The Minnesota Department of Human Services provides services for more than one million Minnesotans in 87 counties and 11 tribes.
No, the nutrition program is intended to help people gain weight. If you have weight loss issues, consult your physician for advice on weight loss. Ryan White also funds dieticians who can assist you with nutrition and weight loss issues. For more information contact DHS Customer Care at 651-431-2398.
If you feel you need nutritional supplements through the program, you must first meet with a licensed dietician who will assess if you qualify to receive supplements. The dietician will ask questions to determine if your particular weight issues require additional nutritional supplements. If the dietician determines you need supplements, they will set up a prior authorization at a pharmacy. Once you are receiving supplements you must meet with the dietician once every six months to determine if your nutritional needs have changed