Licensed Medical Nutrition Therapist (LMNT)
A Medical Nutrition Therapist applies the nutrition care process of: 1)
assessment, 2) diagnosis, 3) intervention, and 4) monitor and evaluate. Registered Dietitians (RD) are trained in
the nutrition care process. In Nebraska, this scope
of the RD's work is licensed.
The nutrition care process involves the assessment of nutritional
status followed by treatment, ranging from diet modification to specialized
nutrition support, such as determining nutrient needs for enteral and
parenteral nutrition, and monitoring to evaluate patient or client's response
to the treatment plan.
If you have a health concern that is caused or affected by the food you
eat, then you are one of the thousands of Nebraskans who can benefit from the
experience and training of a Registered Dietitian (RD) and Licensed Medical
Nutrition Therapist (LMNT).
The Nebraska Health and Human Services System web page http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/crl_mhcs_nutrition_nutrition.aspx provides detailed information for
requirements and application for licensed medical nutrition therapy.
Approval for LMNT
If you are seeking approval for LMNT hours, the following link
to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services will provide the
necessary forms and information: http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/crl_mhcs_nutrition_ce.aspx