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Nutrition

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Healthy nutrition and lifestyle changes can treat or manage chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and obesity.

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What is Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT)?

Medical Nutrition Therapy utilizes diet and lifestyle changes to treat or manage chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. Many of these conditions are improved by changes in diet, regular exercise and a healthy lifestyle. A Registered Dietitian (RD) provides these services through individual and group education and counseling.

Some of the conditions that can be helped by MNT:

  • High Blood pressure
  • Hyperlipidemia (High blood lipids)
  • Diabetes
  • Food Allergies and intolerances
  • Cancer and the problems experienced during cancer treatment
  • Overweight and obesity
  • Underweight
  • Eating disorders such as bulimia, anorexia, and compulsive eating disorder
  • Diverticulitis
  • Irritable Bowel Disease and Colitis

Nutrition and Diabetes Services at Central Vermont Medical Center

At Central Vermont Medical Center we offer Nutrition and Diabetes education and counseling at various CVMC Medical Group Practice locations. Learn more about our services

Group sessions and classes on specific nutrition topics are offered throughout the year as part of the Healthy Community Program.

Additional Resources


MyPlate illustrates the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet using a familiar image—a place setting for a meal. Before you eat, think about what goes on your plate or in your cup or bowl. To learn more about building a healthy plate, click here.