Nutritionists and Dietitians in 98105

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Nava M Lavine, RDN CD | Sensibly Sprouted
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, CD
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98105
In a world where we have unlimited access to overwhelming and confusing information about health, it can be challenging to know where to start. The foods we enjoy, our relationships with them, and how our bodies respond are so individualized that our approach has to be too!
In a world where we have unlimited access to overwhelming and confusing information about health, it can be challenging to know where to start. The foods we enjoy, our relationships with them, and how our bodies respond are so individualized that our approach has to be too!
(206) 339-3447 View (206) 339-3447
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Karen Petermeyer
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, CD
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98105
Feeling overwhelmed and out of control? Is food often a reward or a punishment? Do you find yourself feeling guilty around your food choices or how much you eat? Do you find yourself skipping meals or changing how you eat because you are with other people? Do you struggle with feeling comfortable in your body? Are you eating or exercising to change the way you look? Food is not made to be overwhelming, stressful, guilt-provoking.
Feeling overwhelmed and out of control? Is food often a reward or a punishment? Do you find yourself feeling guilty around your food choices or how much you eat? Do you find yourself skipping meals or changing how you eat because you are with other people? Do you struggle with feeling comfortable in your body? Are you eating or exercising to change the way you look? Food is not made to be overwhelming, stressful, guilt-provoking.
(503) 862-6188 View (503) 862-6188
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Erica A Blackburn | Sensibly Sprouted
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CD
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98105
Are you seeking to elevate your health and vitality through mindful nutrition? Whether you're facing dietary challenges, aiming to boost your energy, or aspiring to cultivate a harmonious relationship with food, I'm here to guide you. Your goals of achieving vibrant health, a heightened sense of well-being, and a sustainable, fulfilling lifestyle are within reach. Together, we'll unlock the power of nutrition to help you perform at your best in every facet of life.
Are you seeking to elevate your health and vitality through mindful nutrition? Whether you're facing dietary challenges, aiming to boost your energy, or aspiring to cultivate a harmonious relationship with food, I'm here to guide you. Your goals of achieving vibrant health, a heightened sense of well-being, and a sustainable, fulfilling lifestyle are within reach. Together, we'll unlock the power of nutrition to help you perform at your best in every facet of life.
(206) 737-2053 View (206) 737-2053
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Alexis B Villaret | Sensibly Sprouted
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CD
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98105
I am an enthusiastic and dedicated dietitian who is also a self-proclaimed habit-itian. Why? Because I believe that maintaining a healthy lifestyle relies on our daily habits which go beyond what we eat. As a result, I can help you discover the powerful connections between stress, sleep, movement, and how they correlate to your overall health.
I am an enthusiastic and dedicated dietitian who is also a self-proclaimed habit-itian. Why? Because I believe that maintaining a healthy lifestyle relies on our daily habits which go beyond what we eat. As a result, I can help you discover the powerful connections between stress, sleep, movement, and how they correlate to your overall health.
(206) 208-6916 View (206) 208-6916
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Kristen K Conner | Sensibly Sprouted
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, CD, IFNCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98105
Are you sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? Have you tried every diet or health hack, yet still fall short of reaching your wellness goals? I get it! We get bombarded with daily messages about quick fixes to improve our health. Only to learn they are not sustainable in the long run. So how do we actually make lifestyle changes that we can stick to, for good? Through my personal experience I have found that there is no “one diet fits all.” To find food freedom, we must listen to our bodies, and stop listening to the noise of diet culture. Once I practiced this for myself, I found that food affected my mood, digestion & energy.
Are you sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? Have you tried every diet or health hack, yet still fall short of reaching your wellness goals? I get it! We get bombarded with daily messages about quick fixes to improve our health. Only to learn they are not sustainable in the long run. So how do we actually make lifestyle changes that we can stick to, for good? Through my personal experience I have found that there is no “one diet fits all.” To find food freedom, we must listen to our bodies, and stop listening to the noise of diet culture. Once I practiced this for myself, I found that food affected my mood, digestion & energy.
(781) 488-5478 View (781) 488-5478
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Kiersten Brown Honey Nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98105  (Online Only)
My name is Kiersten, although I go by Kiersti. I am a registered dietitian that values individuals and their holistic needs. My hope for each client is that their new healthy habits can become second nature and that I provide a warm and safe environment to bring up nutrition concerns free of judgement or weight stigma. I have a strong background in eating disorders and disordered eating. I am passionate about helping those with health concerns navigate their nutrition choices without a focus on weight loss. Whether you have an eating disorder or a new diabetes diagnosis, I would love to work with you.
My name is Kiersten, although I go by Kiersti. I am a registered dietitian that values individuals and their holistic needs. My hope for each client is that their new healthy habits can become second nature and that I provide a warm and safe environment to bring up nutrition concerns free of judgement or weight stigma. I have a strong background in eating disorders and disordered eating. I am passionate about helping those with health concerns navigate their nutrition choices without a focus on weight loss. Whether you have an eating disorder or a new diabetes diagnosis, I would love to work with you.
(206) 829-6243 View (206) 829-6243
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Olivia R Love | Sensibly Sprouted
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, CD,
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98105
Whether life has just presented you with a new health concern, or you are looking to rekindle your relationship with food, or anywhere in between, I am here to help! There are many factors to consider when striving to live well, and they can understandably lead to frustration! Eating is something we are biologically required to do, so why not make it a positive experience?
Whether life has just presented you with a new health concern, or you are looking to rekindle your relationship with food, or anywhere in between, I am here to help! There are many factors to consider when striving to live well, and they can understandably lead to frustration! Eating is something we are biologically required to do, so why not make it a positive experience?
(206) 582-6597 View (206) 582-6597
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Kathleen Putnam
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98105
My mission and vision is to prevent needless suffering caused by hurtful messaging and misinformation from our culture, family, or health care system that disrupts the connection and/or enjoyment of your body, food, and eating. Shame, guilt, and stigma have no place in healthcare. I am committed to providing trauma informed care and seek to help provide tools and skills to help learn to self regulate and improve tolerance connecting the body and eating. I provide practical, realistic strategies resulting in long-term success. Stop overthinking food, hating your body, emotional eating, or regrets. I'm here to help!
My mission and vision is to prevent needless suffering caused by hurtful messaging and misinformation from our culture, family, or health care system that disrupts the connection and/or enjoyment of your body, food, and eating. Shame, guilt, and stigma have no place in healthcare. I am committed to providing trauma informed care and seek to help provide tools and skills to help learn to self regulate and improve tolerance connecting the body and eating. I provide practical, realistic strategies resulting in long-term success. Stop overthinking food, hating your body, emotional eating, or regrets. I'm here to help!
(206) 258-8191 View (206) 258-8191
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Teresa L Yi | Sensibly Sprouted
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CD
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98105
My ideal client is proactive and motivated to improve their health, dealing with challenges like diabetes, weight management, or food sensitivities. They seek not just a diet, but a sustainable, balanced lifestyle. Their goal is to understand their condition, learn how to nourish their body correctly, and feel empowered in their food choices. They want guidance to navigate their dietary needs without feeling overwhelmed, aiming for a healthier, happier life. The why is clear: to take control of their health, experience wellness, and enjoy life to its fullest.
My ideal client is proactive and motivated to improve their health, dealing with challenges like diabetes, weight management, or food sensitivities. They seek not just a diet, but a sustainable, balanced lifestyle. Their goal is to understand their condition, learn how to nourish their body correctly, and feel empowered in their food choices. They want guidance to navigate their dietary needs without feeling overwhelmed, aiming for a healthier, happier life. The why is clear: to take control of their health, experience wellness, and enjoy life to its fullest.
(206) 202-9184 View (206) 202-9184
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Mary Emmilia Smith
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98105
Emmilia’s passion for integrative medicine and whole foods nutrition has evolved throughout her life and career. Like many of her clients, she grew up learning from various outlets that wellness should look and behave a certain way. After learning the transformative impact of integrative functional nutrition through her education at Bastyr University, and witnessing the shame, confusion, and damage that can come from a narrow approach to health through her work with patients, it has become clear to her that one-size does not fit all.
Emmilia’s passion for integrative medicine and whole foods nutrition has evolved throughout her life and career. Like many of her clients, she grew up learning from various outlets that wellness should look and behave a certain way. After learning the transformative impact of integrative functional nutrition through her education at Bastyr University, and witnessing the shame, confusion, and damage that can come from a narrow approach to health through her work with patients, it has become clear to her that one-size does not fit all.
(206) 829-6925 View (206) 829-6925
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Miranda D Eriksen | Sensibly Sprouted
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98105
Are you interested in improving your health through the foods you eat? Are you hoping to finally make changes that are impactful and sustainable? I love to uplift my patients and empower them to achieve their healthiest self. I’m positive, compassionate, and non-judgmental. I have a passion for using nutrition to improve quality of life.
Are you interested in improving your health through the foods you eat? Are you hoping to finally make changes that are impactful and sustainable? I love to uplift my patients and empower them to achieve their healthiest self. I’m positive, compassionate, and non-judgmental. I have a passion for using nutrition to improve quality of life.
(855) 904-1447 View (855) 904-1447
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Julia Hollenberg
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98105
If you're feeling like you're losing a longstanding battle with your body, you're not alone. Or perhaps your constant attempts to control food ends up feeling like food is controlling you and your life. Again, you are not alone. You do not have to live a life that is limited by food rules, even if they're in the name of health. You do not have to live in constant worry about what others will think of your body. You do not have to waste the majority of your precious mental and emotional capacity ruminating on food and your body. Because: you were born for great things.
If you're feeling like you're losing a longstanding battle with your body, you're not alone. Or perhaps your constant attempts to control food ends up feeling like food is controlling you and your life. Again, you are not alone. You do not have to live a life that is limited by food rules, even if they're in the name of health. You do not have to live in constant worry about what others will think of your body. You do not have to waste the majority of your precious mental and emotional capacity ruminating on food and your body. Because: you were born for great things.
(206) 792-1073 View (206) 792-1073
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Maria Lourdes Aragon Nichols
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98105
As a Filipino/a/x Dietitian Maria-Lourdes or Malou approaches their work with intersectionality in mind. She sees clients as the expert of their lived experience and believes that folks are "already whole." Whether you are in the action or maintenance phase in your health journey (or eating disorder recovery), Malou welcomes you to come as you are. They invite folks to consider or discover a non-diet, weight-inclusive, anti-oppression approach. With a clinical nutrition background, she offers medical nutrition therapy, nutrition counseling, and nutrition assessments for those concerned of the severity of their symptoms.
As a Filipino/a/x Dietitian Maria-Lourdes or Malou approaches their work with intersectionality in mind. She sees clients as the expert of their lived experience and believes that folks are "already whole." Whether you are in the action or maintenance phase in your health journey (or eating disorder recovery), Malou welcomes you to come as you are. They invite folks to consider or discover a non-diet, weight-inclusive, anti-oppression approach. With a clinical nutrition background, she offers medical nutrition therapy, nutrition counseling, and nutrition assessments for those concerned of the severity of their symptoms.
(970) 510-8289 View (970) 510-8289
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Chelsea Whealdon
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MPH, RDN
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98105  (Online Only)
Are you feeling confused or overwhelmed by food? Exhausted by the mixed messaging you see about nutrition online? You might be worried about your health and seeking a long-term, more sustainable approach to eating. Or maybe you're a parent that's concerned about your child's eating. Whatever it is, I want you to know that it's possible for things to get better and easier. If you're here for yourself, I know that it takes courage to seek help and you've already taken the first steps towards change! If you're concerned about your child, know that this is an incredibly powerful time to intervene and get them the support they need.
Are you feeling confused or overwhelmed by food? Exhausted by the mixed messaging you see about nutrition online? You might be worried about your health and seeking a long-term, more sustainable approach to eating. Or maybe you're a parent that's concerned about your child's eating. Whatever it is, I want you to know that it's possible for things to get better and easier. If you're here for yourself, I know that it takes courage to seek help and you've already taken the first steps towards change! If you're concerned about your child, know that this is an incredibly powerful time to intervene and get them the support they need.
(425) 250-9405 View (425) 250-9405
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Colleen Drosdeck | Nutrition For Metabolic Health
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, CD
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98105  (Online Only)
I specialize in using a low carbohydrate lifestyle to help clients feel better, move easier, reduce belly fat, improve blood sugar levels, achieve a healthier weight, lower blood pressure and decrease risk of heart disease, diabetes and stroke.
I specialize in using a low carbohydrate lifestyle to help clients feel better, move easier, reduce belly fat, improve blood sugar levels, achieve a healthier weight, lower blood pressure and decrease risk of heart disease, diabetes and stroke.
(425) 475-1427 View (425) 475-1427
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Dana Kruse
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, CN
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98105
My goal is to provide you with support and tools to help along your nutrition journey. Are you trying to manage blood glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure, or dealing with grief? Did you know that gut health is really important and can affect every other system in your body from depression, inflammation, autoimmune disease, and metabolic syndrome among others? I want to work with you!
My goal is to provide you with support and tools to help along your nutrition journey. Are you trying to manage blood glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure, or dealing with grief? Did you know that gut health is really important and can affect every other system in your body from depression, inflammation, autoimmune disease, and metabolic syndrome among others? I want to work with you!
(425) 243-1649 View (425) 243-1649
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Fed Spirit Counseling + Nutrition, PLLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, LMHC, CN
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98105  (Online Only)
How many diets have you tried and quit? What if I told you that it wasn’t you failing the diet, but the diet failing YOU? Many of us grew up believing that thin equals healthy, and that sticking to rigid rules around eating and moving would lead to happiness and success. But in reality, sticking to food rules creates stronger and stronger cravings, feelings of powerlessness or guilt, and disconnection from the body’s signals of hunger, fullness, thirst, and more! Dieting can even lead to total loss of control, binge eating, and shame spirals. To heal a chaotic relationship with food, the first step is understand this cycle.
How many diets have you tried and quit? What if I told you that it wasn’t you failing the diet, but the diet failing YOU? Many of us grew up believing that thin equals healthy, and that sticking to rigid rules around eating and moving would lead to happiness and success. But in reality, sticking to food rules creates stronger and stronger cravings, feelings of powerlessness or guilt, and disconnection from the body’s signals of hunger, fullness, thirst, and more! Dieting can even lead to total loss of control, binge eating, and shame spirals. To heal a chaotic relationship with food, the first step is understand this cycle.
(206) 566-0643 View (206) 566-0643
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Heather K Nakamura
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MPE, MS, RDN, CLT, IFNCP
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98105
"I know what I should be doing... I just don't do it". If you've ever said that about your weight loss, sports nutrition or wellness goals, then you're just like the clients I work with everyday. They have great intentions to lose weight, get fit, and improve their health, but struggle to find the time, energy and motivation to make it a priority. They've tried strict diets, joined numerous exercise programs, and set unrealistic goals - only to experience frustration and failure.
"I know what I should be doing... I just don't do it". If you've ever said that about your weight loss, sports nutrition or wellness goals, then you're just like the clients I work with everyday. They have great intentions to lose weight, get fit, and improve their health, but struggle to find the time, energy and motivation to make it a priority. They've tried strict diets, joined numerous exercise programs, and set unrealistic goals - only to experience frustration and failure.
(206) 429-4134 View (206) 429-4134
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Alexa Paige Halling
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, CD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98105
Whether you have a diagnosed eating disorder, are in recovery, or simply want to have a better relationship with food, we can work together to hone your body’s innate wisdom and fine-tune your intuitive eating skills. In addition to nutrition therapy, we can reclaim your relationship with joyful movement, and move toward body acceptance and weight neutrality. Everyone deserves a relationship with food that’s nourishing and non-punitive. But to create peace with our body, we first need to undo the harmful internal biases we hold so we can develop a nourishing relationship with food.
Whether you have a diagnosed eating disorder, are in recovery, or simply want to have a better relationship with food, we can work together to hone your body’s innate wisdom and fine-tune your intuitive eating skills. In addition to nutrition therapy, we can reclaim your relationship with joyful movement, and move toward body acceptance and weight neutrality. Everyone deserves a relationship with food that’s nourishing and non-punitive. But to create peace with our body, we first need to undo the harmful internal biases we hold so we can develop a nourishing relationship with food.
(360) 276-5992 View (360) 276-5992
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Sofia Colantuono
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98105
Sofia is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist specializing in working with adults and adolescents with Eating Disorders, Disordered Eating, Digestive issues (IBS, IBD, Low FODMAP), Hormonal Imbalances (PCOS, etc.), and interested in Sports Nutrition. Sofia is passionate about helping others build a positive relationship with food and their bodies. Nutrition is not one-size-fits all, and Sofia believes in the importance of having a client-centered approach and providing personalized nutrition care. Her past experiences have driven her desire to help others reach lifestyle changes in a sustainable and practical way.
Sofia is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist specializing in working with adults and adolescents with Eating Disorders, Disordered Eating, Digestive issues (IBS, IBD, Low FODMAP), Hormonal Imbalances (PCOS, etc.), and interested in Sports Nutrition. Sofia is passionate about helping others build a positive relationship with food and their bodies. Nutrition is not one-size-fits all, and Sofia believes in the importance of having a client-centered approach and providing personalized nutrition care. Her past experiences have driven her desire to help others reach lifestyle changes in a sustainable and practical way.
(206) 590-4794 View (206) 590-4794
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FAQs - About Nutritionists and Dietitians

How can I find a dietitian or nutritionist in 98105?

To find dietitians and nutritionists near you, input your city, town, suburb, 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 registered dietitian (RD) or registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) has earned at least a graduate degree from an accredited program, completed a supervised practice program, passed the Commission on Dietetic Registration exam, and continues their education regularly. The RD and RDN credentials are regulated by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the largest nutrition-related organization in the country. Only professionals who meet their standards can call themselves an RD or RDN and enjoy privileges like billing insurance. Additionally, RDs and RDNs can get board certifications in specialized areas such as gerontological nutrition (CSG), sports dietetics (CSSD), pediatric nutrition (CSP), renal nutrition (CSR), or oncology nutrition (CSO). They also need state licensure, which usually aligns with national requirements.

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 counseling, 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, such as a Board Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition (CSO) or a Board Certified Specialist in Renal Nutrition (CSR). These credentials indicate advanced education and a commitment to ongoing learning within a specific area. 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 primary care physician or another medical professional may be necessary. In such cases, a referral is typically made for those who have been formally diagnosed with a medical condition requiring nutrition counseling, 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 counseling 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 within the United States 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 licensed 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.