Mama’s Kitchen is thrilled to share we have renamed our primary program (formerly the Home- Delivered Meal Service) to the Medically Tailored Meal Service. As San Diego’s only provider of medically tailored meals (MTM), it was time to give the program a name reflective of the quality and distinction that service provides.
What exactly is a “medically tailored meal” though, are they just healthy meals? Not exactly, medically tailored meals are designed by registered dietitian nutritionists to meet the needs of individuals with health conditions that require very specific diets such as heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, and HIV.
For example, individuals with kidney disease have to carefully monitor protein intake. When your body uses protein, it produces waste. Your kidneys remove this waste. Eating higher levels of protein may make your kidneys work harder. Depending on the stage of kidney disease an individual has, too much protein could progress the disease. However, individuals on dialysis might need more levels of protein to combat protein lost during treatment. Medically tailored meals address all these complexities.