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Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Medical Nutrition Therapy Manual

The 2018 Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) Manual is a simplified and more user-friendly version of the more comprehensive TDA MNT Manual previously published. This simplified 2018 MNT Manual serves as an excellent resource for dietitians, dietary managers and food service personnel to help prepare nutritionally appropriate menus for adult residents living in a variety of healthcare communities, including assisted living facilities, skilled nursing facilities, and rehabilitative or transitional care facilities.

The content of the 2018 MNT Manual is still comprehensive, providing recommendations on menu planning for wellness or specific disease conditions while meeting personal and religious dietary restrictions. The format of the 2018 MNT Manual was modified to be more concise and focused, as well as to address updates in nutrition care for the adult population living in long term care.

The goal in menu planning and meal preparation for older adults is to provide appealing, cost-effective meals that increase the quality of life and enjoyment, while providing optimal nutrition. Meals should be as individualized as possible, and every effort should be made to meet personal, religious, and cultural food preferences, as well as restrictions due to allergies and intolerances.