Available Now: Medical Nutrition Therapy Works for Seniors Toolkit

01/13/2020 - The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is pleased to announce the launch of the "Medical Nutrition Therapy Works for Seniors" toolkit. Created in partnership with the National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging, hosted by Meals on Wheels America through a cooperative agreement with funding from the Administration for Community Living, the new toolkit is designed to help registered dietitian nutritionists and senior nutrition program administrators strengthen their ability to offer medical nutrition therapy services for coverage by Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans for older adults in community settings.

"The Academy and the National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging saw a significant need for a resource that would assist RDNs and senior nutrition program administrators in better understanding new opportunities to provide MNT services," said Academy President Terri J. Raymond. "The Medical Nutrition Therapy Works for Seniors toolkit will be a valuable resource for nutrition experts across the country to support the nutrition and health needs of community-residing older adults."

"Partnering with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to develop the MNT Works for Seniors Toolkit – which helps identify opportunities for the aging services network to sustainably provide nutrition services to support the health and wellness of community-residing older adults – is key to the work of the National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging" said Director, Ucheoma Akobundu.

This complimentary resource is a compilation of information, resources and tools that summarize nutrition-focused healthcare integration opportunities for senior nutrition programs, highlights the role and impact of RDNs, and lays out the examples of promising practice and research-informed evidence regarding the clinical and cost-effectiveness of nutrition interventions.

Download your complimentary copy of the Medical Nutrition Therapy Works for Seniors toolkit.