Inadequate and uneven coverage is just one of the MANY barriers to medical foods access.
Thousands of children in the United States face severe health consequences because of conditions and diseases that make it impossible to consume a natural, life-sustaining diet. To live and thrive, they are dependent on specialized—and costly—medical foods and formulas.
Knowledge is power, power creates change.
The nonprofit Children’s Medical Nutrition Alliance (CMNuA) empowers, educates, assists, advocates for and supports ALL patients who require medical nutrition. In doing so, CMNuA has created the first-ever national coalition dedicated to enhancing the lives of all patients in need of medical nutrition regardless of their underlying condition.
CMNuA, with our partners, is building a national coalition of superheros—the parents, healthcare providers, advocacy groups and corporations who are an indomitable force in the fight to improve lives, expand access to medical foods and create a future in which EVERY PATIENT has timely, effective, reliable and affordable access to the medical foods, medical professionals and facilities, communities and the financial support that they and their families need to live and thrive, regardless of insurance coverage, geographic location, age, economic or social standing.
Working together, we can change lives, by raising awareness of the various medical conditions that require these foods and the pressing need for better access to medical foods; by identifying and eliminating barriers that hamper their appropriate use as a standard of care, and by providing educational resources and emergency relief to families struggling with the often overwhelming economic impact of care for loved ones with conditions and diseases that require medical nutrition.
Whether your child has a food allergy, eosinophilic esophagitis (EOE), food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES), or any other type of food-related illness, it’s important to educate them about their condition. It’s never too early to help them understand what it means to have their condition and how to manage it. Knowing what kind of type […]