Collaboration of a group of local Registered Dietitians/Nutritionists to provide free/low cost medical nutrition therapy to underserved populations with limited access to health care. Patients with a diagnosis of diabetes, obesity (BMI >40), chronic kidney disease or other nutrition-related conditions would be able to schedule a free consultation with a Nutrition Professional to receive medical nutrition therapy.
Why might this be a valuable idea for Indy? Currently, medical nutrition therapy is not reimbursed by many medical insurance plans and many individuals with nutrition-related conditions can not afford to visit with a Registered Dietitian. These services would enable this care to be available to those who need it the most.