Nutritionists and Dietitians near Peoria, AZ

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Jade Tyler
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD
Verified Verified
Peoria, AZ 85382
As a dietitian, Jade enjoys helping people identify the negative beliefs, emotions, and/or associations they have surrounding food, their weight, and their body, and then using nutritional interventions to respectfully and effectively guide them towards a healthy and loving relationship with food and their body. With a passion for offering individualized nutritional support, she is committed to helping each of her beloved clients by teaching the principles of Intuitive Eating, challenging thoughts and behaviors associated with chronic dieting, and working with people pre- and post-bariatric surgery.
As a dietitian, Jade enjoys helping people identify the negative beliefs, emotions, and/or associations they have surrounding food, their weight, and their body, and then using nutritional interventions to respectfully and effectively guide them towards a healthy and loving relationship with food and their body. With a passion for offering individualized nutritional support, she is committed to helping each of her beloved clients by teaching the principles of Intuitive Eating, challenging thoughts and behaviors associated with chronic dieting, and working with people pre- and post-bariatric surgery.
(480) 426-8613 View (480) 426-8613
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Komplete Nutrition, LLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian
Verified Verified
Peoria, AZ 85381
Komplete Nutrition is compromised of two Registered Dietitians (RDs) that offer medical nutrition therapy and eating disorder counseling. Kylie Peterson MPH, RDN, CDCES, RYT has 9 years of experience working in hospital critical care and out patient settings. Her experience includes extensive GI complications/disease, diabetes, liver, heart and kidney disease, and disordered eating. Kelli Jo Grover MS, RDN has 7 years of experience working with eating disorders. She specializes in complications along side eating disorders including gastroparesis, SMA, EDS, OCD, Trauma, BPD, POTS, bariatric surgeries, and enteral feedings.
Komplete Nutrition is compromised of two Registered Dietitians (RDs) that offer medical nutrition therapy and eating disorder counseling. Kylie Peterson MPH, RDN, CDCES, RYT has 9 years of experience working in hospital critical care and out patient settings. Her experience includes extensive GI complications/disease, diabetes, liver, heart and kidney disease, and disordered eating. Kelli Jo Grover MS, RDN has 7 years of experience working with eating disorders. She specializes in complications along side eating disorders including gastroparesis, SMA, EDS, OCD, Trauma, BPD, POTS, bariatric surgeries, and enteral feedings.
(801) 796-2763 View (801) 796-2763
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Kristen Bunger
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glendale, AZ 85308
I have been a registered dietitian for 15 years specializing in eating disorders. I have a non-diet, Health At Every Size approach to helping my clients with eating disorders, disordered eating, yo-yo dieting, etc. attain peace with food and their bodies. I specialize in treating children, adolescents, and adults in their pursuit of freedom from eating disorders. I work closely with therapists, psychiatric providers, medical providers, and families of clients to achieve a team approach and to support my clients the best way possible. I would love to help you or your loved one heal and find wholeness.
I have been a registered dietitian for 15 years specializing in eating disorders. I have a non-diet, Health At Every Size approach to helping my clients with eating disorders, disordered eating, yo-yo dieting, etc. attain peace with food and their bodies. I specialize in treating children, adolescents, and adults in their pursuit of freedom from eating disorders. I work closely with therapists, psychiatric providers, medical providers, and families of clients to achieve a team approach and to support my clients the best way possible. I would love to help you or your loved one heal and find wholeness.
(602) 428-7347 View (602) 428-7347
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Kimberly Collins
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CDCES, CEDS-S
Verified Verified
Waddell, AZ 85355
Kim's passion is working with adults and adolescents looking for support in their recovery journey from disordered eating, an eating disorder and those looking to improve their relationship with food. She also has specialized experience working with clients wanting to improve their diabetes control. Kim's approach is to assist the client in reaching their personal goals while providing a supportive, weight neutral and educational environment.
Kim's passion is working with adults and adolescents looking for support in their recovery journey from disordered eating, an eating disorder and those looking to improve their relationship with food. She also has specialized experience working with clients wanting to improve their diabetes control. Kim's approach is to assist the client in reaching their personal goals while providing a supportive, weight neutral and educational environment.
(623) 292-5015 View (623) 292-5015
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Yvonne Roehr
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN
Verified Verified
Goodyear, AZ 85338
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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Summer Iwerks
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LD/N
Verified Verified
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
I specialize in treating the full spectrum of eating disorders in both adults and adolescents. I began my work at the residential treatment level of care working with both adult and adolescent eating disorder patients. I then widened my experience and furthered my skills by working in the outpatient setting. I again worked with adolescents and adults both with eating disorders and other medical conditions requiring medical nutrition therapy. Since that time I have worked as the lead dietitian at the residential treatment level of care treating adolescents with severe eating disorders.
I specialize in treating the full spectrum of eating disorders in both adults and adolescents. I began my work at the residential treatment level of care working with both adult and adolescent eating disorder patients. I then widened my experience and furthered my skills by working in the outpatient setting. I again worked with adolescents and adults both with eating disorders and other medical conditions requiring medical nutrition therapy. Since that time I have worked as the lead dietitian at the residential treatment level of care treating adolescents with severe eating disorders.
(480) 685-8595 View (480) 685-8595
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Kristine Sinner
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LD/N, CEDS-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
I am a Certified Eating Disorders Dietitian Supervisor (CEDS-S) with 30+ years of exclusive eating disorder experience. I have treated thousands working at every level of care since 1995. In 2018, I opened my own outpatient practice specifically to offer alternative treatment solutions to the typical care that is available. I offer individualized "out of the box" evidence based medical nutrition therapies and treatment plans. I carefully combine emotional, cognitive and behavioral therapeutic strategies that best apply to each individual and coordinate your care with a team to help you get the right care not just the typical care.
I am a Certified Eating Disorders Dietitian Supervisor (CEDS-S) with 30+ years of exclusive eating disorder experience. I have treated thousands working at every level of care since 1995. In 2018, I opened my own outpatient practice specifically to offer alternative treatment solutions to the typical care that is available. I offer individualized "out of the box" evidence based medical nutrition therapies and treatment plans. I carefully combine emotional, cognitive and behavioral therapeutic strategies that best apply to each individual and coordinate your care with a team to help you get the right care not just the typical care.
(480) 571-4973 View (480) 571-4973
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Maria Lourdes Aragon Nichols
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85006
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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Journey Nutrition Counseling
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MPH, RDN
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
At Journey Nutrition Counseling we deeply understand that your relationship with food and your body is much more than calorie formulas and scientific facts. Without exploring our relationship with food, facts can leave us feeling more confused and overwhelmed. At Journey we provide nutrition education based on your needs, but you will also find a safe space to identify any mental or emotional aspects of eating that may be holding you back from the life you want.
At Journey Nutrition Counseling we deeply understand that your relationship with food and your body is much more than calorie formulas and scientific facts. Without exploring our relationship with food, facts can leave us feeling more confused and overwhelmed. At Journey we provide nutrition education based on your needs, but you will also find a safe space to identify any mental or emotional aspects of eating that may be holding you back from the life you want.
(248) 780-0374 View (248) 780-0374
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Sofia Colantuono
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85013  (Online Only)
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.
(503) 476-9782 View (503) 476-9782
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Jasmine Swier
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CDCES
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85001
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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Theresa Munkvold
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LD
Verified Verified
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
You know how eating can be so confusing because maybe you have dieted for most of your life and you don't know how or what or how much to eat? Maybe you fear food or gaining weight and nutrition in the media makes it MORE confusing. I can help you eat with confidence and freedom and move on to live your life! Or you are confused because you have gut issues and everything you eat causes pain, bloating, constipation or diarrhea? For clients with chronic digestive/health issues, I use functional testing that provides a targeted roadmap to return you to your optimal health. Contact me today!
You know how eating can be so confusing because maybe you have dieted for most of your life and you don't know how or what or how much to eat? Maybe you fear food or gaining weight and nutrition in the media makes it MORE confusing. I can help you eat with confidence and freedom and move on to live your life! Or you are confused because you have gut issues and everything you eat causes pain, bloating, constipation or diarrhea? For clients with chronic digestive/health issues, I use functional testing that provides a targeted roadmap to return you to your optimal health. Contact me today!
(515) 212-7546 View (515) 212-7546
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Nourish Family Nutrition & Therapy
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LDN
Not Verified Not Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85006
Our Registered Dietitian Nutritionists work with you individually to formulate a personalized, sustainable nutrition plan. There's a lot of contradictory information about what and how to eat and it can be overwhelming. We are the largest team of dietitian nutritionists in the area and have over 15 years of experience helping individuals reach their health goals realistically, sustainably and with compassion. We have a RDN for everyone - whether you are managing a condition such as diabetes or heart disease, weight issues, eating disorders, vegetarian, adolescents, sports nutrition and more.
Our Registered Dietitian Nutritionists work with you individually to formulate a personalized, sustainable nutrition plan. There's a lot of contradictory information about what and how to eat and it can be overwhelming. We are the largest team of dietitian nutritionists in the area and have over 15 years of experience helping individuals reach their health goals realistically, sustainably and with compassion. We have a RDN for everyone - whether you are managing a condition such as diabetes or heart disease, weight issues, eating disorders, vegetarian, adolescents, sports nutrition and more.
(520) 341-6391 View (520) 341-6391
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Liz Lees
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CGN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85050
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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Pathways for Health, LLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MPH, NTP, MRWP
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85032
Ellen Syversen, MPH, NTP, MRWP is a health educator and functional, holistic nutritionist with over 13 years experience working with hundreds of busy individuals to restore energy, resolve digestive issues, and optimize hormone balance. For Ellen, it all comes down to discovering the root cause of a client's symptoms. She is a skilled nutritional detective and provides her clients with a personalized, step-by-step plan to address blocking factors while rebalancing and strengthening the body. She sees clients nationwide via phone and Zoom, and offers functional testing in order to customize diet, lifestyle and supplement programs.
Ellen Syversen, MPH, NTP, MRWP is a health educator and functional, holistic nutritionist with over 13 years experience working with hundreds of busy individuals to restore energy, resolve digestive issues, and optimize hormone balance. For Ellen, it all comes down to discovering the root cause of a client's symptoms. She is a skilled nutritional detective and provides her clients with a personalized, step-by-step plan to address blocking factors while rebalancing and strengthening the body. She sees clients nationwide via phone and Zoom, and offers functional testing in order to customize diet, lifestyle and supplement programs.
(541) 366-4062 View (541) 366-4062
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Kelli Shallal
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MPH, RD, CPT
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Confused by the massive amount of information out there? Want to know what to do to improve your health but aren't sure where to start? You just know you need to do something and you're ready to take the leap but, into what? Keto? Paleo? A meal plan? A coach? Maybe you should count your macros? Or maybe you need a better relationship with food. Not every technique is right for every person, that's why cookie-cutter programs don't work, or if they do you end up gaining weight back. Or, if you have an inflammation-related condition(s) - that's why your symptoms don't fully improve or end up coming back.
Confused by the massive amount of information out there? Want to know what to do to improve your health but aren't sure where to start? You just know you need to do something and you're ready to take the leap but, into what? Keto? Paleo? A meal plan? A coach? Maybe you should count your macros? Or maybe you need a better relationship with food. Not every technique is right for every person, that's why cookie-cutter programs don't work, or if they do you end up gaining weight back. Or, if you have an inflammation-related condition(s) - that's why your symptoms don't fully improve or end up coming back.
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Sydney Wiseman
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LDN, CDCES
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85001  (Online Only)
Sydney is a registered dietitian who strives to empower clients to cultivate a positive relationship with food and their bodies, honoring diverse backgrounds and experiences every step of the way. Whether navigating the complexities of an eating disorder or seeking a supportive environment to heal, Sydney provides personalized guidance and unwavering support on the journey towards holistic well-being. Sydney uses a patient-centered and evidence-based approach to working with clients, prioritizing patient goals along with both their physical and mental well-being.
Sydney is a registered dietitian who strives to empower clients to cultivate a positive relationship with food and their bodies, honoring diverse backgrounds and experiences every step of the way. Whether navigating the complexities of an eating disorder or seeking a supportive environment to heal, Sydney provides personalized guidance and unwavering support on the journey towards holistic well-being. Sydney uses a patient-centered and evidence-based approach to working with clients, prioritizing patient goals along with both their physical and mental well-being.
(312) 313-6628 View (312) 313-6628
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Back On Track Nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MDA, RDN
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
Are you thinking about getting bariatric surgery or have you already had bariatric surgery? Then I am the Dietitian for you! I have been in practice since 2014 and worked with over 10 bariatric surgeons in the phoenix metro area. I have extensive training in bariatrics, weight management, diabetes and binge eating disorder. I focus on creating a custom wellness plan that works for YOU. Let me help you get back on track!
Are you thinking about getting bariatric surgery or have you already had bariatric surgery? Then I am the Dietitian for you! I have been in practice since 2014 and worked with over 10 bariatric surgeons in the phoenix metro area. I have extensive training in bariatrics, weight management, diabetes and binge eating disorder. I focus on creating a custom wellness plan that works for YOU. Let me help you get back on track!
(480) 780-2917 View (480) 780-2917
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Neat Nutrition/PCOS Pro
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LDN, IFNCP
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85022
Whether you are suffering with hormone imbalances, GI symptoms, high cholesterol, diabetes, migraines, infertility- or whatever condition decreasing your quality of life- you know deep down that nutrition is a big part of the solution, but you don’t know where to start. Conflicting health and nutrition information from Dr. Google, family & friends, doctors, celebrities and the media has you confused and overwhelmed. You don't know whether to go keto, stop eating eggs, be a vegan or drink celery juice 3x/day. What you DO know is that you are ready to take control of your health and need someone to guide you in the right direction.
Whether you are suffering with hormone imbalances, GI symptoms, high cholesterol, diabetes, migraines, infertility- or whatever condition decreasing your quality of life- you know deep down that nutrition is a big part of the solution, but you don’t know where to start. Conflicting health and nutrition information from Dr. Google, family & friends, doctors, celebrities and the media has you confused and overwhelmed. You don't know whether to go keto, stop eating eggs, be a vegan or drink celery juice 3x/day. What you DO know is that you are ready to take control of your health and need someone to guide you in the right direction.
(702) 728-3426 View (702) 728-3426
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Cassidy Blackwin
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85001  (Online Only)
Hey there! I first went plant-based in 2017 due to health complications including high blood pressure. I ran into many roadblocks and could not find anyone who specialized in plant-based nutrition to help. This is what led to my focus on vegan/plant-based nutrition. It is my goal to help others become a happier and healthier version of themselves through nutrition. I am looking forward to helping you take your health and nutrition to the next level!
Hey there! I first went plant-based in 2017 due to health complications including high blood pressure. I ran into many roadblocks and could not find anyone who specialized in plant-based nutrition to help. This is what led to my focus on vegan/plant-based nutrition. It is my goal to help others become a happier and healthier version of themselves through nutrition. I am looking forward to helping you take your health and nutrition to the next level!
(629) 209-9309 View (629) 209-9309
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FAQs - About Nutritionists and Dietitians

How can I find a dietitian or nutritionist in Peoria?

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.