MNT - Medical Nutrition Therapy Protocol

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Medical Nutrition Therapy Protocol

To meet the needs of eastern North Carolina children, local dietitians developed a medical nutrition therapy (MNT) protocol for overweight and obese youth in 2004. The protocol, which has been periodically updated, provides guidance on topics to discuss with overweight children and their families during a series of nutrition visits as well as patient education materials for each session.

The protocol is evidence-based, incorporating latest recommendations from organizations such as the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American Academy of Pediatrics. It is available to the general public and health professionals at no charge; however, if you choose to use information or the materials from the protocol, we ask that you cite it.    

To download the most recent Medical Nutrition Therapy protocol, click on the appropriate links below. Contact Natalie Taft, MS, RD, LDN at with any questions.