Nutritionists and Dietitians near Grande Prairie, AB

Photo of Letisha Hodges, BSc, RD, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Letisha Hodges
Nutritionist/Dietitian, BSc, RD
Verified Verified
Grande Prairie, AB T8V
My passion is to help people discover a way of eating that makes sense for their values and busy lives. My tailored nutrition coaching program builds lifelong skills to lose fat and recover from chronic diets, low energy, poor gut health, food rules, and an impaired relationship with food. My program and coaching are rooted in flexibility, simplicity, autonomy, and balance. This means that I adapt to YOU and you might be exposed to behavioural-based coaching, intuitive eating, or macro-based coaching to reach your goals!
My passion is to help people discover a way of eating that makes sense for their values and busy lives. My tailored nutrition coaching program builds lifelong skills to lose fat and recover from chronic diets, low energy, poor gut health, food rules, and an impaired relationship with food. My program and coaching are rooted in flexibility, simplicity, autonomy, and balance. This means that I adapt to YOU and you might be exposed to behavioural-based coaching, intuitive eating, or macro-based coaching to reach your goals!
(587) 419-0887 View (587) 419-0887
Photo of Caroline Spurr, RD, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Caroline Spurr
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grande Prairie, AB T8V
As a teen, I was even known as "the healthy one" by my friends. Growing up, I saw what an unhealthy lifestyle could look like, so I took extra care to avoid falling into the same patterns. As a result, I tried to control my food intake too rigidly, which only led to overeating on “socially acceptable occasions” such as Christmas, Halloween, birthdays or even sleepovers with friends⁠. Food took over my thoughts and in many ways I was fearful of food. I now understand the danger of polarizing foods as “good” or “bad” and love to help my clients find that same balance!
As a teen, I was even known as "the healthy one" by my friends. Growing up, I saw what an unhealthy lifestyle could look like, so I took extra care to avoid falling into the same patterns. As a result, I tried to control my food intake too rigidly, which only led to overeating on “socially acceptable occasions” such as Christmas, Halloween, birthdays or even sleepovers with friends⁠. Food took over my thoughts and in many ways I was fearful of food. I now understand the danger of polarizing foods as “good” or “bad” and love to help my clients find that same balance!
(289) 217-6957 View (289) 217-6957
Photo of Mikala Wilson, RD, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Mikala Wilson
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD
Verified Verified
Grande Prairie, AB T8V
Are you struggling to achieve your health goals? Look no further! As a dedicated and experienced dietitian, I am here to help you unlock the power of food and nutrition. I believe that there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to nutrition and well-being. Let's work together to debunk nutrition myths, and provide you with accurate information that is grounded in scientific evidence that will get you feeling your best. I'm here to support you on your journey to better health.
Are you struggling to achieve your health goals? Look no further! As a dedicated and experienced dietitian, I am here to help you unlock the power of food and nutrition. I believe that there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to nutrition and well-being. Let's work together to debunk nutrition myths, and provide you with accurate information that is grounded in scientific evidence that will get you feeling your best. I'm here to support you on your journey to better health.
(587) 741-1987 View (587) 741-1987
FAQs - About Nutritionists and Dietitians

How can I find a dietitian or nutritionist in Grande Prairie?

To find dietitians and nutritionists near you, input your city, zip code, or a provider's name in the search bar at the top of the page. From there, you can filter by specialty, treatment technique, and gender to find a dietitian or nutritionist who matches your needs.

When you visit a dietitian or nutritionist's profile, you can get a better idea if they're the right fit for you. Consider things like session cost, accepted insurance plans, and their location or telehealth options. If someone seems like a good match, you can email them or call the number on their profile. When speaking with a professional, pay attention to whether or not you feel comfortable in the conversation and how knowledgeable they are about your specific nutrition concerns. It may also be helpful to ask more about their general approach to nutrition and the training behind their credentials.

What is the difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist?

The terms dietitian and nutritionist are often used interchangeably. However, there are actually key credential differences between dietitians and nutritionists that are important to keep in mind when seeking a nutrition professional.

A dietitian or registered dietitian (RD) has earned a degree in human nutrition and dietetics from an accredited program, completed supervised practice, and passed the Canadian Dietetic Registration Examination (CDRE) administered by a provincial regulatory body. Only professionals who meet these requirements can call themselves a dietitian or registered dietitian and enjoy privileges like billing insurance.

In contrast, the title "nutritionist" doesn't require any formal education or credentials; anyone can use the title of nutritionist, including those with very limited or no formal training in nutrition. Although there are certification programs that are marketed toward those interested in nutrition counselling, the rigor and academic requirements for such programs varies greatly. These important differences between dietitians and nutritionists are thus very important to consider when choosing the right nutrition professional for your needs. To be listed in the HealthProfs directory, Nutritionists must have a minimum of a Masters Degree in a relevant field.

When should I see a dietitian or a nutritionist?

Clients seek nutritional support from dietitians and nutritionists for various reasons, ranging from medical conditions to lifestyle concerns like weight loss or dietary requirements; however, it's always important to find a professional who is a good fit for you. Consider factors such as insurance coverage, your specific medical or dietary concerns, and the availability of professionals near you to determine whether a dietitian or nutritionist may be a better fit.

Generally, nutritionists are not covered by insurance, whereas Registered Dietitians (RDs) often are, especially for those with medical conditions. If you have a chronic medical condition like cancer or kidney disease, you might want to seek out an RD with specialized expertise. Additionally, consider the availability of professionals in your area and their openness to telehealth sessions. While the field of dietetics is growing, there may not always be a wide selection of professionals, especially in rural areas. In such cases, focusing on the experience and expertise of the nutrition professional can be more important than their specific credentials.

Do I need a referral to see a dietitian or a nutritionist?

A referral is not required to see a dietitian or nutritionist, and many individuals independently seek nutritional support without prior medical advice. However, for a nutrition service to be covered by insurance, a referral from a physician may be necessary. In such cases, a referral is typically made for those who have been formally diagnosed with a medical condition requiring nutrition counselling, such as diabetes or hypertension. If insurance coverage is critical to a client's ability to see a dietitian, they should contact their insurance provider to determine if a referral is needed for nutritional counselling and to understand any potential co-pays or coverage limits that may apply in their individual circumstance.

How much does it cost to see a dietitian or a nutritionist?

The cost of seeing a dietitian or nutritionist depends on a number of variables, including their location, their specialty, whether they take insurance, and the professional's experience and training. On average, the cost of out-of-pocket sessions with a dietitian or nutritionist in Canada ranges from $50-$150. In some cases, nutrition professionals will require a longer initial evaluation session that will cost more than ongoing follow-up sessions. Dietitians and nutritionists may also offer packages for clients interested in longer-term nutritional support; in such cases, they may charge monthly or other periodic fees for more comprehensive services, such as a combination of nutrition sessions and out-of-session coaching support. If nutrition services are covered by a client's insurance plan and they are eligible for coverage based on any referral requirements, the out-of-pocket cost of seeing a dietitian may be completely covered or significantly reduced.

Are consultations with a dietitian or nutritionist covered by insurance?

If your insurance covers nutrition services, the cost is usually lower than paying out-of-pocket. However, insurance coverage can vary based on factors like your specific plan details, whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network provider, and whether you have a referral for nutrition services based on a medical diagnosis.

Coverage also depends on the type of nutrition service. Typically, insurance plans only cover services provided by a Registered Dietitian (RD) and do not cover those offered by nutritionists or nutrition coaches without the RD credential. If nutrition services are not covered by your insurance, some dietitians and nutritionists may offer sliding scale rates or lower-cost services for clients who cannot afford their full fee. However, these spots are often limited and may not always be available.