Special Medical Formula and Food Program

Individuals with genetic amino acid and organic acids disorders need to eat a special diet with limited protein. The Iowa Newborn Screening Program identifies individuals to receive assistance in accommodating dietary changes associated with these disorders. The University of Iowa Stead Family Department of Pediatrics provides the service.

To see if you may be eligible for the program, contact Lisa Neff-Letts at the University of Iowa Stead Family Department of Pediatrics, at lisa-neff-letts@uiowa.edu.

Other resources for you:

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Supplemental Food Program - The Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a nutrition intervention program for pregnant, postpartum, breastfeeding women and infants and children up to age 5 throughout the state of Iowa.


CY 2021 Metabolic Food and Formula Program Annual Report



Cooley's Anemia Foundation 

The Cooley's Anemia Foundation is dedicated to serving people afflicted with various forms of thalassemia, most notably the major form of this genetic blood disease, Cooley's anemia/thalassemia major.

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