services

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Medical Nutrition Therapy

Medical Nutrition Therapy is a service that a registered dietitian (RD) provides. MNT is nutrition counseling tailored to your disease or condition and lifestyle that will improve your health. It includes:

  • An individualized visit with an RD to review your eating and lifestyle habits as well as medical information.
  • Education provided by an RD regarding individualized meal plans designed to meet your lifestyle and medical condition.
  • Follow up visits as needed to monitor your progress and continue nutrition counseling/education.

Benefits of Medical Nutrition Therapy

Medical Nutrition Therapy can help you:

  • Manage your disease or condition
  • Minimize medical complications
  • Reduce medication use
  • Reduce hospital admissions and doctor visits
  • Improve your overall quality of life
  • Understand food and drug interactions

Medical Nutrition Therapy Services Provided

We provide individualized medical nutrition therapy for all age groups, from pediatrics to geriatrics, for a variety of conditions such as (but not limited to):

  • Diabetes (Type 1, Type 2, Gestational)
  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Weight management
  • Pre/Post gastric bypass
  • Food allergies
  • Food intolerance
  • Tube feeding
  • General nutrition
  • Gastrointestinal disorders

How to get an appointment with a Registered Dietitian:

  • Contact your primary care physician for a prescription and a referral to see a dietitian for your specific diagnosis or condition.
  • Call Canyon Vista Medical Center’s Dietitians at 520.263.2152 or 520.263.2153 to schedule an appointment.