Nutritionists and Dietitians near La Mesa, CA

Photo of Danielle Gaffen - Eat Well Crohn's Colitis, MS, RDN, LD, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Eat Well Crohn's Colitis
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
La Mesa, CA 91941
Struggling with confusion around what to eat to manage your IBD symptoms? Has this led to a limited diet, weight loss, and/or fatigue? I help my clients implement a highly personalized nutrition plan that brings clarity around which foods to add that may be beneficial, reduces fear and anxiety around eating, reduces inflammation, and ultimately helps them to get their lives back. We can work together to help you live your best life, starting right now.
Struggling with confusion around what to eat to manage your IBD symptoms? Has this led to a limited diet, weight loss, and/or fatigue? I help my clients implement a highly personalized nutrition plan that brings clarity around which foods to add that may be beneficial, reduces fear and anxiety around eating, reduces inflammation, and ultimately helps them to get their lives back. We can work together to help you live your best life, starting right now.
(619) 329-9585 View (619) 329-9585
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Eat Well Crohn's Colitis
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LD
Verified Verified
La Mesa, CA 91941
Struggling with confusion around what to eat to manage your IBD symptoms? Has this led to a limited diet, weight loss, and/or fatigue? I help my clients implement a highly personalized nutrition plan that brings clarity around which foods to add that may be beneficial, reduces fear and anxiety around eating, reduces inflammation, and ultimately helps them to get their lives back. We can work together to help you live your best life, starting right now.
Struggling with confusion around what to eat to manage your IBD symptoms? Has this led to a limited diet, weight loss, and/or fatigue? I help my clients implement a highly personalized nutrition plan that brings clarity around which foods to add that may be beneficial, reduces fear and anxiety around eating, reduces inflammation, and ultimately helps them to get their lives back. We can work together to help you live your best life, starting right now.
(619) 393-3749 View (619) 393-3749
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Eat Well Crohn's Colitis
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
La Mesa, CA 91941
Struggling with confusion around what to eat to manage your IBD symptoms? Has this led to a limited diet, weight loss, and/or fatigue? I help my clients implement a highly personalized nutrition plan that brings clarity around which foods to add that may be beneficial, reduces fear and anxiety around eating, reduces inflammation, and ultimately helps them to get their lives back. We can work together to help you live your best life, starting right now.
Struggling with confusion around what to eat to manage your IBD symptoms? Has this led to a limited diet, weight loss, and/or fatigue? I help my clients implement a highly personalized nutrition plan that brings clarity around which foods to add that may be beneficial, reduces fear and anxiety around eating, reduces inflammation, and ultimately helps them to get their lives back. We can work together to help you live your best life, starting right now.
(619) 374-8653 View (619) 374-8653
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Theresa Carmichael
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN
Verified Verified
La Mesa, CA 91941
My name is Theresa and I am a registered dietitian specializing in the treatment of disordered eating. My passion lies with helping people rebuild peace with food and their bodies. This private practice is a boutique model focusing on Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size. I wish to guide those struggling with disordered eating to recovery, as recovery is possible!
My name is Theresa and I am a registered dietitian specializing in the treatment of disordered eating. My passion lies with helping people rebuild peace with food and their bodies. This private practice is a boutique model focusing on Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size. I wish to guide those struggling with disordered eating to recovery, as recovery is possible!
(619) 568-2003 View (619) 568-2003
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Amy Ornelas
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92119
Whether you are looking to end your battle with disordered eating, feeling tired and confused by diet culture, wanting to be done with food stress for good, or looking to find a way to finally feel great in your own body... I totally get the struggle. I've been there myself, and I can tell you that it is absolutely possible to go from food anxiety and body hatred to complete food freedom and true body love. Utilizing the same holistic techniques that I've used to help hundreds of clients recover from unhealthy relationships with food & weight, I will help you reclaim your mind-body-food connection in order to feel your very best.
Whether you are looking to end your battle with disordered eating, feeling tired and confused by diet culture, wanting to be done with food stress for good, or looking to find a way to finally feel great in your own body... I totally get the struggle. I've been there myself, and I can tell you that it is absolutely possible to go from food anxiety and body hatred to complete food freedom and true body love. Utilizing the same holistic techniques that I've used to help hundreds of clients recover from unhealthy relationships with food & weight, I will help you reclaim your mind-body-food connection in order to feel your very best.
(619) 344-8603 View (619) 344-8603
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Kevin Canale
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, CPT
Verified Verified
La Mesa, CA 91942
Fathers need to lead their families well in every arena of life. We need to lead spiritually, physically, educationally, and in the realm of health. Our lives are busy and as families grow so does the importance of maintaining a high level of energy and well-being. I'm here to help men lead their families (and themselves) by example through building energy and physical strength. As your capabilities grow your family will become a happier and healthier group of people.
Fathers need to lead their families well in every arena of life. We need to lead spiritually, physically, educationally, and in the realm of health. Our lives are busy and as families grow so does the importance of maintaining a high level of energy and well-being. I'm here to help men lead their families (and themselves) by example through building energy and physical strength. As your capabilities grow your family will become a happier and healthier group of people.
(512) 641-5315 View (512) 641-5315
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Mea Nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, MPH
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92104
Functional nutrition for gut health, mood, energy, and longevity. Author, Navy Vet, and media featured Functional Dietitian specializing in food-as-medicine for mental health, energy, gut issues (IBS), and focus. I help you rebalance your body from the inside out with my proprietary 3-pillar framework (Mind-Body Connection, Medicinal Nutrition, and Detoxification). Customized solutions and root-cause investigation through lab testing offers a high-end solution for those who want results. Fundamentals include anti-inflammatory nutrition, blood sugar balance, deficiencies, and genetics. Let's give your body an oil change and reset.
Functional nutrition for gut health, mood, energy, and longevity. Author, Navy Vet, and media featured Functional Dietitian specializing in food-as-medicine for mental health, energy, gut issues (IBS), and focus. I help you rebalance your body from the inside out with my proprietary 3-pillar framework (Mind-Body Connection, Medicinal Nutrition, and Detoxification). Customized solutions and root-cause investigation through lab testing offers a high-end solution for those who want results. Fundamentals include anti-inflammatory nutrition, blood sugar balance, deficiencies, and genetics. Let's give your body an oil change and reset.
(571) 901-1110 View (571) 901-1110
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Kelly Rubenstein
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92101
I am so happy you are here! I have been a Registered Dietitian since 2007. From training midwives in west Africa as a Peace Corps Volunteer, to working with a major University Health Care System, I have not only the education, but the experience in helping a wide range of individuals. Pregnancy, childhood and adolescents, medical nutrition therapy in adults ranging from diabetes to kidney disease, eating disorders to athletic performance. I look forward to supporting you to reach your optimal health. My Promise to You: Positivity, keeping it real, pushing you to achieve success, accountability.
I am so happy you are here! I have been a Registered Dietitian since 2007. From training midwives in west Africa as a Peace Corps Volunteer, to working with a major University Health Care System, I have not only the education, but the experience in helping a wide range of individuals. Pregnancy, childhood and adolescents, medical nutrition therapy in adults ranging from diabetes to kidney disease, eating disorders to athletic performance. I look forward to supporting you to reach your optimal health. My Promise to You: Positivity, keeping it real, pushing you to achieve success, accountability.
(760) 314-8896 View (760) 314-8896
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Anne Suelzer
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92104  (Online Only)
Anne is passionate about working collaboratively with clients to help them make healthy and sustainable diet changes that support their lifestyle and hormonal health. She understands food’s crucial role in balancing hormones and believes in the power of evidence-based research to guide her practice. Anne is particularly interested in the gut-brain connection and how it influences overall well-being. She emphasizes the importance of consuming whole foods that nourish the body and believes that access to nutritious food should be available to all.
Anne is passionate about working collaboratively with clients to help them make healthy and sustainable diet changes that support their lifestyle and hormonal health. She understands food’s crucial role in balancing hormones and believes in the power of evidence-based research to guide her practice. Anne is particularly interested in the gut-brain connection and how it influences overall well-being. She emphasizes the importance of consuming whole foods that nourish the body and believes that access to nutritious food should be available to all.
(469) 960-5661 View (469) 960-5661
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Yi Min Teo
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, CNSC
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92101  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed, confused, scared of eating foods due to your digestive disorder diagnosis (IBS, IBD, gastroparesis, new ileostomy/colostomy, etc)? Has this led to a restrictive diet, fatigue, stress and weight loss? I am here to help clients like you to troubleshoot and navigate your digestive issues, empower you through personalized step-by-step strategies to help reduce fear and anxiety around eating, decrease inflammation, and get your peace, energy and confidence back.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, confused, scared of eating foods due to your digestive disorder diagnosis (IBS, IBD, gastroparesis, new ileostomy/colostomy, etc)? Has this led to a restrictive diet, fatigue, stress and weight loss? I am here to help clients like you to troubleshoot and navigate your digestive issues, empower you through personalized step-by-step strategies to help reduce fear and anxiety around eating, decrease inflammation, and get your peace, energy and confidence back.
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Andrea Kent
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MPH, RDN, CNSC
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92101
I specialize in the following: Intuitive Eating, Eating Disorder Recovery, Gastrointestinal and Digestive Challenges- SIBO, IBS, etc; Body Image Support, Pre/Post-Natal Nutrition and general chronic conditions.
I specialize in the following: Intuitive Eating, Eating Disorder Recovery, Gastrointestinal and Digestive Challenges- SIBO, IBS, etc; Body Image Support, Pre/Post-Natal Nutrition and general chronic conditions.
(858) 544-0970 View (858) 544-0970
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Ayesha Shafeeq
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92132
I am a Registered Dietitian licensed to practice in Illinois. I received my Bachelors in Nutrition Science with a minor in biological sciences from University of Illinois at Chicago. As an undergrad I participated in research related to diabetes, weight loss, physical activity and public health. I completed 1200 hours of supervised clinical training from Uchicago Medicine Ingalls memorial Dietetic Internship program. During my training I did research on nutrigenomics, diabetes, and weight loss.
I am a Registered Dietitian licensed to practice in Illinois. I received my Bachelors in Nutrition Science with a minor in biological sciences from University of Illinois at Chicago. As an undergrad I participated in research related to diabetes, weight loss, physical activity and public health. I completed 1200 hours of supervised clinical training from Uchicago Medicine Ingalls memorial Dietetic Internship program. During my training I did research on nutrigenomics, diabetes, and weight loss.
(630) 757-8517 View (630) 757-8517
Photo of Diane Madrigal, ND, CNC, FDN, MTA, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Diane Madrigal
Nutritionist/Dietitian, ND, CNC, FDN, MTA
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92101
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
Photo of Jocelyn Johnson, RD, LDN, MS, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Jocelyn Johnson
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LDN, MS
Not Verified Not Verified
San Diego, CA 92132
I am a registered dietitian from the Midwest with over 10 years of experience. Having held positions in a variety of settings within the industry, I've been lucky to work with people from all walks of life. I'm passionate about assisting others on their journey to improve their health. Whether you are looking to lose weight, manage symptoms, or battling a chronic disease, I can empower you to take control of your health using evidence-based information and personalized coaching. We will work together to develop new habits that become long-term changes.
I am a registered dietitian from the Midwest with over 10 years of experience. Having held positions in a variety of settings within the industry, I've been lucky to work with people from all walks of life. I'm passionate about assisting others on their journey to improve their health. Whether you are looking to lose weight, manage symptoms, or battling a chronic disease, I can empower you to take control of your health using evidence-based information and personalized coaching. We will work together to develop new habits that become long-term changes.
(605) 640-6829 View (605) 640-6829
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Deep Dive Nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, CNSC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92111
At Deep Dive Nutrition, we serve clients with precision and expertise. Specializing in the most challenging gastrointestinal and metabolic issues, we employ evidence-based strategies to restore and enhance overall well-being. Our personalized approach dives deep to explore the intricacies of each client's unique needs. Most importantly, we never give up. At Deep Dive Nutrition, your journey to optimal health is our priority, and we're here to navigate it with you, step by step. Get ready to transform your life with nutrition science!
At Deep Dive Nutrition, we serve clients with precision and expertise. Specializing in the most challenging gastrointestinal and metabolic issues, we employ evidence-based strategies to restore and enhance overall well-being. Our personalized approach dives deep to explore the intricacies of each client's unique needs. Most importantly, we never give up. At Deep Dive Nutrition, your journey to optimal health is our priority, and we're here to navigate it with you, step by step. Get ready to transform your life with nutrition science!
(760) 548-4074 View (760) 548-4074
Photo of Naria Le Mire - Naria Le Mire Nutrition - Virtual Practice, MPH, RD, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Naria Le Mire Nutrition - Virtual Practice
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MPH, RD
Verified Verified
Chula Vista, CA 91910  (Online Only)
Are you dealing with stomach pain like bloating, diarrhea, constipation, flare-ups? If yes, you've come to the right place! I'm a functional gut health registered dietitian nutritionist. I'm also bilingual (Spanish). Contact me today for a FREE 20-minute discovery call to learn how my 3-step gut restoration process can help you!
Are you dealing with stomach pain like bloating, diarrhea, constipation, flare-ups? If yes, you've come to the right place! I'm a functional gut health registered dietitian nutritionist. I'm also bilingual (Spanish). Contact me today for a FREE 20-minute discovery call to learn how my 3-step gut restoration process can help you!
(619) 329-8251 View (619) 329-8251
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Laurie Kaplan
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92132
A mom of two amazing young men, a lifelong equestrian, a rock -n- roll drummer and a farmer -sheep, chickens and horses. I have explored life on many levels including my formal education at Michigan State University where I received a BS in Animal Science and another in Human Nutrition/Dietetics. A stint as an Air Force dietitian, thousands of hours in personal development with Tony Robbins, Joseph McClendon III and the Legendary Group have and continue to support my growth. I connect deeply with my clients so that they are able to live the healthy lives they seek. It is truly my mission.
A mom of two amazing young men, a lifelong equestrian, a rock -n- roll drummer and a farmer -sheep, chickens and horses. I have explored life on many levels including my formal education at Michigan State University where I received a BS in Animal Science and another in Human Nutrition/Dietetics. A stint as an Air Force dietitian, thousands of hours in personal development with Tony Robbins, Joseph McClendon III and the Legendary Group have and continue to support my growth. I connect deeply with my clients so that they are able to live the healthy lives they seek. It is truly my mission.
(309) 252-4363 View (309) 252-4363
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Katya Meyers
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, MS, MPH
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92101
I help clients overcome common obstacles to weight loss, fix their relationship with food, and break up with dieting for good. Are you "doing the right things" to lose weight, but it's just not working? It's not you OR your lack of willpower. Traditional diet advice may work in the *very* short term, but ultimately works against your physiology leading to a sluggish metabolism and (unfortunately) weight gain. Luckily, it is possible to reverse this, then work with your body to reduce inflammation and balance your hormones, to make weight loss both achievable AND sustainable.
I help clients overcome common obstacles to weight loss, fix their relationship with food, and break up with dieting for good. Are you "doing the right things" to lose weight, but it's just not working? It's not you OR your lack of willpower. Traditional diet advice may work in the *very* short term, but ultimately works against your physiology leading to a sluggish metabolism and (unfortunately) weight gain. Luckily, it is possible to reverse this, then work with your body to reduce inflammation and balance your hormones, to make weight loss both achievable AND sustainable.
(760) 280-5144 View (760) 280-5144
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Kristin Paver
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92104  (Online Only)
Kristin is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who practices out of Health Loft, specializing in working with adults and adolescents with Eating Disorders, Disordered Eating, Digestive issues, Crohn's, Celiac, and interested in Weight Management. Kristin enjoys collaborating with her clients and supporting them on their journey towards making sustainable lifestyle changes and believes health relies on the balance of nutritional, mental, social, emotional, physical and spiritual wellness. She whole heartedly believes that food is information for our cells and what we eat is critical to how we reveal ourselves to the world.
Kristin is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who practices out of Health Loft, specializing in working with adults and adolescents with Eating Disorders, Disordered Eating, Digestive issues, Crohn's, Celiac, and interested in Weight Management. Kristin enjoys collaborating with her clients and supporting them on their journey towards making sustainable lifestyle changes and believes health relies on the balance of nutritional, mental, social, emotional, physical and spiritual wellness. She whole heartedly believes that food is information for our cells and what we eat is critical to how we reveal ourselves to the world.
(619) 492-8313 View (619) 492-8313
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Erica Markovitz
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, CTSS
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92101
Whether you’re recovering from an eating disorder or trying to break the cycle of chronic dieting, I promote a food fluid, weight neutral framework. This means no longer classifying foods as good or bad or, viewing your body as the enemy. I encourage my clients to adopt an all foods fit philosophy, and explore utilizing one’s body as a vehicle for experience, rather than validation. I believe in empowering clients to make decisions that are informed, not fear based. If you are looking for a therapeutic dietitian, you are in the right place. I utilize several therapeutic modalities including IFS, Somatic work, RO-DBT, DBT and CBT.
Whether you’re recovering from an eating disorder or trying to break the cycle of chronic dieting, I promote a food fluid, weight neutral framework. This means no longer classifying foods as good or bad or, viewing your body as the enemy. I encourage my clients to adopt an all foods fit philosophy, and explore utilizing one’s body as a vehicle for experience, rather than validation. I believe in empowering clients to make decisions that are informed, not fear based. If you are looking for a therapeutic dietitian, you are in the right place. I utilize several therapeutic modalities including IFS, Somatic work, RO-DBT, DBT and CBT.
(818) 233-8462 View (818) 233-8462
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FAQs - About Nutritionists and Dietitians

How can I find a dietitian or nutritionist in La Mesa?

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.