Nutritionists and Dietitians in Arizona

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Photo of Sarah Duke - Duke Nutrition Experts, RDN, CLT, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Duke Nutrition Experts
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, CLT
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85755
We specialize in helping clients with chronic inflammatory diseases such as, Fibromyalgia, Migraines, Crohn's Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, PCOS, Ulcerative Colitis and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Inflammation is the common link among these conditions.
We specialize in helping clients with chronic inflammatory diseases such as, Fibromyalgia, Migraines, Crohn's Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, PCOS, Ulcerative Colitis and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Inflammation is the common link among these conditions.
(520) 263-9145 View (520) 263-9145
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Anna Marie Blessing Phd Biofeedback Specialist
Nutritionist/Dietitian, CNC, BMsc, MMsc, PhD
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85711
Nutrition Clinic utilizing Biofeedback Testing and Treatments to address the most current health issues plaguing us today such as: Thyroid Issues, IBS, Autoimmune Conditions, Fibromyalgia, Allergies and Food Sensitivities, Chronic Pain and more. If you are looking for a way to address your health that is "outside the box" please reach out.
Nutrition Clinic utilizing Biofeedback Testing and Treatments to address the most current health issues plaguing us today such as: Thyroid Issues, IBS, Autoimmune Conditions, Fibromyalgia, Allergies and Food Sensitivities, Chronic Pain and more. If you are looking for a way to address your health that is "outside the box" please reach out.
(520) 217-8815 View (520) 217-8815
Photo of Jasmine Swier, MS, RDN, CDCES, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Jasmine Swier
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CDCES
Verified Verified
Mesa, AZ 85213
As a functional dietitian & mother of two, I understand the unique challenges that parenthood can present. With over 10 years experience, I specialize in the areas of fertility, PCOS, prenatal, postpartum, and pediatric nutrition providing professional and personal expertise. I also help those with diabetes including gestational diabetes and can help keep your blood sugars manageable while still enjoying your your favorite foods. Together, we can transform your mealtime challenges into a nourishing, enjoyable experience for you & your family, while ensuring you feel fulfilled and less overwhelmed in your role as a nurturing parent.
As a functional dietitian & mother of two, I understand the unique challenges that parenthood can present. With over 10 years experience, I specialize in the areas of fertility, PCOS, prenatal, postpartum, and pediatric nutrition providing professional and personal expertise. I also help those with diabetes including gestational diabetes and can help keep your blood sugars manageable while still enjoying your your favorite foods. Together, we can transform your mealtime challenges into a nourishing, enjoyable experience for you & your family, while ensuring you feel fulfilled and less overwhelmed in your role as a nurturing parent.
(480) 568-2176 View (480) 568-2176
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Kristin Woodbury
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85006  (Online Only)
Kristin specializes in working with adults and adolescents with Eating Disorders, Disordered Eating, PCOS, Digestive Conditions, IBS, Low FODMAP, Chron's, and Pre/Post Natal Nutrition. Kristin offers a positive approach to nutrition by focusing on building a healthy relationship with food, making lifestyle changes, goal setting and problem solving to overcome barriers. She believes in staying positive, and that it’s never too late to make lifestyle changes that can lead to a healthier life. Kristin became a dietitian after the experience of caregiving in high school for her grandmother.
Kristin specializes in working with adults and adolescents with Eating Disorders, Disordered Eating, PCOS, Digestive Conditions, IBS, Low FODMAP, Chron's, and Pre/Post Natal Nutrition. Kristin offers a positive approach to nutrition by focusing on building a healthy relationship with food, making lifestyle changes, goal setting and problem solving to overcome barriers. She believes in staying positive, and that it’s never too late to make lifestyle changes that can lead to a healthier life. Kristin became a dietitian after the experience of caregiving in high school for her grandmother.
(520) 462-3563 View (520) 462-3563
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Caitlyn Fergerson
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, MEd, LDN
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Would you like help working on your relationship with food and your relationship with your body? There are so many confusing nutrition messages out there and no single plan works for every person. If you're looking for a dietitian with varied experience and a nonjudgemental approach, I would love to talk with you. With a whole-person approach, I meet people where they're at and help them set reasonable, attainable wellness goals. I use a non-diet, trauma-informed approach with HAES (Health at Every Size) alignment and Intuitive Eating at the forefront.
Would you like help working on your relationship with food and your relationship with your body? There are so many confusing nutrition messages out there and no single plan works for every person. If you're looking for a dietitian with varied experience and a nonjudgemental approach, I would love to talk with you. With a whole-person approach, I meet people where they're at and help them set reasonable, attainable wellness goals. I use a non-diet, trauma-informed approach with HAES (Health at Every Size) alignment and Intuitive Eating at the forefront.
(520) 595-4179 View (520) 595-4179
Photo of Lee Renda, Lee Renda, MS, RDN, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Lee Renda
Nutritionist/Dietitian, Lee Renda, MS, RDN
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85257
Oncology patients with brain tumors who are looking to follow a therapeutic ketogenic diet. I am not associated with keto fit and do not sell supplements.
Oncology patients with brain tumors who are looking to follow a therapeutic ketogenic diet. I am not associated with keto fit and do not sell supplements.
(602) 975-2140 View (602) 975-2140
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Prajakta Apte
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Surprise, AZ 85374
Right Nutrition Works offers customized nutrition counseling in a private office and helps you achieve your health goals. Prajakta Apte R.D. has 10+ years of clinical nutrition experience counseling patients with diabetes, renal disorders, high blood pressure, weight management, and GI disorders. Her approach is personal, effective and proven. Prajakta takes your individual needs into account, to develop a personalized and realistic program that works for you! Her deep understanding of food, nutrition, and human mind helps her analyze your needs and recommends the foods that you enjoy eating.
Right Nutrition Works offers customized nutrition counseling in a private office and helps you achieve your health goals. Prajakta Apte R.D. has 10+ years of clinical nutrition experience counseling patients with diabetes, renal disorders, high blood pressure, weight management, and GI disorders. Her approach is personal, effective and proven. Prajakta takes your individual needs into account, to develop a personalized and realistic program that works for you! Her deep understanding of food, nutrition, and human mind helps her analyze your needs and recommends the foods that you enjoy eating.
(623) 207-1847 View (623) 207-1847
Photo of Dylan Jones - Lucas James | Celebrity Personal Trainer, MS, RD, CD, CES, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Lucas James | Celebrity Personal Trainer
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, CD, CES
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Developing a healthy lifestyle through nutrition for weight loss and fat loss is my specialty. As a Registered Dietitian and Clinical Exercise Specialist I pursue opportunities to re-cultivate the philosophy that Food is Medicine an that Exercise is Protective. My clients can expect to learn more about their overall health and benefit through tailored approaches that are in line with their motivation and where they are at in life. If you're looking for weight loss, fat loss, pre or post-natal, healthy weight gain, and muscle building nutrition program, I can help you.
Developing a healthy lifestyle through nutrition for weight loss and fat loss is my specialty. As a Registered Dietitian and Clinical Exercise Specialist I pursue opportunities to re-cultivate the philosophy that Food is Medicine an that Exercise is Protective. My clients can expect to learn more about their overall health and benefit through tailored approaches that are in line with their motivation and where they are at in life. If you're looking for weight loss, fat loss, pre or post-natal, healthy weight gain, and muscle building nutrition program, I can help you.
(602) 892-0354 View (602) 892-0354
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Lisa Kandell Kotler
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CLE, CSP
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Children are our future! For them to succeed, they have to first be healthy. As a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, I have specialized in pediatric nutrition for over 30 years! I work with children and their families to learn how to make healthy food choices and keep their bodies healthy through nutrition and activity. I work with adolescents to help them develop a positive self image and confidence in making healthy food choices during this period of change. I work with young women/future mothers. Nutrition is the foundation of a healthy life - educating children & families about nutrition is my passion.
Children are our future! For them to succeed, they have to first be healthy. As a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, I have specialized in pediatric nutrition for over 30 years! I work with children and their families to learn how to make healthy food choices and keep their bodies healthy through nutrition and activity. I work with adolescents to help them develop a positive self image and confidence in making healthy food choices during this period of change. I work with young women/future mothers. Nutrition is the foundation of a healthy life - educating children & families about nutrition is my passion.
(480) 525-8310 View (480) 525-8310
Photo of Alisha Beardslee, MS, RD, CNS, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Alisha Beardslee
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, CNS
Verified Verified
Glendale, AZ 85308
ResparkleU sets you on a path to feel better, look your best and experience radiant living! Together, we'll work to boost energy levels, reduce pain & inflammation, alleviate frustration, discomfort and embarrassment of digestive issues, Tackle food allergies & sensitivities, manage stress and it’s effects, Drop unwanted pounds and end the diets. You'll encounter a fun, inspirational style in either personal 1:1 consults or group classes. We'll customize a nutrition plan to fit you using multiple tools: body composition, metabolic and micronutrient testing, detox/cleansing, pharmaceutical grade nutrition supplements and more.
ResparkleU sets you on a path to feel better, look your best and experience radiant living! Together, we'll work to boost energy levels, reduce pain & inflammation, alleviate frustration, discomfort and embarrassment of digestive issues, Tackle food allergies & sensitivities, manage stress and it’s effects, Drop unwanted pounds and end the diets. You'll encounter a fun, inspirational style in either personal 1:1 consults or group classes. We'll customize a nutrition plan to fit you using multiple tools: body composition, metabolic and micronutrient testing, detox/cleansing, pharmaceutical grade nutrition supplements and more.
(480) 637-2014 View (480) 637-2014
Photo of Tristine Bogle, RDN, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Tristine Bogle
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN
Verified Verified
Mesa, AZ 85206
We are a private practice offering nutrition counseling and Medical Nutrition Therapy for chronic disease including overweight & obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, autoimmune conditions, kidney disease, GI disorders, Celiac disease, and food allergies & intolerances.
We are a private practice offering nutrition counseling and Medical Nutrition Therapy for chronic disease including overweight & obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, autoimmune conditions, kidney disease, GI disorders, Celiac disease, and food allergies & intolerances.
(480) 531-8981 View (480) 531-8981
Photo of Ryann Hilton - NourishRX Nutrition, RD, LDN, CEDRD, Nutritionist/Dietitian
NourishRX Nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LDN, CEDRD
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85034  (Online Only)
We are NourishRX Nutrition, an outpatient eating disorder practice. Ryann, our founder, is a certified eating disorder registered dietitian who began our practice in 2010. We are a team of Registered Dietitians here to listen and get to the root of what’s causing you harm while establishing a safe and trusted space. Together we will work towards letting go of diet mentality and developing healthy habits to support improved nutrition and improved body image. We will work to pursue a healing journey that helps you to create a more meaningful, confident, and connected life! Book a FREE call: www.nourishrx.com/appointments
We are NourishRX Nutrition, an outpatient eating disorder practice. Ryann, our founder, is a certified eating disorder registered dietitian who began our practice in 2010. We are a team of Registered Dietitians here to listen and get to the root of what’s causing you harm while establishing a safe and trusted space. Together we will work towards letting go of diet mentality and developing healthy habits to support improved nutrition and improved body image. We will work to pursue a healing journey that helps you to create a more meaningful, confident, and connected life! Book a FREE call: www.nourishrx.com/appointments
(480) 864-4347 View (480) 864-4347
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Yvonne Roehr
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN
Verified Verified
Buckeye, AZ 85326
Not accepting new clients
TELEHEALTH COMES TO THE WEST VALLEY! I help people understand kidney disease so foods can be chosen with confidence and without fear of further kidney damage. I'm Yvonne Roehr, MS, RDN, founder and CEO of NutriCoachAZ LLC; most people just call me "Yvonne the RD". Being a kidney specialist, I can also help with managing diabetes, high blood pressure (hypertension), and weight loss to achieve your goals in realistic, small changes that fit into your lifestyle. No need to fight traffic or take excess time out of your day, just sit back and have your video appointment where and when it is convenient for you.
TELEHEALTH COMES TO THE WEST VALLEY! I help people understand kidney disease so foods can be chosen with confidence and without fear of further kidney damage. I'm Yvonne Roehr, MS, RDN, founder and CEO of NutriCoachAZ LLC; most people just call me "Yvonne the RD". Being a kidney specialist, I can also help with managing diabetes, high blood pressure (hypertension), and weight loss to achieve your goals in realistic, small changes that fit into your lifestyle. No need to fight traffic or take excess time out of your day, just sit back and have your video appointment where and when it is convenient for you.
(623) 400-5744 View (623) 400-5744
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AM Nutrition Services
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD
Verified Verified
Glendale, AZ 85308
At AM Nutrition Services, we have motivated Registered Dietitians providing individual nutrition counseling for children and adults. We work directly with referring physicians to provide the most multidisciplinary and accurate care possible. We see patients for many diagnoses, including: Diabetes, Kidney Disease, Weight Managment, Bariatric Preparation and follow through, Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia, GI disorders, PCOS, food allergies/sensitivities and Eating Disorder outpatient nutrition counseling.
At AM Nutrition Services, we have motivated Registered Dietitians providing individual nutrition counseling for children and adults. We work directly with referring physicians to provide the most multidisciplinary and accurate care possible. We see patients for many diagnoses, including: Diabetes, Kidney Disease, Weight Managment, Bariatric Preparation and follow through, Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia, GI disorders, PCOS, food allergies/sensitivities and Eating Disorder outpatient nutrition counseling.
(623) 745-9801 View (623) 745-9801
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Liz Lees
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CGN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
I understand you might feel unsure about meeting with a dietitian, especially if you struggle with any type of eating disorder behaviors. I want you to know that you aren't alone, so many clients feel this way in the beginning. I am here to create a supportive, non-judgmental, and safe environment by first spending the time to get to know you and understand what you need on your individual journey to reach your nutritional goals. I love educating my clients on the gut-brain connection to support any co-occurring digestive issues that may be present and further complicating your journey towards making peace with food.
I understand you might feel unsure about meeting with a dietitian, especially if you struggle with any type of eating disorder behaviors. I want you to know that you aren't alone, so many clients feel this way in the beginning. I am here to create a supportive, non-judgmental, and safe environment by first spending the time to get to know you and understand what you need on your individual journey to reach your nutritional goals. I love educating my clients on the gut-brain connection to support any co-occurring digestive issues that may be present and further complicating your journey towards making peace with food.
(480) 405-4448 View (480) 405-4448
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Uhling Consulting, LLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MBA, RD, CDE
Verified Verified
Glendale, AZ 85308
Uhling Consulting is a group of Registered Dietitians (RDs) that offer medical nutrition therapy/nutrition counseling. We offer a private setting for one-on-one nutrition counseling. Our RDs implement evidence-based practice, along with professional judgment, in order to achieve optimum care and positive nutrition and health outcomes.
Uhling Consulting is a group of Registered Dietitians (RDs) that offer medical nutrition therapy/nutrition counseling. We offer a private setting for one-on-one nutrition counseling. Our RDs implement evidence-based practice, along with professional judgment, in order to achieve optimum care and positive nutrition and health outcomes.
(602) 714-9357 View (602) 714-9357
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Ilene Yalen, MS, RDN, NutriWellness 1st, LLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85710
I specialize in helping clients with all types of eating disorders (Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, ARFID and OSFED), working with athletes, and those with various clinical backgrounds including Diabetes and Gastrointestinal Disorders. My passion is to cultivate whole body wellness through nutrition and lifestyle balance.
I specialize in helping clients with all types of eating disorders (Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, ARFID and OSFED), working with athletes, and those with various clinical backgrounds including Diabetes and Gastrointestinal Disorders. My passion is to cultivate whole body wellness through nutrition and lifestyle balance.
(520) 438-4301 View (520) 438-4301
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Educated Bites
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
Are you over the diet plan that hasn't been sustainable? Is your child/teen struggling with their body image and relationship with food? Are you concerned about your picky eater's growth and development? No matter your stage in life, navigating your relationship with food and your body can be overwhelming. Diet culture and social media fills the eyes and ears of all ages with fear-mongering comments about how our bodies should look and which foods we should choose to eat, negatively influencing one's body confidence and overall mental and physical health.
Are you over the diet plan that hasn't been sustainable? Is your child/teen struggling with their body image and relationship with food? Are you concerned about your picky eater's growth and development? No matter your stage in life, navigating your relationship with food and your body can be overwhelming. Diet culture and social media fills the eyes and ears of all ages with fear-mongering comments about how our bodies should look and which foods we should choose to eat, negatively influencing one's body confidence and overall mental and physical health.
(480) 386-6090 View (480) 386-6090
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Jody Drange
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, CDCES
Verified Verified
Gilbert, AZ 85296
I have worked in both residential and outpatient clinics for individuals with anorexia nervosa, binge eating disorder and bulimia nervosa. Additionally, I have experience in sports nutrition, diabetes, weight management, and work with both adolescent and adult populations. I love helping clients focus on their goals, gain healthy habits and improve their relationship with food, so they can ultimately improve their quality of life. Working at The Kahm Clinic allows me to combine my counseling skills with technology (metabolic testing and body composition testing) to better serve my patients.
I have worked in both residential and outpatient clinics for individuals with anorexia nervosa, binge eating disorder and bulimia nervosa. Additionally, I have experience in sports nutrition, diabetes, weight management, and work with both adolescent and adult populations. I love helping clients focus on their goals, gain healthy habits and improve their relationship with food, so they can ultimately improve their quality of life. Working at The Kahm Clinic allows me to combine my counseling skills with technology (metabolic testing and body composition testing) to better serve my patients.
(480) 470-0507 View (480) 470-0507
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Bernadette Roumbos The Serene Way Therapies, LLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MA, RDN, LPC, RYT, CHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85710
I provide an integrative, nonjudgmental, and a personal approach to make lifestyle changes for you and your family. Whether you are struggling to manage your weight, keep your diabetes under control, or with GI or eating disorders, I can help you meet your goals and thrive. As an experienced Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, and Licensed Professional Counselor in the healthcare industry for over 20 years, I take the guesswork out of making diet and lifestyle changes by including Health Coaching, Motivational Interviewing techniques, Clinical Hypnotherapy and more to design a personal plan targeted for your specific needs.
I provide an integrative, nonjudgmental, and a personal approach to make lifestyle changes for you and your family. Whether you are struggling to manage your weight, keep your diabetes under control, or with GI or eating disorders, I can help you meet your goals and thrive. As an experienced Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, and Licensed Professional Counselor in the healthcare industry for over 20 years, I take the guesswork out of making diet and lifestyle changes by including Health Coaching, Motivational Interviewing techniques, Clinical Hypnotherapy and more to design a personal plan targeted for your specific needs.
(520) 337-8713 View (520) 337-8713
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FAQs - About Nutritionists and Dietitians

How can I find a dietitian or nutritionist in Arizona?

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.