A professional non-profit corporation registered in Virginia for:
1. Nutritionists with Graduate Degrees and Certification or Licensing.
2. Patients seeking highly qualified Professional Nutritionists.
3. Students seeking career guidance or internships.
WHO ARE “PROFESSIONAL NUTRITIONISTS”?
We are clinical professionals with graduate degrees in nutrition from accredited colleges and universities. This
includes: Certified Nutrition Specialists (CNS), Licensed Nutritionists (LN), and Licensed Dietitian-Nutritionists
WHAT SERVICES DO WE PROVIDE?
Professional Nutritionists provide nutritional evaluation and therapy. Approach will vary by practitioner and
specialty. But our goal is to identify the underlying causes of health problems, including: dietary, nutritional,
biochemical, metabolic, digestive, inflammatory, and toxic causes. Evaluations may include: medical and nutritional
history, clinical exam, anthropomorphic measurements, diet analysis, food allergy evaluation, nutritional
status, and laboratory testing. Treatments may include: diet therapies, nutrient supplementation (neutraceuticals
and custom compounds), herbs, detoxification, weight management, and life-style counseling and education.
WHAT IS “MEDICAL NUTRITION THERAPY”?
This is defined by the AMA medical CPT code book as:
“Medical nutrition therapy (MNT) is the assessment of nutritional status followed by nutritional therapy. The
nutrition assessment includes review and analysis of 1) medical, nutrition and medication histories, 2) physical
examination, 3) anthropometric measurements, and 4) laboratory test values. Nutrition therapy may include 1) diet
modification, 2) counseling and education, 3) disease self-management skills training, and 4) administration of
specialized therapies such as medical foods, intravenous or tube feedings.” [CPT Codes: 97802, 97803, 97804.]
WHO MAY PRACTICE “MEDICAL NUTRITION THERAPY”?
Who may practice MNT is defined by Medicare Part B laws and regulations, and includes “Nutrition Professionals”
and “Registered Dietitians”. [See Licensing for more details.] Individual state licensing and title laws will affect who
may practice MNT.