Nutritionists and Dietitians in Colorado

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Photo of Sharley Jackman - Sharley Rene Nutrition, RDN, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Sharley Rene Nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN
Verified Verified
Colorado Springs, CO 80906  (Online Only)
Nutrition and health needs vary greatly for every person. My desire is to partner with you in understanding your current goals and challenges. We will work to develop an individualized plan specifically for you that is attainable, and can become not just a prescribed diet, but part of your lifestyle. There is no "one plan fits all." I am passionate in helping you discover the best plan for you so you can enjoy life and optimize your health!
Nutrition and health needs vary greatly for every person. My desire is to partner with you in understanding your current goals and challenges. We will work to develop an individualized plan specifically for you that is attainable, and can become not just a prescribed diet, but part of your lifestyle. There is no "one plan fits all." I am passionate in helping you discover the best plan for you so you can enjoy life and optimize your health!
(719) 781-6111 View (719) 781-6111
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Intentionally Nourished
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LD
Verified Verified
Centennial, CO 80121  (Online Only)
Hi! I'm Rae, registered dietitian. After struggling with disordered eating for years and finally making it to the other side, I am passionate about helping others do the same. If you think about food 24/7, have a "good" vs. "bad" food mentality, are struggling with body dysmorphia, and have tried countless diets, you are not alone. It's hard to ignore the cultural beauty standards society has placed on us, and it can be confusing to know what to believe when it comes to nutrition advice - especially on social media. I can help you see food and your body in a new light with evidence-based principles and support.
Hi! I'm Rae, registered dietitian. After struggling with disordered eating for years and finally making it to the other side, I am passionate about helping others do the same. If you think about food 24/7, have a "good" vs. "bad" food mentality, are struggling with body dysmorphia, and have tried countless diets, you are not alone. It's hard to ignore the cultural beauty standards society has placed on us, and it can be confusing to know what to believe when it comes to nutrition advice - especially on social media. I can help you see food and your body in a new light with evidence-based principles and support.
(303) 529-8256 View (303) 529-8256
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Maria Lourdes Aragon Nichols
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN
Verified Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80524
As a Filipino/a/x Dietitian Maria-Lourdes or Malou approaches their work with intersectionality in mind. She sees clients as the expert of their lived experience and believes that folks are "already whole." Whether you are in the action or maintenance phase in your health journey (or eating disorder recovery), Malou welcomes you to come as you are. They invite folks to consider or discover a non-diet, weight-inclusive, anti-oppression approach. With a clinical nutrition background, she offers medical nutrition therapy, nutrition counseling, and nutrition assessments for those concerned of the severity of their symptoms.
As a Filipino/a/x Dietitian Maria-Lourdes or Malou approaches their work with intersectionality in mind. She sees clients as the expert of their lived experience and believes that folks are "already whole." Whether you are in the action or maintenance phase in your health journey (or eating disorder recovery), Malou welcomes you to come as you are. They invite folks to consider or discover a non-diet, weight-inclusive, anti-oppression approach. With a clinical nutrition background, she offers medical nutrition therapy, nutrition counseling, and nutrition assessments for those concerned of the severity of their symptoms.
(970) 510-8289 View (970) 510-8289
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ABCampbell Nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD
Verified Verified
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Alison Campbell, has 20+ years' experience providing medical nutrition therapy to the infant, pediatric, adult, and geriatric populations.
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Alison Campbell, has 20+ years' experience providing medical nutrition therapy to the infant, pediatric, adult, and geriatric populations.
(970) 414-4593 View (970) 414-4593
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Nohemi Lopez
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LD
Verified Verified
Boulder, CO 80302  (Online Only)
Hi! I'm so happy that you're here! I am a Registered Dietitian licensed to practice in Colorado and New Mexico. I specialize in disordered eating and eating disorders, women's health issues, and diabetes. My unique approach to food means that I want to help you improve your physical health realistically and sustainably, but I also care about your mental health and your relationship with food. Don't hesitate to reach out if you're curious to learn more about how I work - or get to know me a little more by visiting my website.
Hi! I'm so happy that you're here! I am a Registered Dietitian licensed to practice in Colorado and New Mexico. I specialize in disordered eating and eating disorders, women's health issues, and diabetes. My unique approach to food means that I want to help you improve your physical health realistically and sustainably, but I also care about your mental health and your relationship with food. Don't hesitate to reach out if you're curious to learn more about how I work - or get to know me a little more by visiting my website.
(720) 310-6254 View (720) 310-6254
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The Crooked Carrot - Libby Bloom, RDN
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN
Verified Verified
Durango, CO 81302
Are you tired of doing mental gymnastics every time you eat? Do you want to eat without feeling guilty? Are you confused with all the conflicting messages about what to eat and how to care for your body? Are you ready to make peace with food and feel better physically AND mentally? Are you wanting to establish nourishing habits that actually make sense in your life? It IS possible to find peace with food, nourish your body and free up valuable time and energy for what really aligns with your values.
Are you tired of doing mental gymnastics every time you eat? Do you want to eat without feeling guilty? Are you confused with all the conflicting messages about what to eat and how to care for your body? Are you ready to make peace with food and feel better physically AND mentally? Are you wanting to establish nourishing habits that actually make sense in your life? It IS possible to find peace with food, nourish your body and free up valuable time and energy for what really aligns with your values.
(970) 236-8090 View (970) 236-8090
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Marissa Mekelburg
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CLT, HHP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147  (Online Only)
Do you currently experience gas, bloating, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, constipation (or both)? Been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome? Are these digestive issues affecting your quality of life? Have you been told to try various elimination diets like low FODMAP but don't know where to start? Are you tired of trying to figure out what to eat to help YOUR symptoms? Would you like to work with a skilled practitioner who will take take the guesswork out of nutrition by taking into account the WHOLE you and not just your diagnosis? If so, I'm here to help.
Do you currently experience gas, bloating, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, constipation (or both)? Been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome? Are these digestive issues affecting your quality of life? Have you been told to try various elimination diets like low FODMAP but don't know where to start? Are you tired of trying to figure out what to eat to help YOUR symptoms? Would you like to work with a skilled practitioner who will take take the guesswork out of nutrition by taking into account the WHOLE you and not just your diagnosis? If so, I'm here to help.
(970) 620-9363 View (970) 620-9363
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Vanessa Berenstein
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MA, RD, FMN, CCH
Verified Verified
Boulder, CO 80305
My goal is to make healthy living as simple, fun & delicious as possible for you! Healing from Scratch, we will get to the root causes of your imbalances and help you determine what works best for you based on your individuality. Unlike most dietitians, I'll help you process emotions & rewire mindset blocks that are preventing you from reaching your goals. We will create a realistic plan so that you can feel vibrantly healthy. Book an initial discounted Health Evaluation to sample working together: healingfromscratch.gethealthy.store/health-evaluation.html
My goal is to make healthy living as simple, fun & delicious as possible for you! Healing from Scratch, we will get to the root causes of your imbalances and help you determine what works best for you based on your individuality. Unlike most dietitians, I'll help you process emotions & rewire mindset blocks that are preventing you from reaching your goals. We will create a realistic plan so that you can feel vibrantly healthy. Book an initial discounted Health Evaluation to sample working together: healingfromscratch.gethealthy.store/health-evaluation.html
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Essential Nutrition, LLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CIEC
Verified Verified
Boulder, CO 80303
Looking for a nutrition professional who listens & takes your concerns to heart? Who tailors advice to YOUR unique needs? Who communicates with your healthcare providers on your behalf? At Essential Nutrition we care about your health & well-being. We take great pride in making sure we provide the best nutritional care possible. We are a group practice of Registered Dietitians who specialize in a variety of health conditions. We are "anti-dieting," "pro-peace" with food and bodies; and we blend evidence-based care with best practices of integrative medicine. We LOVE what we do. And we would love to help you! Please contact us today!
Looking for a nutrition professional who listens & takes your concerns to heart? Who tailors advice to YOUR unique needs? Who communicates with your healthcare providers on your behalf? At Essential Nutrition we care about your health & well-being. We take great pride in making sure we provide the best nutritional care possible. We are a group practice of Registered Dietitians who specialize in a variety of health conditions. We are "anti-dieting," "pro-peace" with food and bodies; and we blend evidence-based care with best practices of integrative medicine. We LOVE what we do. And we would love to help you! Please contact us today!
(720) 636-9178 View (720) 636-9178
Photo of Debbie Lunnon, CN, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Debbie Lunnon
Nutritionist/Dietitian, CN
Verified Verified
Broomfield, CO 80023
I am passionate about helping women develop a healthy relationship with food and feel good in their bodies. I will guide you in becoming aware of how your eating habits, lifestyle choices, stress levels, and thoughts may be contributing to your health, weight, and well-being. Together, we'll negotiate small changes, a little at a time that can powerfully transform your life. My training as a Psychology of Eating Coach and a Certified Nutritionist and Fitness Coach enables me to help my clients discover whatever is standing in the way of them reaching, and easily maintaining their health and weight loss goals.
I am passionate about helping women develop a healthy relationship with food and feel good in their bodies. I will guide you in becoming aware of how your eating habits, lifestyle choices, stress levels, and thoughts may be contributing to your health, weight, and well-being. Together, we'll negotiate small changes, a little at a time that can powerfully transform your life. My training as a Psychology of Eating Coach and a Certified Nutritionist and Fitness Coach enables me to help my clients discover whatever is standing in the way of them reaching, and easily maintaining their health and weight loss goals.
(303) 872-4319 View (303) 872-4319
Photo of Roxanne Sardone, RD, CEDS-C, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Roxanne Sardone
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, CEDS-C
Verified Verified
Littleton, CO 80120
Food is so much more than just nutrition. It's a part of tradition, celebration, and fellowship. It can also be tied to self-worth, feelings of control, productivity, and safety. It plays a huge role in our mental health as well as our physical health and impacts all areas of our lives. Struggling with disordered eating, chronic dieting, meal planning stress, body image, or a medical condition that impacts your nutrition can take a toll on your health and wellbeing. But you don't have to figure it out on your own.
Food is so much more than just nutrition. It's a part of tradition, celebration, and fellowship. It can also be tied to self-worth, feelings of control, productivity, and safety. It plays a huge role in our mental health as well as our physical health and impacts all areas of our lives. Struggling with disordered eating, chronic dieting, meal planning stress, body image, or a medical condition that impacts your nutrition can take a toll on your health and wellbeing. But you don't have to figure it out on your own.
(720) 734-4157 View (720) 734-4157
Photo of Christine MacCarroll, MA, FNTP, RWP, BCHN, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Christine MacCarroll
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MA, FNTP, RWP, BCHN
Verified Verified
Lone Tree, CO 80124
My clients have often been frustrated by the medical system and are looking to do things differently. In my practice, I offer deep clinical knowledge and powerful personal insight. I help women heal their brains and hormones naturally so that they can get their mood, energy, and mojo back. With my unique tools and proven methods, we figure out how things got jacked up in the first place instead of just throwing a bandaid on the problem or playing “kick the can” with symptoms. And bodies actually heal, so women can start living the badass lives they were designed for.
My clients have often been frustrated by the medical system and are looking to do things differently. In my practice, I offer deep clinical knowledge and powerful personal insight. I help women heal their brains and hormones naturally so that they can get their mood, energy, and mojo back. With my unique tools and proven methods, we figure out how things got jacked up in the first place instead of just throwing a bandaid on the problem or playing “kick the can” with symptoms. And bodies actually heal, so women can start living the badass lives they were designed for.
(720) 466-2080 View (720) 466-2080
Photo of Stephanie Michelle Scott, MA, RD, LPC, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Stephanie Michelle Scott
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MA, RD, LPC
Verified Verified
As both a therapist and a registered dietitian, I specialize in helping people heal their relationship with food and body-image. This might include challenges with dieting, overeating, emotional eating, stress eating, or binge eating. I teach my clients how to break free from dieting and rigid eating plans and learn how to restore healthy eating and self-care habits. I know how exhausting it can feel to have food and body on your mind all hours of the day. I also know it's possible to finally heal the non-stop food obsession and get back to living the life you're meant to live.
As both a therapist and a registered dietitian, I specialize in helping people heal their relationship with food and body-image. This might include challenges with dieting, overeating, emotional eating, stress eating, or binge eating. I teach my clients how to break free from dieting and rigid eating plans and learn how to restore healthy eating and self-care habits. I know how exhausting it can feel to have food and body on your mind all hours of the day. I also know it's possible to finally heal the non-stop food obsession and get back to living the life you're meant to live.
(719) 375-2990 View (719) 375-2990
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Jennifer H Anderson
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN
Verified Verified
Littleton, CO 80129
Hello! Are you struggling with disordered eating like Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, Yo-Yo Dieting or rigid food rules? I'm Jen and my team and I are passionate about helping people achieve genuine food freedom and dramatic health transformation. My specialty is helping clients discover a healthy relationship with food. I will teach you mindful and intuitive eating principles while thoughtfully addressing your health & weight concerns. Together we can get to the root & make sustainable lifestyle changes, all without sabotaging your joy of eating! My colleagues also address a broad range of health issues through this same lens!
Hello! Are you struggling with disordered eating like Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, Yo-Yo Dieting or rigid food rules? I'm Jen and my team and I are passionate about helping people achieve genuine food freedom and dramatic health transformation. My specialty is helping clients discover a healthy relationship with food. I will teach you mindful and intuitive eating principles while thoughtfully addressing your health & weight concerns. Together we can get to the root & make sustainable lifestyle changes, all without sabotaging your joy of eating! My colleagues also address a broad range of health issues through this same lens!
(720) 729-2273 View (720) 729-2273
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Meredith Alvarez
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN
Verified Verified
Lafayette, CO 80026
Do you want to find food freedom, learn to respect your body, and rediscover the joy of eating? I'm here to help. Every person is unique - we all have different bodies, health struggles, goals, history, and daily life routines. I create a highly personalized plan for every single client. I am here to help guide you on the path to discovering how to have a positive relationship with food & navigate your health struggles. I am a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor - it isn't about dieting or calorie counting, but instead finding peace with food. I am here to help you finally feel food freedom and give up dieting for good.
Do you want to find food freedom, learn to respect your body, and rediscover the joy of eating? I'm here to help. Every person is unique - we all have different bodies, health struggles, goals, history, and daily life routines. I create a highly personalized plan for every single client. I am here to help guide you on the path to discovering how to have a positive relationship with food & navigate your health struggles. I am a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor - it isn't about dieting or calorie counting, but instead finding peace with food. I am here to help you finally feel food freedom and give up dieting for good.
(210) 880-2089 View (210) 880-2089
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Jessica Michelle Coghill
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, CNS
Verified Verified
Boulder, CO 80302
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!
(720) 730-3826 View (720) 730-3826
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Heather Cherry
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, CDE
Verified Verified
I specialize in one-on-one customized nutrition consulting. I work WITH you to create a meal strategy to best achieve your nutritional goals. I factor in your unique challenges when creating your meal plan such as adding quick healthy options for a busy lifestyle or low glycemic carbohydrates for better blood sugar regulation. I educate clients on the latest nutrition therapies and help hold them accountable in varies ways. My ideal client is someone who is serious about working on permanently improving his or her health for tomorrow and interested in feeling better today.
I specialize in one-on-one customized nutrition consulting. I work WITH you to create a meal strategy to best achieve your nutritional goals. I factor in your unique challenges when creating your meal plan such as adding quick healthy options for a busy lifestyle or low glycemic carbohydrates for better blood sugar regulation. I educate clients on the latest nutrition therapies and help hold them accountable in varies ways. My ideal client is someone who is serious about working on permanently improving his or her health for tomorrow and interested in feeling better today.
(303) 816-3827 View (303) 816-3827
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Jen D Birge
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CDE, CLT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Buena Vista, CO 81211  (Online Only)
Looking for relief from chronic health conditions or a slow metabolism? Do you suspect that something you are eating is causing you issues like digestive distress or inflammation? Are you struggling to get answers when you are told "everything is normal?" or to "eat less and move more" for weight loss? My focus is to identify and address the root cause of symptoms in order to help you feel better and get the results you're after!
Looking for relief from chronic health conditions or a slow metabolism? Do you suspect that something you are eating is causing you issues like digestive distress or inflammation? Are you struggling to get answers when you are told "everything is normal?" or to "eat less and move more" for weight loss? My focus is to identify and address the root cause of symptoms in order to help you feel better and get the results you're after!
(720) 513-4251 View (720) 513-4251
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Kristen Arnold and Team
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CSSD
Verified Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80521  (Online Only)
Hi there, I provide nutrition counseling services to athletes and physically active individuals and teams. As an Sports RDN (Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics) and retired professional athlete (bicycle racing), I understand and live sports nutrition and science. Contact me to start cultivating your personal best through nutrition. Looking forward to hearing from you, Kristen
Hi there, I provide nutrition counseling services to athletes and physically active individuals and teams. As an Sports RDN (Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics) and retired professional athlete (bicycle racing), I understand and live sports nutrition and science. Contact me to start cultivating your personal best through nutrition. Looking forward to hearing from you, Kristen
(614) 389-9392 View (614) 389-9392
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Taylor Craven
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CD, LDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80301  (Online Only)
I am a master's level Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who is transgender, queer, neurodivergent, and recovered from my own eating disorders. I believe every client is truly unique and sees the world through their own lens. I work from a weight inclusive and social justice stance in striving to respect humans living in different body shapes, sizes, ages, genders, abilities, nationalities, races, religions, and cultures. I believe in developing a strong therapeutic alliance with each client to work alongside them to find their own sustainable solutions for lasting recovery from disordered eating.
I am a master's level Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who is transgender, queer, neurodivergent, and recovered from my own eating disorders. I believe every client is truly unique and sees the world through their own lens. I work from a weight inclusive and social justice stance in striving to respect humans living in different body shapes, sizes, ages, genders, abilities, nationalities, races, religions, and cultures. I believe in developing a strong therapeutic alliance with each client to work alongside them to find their own sustainable solutions for lasting recovery from disordered eating.
(970) 900-2868 View (970) 900-2868
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FAQs - About Nutritionists and Dietitians

How can I find a dietitian or nutritionist in Colorado?

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.