Nutritionists and Dietitians near Corona, CA

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Michelle Missy Porteous
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, CDE, CLT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Riverside, CA 92505
Have you recently been diagnosed with pre-diabetes, diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol? Or, are you chronically plagued with the pain or discomfort of IBS, Migraines or Fibromyalgia? Has eating, the one thing you always felt you could control, now begun to feel it is controlling you? Missy has helped hundreds of people overcome and reverse health conditions, establish healthy food relationships, get off the dieting roller coaster, and learn how to have an ENJOYABLE lifestyle full of energy.
Have you recently been diagnosed with pre-diabetes, diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol? Or, are you chronically plagued with the pain or discomfort of IBS, Migraines or Fibromyalgia? Has eating, the one thing you always felt you could control, now begun to feel it is controlling you? Missy has helped hundreds of people overcome and reverse health conditions, establish healthy food relationships, get off the dieting roller coaster, and learn how to have an ENJOYABLE lifestyle full of energy.
(951) 379-3204 View (951) 379-3204
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Tracy Rachae Granberry
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Riverside, CA 92505
Tracy has worked in the health and fitness industry for over 30 years as a Registered Dietitian and Personal Trainer. She truly believes that proper nutrition and exercising regularly is fuel for the body and soul. Specialties: Diabetes, Weight Loss, High Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Digestive Issues, Food Sensitivities, Sports Nutrition.
Tracy has worked in the health and fitness industry for over 30 years as a Registered Dietitian and Personal Trainer. She truly believes that proper nutrition and exercising regularly is fuel for the body and soul. Specialties: Diabetes, Weight Loss, High Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Digestive Issues, Food Sensitivities, Sports Nutrition.
(909) 351-3127 View (909) 351-3127
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Nutrition by Gwen Consulting
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MPH, RD, CLT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
If you are experiencing food sensitivities related to migraines, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's or any digestive abnormalities then you have landed on the right website. Get tested to identify foods that are triggering inflammation. Others report significant improvement when following the LEAP/MRT Anti-inflammatory food plan. Also specializing in weight loss, diabetes management, alternative & functional nutrition with a Food as Medicine approach.
If you are experiencing food sensitivities related to migraines, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's or any digestive abnormalities then you have landed on the right website. Get tested to identify foods that are triggering inflammation. Others report significant improvement when following the LEAP/MRT Anti-inflammatory food plan. Also specializing in weight loss, diabetes management, alternative & functional nutrition with a Food as Medicine approach.
(714) 643-8757 View (714) 643-8757
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Temecula Dietitians
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD
Verified Verified
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
We are highly experienced non-diet and weight-inclusive dietitians. We treat all conditions including eating disorders, diabetes, heart disease, women's health issues, allergies, family nutrition, intuitive eating and more. We are currently accepting new 1:1 clients via in office and telehealth. We are in-network with IEHP, Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield of CA, and Health Net. With our clients we focus on attainable health behaviors for sustainable health and wellness.
We are highly experienced non-diet and weight-inclusive dietitians. We treat all conditions including eating disorders, diabetes, heart disease, women's health issues, allergies, family nutrition, intuitive eating and more. We are currently accepting new 1:1 clients via in office and telehealth. We are in-network with IEHP, Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield of CA, and Health Net. With our clients we focus on attainable health behaviors for sustainable health and wellness.
(442) 444-2023 View (442) 444-2023
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Functional Wellness
Nutritionist/Dietitian, DCN, MS, CNS®, IFMCP®, RHGs
Verified Verified
Riverside, CA 92501
Are you suffering from cancer, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, chronic pain or degenerative conditions? Have you been diagnosed with an auto-immune disorder and are ready to tackle it? If you have a simple or complicated problem - we help you to break the cycle of chronic disease. We offer evidence-based clinical nutrition, specializing on preventive, functional, integrative and personalized nutrition. We help optimize pregnancies, children's health, hormones, methylation, detoxification, energy, concentration, memory, mood, digestion, quality of life, work performance, skin conditions, joint pain, digestive issues, immune defenses, headaches, migraines, anxiety, stress, emotional support and general well-being.
Are you suffering from cancer, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, chronic pain or degenerative conditions? Have you been diagnosed with an auto-immune disorder and are ready to tackle it? If you have a simple or complicated problem - we help you to break the cycle of chronic disease. We offer evidence-based clinical nutrition, specializing on preventive, functional, integrative and personalized nutrition. We help optimize pregnancies, children's health, hormones, methylation, detoxification, energy, concentration, memory, mood, digestion, quality of life, work performance, skin conditions, joint pain, digestive issues, immune defenses, headaches, migraines, anxiety, stress, emotional support and general well-being.
(909) 298-1486 View (909) 298-1486
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Maria Isabel Ramirez
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, CN
Verified Verified
Moreno Valley, CA 92551
I understand the challenges you might be facing with chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease or even obesity, and I want you to know that you're not alone in this journey. Dealing with chronic diseases can be tough, both physically and emotionally. But I'm here to tell you that there is hope, and lifestyle changes can truly make a positive impact on your health and well-being. We approach your health concerns with empathy and understanding. We know that making changes can feel overwhelming, but we're here to support you every step of the way.
I understand the challenges you might be facing with chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease or even obesity, and I want you to know that you're not alone in this journey. Dealing with chronic diseases can be tough, both physically and emotionally. But I'm here to tell you that there is hope, and lifestyle changes can truly make a positive impact on your health and well-being. We approach your health concerns with empathy and understanding. We know that making changes can feel overwhelming, but we're here to support you every step of the way.
(951) 904-4027 View (951) 904-4027
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Nutritive Healing
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN
Verified Verified
Canyon Lake, CA 92587
We help clients establish a healthy foundation to incorporate into their individual work and lifestyle routine. This includes personalized meal planning, nutrition education, lifestyle behavior goals, hormone balance and gut healing assessment. Our areas of specialty focus on general nutrition reset, inflammatory bowel diseases, like Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's disease, IBS, Small intestine bacteria overall, acid reflux/GERD, bloating, family and pediatric nutrition.
We help clients establish a healthy foundation to incorporate into their individual work and lifestyle routine. This includes personalized meal planning, nutrition education, lifestyle behavior goals, hormone balance and gut healing assessment. Our areas of specialty focus on general nutrition reset, inflammatory bowel diseases, like Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's disease, IBS, Small intestine bacteria overall, acid reflux/GERD, bloating, family and pediatric nutrition.
(951) 916-1880 View (951) 916-1880
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Alysia Vega
Nutritionist/Dietitian, LDN, RD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orange, CA 92665  (Online Only)
Hello! I am a California-based Registered Dietitian with the group practice, Karuna Wellness Studio, who sees clients both virtually across the U.S. Karuna is a group practice specializing in nutrition and movement services through a anti-diet, HAES-aligned, weight-neutral approach. We integrate the pillars of lifestyle medicine and nutritional psychiatry to serve as health advocates for our clients, promoting both physical and mental health. I truly enjoy helping clients explore their relationship with food, movement and their bodies.
Hello! I am a California-based Registered Dietitian with the group practice, Karuna Wellness Studio, who sees clients both virtually across the U.S. Karuna is a group practice specializing in nutrition and movement services through a anti-diet, HAES-aligned, weight-neutral approach. We integrate the pillars of lifestyle medicine and nutritional psychiatry to serve as health advocates for our clients, promoting both physical and mental health. I truly enjoy helping clients explore their relationship with food, movement and their bodies.
(858) 683-1993 View (858) 683-1993
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Diane Madrigal
Nutritionist/Dietitian, ND, CNC, FDN, MTA
Verified Verified
Riverside, CA 92501
See www.healthycounsel.com. Diane is a Nutritionist and Naturopath with natural and effective solutions to reverse and prevent chronic health conditions and help reach your health goals (i.e. weight loss, resolve a chronic health condition, improve focus and performance, age well, etc.). Get healthy and stay healthy when you understand the essentials of health along with the root causes of disease and the natural steps to prevent it. In-office visits, telephone consultations & workshops available.
See www.healthycounsel.com. Diane is a Nutritionist and Naturopath with natural and effective solutions to reverse and prevent chronic health conditions and help reach your health goals (i.e. weight loss, resolve a chronic health condition, improve focus and performance, age well, etc.). Get healthy and stay healthy when you understand the essentials of health along with the root causes of disease and the natural steps to prevent it. In-office visits, telephone consultations & workshops available.
(951) 491-0482 View (951) 491-0482
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Lorraine Chu
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CDN, CDCES
Verified Verified
Anaheim, CA 92808
Do you want to find peace with food and your body? Do you want to break the cycle of disordered eating and stop letting diet culture have control, but don’t know where to start? Or maybe you’re looking for help with diabetes management, but still searching for care that’s weight-inclusive, supportive and sustainable. My approach is trauma-informed, weight-inclusive, and culturally responsive. I specialize in eating disorders, disordered eating, and diabetes management as a CDCES. Together, we'll work to help you feel empowered and confident in your relationship with food, and with time, trust your body.
Do you want to find peace with food and your body? Do you want to break the cycle of disordered eating and stop letting diet culture have control, but don’t know where to start? Or maybe you’re looking for help with diabetes management, but still searching for care that’s weight-inclusive, supportive and sustainable. My approach is trauma-informed, weight-inclusive, and culturally responsive. I specialize in eating disorders, disordered eating, and diabetes management as a CDCES. Together, we'll work to help you feel empowered and confident in your relationship with food, and with time, trust your body.
(714) 364-8087 View (714) 364-8087
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Kali Gilday
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92618
Waitlist for new clients
Do you want to ditch the diet mentality and find food freedom? I can help you to achieve this with individualized, personalized 1:1 nutrition support. I work with those with eating disorders and disordered eating heal their relationship with food by guiding them to their internal wisdom in what, when, and how to eat. My passion is helping my clients gain the freedom in life that comes when they release the power that food has over their mind and body. I believe that our bodies are fearfully and wonderfully made, so all bodies are good bodies that deserve love and care, even if you desire to change it.
Do you want to ditch the diet mentality and find food freedom? I can help you to achieve this with individualized, personalized 1:1 nutrition support. I work with those with eating disorders and disordered eating heal their relationship with food by guiding them to their internal wisdom in what, when, and how to eat. My passion is helping my clients gain the freedom in life that comes when they release the power that food has over their mind and body. I believe that our bodies are fearfully and wonderfully made, so all bodies are good bodies that deserve love and care, even if you desire to change it.
(657) 325-8561 View (657) 325-8561
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Ilana Nurko
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LDN, MS
Verified Verified
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Ilana has been a Registered Dietitian since 2017. She completed her dietetic internship at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. She specializes in providing medical nutrition therapy for various neurological conditions including epilepsy, post-traumatic brain injury, stroke prevention and post-stroke management, swallowing difficulty with use of modified diets, alternative routes of nutrition. Additionally, she also provides medical nutrition therapy for gestational diabetes, high cholesterol and weight loss. Ilana enjoys getting to know her patients and working with them overtime to achieve and further goals.
Ilana has been a Registered Dietitian since 2017. She completed her dietetic internship at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. She specializes in providing medical nutrition therapy for various neurological conditions including epilepsy, post-traumatic brain injury, stroke prevention and post-stroke management, swallowing difficulty with use of modified diets, alternative routes of nutrition. Additionally, she also provides medical nutrition therapy for gestational diabetes, high cholesterol and weight loss. Ilana enjoys getting to know her patients and working with them overtime to achieve and further goals.
(630) 451-8974 View (630) 451-8974
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Erin M Macdonald
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD
Verified Verified
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Health and wellness is more than just what you eat. As a nutrition, fitness, and wellness coach, we work together to craft a plan that helps you achieve your health and wellness goals. Your plan for successfully acheiving your goals revolves around an individualized nutrition and fitness plan and strategies to make the necessary behavior changes.
Health and wellness is more than just what you eat. As a nutrition, fitness, and wellness coach, we work together to craft a plan that helps you achieve your health and wellness goals. Your plan for successfully acheiving your goals revolves around an individualized nutrition and fitness plan and strategies to make the necessary behavior changes.
(949) 342-5646 View (949) 342-5646
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Whitney Lau
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92602
Diagnosed with PCOS? Struggling with digestive issues, period problems, thyroid problems, or fertility challenges? Experiencing symptoms of fatigue, low energy, bloating, acne, and/ or hair loss? If you’re finding it difficult to get answers from your doctor, or if you were simply told "your labs look normal", and are tired of the trial-and-error approach, wasting time and money on random supplements and treatments, know that there's a better solution. You deserve to have the tools to learn how to manage your health issues, heal your body, and feel like yourself while living a life you love to its fullest potential.
Diagnosed with PCOS? Struggling with digestive issues, period problems, thyroid problems, or fertility challenges? Experiencing symptoms of fatigue, low energy, bloating, acne, and/ or hair loss? If you’re finding it difficult to get answers from your doctor, or if you were simply told "your labs look normal", and are tired of the trial-and-error approach, wasting time and money on random supplements and treatments, know that there's a better solution. You deserve to have the tools to learn how to manage your health issues, heal your body, and feel like yourself while living a life you love to its fullest potential.
(510) 726-4221 View (510) 726-4221
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Marina A Savelyeva
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tustin, CA 92780
I am Marina, Registered Dietitian in Newport Beach, CA - your partner in achieving optimal health. With 17+ years of experience, I specialize in disease management and personalized nutrition plans. Don’t get overwhelmed by conflicting dietary advice. Online searches can't provide all the answers that is why you need a dietitian to provide clear, evidence-based guidance tailored to your needs. I have published cookbooks "Easy Gastric Sleeve Cookbook" and "The Plant-Based Weight Loss Solution," that offer practical and delicious solutions for weight management and healthy living. Schedule a free 15-minute consultation with me today!
I am Marina, Registered Dietitian in Newport Beach, CA - your partner in achieving optimal health. With 17+ years of experience, I specialize in disease management and personalized nutrition plans. Don’t get overwhelmed by conflicting dietary advice. Online searches can't provide all the answers that is why you need a dietitian to provide clear, evidence-based guidance tailored to your needs. I have published cookbooks "Easy Gastric Sleeve Cookbook" and "The Plant-Based Weight Loss Solution," that offer practical and delicious solutions for weight management and healthy living. Schedule a free 15-minute consultation with me today!
(949) 625-2499 View (949) 625-2499
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Sarah Marie Jackson
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CLT
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92620
I help clients achieve their nutrition related health goals by coupling evidenced based practices with function nutrition therapies. I find the root cause of my clients health concerns then develop a personalized nutrition plan that is easy to follow so goals can be achieved.
I help clients achieve their nutrition related health goals by coupling evidenced based practices with function nutrition therapies. I find the root cause of my clients health concerns then develop a personalized nutrition plan that is easy to follow so goals can be achieved.
(747) 271-2024 View (747) 271-2024
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Joanna Richardson-Jones
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, MBA, RPS
Verified Verified
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Do you feel like you can't control your eating food- related behaviors ? Do you see yourself as "fat" when others see you as too thin? Would you say that food and thoughts about food dominate your life? You don't have to be alone in your struggle. My specialized and experienced empathetic approach focuses on you and your personal experience . The science of nutrition is important but struggling clients need support with their emotions around food and eating. Plan of care and recovery is developed carefully with your involvement.
Do you feel like you can't control your eating food- related behaviors ? Do you see yourself as "fat" when others see you as too thin? Would you say that food and thoughts about food dominate your life? You don't have to be alone in your struggle. My specialized and experienced empathetic approach focuses on you and your personal experience . The science of nutrition is important but struggling clients need support with their emotions around food and eating. Plan of care and recovery is developed carefully with your involvement.
(949) 565-2818 View (949) 565-2818
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Sulaima Abdin
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Irvine, CA 92618
Struggling with weight management, understanding food labels, eating habits, healthy cooking, nutritional deficiencies? I can help! I infuse my professional practice with a unique blend of relatability, creativity, and a touch of humor. I am notorious for arming my clients with the tools necessary to navigate the world of food so that healthy living is not only accessible, but enjoyable. With a genuine love of all things food related, I firmly believe in the transformative power of nutrition. We spend so much of our time around food, why not enjoy it!
Struggling with weight management, understanding food labels, eating habits, healthy cooking, nutritional deficiencies? I can help! I infuse my professional practice with a unique blend of relatability, creativity, and a touch of humor. I am notorious for arming my clients with the tools necessary to navigate the world of food so that healthy living is not only accessible, but enjoyable. With a genuine love of all things food related, I firmly believe in the transformative power of nutrition. We spend so much of our time around food, why not enjoy it!
(949) 876-7776 View (949) 876-7776
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Dr Sangeeta Nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian, PhD, MS, RDN, FAND
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92620
Food is joy and has transformative powers. Eating right and enjoying each bite is the key to maintaining health and joy associated with meals! It is doable even if you have medical conditions like metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, chronic kidney diseases, heart diseases, or cancer. I believe that you should never fear any food! I am here to support your health and wellness needs with an individualized and holistic approach by keeping your health, wellness and medical nutrition therapy needs in mind, while assuring that your ethnic food preferences remain intact. Ready to take the first step. Call or email now!
Food is joy and has transformative powers. Eating right and enjoying each bite is the key to maintaining health and joy associated with meals! It is doable even if you have medical conditions like metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, chronic kidney diseases, heart diseases, or cancer. I believe that you should never fear any food! I am here to support your health and wellness needs with an individualized and holistic approach by keeping your health, wellness and medical nutrition therapy needs in mind, while assuring that your ethnic food preferences remain intact. Ready to take the first step. Call or email now!
(818) 714-7830 View (818) 714-7830
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Preeti Soni
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, CDCES
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92620
I am an Integrated Medicine Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist. Trained in Low FODMAP diet from Monash University for IBS. I have over 12 years of professional experience. I focus on improving gut health, mental health, and metabolism to achieve a sustainable result. I use a client-centered model of care and incorporate evidence-based nutrition principles. I am passionate about helping women and men of all ages improve their health. I am a plant-based dietitian. I take insurance and non-insurance-based clients.
I am an Integrated Medicine Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist. Trained in Low FODMAP diet from Monash University for IBS. I have over 12 years of professional experience. I focus on improving gut health, mental health, and metabolism to achieve a sustainable result. I use a client-centered model of care and incorporate evidence-based nutrition principles. I am passionate about helping women and men of all ages improve their health. I am a plant-based dietitian. I take insurance and non-insurance-based clients.
(949) 919-7353 View (949) 919-7353
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FAQs - About Nutritionists and Dietitians

How can I find a dietitian or nutritionist in Corona?

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.