Medical Nutrition Therapy

Medical Nutrition Therapy

Welcome to the Medical Nutrition Therapy Effectiveness Systematic Review. This important project, completed in 2015, highlights the effectiveness of the registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) in the following areas:
  • RDN in Medical Team
  • Special Needs
  • Weight Management
  • Disorders of Lipid Metabolism
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
 Key findings of this review include: 
  • Strong evidence to support the effectiveness of nutrition interventions and counseling provided by a nutrition professional when part of a healthcare team.
  • Strong evidence to support the effectiveness of MNT provided by a nutrition professional on health outcomes in overweight and obese adult.
  • Strong evidence to support the effectiveness of MNT provided by an RDN to improve disorders of lipid metabolism outcomes.
Use the links on the left to view the results of the entire review. The results of the 2009 systematic review remain an accessible resource.
 
 
 
  • Project Team (2015)
    The following individuals contributed their valuable time and expertise to this project:

    Workgroup Members
    • Geeta Sikand, MA, RDN, FADA, CLS, FNLA Chair
    • Linda Arpino, MA, RDN, CDN
    • Joanne Christaldi, PhD, RDN
    • Shirley Ekvall, PhD, RDN, LD
    • Desiree de Waal, MS, RDN, CD
    • Elvira Q. Johnson, MS, RDN, CDE, LDN
    Project Manager
    • Deepa Handu*, PhD, RDN
    Lead Analyst
    • Renee Cole, PhD, RD, LD
    Evidence Analysts
    • Diane DellaValle, PhD, RD
    • Nichole McGrath, MEd, RD, LDN
    • Patricia Mendoza, MS, RD
    • Hope Paul, MS, RD, CDE, CNSC
    • Valaree Williams, MS, RD, CSO, LDN
    Academy Staff
    • Deepa Handu, PhD, RD
    Financial Contributors
    • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

    Disclosures of Potential Conflicts of Interest: In the interest of full disclosure, the Academy has adopted the policy of revealing relationships workgroup members have with companies that sell products or services that are relevant to this topic. Workgroup members are required to disclose potential conflicts of interest by completing the Academy Conflict of Interest Form. It should not be assumed that these financial interests will have an adverse impact on the content, but they are noted here to fully inform readers.
    • None of the workgroup members listed above disclosed potential conflicts
  • Project Resources
    The following resources on this topic were developed: 
    • Medical Nutrition Therapy Power Point Presentation - This 47-slide presentation includes all conclusion statements and grades for the Academy's 2015 and 2009 Medical Nutrition Therapy systematic reviews. The results of both reviews highlight the effectiveness of the registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) as a member of the medical team. The presentation also includes MNT conclusions from other EAL systematic reviews on various health conditions. Ideal for you to use in meetings, in-service presentations and classrooms. This presentation is not designed for the consumer . Click to order.

     
  • Project Team (2009)
    The following individuals contributed their valuable time and expertise to this project:

    Workgroup Members
    • Geeta Sikand, MA, RD, FADA, CDE, Chair
    • Suzanne Brodney-Folse, PhD, RD
    • Naomi Trostler, PhD, RD
    • Anne Wolf, MS, RD
    • Elvira Q. Johnson, MS, RD, CDE, LDN
    • Lucille Beseler, MS, RD, LDN, CDE
    • Sharon Stall, MPH, CSR (resigned January 2009)
    Workgroup Chairs of other projects added to assist with specific topics
    • Theresa L. Dildy, MS, RD,LD, CNSD, Hypertension
    • Chris Biesemeier, MS, RD, LD, FADA, LDN, Adult Weight Management
    • Jo Ann S. Carson, PhD, RD, LD, Disorders of Lipid Metabolism
    Project Manager/Lead Analyst
    • Erica Gradwell, MS, RD
    Analysts
    • Diane DellaValle, MS, RD
    • Ann-Frances Sutherlin, MS, RD, LD
    Academy Staff
    • Deborah Cummins, PhD
    • Kari Kren, MPH, RD
    • Pam Michel, MBA, RD
    • Esther Myers, PhD, RD
    • Laurie Sweet, MS, MHA,, RD, LD (2007-2008)
    Financial Contributors
    • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Academy Coding and Coverage Committee

    Disclosures of Potential Conflicts of Interest: In the interest of full disclosure, the Academy has adopted the policy of revealing relationships workgroup members have with companies that sell products or services that are relevant to this topic. Workgroup members are required to disclose potential conflicts of interest by completing the Academy Conflict of Interest Form. It should not be assumed that these financial interests will have an adverse impact on the content, but they are noted here to fully inform readers. 
    • None of the workgroup members listed above disclosed potential conflicts