Nutritionists and Dietitians near Kamloops, BC

Photo of Zahra Tromsness, MHSc, RD, APD, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Zahra Tromsness
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MHSc, RD, APD
Verified Verified
Kamloops, BC V1S  (Online Only)
I’m a registered dietitian and a functional medicine nutrition therapist with more than a decade of clinical experience working with people of all walks of life. At “Gut Loving Dietitian”, I use a functional medicine approach to evaluate my clients. Together we assess biological, psychological (thoughts, emotions, and behaviours), and social factors all play a role in your health and functioning. Through comprehensive and individualized consultations, you will receive a personalized diet & lifestyle plan that is designed to help you reach and maintain your health goals.
I’m a registered dietitian and a functional medicine nutrition therapist with more than a decade of clinical experience working with people of all walks of life. At “Gut Loving Dietitian”, I use a functional medicine approach to evaluate my clients. Together we assess biological, psychological (thoughts, emotions, and behaviours), and social factors all play a role in your health and functioning. Through comprehensive and individualized consultations, you will receive a personalized diet & lifestyle plan that is designed to help you reach and maintain your health goals.
(236) 900-2294 View (236) 900-2294
Photo of Courtney Skanderup, MSc, RD, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Courtney Skanderup
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MSc, RD
Verified Verified
Kamloops, BC V1S
Specialty: Disordered Eating, Mental Health, Emotional Eating, Intuitive Eating, Chronic Disease, Geriatrics/Seniors Health, IBS & Digestive Health, Dysphagia/Swallowing Issues . Thoughtful and empathetic are words often used to describe Courtney. She strives to create genuine connections with clients and works to create an inclusive space for all. She is passionate about working with individuals struggling with health issues, yo-yo dieting recovery, disordered eating and helping clients feel at peace with food and their bodies.
Specialty: Disordered Eating, Mental Health, Emotional Eating, Intuitive Eating, Chronic Disease, Geriatrics/Seniors Health, IBS & Digestive Health, Dysphagia/Swallowing Issues . Thoughtful and empathetic are words often used to describe Courtney. She strives to create genuine connections with clients and works to create an inclusive space for all. She is passionate about working with individuals struggling with health issues, yo-yo dieting recovery, disordered eating and helping clients feel at peace with food and their bodies.
(587) 854-3771 View (587) 854-3771
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Hannah Vogel
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Kamloops, BC V2C
I am a vegan dietitian and also a member of the Plant-Based Dietitians ltd team. With over a decade of personal experience as a vegan and my client-centered philosophy, I assist individuals in transitioning to or optimizing their plant-centered diets. My specialization lies in a non-diet, weight-neutral approach to managing chronic conditions like diabetes, high cholesterol, and hypertension. My personal interests include running and strength training, and I excel in sports nutrition, enhancing overall well-being and athletic performance. I'm dedicated to helping clients embrace intuitive eating and find food freedom.
I am a vegan dietitian and also a member of the Plant-Based Dietitians ltd team. With over a decade of personal experience as a vegan and my client-centered philosophy, I assist individuals in transitioning to or optimizing their plant-centered diets. My specialization lies in a non-diet, weight-neutral approach to managing chronic conditions like diabetes, high cholesterol, and hypertension. My personal interests include running and strength training, and I excel in sports nutrition, enhancing overall well-being and athletic performance. I'm dedicated to helping clients embrace intuitive eating and find food freedom.
(506) 308-4486 View (506) 308-4486
FAQs - About Nutritionists and Dietitians

How can I find a dietitian or nutritionist in Kamloops?

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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.