Nutritionists and Dietitians near Petaluma, CA

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Dan Loewensteiner
Nutritionist/Dietitian, PhD, RDN
Verified Verified
Petaluma, CA 94954  (Online Only)
Welcome to Nutrition For Autism Recovery! I am so glad you found me! My passion as a dietitian is to lead parents with a child on the autism spectrum on the road to heal or "recover" their child through a functional nutrition approach. Many parents see recovery as a goal. I share this goal; however, this is not always seen, no matter the efforts put forth. Parents generally realize this. What we do see, however, is that the approach I take will produce significant improvements in all areas of your child’s autistic behaviors and symptoms! Please, give me a call or email. I’m here for you!
Welcome to Nutrition For Autism Recovery! I am so glad you found me! My passion as a dietitian is to lead parents with a child on the autism spectrum on the road to heal or "recover" their child through a functional nutrition approach. Many parents see recovery as a goal. I share this goal; however, this is not always seen, no matter the efforts put forth. Parents generally realize this. What we do see, however, is that the approach I take will produce significant improvements in all areas of your child’s autistic behaviors and symptoms! Please, give me a call or email. I’m here for you!
(707) 267-2832 View (707) 267-2832
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Heather Tasselmyer
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD
Verified Verified
Petaluma, CA 94954  (Online Only)
I aim to help clients understand the root cause of their symptoms and most importantly how they can use foods and nutrition to help manage their symptoms. Nutrition is not a one size fits all. I take a more holistic, whole person approach to help my clients by reviewing their history, symptoms, labs, or other tests in order to create an individualized nutrition plan. I practice a foods first approach and empower my clients by teaching them useful nutrition information.
I aim to help clients understand the root cause of their symptoms and most importantly how they can use foods and nutrition to help manage their symptoms. Nutrition is not a one size fits all. I take a more holistic, whole person approach to help my clients by reviewing their history, symptoms, labs, or other tests in order to create an individualized nutrition plan. I practice a foods first approach and empower my clients by teaching them useful nutrition information.
(707) 985-2602 View (707) 985-2602
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Stacy Roy
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, CNE, BCHN
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94915
Have you been suffering with digestive issues for years? Or are you experiencing hormone imbalances such as endometriosis, PCOS, or fibroids? I am here to listen and help! I am a Clinical Nutritionist, Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition®, and Women's Health Educator. My practice offers a holistic approach to wellness which acknowledges our bio-individuality and the different relationships we all have with food. As a nutritionist, I work with clients around the world to improve their daily well-being, health, and happiness.
Have you been suffering with digestive issues for years? Or are you experiencing hormone imbalances such as endometriosis, PCOS, or fibroids? I am here to listen and help! I am a Clinical Nutritionist, Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition®, and Women's Health Educator. My practice offers a holistic approach to wellness which acknowledges our bio-individuality and the different relationships we all have with food. As a nutritionist, I work with clients around the world to improve their daily well-being, health, and happiness.
(628) 222-4355 View (628) 222-4355
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Trina Palomarez Nutrition & Wellness
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, CNS, LDN
Verified Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
I help clients optimize their health through individualized dietary and lifestyle change. Each client is unique and I create a wellness plan based on their specific health needs, always looking to address the underlying cause of health disruption. My approach to health is integrative and holistic, yet based upon real science, functional medicine and the latest research to support the whole person. Health consultations can be useful for many issues including digestive disorders, hormonal imbalance, autoimmune conditions, and developing a healthier relationship to food.
I help clients optimize their health through individualized dietary and lifestyle change. Each client is unique and I create a wellness plan based on their specific health needs, always looking to address the underlying cause of health disruption. My approach to health is integrative and holistic, yet based upon real science, functional medicine and the latest research to support the whole person. Health consultations can be useful for many issues including digestive disorders, hormonal imbalance, autoimmune conditions, and developing a healthier relationship to food.
(707) 368-4939 View (707) 368-4939
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Brenna Howsepian
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, CDCES
Verified Verified
Sebastopol, CA 95472  (Online Only)
If you have prediabetes, high blood pressure or elevated cholesterol, you may be experiencing fatigue and brain fog, cravings, anxiety, digestive symptoms and/or weight gain. Maybe your doctor has advised you to change your diet and lifestyle but you don’t know where to start. Nutrition counseling gives you the necessary framework to change your habits and create optimal health. I believe our fork is one of the most powerful tools to prevent chronic disease and what goes on that fork will look different from person to person. Let’s use food as medicine to transform the way you feel and prevent the need for multiple pharmaceuticals.
If you have prediabetes, high blood pressure or elevated cholesterol, you may be experiencing fatigue and brain fog, cravings, anxiety, digestive symptoms and/or weight gain. Maybe your doctor has advised you to change your diet and lifestyle but you don’t know where to start. Nutrition counseling gives you the necessary framework to change your habits and create optimal health. I believe our fork is one of the most powerful tools to prevent chronic disease and what goes on that fork will look different from person to person. Let’s use food as medicine to transform the way you feel and prevent the need for multiple pharmaceuticals.
(707) 640-3237 View (707) 640-3237
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Sharon Stewart Nutrition Consulting
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Changing eating habits can be a very profound experience that requires personable, non-judgmental support. I specialize in this approach, which has allowed me to assist many clients in reaching their personal health goals. I offer an initial complementary session so you can judge for yourself if I am the right nutrition consultant for you. Also feel free to check out my website for more details.
Changing eating habits can be a very profound experience that requires personable, non-judgmental support. I specialize in this approach, which has allowed me to assist many clients in reaching their personal health goals. I offer an initial complementary session so you can judge for yourself if I am the right nutrition consultant for you. Also feel free to check out my website for more details.
(707) 380-0268 View (707) 380-0268
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Sara Tindaro
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN
Verified Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
Are you ready to make some lifestyle changes, but feel overwhelmed and unsure where to start? Have you tried various programs but found them to be unsustainable? Are you struggling to find a non-diet approach to weight loss? You don’t have to journey alone. Let Sara be your guide and source of support.
Are you ready to make some lifestyle changes, but feel overwhelmed and unsure where to start? Have you tried various programs but found them to be unsustainable? Are you struggling to find a non-diet approach to weight loss? You don’t have to journey alone. Let Sara be your guide and source of support.
(707) 244-7025 View (707) 244-7025
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Elena Zorn
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, MA, CNP, CNE, FMCHC, DSS
Verified Verified
Belvedere, CA 94920  (Online Only)
Over the years, I've developed a protocol to break unhealthy habits like excessive sugar consumption, late-night eating, snacking, and negative self-talk. This promotes healthier habits such as enjoying vegetables and making better food choices. I prioritize nutrition and emotional health in healthcare, focusing on interventions for chronic, degenerative, and autoimmune diseases, cancer support, energy and brain health, food intolerances, chronic infections, disease prevention, and optimal wellness. I also specialize in supporting diabetes management, weight control, and addressing food cravings effectively.
Over the years, I've developed a protocol to break unhealthy habits like excessive sugar consumption, late-night eating, snacking, and negative self-talk. This promotes healthier habits such as enjoying vegetables and making better food choices. I prioritize nutrition and emotional health in healthcare, focusing on interventions for chronic, degenerative, and autoimmune diseases, cancer support, energy and brain health, food intolerances, chronic infections, disease prevention, and optimal wellness. I also specialize in supporting diabetes management, weight control, and addressing food cravings effectively.
(628) 250-4892 View (628) 250-4892
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Julie Shimko The Breast Cancer Dietitian
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MA, RD
Verified Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
After having breast cancer, making a decision on what to eat can often feel like a life-dependent decision. It doesn't need to be this way. Nothing makes me happier than seeing my clients let go of food fear, make empowered choices, and not feel they are sacrificing their enjoyment of food and life. Whether you were just diagnosed, in active treatment, are having or had surgery, completed treatment, or on hormonal therapy, I can help you. As an Oncology Registered Dietitian, I can help you obtain a sense of control over your lifestyle and food choices, with research-based nutrition information & support.
After having breast cancer, making a decision on what to eat can often feel like a life-dependent decision. It doesn't need to be this way. Nothing makes me happier than seeing my clients let go of food fear, make empowered choices, and not feel they are sacrificing their enjoyment of food and life. Whether you were just diagnosed, in active treatment, are having or had surgery, completed treatment, or on hormonal therapy, I can help you. As an Oncology Registered Dietitian, I can help you obtain a sense of control over your lifestyle and food choices, with research-based nutrition information & support.
(707) 785-8188 View (707) 785-8188
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Carly Lucchesi
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Rosa, CA 95402
I help women lose weight through reducing inflammation instead of calories. When done correctly, weight loss can be more of a passive side effect rather than the target. Together we will incorporate lab based testing, an extensive genetic workup and behavior coaching to make sure no stone is left unturned. This will be the last time you need to lose weight, my program guarantees it.
I help women lose weight through reducing inflammation instead of calories. When done correctly, weight loss can be more of a passive side effect rather than the target. Together we will incorporate lab based testing, an extensive genetic workup and behavior coaching to make sure no stone is left unturned. This will be the last time you need to lose weight, my program guarantees it.
(209) 396-7403 View (209) 396-7403
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Diane Robinson Marin Functional Medicine
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, CDN, NBC-HWC
Verified Verified
Fairfax, CA 94930
I am a Clinical Functional Nutritionist with an MS in Nutrition and NBC-HWC. I practice evidence-based, whole-person functional nutrition medicine. Personalized and collaborative care is key to achieving long-term health and quality-of-life improvements through nutrition and lifestyle interventions. A thorough health history and goals intake is reviewed, with possible functional testing, and then nutrition and lifestyle recommendations are thoughtfully formulated. I am in-network with Aetna UHC & Health Net. Superbills may be provided for out-of-network insurance reimbursement. In-person in Fairfax, CA; Video-telehealth provided.
I am a Clinical Functional Nutritionist with an MS in Nutrition and NBC-HWC. I practice evidence-based, whole-person functional nutrition medicine. Personalized and collaborative care is key to achieving long-term health and quality-of-life improvements through nutrition and lifestyle interventions. A thorough health history and goals intake is reviewed, with possible functional testing, and then nutrition and lifestyle recommendations are thoughtfully formulated. I am in-network with Aetna UHC & Health Net. Superbills may be provided for out-of-network insurance reimbursement. In-person in Fairfax, CA; Video-telehealth provided.
(415) 968-5015 View (415) 968-5015
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Kia Sanford
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Rafael, CA 94915
What we eat, drink and even the air we breathe can have profound effects on our well being. By making food our medicine, Functional Clinical Nutrition transforms the daily rituals of eating into health sustaining practices. In recognizing that medicine can be food, these practices bring the mystery of attaining and maintaining within our reach. (Due to so many solicitations I must state I am not now, nor will I ever be, interested in being a part of a multi-level marketing company. Please DO NOT contact me about Mila, Isagenix, JuicePlus, or any other "opportunity". Thank you.)
What we eat, drink and even the air we breathe can have profound effects on our well being. By making food our medicine, Functional Clinical Nutrition transforms the daily rituals of eating into health sustaining practices. In recognizing that medicine can be food, these practices bring the mystery of attaining and maintaining within our reach. (Due to so many solicitations I must state I am not now, nor will I ever be, interested in being a part of a multi-level marketing company. Please DO NOT contact me about Mila, Isagenix, JuicePlus, or any other "opportunity". Thank you.)
(415) 969-5835 View (415) 969-5835
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Jessica Michelle Coghill
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, CNS
Verified Verified
Sausalito, CA 94965
90% of health conditions and diseases can be prevented by proper nutrition and lifestyle modifications. Not only does management and prevention of chronic health conditions improve the quality and satisfaction of living, it also adds years and saves money later in life. The sooner you take the steps to a healthier life, the sooner you’ll feel better, happier, more energized, and more confident about your appearance. I’m here to help you set the foundation of a more fulfilling life you can enjoy with family and friends in years to come!
90% of health conditions and diseases can be prevented by proper nutrition and lifestyle modifications. Not only does management and prevention of chronic health conditions improve the quality and satisfaction of living, it also adds years and saves money later in life. The sooner you take the steps to a healthier life, the sooner you’ll feel better, happier, more energized, and more confident about your appearance. I’m here to help you set the foundation of a more fulfilling life you can enjoy with family and friends in years to come!
(415) 842-1916 View (415) 842-1916
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Brenna O'Malley
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD
Verified Verified
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Hi, I'm Brenna! I work with adolescents, teens and adults who are struggling with disordered eating, recovery from chronic dieting, binge-restrict cycles, body image concerns and wanting to be able to pursue health without obsession. It's common to be interested in or passionate about food, health, wellness exercise - but when those interests become inflexible, or don't allow for you to spend time and feel present doing other things that are important to you, it can be a sign to reach out.
Hi, I'm Brenna! I work with adolescents, teens and adults who are struggling with disordered eating, recovery from chronic dieting, binge-restrict cycles, body image concerns and wanting to be able to pursue health without obsession. It's common to be interested in or passionate about food, health, wellness exercise - but when those interests become inflexible, or don't allow for you to spend time and feel present doing other things that are important to you, it can be a sign to reach out.
(415) 798-9738 View (415) 798-9738
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Rosa Keller Nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian, PhD, RD
Verified Verified
Sausalito, CA 94965
As a nutrition scientist and registered dietitian, my goal is to help you pin-point the current challenges you are facing with your health and nutrition. Through remote Telehealth services, we will work together to create actionable steps towards long-term healthy habits. Whether that means understanding how to improve your relationships with food, weight management, fuel exercise performance, finding a meal pattern that improves digestive symptoms, managing chronic disease and more.
As a nutrition scientist and registered dietitian, my goal is to help you pin-point the current challenges you are facing with your health and nutrition. Through remote Telehealth services, we will work together to create actionable steps towards long-term healthy habits. Whether that means understanding how to improve your relationships with food, weight management, fuel exercise performance, finding a meal pattern that improves digestive symptoms, managing chronic disease and more.
(415) 712-2516 View (415) 712-2516
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Haley Mannix
Nutritionist/Dietitian, CNC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mill Valley, CA 94941
I work with motivated and curious individuals looking to dive deep and investigate the root causes of digestive issues, acne and other skin problems, poor sleep, adrenal/sex/circadian hormone imbalances and blood sugar dysfunction. Healthy, gradual and sustainable improvements are prioritized over quick-fixes. My overarching goal is not only to find the root cause of imbalance, but to optimize your long term health by harboring intuition around nutrition and lifestyle practices so that you feel empowered and in control of your body, health and wellbeing.
I work with motivated and curious individuals looking to dive deep and investigate the root causes of digestive issues, acne and other skin problems, poor sleep, adrenal/sex/circadian hormone imbalances and blood sugar dysfunction. Healthy, gradual and sustainable improvements are prioritized over quick-fixes. My overarching goal is not only to find the root cause of imbalance, but to optimize your long term health by harboring intuition around nutrition and lifestyle practices so that you feel empowered and in control of your body, health and wellbeing.
(415) 594-5248 View (415) 594-5248
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Lynne Martin
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94903
I have worked in a variety of eating disorder settings including residential, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient. My experience comes from working for the University Health Network, Toronto General Hospital Eating Disorders program, a world-renowned treatment facility with an emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral therapy. I was a founding member of New Dawn Eating Disorder Program and La Ventana San Francisco division where I played a key role in the planning and development of the nutrition component in both programs. I presently see patients individually, I also conduct meal groups where individuals can get support with their eating.
I have worked in a variety of eating disorder settings including residential, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient. My experience comes from working for the University Health Network, Toronto General Hospital Eating Disorders program, a world-renowned treatment facility with an emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral therapy. I was a founding member of New Dawn Eating Disorder Program and La Ventana San Francisco division where I played a key role in the planning and development of the nutrition component in both programs. I presently see patients individually, I also conduct meal groups where individuals can get support with their eating.
(415) 233-8666 View (415) 233-8666
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Sarah Reilly
Nutritionist/Dietitian, CNC, CNBP, AFMHCp
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sausalito, CA 94965
Do you struggle with feeling fat, bloated, achy and tired? I will help you get to the root cause of your annoying symptoms so you can FINALLY lose weight, have more energy and less pain & digestive issues. I provide a customized, cutting edge approach for each client, by combining principles of Holistic Nutrition and Functional Medicine. You will experience truly customized nutrition for YOUR unique body so you can finally STOP feeling fat, bloated, achy and tired. You CAN achieve effortless fat loss, increased energy/moods, better sleep, less pain and resolved digestive issues!
Do you struggle with feeling fat, bloated, achy and tired? I will help you get to the root cause of your annoying symptoms so you can FINALLY lose weight, have more energy and less pain & digestive issues. I provide a customized, cutting edge approach for each client, by combining principles of Holistic Nutrition and Functional Medicine. You will experience truly customized nutrition for YOUR unique body so you can finally STOP feeling fat, bloated, achy and tired. You CAN achieve effortless fat loss, increased energy/moods, better sleep, less pain and resolved digestive issues!
(925) 886-3630 View (925) 886-3630
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Maria Quintana-Pilling
Nutritionist/Dietitian, CNC, FNLP
Verified Verified
Fairfax, CA 94930
I am a certified holistic nutrition consultant and natural chef. I work with women dealing with a range of digestive and women's health issues to regain their energy, live pain free and feel at home in the body again. I am particularly adept at bringing gut and hormone related imbalances into balance based on my own experience with fibroids.
I am a certified holistic nutrition consultant and natural chef. I work with women dealing with a range of digestive and women's health issues to regain their energy, live pain free and feel at home in the body again. I am particularly adept at bringing gut and hormone related imbalances into balance based on my own experience with fibroids.
(415) 802-0055 View (415) 802-0055
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Dr. Lillie Luu Nguyen
Nutritionist/Dietitian, DCN, CNS, LDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Rafael, CA 94901
Navigating the path to better nutrition and well-being can be challenging, but you don't have to go it alone. Using doctorate-level education rooted in evidence-based science, I'm here to support you with a personalized nutrition plan that not only tastes great, but also nourishes your body. We'll take a holistic approach to your health, considering all aspects of your life. If you're curious about lab tests, supplements, or assessments, we can explore those options together.
Navigating the path to better nutrition and well-being can be challenging, but you don't have to go it alone. Using doctorate-level education rooted in evidence-based science, I'm here to support you with a personalized nutrition plan that not only tastes great, but also nourishes your body. We'll take a holistic approach to your health, considering all aspects of your life. If you're curious about lab tests, supplements, or assessments, we can explore those options together.
(415) 322-5629 View (415) 322-5629
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FAQs - About Nutritionists and Dietitians

How can I find a dietitian or nutritionist in Petaluma?

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.