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Pediatric Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT)

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Summary

Medical nutrition therapy (MNT) can help treat or control several diseases and disorders.

Expanded overview

A medical nutrition therapy plan depends on your child's needs. It can range from a few dietary tweaks to total parenteral nutrition (intravenous feeding). Often, MNT is the first treatment children receive to help manage conditions such as obesity and epilepsy.

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The goal of an MNT program is to put your child on the track to better health so other treatments or therapies can work better.

 

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