Nutritionists and Dietitians near Kanata, ON

Photo of Tara Padda, RD, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Tara Padda
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1Z
I am accepting NEW patients with immediate availability for daytime, evening and weekend appointments. Do you need help managing your chronic health diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease or obesity? Is your goal to lower your high blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol or weight? Or are you a new parent overwhelmed with what or how much to feed your infant or child? Maybe you want to improve your overall relationship with food, boost your energy levels or feel more confident in your body? Well, I am here to help you and your family.
I am accepting NEW patients with immediate availability for daytime, evening and weekend appointments. Do you need help managing your chronic health diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease or obesity? Is your goal to lower your high blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol or weight? Or are you a new parent overwhelmed with what or how much to feed your infant or child? Maybe you want to improve your overall relationship with food, boost your energy levels or feel more confident in your body? Well, I am here to help you and your family.
(289) 204-0170 View (289) 204-0170
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Julie Mai
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, BSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1N  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Julie! You may recognize me from TikTok. I'm a virtual Registered Dietitian, featured on National Post and rated five-stars on Lumino Health. I'm here to help improve your hormone balance (PCOS, diabetes, etc). But let's get real, you don't need someone to just tell you what to eat. You need someone who also helps you with actually doing it (and not "fall off the wagon"). I have specialized psychological training to help you heal your emotional eating, binge eating, relationship with food, and form habits that actually last.
Hi, I’m Julie! You may recognize me from TikTok. I'm a virtual Registered Dietitian, featured on National Post and rated five-stars on Lumino Health. I'm here to help improve your hormone balance (PCOS, diabetes, etc). But let's get real, you don't need someone to just tell you what to eat. You need someone who also helps you with actually doing it (and not "fall off the wagon"). I have specialized psychological training to help you heal your emotional eating, binge eating, relationship with food, and form habits that actually last.
(647) 493-2866 View (647) 493-2866
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Catherine Lin
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2G
Accepting NEW patients-immediate openings! Are you tired of yo-yo dieting and constantly thinking about food? Do you want to ditch dieting for good and gain food freedom? Are you confused about what to eat? Do you want to break the cycle of overeating? We can work together to achieve your best weight and health using science based treatment and tools. I provide nutrition counselling in obesity management, diabetes management, digestive health, and chronic disease prevention and management. I have years of experience with helping individuals with making sustainable lifestyle changes.
Accepting NEW patients-immediate openings! Are you tired of yo-yo dieting and constantly thinking about food? Do you want to ditch dieting for good and gain food freedom? Are you confused about what to eat? Do you want to break the cycle of overeating? We can work together to achieve your best weight and health using science based treatment and tools. I provide nutrition counselling in obesity management, diabetes management, digestive health, and chronic disease prevention and management. I have years of experience with helping individuals with making sustainable lifestyle changes.
(343) 312-5962 View (343) 312-5962
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Bianca Santaromita-Villa
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, CBC
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2G  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am non-diet, weight-neutral Registered Dietitian who specializes in conditions affecting females and children. I presently offer services virtually in Ontario. To explain my approach better - Non-diet: I do not support restrictive food behaviors, my goal is to nourish your body. not deprive it! - Weight-Neutral: No body shame. More accepting and caring for your body- no matter what the size! - Lastly, I have an holistic approach- meaning that your physical, mental and emotional health are always taken into consideration when working together.
I am non-diet, weight-neutral Registered Dietitian who specializes in conditions affecting females and children. I presently offer services virtually in Ontario. To explain my approach better - Non-diet: I do not support restrictive food behaviors, my goal is to nourish your body. not deprive it! - Weight-Neutral: No body shame. More accepting and caring for your body- no matter what the size! - Lastly, I have an holistic approach- meaning that your physical, mental and emotional health are always taken into consideration when working together.
(343) 453-4584 View (343) 453-4584
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Christine Devaney Towsley
Nutritionist/Dietitian, BASc, RD
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1M  (Online Only)
Specialty: Intuitive Eating, Weight Concerns, Heart Health, Kids/Family Nutrition, IBS, Women’s Health, Pre/Post Natal. A nurturer at heart, Christine will always greet you with a smile and attentive ear. Kind hearted, empathetic and sensitive to others, Christine takes the time to connect, build trust and truly understand each client and tailors her sessions to each person’s specific needs. Christine grew up with French and therefore understands and speaks at an intermediate language level which is helpful for many of her French clients.
Specialty: Intuitive Eating, Weight Concerns, Heart Health, Kids/Family Nutrition, IBS, Women’s Health, Pre/Post Natal. A nurturer at heart, Christine will always greet you with a smile and attentive ear. Kind hearted, empathetic and sensitive to others, Christine takes the time to connect, build trust and truly understand each client and tailors her sessions to each person’s specific needs. Christine grew up with French and therefore understands and speaks at an intermediate language level which is helpful for many of her French clients.
(289) 802-2440 View (289) 802-2440
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Tedi Nikova
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MPH, RD
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1A  (Online Only)
I'm a remote Registered Dietitian, featured on National Post. I work with a team of Obesity Physicians' within a virtual clinic. To work together, I would love the opportunity to first connect for a 15 minute discovery call to see if working together would be a good fit! Please directly email me to book a discovery call.
I'm a remote Registered Dietitian, featured on National Post. I work with a team of Obesity Physicians' within a virtual clinic. To work together, I would love the opportunity to first connect for a 15 minute discovery call to see if working together would be a good fit! Please directly email me to book a discovery call.
(289) 806-5266 View (289) 806-5266
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Antoine Beauchamp Lepage
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1N
I'm a plant-based dietitian/nutritionist offering Zoom consultations for anyone interested in vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian diets. I can provide services to residents from QC, ON, AB, and BC, and I provide an insurance receipt at the end of each session. I have extensive expertise in family nutrition, balanced plant-based diets, weight loss, sports nutrition, and more. You can find additional information about my other services on the website's service page, which is accessible from the main menu. Book a free 20-minute intro session to see how I can assist you; we can schedule either a phone call or a Zoom session.
I'm a plant-based dietitian/nutritionist offering Zoom consultations for anyone interested in vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian diets. I can provide services to residents from QC, ON, AB, and BC, and I provide an insurance receipt at the end of each session. I have extensive expertise in family nutrition, balanced plant-based diets, weight loss, sports nutrition, and more. You can find additional information about my other services on the website's service page, which is accessible from the main menu. Book a free 20-minute intro session to see how I can assist you; we can schedule either a phone call or a Zoom session.
(438) 300-9315 View (438) 300-9315
Photo of Jackie Silver, MHSc, RD, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Jackie Silver
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MHSc, RD
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1H
Hello there! I’m Jackie and I see clients 1:1 in my virtual private practice. My populations of expertise include neurodivergent kids, teens, and adults (Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, intellectual/developmental disabilities), and physically disabled folks (such as Spinal Cord Injury, Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy). I am passionate about tailoring nutrition recommendations to neurodiverse clients that focus on their strengths and abilities. I’ve worked with people of all ages and ability levels in achieving their health and nutrition goals with a weight-inclusive approach. I'd be thrilled to support you!
Hello there! I’m Jackie and I see clients 1:1 in my virtual private practice. My populations of expertise include neurodivergent kids, teens, and adults (Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, intellectual/developmental disabilities), and physically disabled folks (such as Spinal Cord Injury, Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy). I am passionate about tailoring nutrition recommendations to neurodiverse clients that focus on their strengths and abilities. I’ve worked with people of all ages and ability levels in achieving their health and nutrition goals with a weight-inclusive approach. I'd be thrilled to support you!
(647) 496-6053 View (647) 496-6053
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Jana Spindler
Nutritionist/Dietitian, BSc, RD, CCC
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1B
Specialty: Disordered Eating, Emotional Eating, Mental Health & Sports Nutrition. Fitness enthusiast and lover of all things food, Jana is passionate about helping her clients improve their relationship with food and their body. She is a strong, motivational leader. Jana also offers the balance of a warm, supportive coaching style to nudge her clients from their comfort zone while feeling safe and supported.
Specialty: Disordered Eating, Emotional Eating, Mental Health & Sports Nutrition. Fitness enthusiast and lover of all things food, Jana is passionate about helping her clients improve their relationship with food and their body. She is a strong, motivational leader. Jana also offers the balance of a warm, supportive coaching style to nudge her clients from their comfort zone while feeling safe and supported.
(587) 806-4381 View (587) 806-4381
Breast Rehab- Oncology and Women's Health
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2H
Waitlist for new clients
Accepting new clients for in person and virtual care! With so many diet trends out there, it is hard to know what is sustainable and suitable for you! There is never a “one size fits all” diet, and this is especially true for cancer patients. Your needs are unique and ever evolving and it is important that you are receiving accurate, evidence-based advice from a professional. Whether it be preparing to fuel your body throughout chemotherapy treatment, increase tissue healing after surgery, or navigate body changes due to perimenopause or menopause, we are here to help you.
Accepting new clients for in person and virtual care! With so many diet trends out there, it is hard to know what is sustainable and suitable for you! There is never a “one size fits all” diet, and this is especially true for cancer patients. Your needs are unique and ever evolving and it is important that you are receiving accurate, evidence-based advice from a professional. Whether it be preparing to fuel your body throughout chemotherapy treatment, increase tissue healing after surgery, or navigate body changes due to perimenopause or menopause, we are here to help you.
(343) 801-1350 View (343) 801-1350
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Lise Leahy
Nutritionist/Dietitian, BScFdSc, RD CDE
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1J
Worried your child is not getting the nutrition they need for growth? Stressed about mealtime meltdowns? Trying to figure out what foods are causing pain, bloating, loose stools? Is your baby refusing to eat solids? Looking for ways to make eating enjoyable for your child, to build positive food interaction , to have them grow consistently ?
Worried your child is not getting the nutrition they need for growth? Stressed about mealtime meltdowns? Trying to figure out what foods are causing pain, bloating, loose stools? Is your baby refusing to eat solids? Looking for ways to make eating enjoyable for your child, to build positive food interaction , to have them grow consistently ?
(249) 294-0597 View (249) 294-0597
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Genisha Graham-Armstrong : Pieces To Peace Psychotherapy And Wellness
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RHN, CHN, CPT
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2J
Accepting New Clients - please check your insurance! Tailoring my skills to meet your individual needs, I look forward to helping you find peace and joy in your relationship with food. As a Black woman nutritionist, I pride myself in applying a holistic approach to my nutrition coaching and have experience working with women seeking to make healthier food choices and live a more balanced lifestyle. You'll learn how to live a life where food nourishes your body and brings you joy! My programs will also teach you to eat when you're hungry, stop when you're full, and live without the constant stress of dieting or restricting foods.
Accepting New Clients - please check your insurance! Tailoring my skills to meet your individual needs, I look forward to helping you find peace and joy in your relationship with food. As a Black woman nutritionist, I pride myself in applying a holistic approach to my nutrition coaching and have experience working with women seeking to make healthier food choices and live a more balanced lifestyle. You'll learn how to live a life where food nourishes your body and brings you joy! My programs will also teach you to eat when you're hungry, stop when you're full, and live without the constant stress of dieting or restricting foods.
(437) 747-1876 View (437) 747-1876
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Anneke Hobson
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, MPH, MA
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2P  (Online Only)
Maybe you're miserable with pregnancy side effects, stressed about feeding your toddler, or trying to manage your child's dietary restrictions. You might need support in leaving behind chronic dieting to rebuild a healthy, peaceful relationship with food. Or you might be interested in working towards a plant-based diet (vegan, vegetarian, or flexitarian) without compromising on nutrition.
Maybe you're miserable with pregnancy side effects, stressed about feeding your toddler, or trying to manage your child's dietary restrictions. You might need support in leaving behind chronic dieting to rebuild a healthy, peaceful relationship with food. Or you might be interested in working towards a plant-based diet (vegan, vegetarian, or flexitarian) without compromising on nutrition.
(343) 308-1841 View (343) 308-1841
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Zeynep Cam
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1R
Accepting NEW patients for phone/video sessions. Whether you want to lose or gain weight, manage a chronic disease, or just work your overall eating habits, I am here to support you. I have helped several clients reach & maintain their goal weight, manage chronic disease, overcome digestive issues & develop a better relationship with food. I have also worked with many people who have struggled with their eating habits/eating disorders. I have helped them to overcome that and move forward in a healthy way. You're unique so I tailor my approach & meal plan to your current lifestyle, goals, needs & past experiences with empathy & care.
Accepting NEW patients for phone/video sessions. Whether you want to lose or gain weight, manage a chronic disease, or just work your overall eating habits, I am here to support you. I have helped several clients reach & maintain their goal weight, manage chronic disease, overcome digestive issues & develop a better relationship with food. I have also worked with many people who have struggled with their eating habits/eating disorders. I have helped them to overcome that and move forward in a healthy way. You're unique so I tailor my approach & meal plan to your current lifestyle, goals, needs & past experiences with empathy & care.
(343) 655-0646 View (343) 655-0646
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Laura Coxson Rd
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1V
Accepting NEW patients-next day appts available for phone & video sessions. I have 20+ years experience as a Registered Dietitian with a wide range of experiences. I specialize in infant, pediatric and adult nutrition. I work with people 0-99. I am well-versed in all chronic and acute diseases including cancer, diabetes, infant feeding/introducing solids/picky eating, fad diets (keto), weight management, IBS, hypercholesterolemia and more. I have worked at The Hospital for Sick Children (NICU, organ transplant program, neurosurgery/trauma/plastics program), the University of Toronto, community care settings and cancer care programs.
Accepting NEW patients-next day appts available for phone & video sessions. I have 20+ years experience as a Registered Dietitian with a wide range of experiences. I specialize in infant, pediatric and adult nutrition. I work with people 0-99. I am well-versed in all chronic and acute diseases including cancer, diabetes, infant feeding/introducing solids/picky eating, fad diets (keto), weight management, IBS, hypercholesterolemia and more. I have worked at The Hospital for Sick Children (NICU, organ transplant program, neurosurgery/trauma/plastics program), the University of Toronto, community care settings and cancer care programs.
(289) 302-8389 View (289) 302-8389
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Andrea Senchuk
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, MHSc
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1R  (Online Only)
As a Monash FODMAP-trained dietitian, I help people with IBS and other digestive disorders (eg. reflux, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, etc) find the right foods for their bodies and control their bloating, pain and bothersome bowels so they can feel better and get back to doing the things they want to do.
As a Monash FODMAP-trained dietitian, I help people with IBS and other digestive disorders (eg. reflux, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, etc) find the right foods for their bodies and control their bloating, pain and bothersome bowels so they can feel better and get back to doing the things they want to do.
(343) 801-3642 View (343) 801-3642
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JM Nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1M
JM Nutrition is a nutritional counselling service by a diverse team of nutritionists and dietitians, each with their own areas of expertise and specialization. As a result, we are well-equipped to meet your exact needs, goals and preferences. Our team of nutritionists and registered dietitians regularly lend their expertise to national and international media outlets on numerous nutrition, health, wellness and fitness topics. Our highly personalized service receives high praise from our clients who come to us from all walks of life for matters pertaining to weight loss, digestive health, disease management, sports nutrition & more.
JM Nutrition is a nutritional counselling service by a diverse team of nutritionists and dietitians, each with their own areas of expertise and specialization. As a result, we are well-equipped to meet your exact needs, goals and preferences. Our team of nutritionists and registered dietitians regularly lend their expertise to national and international media outlets on numerous nutrition, health, wellness and fitness topics. Our highly personalized service receives high praise from our clients who come to us from all walks of life for matters pertaining to weight loss, digestive health, disease management, sports nutrition & more.
(437) 500-6233 View (437) 500-6233
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Anne McNairn Registered Dietitian
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, BSc, CIEC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1A  (Online Only)
Visit www.upstreamnutrition.ca to learn more about Anne, and click 'Book an Appointment' to book online. Anne helps people with their challenges around food, finding solutions to support overall health and well-being. Anne simplifies nutrition information by translating evidence-based research into clear recommendations that support your personal goals, streamlining the path to you feeling better and more in control of your life. With a practice grounded in weight-inclusivity (HAES), non-diet care, Anne provides non-judgemental support as people navigate their relationship with food and their body.
Visit www.upstreamnutrition.ca to learn more about Anne, and click 'Book an Appointment' to book online. Anne helps people with their challenges around food, finding solutions to support overall health and well-being. Anne simplifies nutrition information by translating evidence-based research into clear recommendations that support your personal goals, streamlining the path to you feeling better and more in control of your life. With a practice grounded in weight-inclusivity (HAES), non-diet care, Anne provides non-judgemental support as people navigate their relationship with food and their body.
(343) 803-8028 View (343) 803-8028
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Avery Zenker
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1N  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hi! I'm a vegan dietitian offering online consultations for plant-based, vegetarian, or vegan diets. Each session comes with an insurance receipt for nutritionist or dietitian services. You can have a free 20-minute introductory call (over the phone or via Zoom) with me. To schedule, simply send an email or book directly through our website, and we'll provide the link for both your discovery call and initial session. I'm part of Plant-Based Dietitians Ltd, a Canadian company dedicated to assisting anyone interested in plant-based diets who are struggling with various issues.
Hi! I'm a vegan dietitian offering online consultations for plant-based, vegetarian, or vegan diets. Each session comes with an insurance receipt for nutritionist or dietitian services. You can have a free 20-minute introductory call (over the phone or via Zoom) with me. To schedule, simply send an email or book directly through our website, and we'll provide the link for both your discovery call and initial session. I'm part of Plant-Based Dietitians Ltd, a Canadian company dedicated to assisting anyone interested in plant-based diets who are struggling with various issues.
(437) 292-4727 View (437) 292-4727
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Anick Vezina
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1P
As a vegan dietitian and nutritionist focusing on vegan and vegetarian diets, I provide Zoom consultations in Ontario and Quebec. Schedule a complimentary 20-minute discovery call or Zoom session to explore if we align! You'll receive insurance receipts after each session. My offerings encompass counseling, meal planning, and more. I can aid in weight loss, balanced nutrition, meal prep, preventing deficiencies, motivation, your relationship with food, sports nutrition, digestive health, menopause, PCOS, IBS, among others. Visit our website's service section for full details!
As a vegan dietitian and nutritionist focusing on vegan and vegetarian diets, I provide Zoom consultations in Ontario and Quebec. Schedule a complimentary 20-minute discovery call or Zoom session to explore if we align! You'll receive insurance receipts after each session. My offerings encompass counseling, meal planning, and more. I can aid in weight loss, balanced nutrition, meal prep, preventing deficiencies, motivation, your relationship with food, sports nutrition, digestive health, menopause, PCOS, IBS, among others. Visit our website's service section for full details!
(438) 834-8581 View (438) 834-8581
FAQs - About Nutritionists and Dietitians

How can I find a dietitian or nutritionist in Kanata?

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.