nutrition therapy

(noo-TRIH-shun THAYR-uh-pee)
Treatment based on nutrition. It includes checking a person?s nutrition status, and giving the right foods or nutrients to treat conditions such as those caused by diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. It may involve simple changes in a person?s diet, or intravenous or tube feeding. Nutrition therapy may help patients recover more quickly and spend less time in the hospital. Also called medical nutrition therapy.