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TELENUTRITION

Telenutrition is the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support virtual health care through patient and professional health-related education.  Telenutrition includes the use of interactive equipment for the purpose of consultation, nutrition intervention/plan of care, diagnosis, disease prevention, and health promotion, coupled with non-interactive communication such as fax or email.

Benefits of Telenutrition Include:

  • Virtual access for clients in rural or remote locations, as well as those who are homebound

  • Virtual family sessions

  • Eliminates commuting time, as well as transportation expenses and barriers

  • Clients can virtually access the nutrition support they need, even when sick