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