Coverage for medical nutrition for myself would mean freedom from worry and security that I will continue to be my best self. Without coverage for medical nutrition it is virtually impossible to be compliant with my diet. When I cannot maintain compliance I sacrifice optimal brain function and productivity. I am a registered nurse working in critical care; for me, brain function is everything. I literally have other humans lives in my hands. It is imperative that I am always at my best and that I am able to think clearly and quickly. Having to spend $1,500 a month at a minimum for medical nutrition is outrageous. Patients dealing with metabolic disorders are being held back from becoming their true selves and being active productive members of society because they do not have reasonable access to their medical nutrition. Metabolic nutrition coverage is not an option and is needed to provide these American citizens with the same opportunities as everyone else.

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