Action Needed on Medical Nutrition Equity Act

January 27, 2022

The Medical Nutrition Equity Act (MNEA, S2013/HR3783) would provide consistent, nationwide insurance coverage of medically necessary foods, such as elemental formula for treatment of eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders.

How You Can Help This Legislation Pass:

  • Ask those who represent you in Congress to co-sponsor S2013/HR3783. A list of current co-sponsors is listed on There are tools on this website to help you find your representatives and send a request.
  • Call attention to the bill through social media using the hash tags #whynow4MNEA and #S2013HR3783. Examples of posts/tweets:

#whynow4MNEA? Many Americans who use elemental formula to treat EGID do not have this therapy covered by insurance. Proposed legislation will help ensure coverage for #medicalfoods. Calling on {{@tag your Congressional legislator here}} to support passage of #S2013HR3783!

#whynow4MNEA? Legislation that would provide insurance coverage of #medicalfoods would help my son, who relies on dietary therapy. Calling on {{@tag your Congressional legislator here}} to co-sponsor #S2013HR3783!

  • Share your experience with insurance coverage of medical foods on the website of the Patients and Providers for Medicial Nutrition Equity coalition.
  • Encourage family and friends to also ask members of Congress to co-sponsor and support passage of MNEA (S2013/HR3783).

Learn more about MNEA at