CHICAGO — State Rep. Norma Hernandez, D-Melrose Park, will hold a press conference in conjunction with Prestige Health to discuss Medical Nutritional Therapy (MNT), as well as her House Bill 5249, that would make MNT available through the state’s medical assistance program. The press conference will be held Monday, March 18 at 10:00 a.m. at the Morgan Arts Complex, 3622 S. Morgan St. in Chicago.

“Nutrition is at the core of good health, and it’s important to have that foundation that other healthcare services can build upon,” Hernandez said. “That’s why it’s so important to make sure, when a person’s nutrition is an issue that may be contributing to their overall health situation, that dietician and other nutritional services are accessible and covered.”

Hernandez’s bill would provide for Medicaid coverage of nutrition services like assessment, intervention, counseling, monitoring and evaluation. Hernandez will speak and be available for questions, along with representatives of Prestige Health.


State Rep. Norma Hernandez, Prestige Health


Press Conference on Medical Nutritional Therapy (MNT)


Monday, March 18, 10:00 a.m.


Morgan Arts Complex
3622 S. Morgan St.
Chicago, IL 60609



Rep. Norma HernandezRep. Norma Hernandez

(D-Melrose Park)
77th District

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