Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT)
The Worcester County Health Department provides Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) to all eligible Worcester County residents.
Eligibility includes the following: Must be a resident of Worcester County; have a diagnosis of Type I or Type 2 Diabetes; have a diagnosis of Kidney Disease and/or Post Kidney Transplants with the last 36 months. A referral from the primary care provider will be required.
This services provides nutrition therapy and counseling by a Registered/Maryland licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist for the purpose of disease management. MNT includes an in-depth individualized nutrition assessment utilizing evidence based nutrition protocol, the American Dietetic Association MNT Evidence-Based Guidelines for practice, and best available data to assure a comprehensive intervention.
The RD and client discuss and determine optimal goals, a workable care plan and appropriate interventions to develop and implement behavior and lifestyle changes as related to the nutrition problem and medical condition/disease.
The WCHD referral form should be completed and sent to the Registered/Licenses Dietitian. Contact with the client will be made by the RD to set up and appointment at a WCHD site . The client will be informed to bring their ID, insurance card, and referral form if the Primary Care Provided has provided one for them.
The initial MNT Session is 3 hours per calendar year in the first year. Follow up MNT is 2 hours per calendar year.
Lifestyle Balance Program
What is the Lifestyle Balance Program? It is a year-long nutrition and physical activity program, meets weekly for 16 weeks and then continues with 6-7 monthly follow-up sessions. The program is designed for those with pre-diabetes. Provides incentives, educational materials, and personalized coaching. Team taught by CDC Certified Lifestyle Coaches including healthy educators and registered dietitian. Delivered throughout Worcester County.
Call Today to Register! 410-632-1100 option 4
Diabetes Support Group
Third Wednesday of every month in Snow Hill.
Snow Hill Health Center
Phone: 410-632-1100 option 4
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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