I am disabled so we are a one-income family (I am unable to work outside the home). I have several diseases and syndromes that cause multiple issues: I am unable to digest gluten, I need a special diet for my GERD, and I have a rare syndrome that also causes multiple food allergies. Because of the medications I need and the special (more expensive) foods that I need, we spend a great deal of money each month on my dietary needs alone. We also spend hundreds a month on prescriptions, so the compounded effect is huge. My husband and daughter should never have to go without anything because of my health problems.

The Medical Nutrition Equity Act will provide key support for those Americans who rely on medical foods to survive and thrive.