Patients and Providers for Medical Nutrition Equity Patients and Providers for Medical Nutrition Equity

PATIENTS AND PROVIDERS FOR MEDICAL NUTRITION EQUITY

These are people from Florida whose lives are sustained by medical nutrition.

Their average annual cost for medical foods is $4800 per person.

Florida, Tyrosinemia

Sasha, Age 11

Florida, Tyrosinemia
Florida | Tyrosinemia | Annual cost: $6000
My daughter was diagnosed with a genetic inborn error of protein metabolism at 15 months of age. Since that time, our daily life has been dominated by an acute awareness of the critical importance of Sasha’s nutrition (and the incredibly difficult task of finding safe, low protein food options). I remember the first time...
Florida, Tyrosinemia

Vincent

Florida, Tyrosinemia
Florida | Tyrosinemia | Annual cost: $3600
The average child eats what everyone else eats and thrives based upon a combination of nutrition, exercise and genetics. While we can not control our genetic make-up, most of us can "eat right, exercise and enjoy good health" - but for metabolic patients, in particular children...it's not that easy. My little boy just wants to...