Nutritionists and Dietitians near Milford, CT

Photo of Victoria Lawlor - Your Wellness Way, LLC, MS,  CDN, LDN, CNS, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Your Wellness Way, LLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, CDN, LDN, CNS
Verified Verified
Milford, CT 06460
Tori is a Functional Nutritionist, graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of Bridgeport with a Masters in Clinical Nutrition and an undergraduate degree from Brown University. She is a Licensed Dietary Nutritionist and Certified Nutrition Specialist with a passion to help others to find holistic real-life solutions to truly be well. How is she different? Tori believes in a fully integrative approach to address mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health. Each client is assessed individually, including diet, biochemistry, medical history, genetics, environment, stress and lifestyle.
Tori is a Functional Nutritionist, graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of Bridgeport with a Masters in Clinical Nutrition and an undergraduate degree from Brown University. She is a Licensed Dietary Nutritionist and Certified Nutrition Specialist with a passion to help others to find holistic real-life solutions to truly be well. How is she different? Tori believes in a fully integrative approach to address mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health. Each client is assessed individually, including diet, biochemistry, medical history, genetics, environment, stress and lifestyle.
(203) 941-5399 View (203) 941-5399
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Chloe Cerino Nutrition, LLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CDN, CEDS
Verified Verified
Milford, CT 06460
Ready for a healthy relationship with food? You’ve come to the right place! Whether you're ready to put an end to yo-yo dieting, you’re in recovery from an eating disorder, or simply want to improve your relationship with food and overall health, Chloe and her team are here to help. Chloe has over six years of experience treating individuals with eating disorders and disordered eating and has worked at several eating disorder treatment centers in Manhattan. She has training in nutrition related to a variety of health conditions, including gastrointestinal conditions like celiac disease and IBS.
Ready for a healthy relationship with food? You’ve come to the right place! Whether you're ready to put an end to yo-yo dieting, you’re in recovery from an eating disorder, or simply want to improve your relationship with food and overall health, Chloe and her team are here to help. Chloe has over six years of experience treating individuals with eating disorders and disordered eating and has worked at several eating disorder treatment centers in Manhattan. She has training in nutrition related to a variety of health conditions, including gastrointestinal conditions like celiac disease and IBS.
(475) 231-4514 View (475) 231-4514
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Christianna Gozzi
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MA, MS, RD, LD, CDN
Verified Verified
Milford, CT 06460  (Online Only)
Have you or your child recently been diagnosed with a form of chronic kidney disease? A diagnosis can be scary! The good news is that proper nutrition can help you manage symptoms, improve lab values and slow the need for dialysis. I'm here to help.
Have you or your child recently been diagnosed with a form of chronic kidney disease? A diagnosis can be scary! The good news is that proper nutrition can help you manage symptoms, improve lab values and slow the need for dialysis. I'm here to help.
(203) 220-4527 View (203) 220-4527
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Rachel L Leigh
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CDN
Verified Verified
Milford, CT 06460
I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. I hold a Master's in Human Nutrition from the University of New Haven and completed a comprehensive dietetic internship at Yale-NewHaven Hospital. I aim to help patients achieve their health goals through evidence-based, patient-centered nutrition care.
I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. I hold a Master's in Human Nutrition from the University of New Haven and completed a comprehensive dietetic internship at Yale-NewHaven Hospital. I aim to help patients achieve their health goals through evidence-based, patient-centered nutrition care.
(203) 590-8484 View (203) 590-8484
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New England Nutrition LLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, CNSC
Verified Verified
New Haven, CT 06510
New England Nutrition specializes in managing gastrointestinal (GI) disorders including Irritable Bowel Syndrome, SIBO, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis), Celiac Disease, GERD, and more. New England Nutrition also provides nutrition therapy for various other medical conditions as well as healthy diet counseling.
New England Nutrition specializes in managing gastrointestinal (GI) disorders including Irritable Bowel Syndrome, SIBO, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis), Celiac Disease, GERD, and more. New England Nutrition also provides nutrition therapy for various other medical conditions as well as healthy diet counseling.
(203) 717-4648 View (203) 717-4648
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The Plano Program Dietitians
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, MS, CDE
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Orange, CT 06477
Thank YOU for checking out our profile for The Plano Program Dietitians. We are an insurance-based practice serving the great New Haven county area in Southern CT. We are passionate about all areas of nutrition. We believe in meeting our clients WHERE they are ARE and design customized plans consistent with your specific dietary goals in mind. We don't believe in cookie-cutter plans and take the time to get to really know our clients so we can create the most badass treatment plan as is humanly possible.
Thank YOU for checking out our profile for The Plano Program Dietitians. We are an insurance-based practice serving the great New Haven county area in Southern CT. We are passionate about all areas of nutrition. We believe in meeting our clients WHERE they are ARE and design customized plans consistent with your specific dietary goals in mind. We don't believe in cookie-cutter plans and take the time to get to really know our clients so we can create the most badass treatment plan as is humanly possible.
(475) 242-8046 View (475) 242-8046
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Elizabeth Jackowitz
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, CNS, CDN
Verified Verified
Milford, CT 06460
In a world where information is around every corner or click, it can be challenging to know what foods and supplements are right for YOU! Whether you are looking to improve a current health condition or an out of range lab result, maintain a healthy weight or you simply want to feel better; diet and lifestyle can help! I will work with you to create a highly personalized and sustainable nutrition plan AND teach you how to make small and sustainable changes that, over time, yield BIG results.
In a world where information is around every corner or click, it can be challenging to know what foods and supplements are right for YOU! Whether you are looking to improve a current health condition or an out of range lab result, maintain a healthy weight or you simply want to feel better; diet and lifestyle can help! I will work with you to create a highly personalized and sustainable nutrition plan AND teach you how to make small and sustainable changes that, over time, yield BIG results.
(475) 330-3422 View (475) 330-3422
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Julia Cobuzzi
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, CDN
Verified Verified
Milford, CT 06460
​It is our goal to help fine-tune your personal nutrition. Whether you want to lose or gain weight, help prevent or treat a disease, tackle a food allergy, or just want to learn how to eat healthily, NutriGreene will create an individualized meal plan to help you reach your goals.
​It is our goal to help fine-tune your personal nutrition. Whether you want to lose or gain weight, help prevent or treat a disease, tackle a food allergy, or just want to learn how to eat healthily, NutriGreene will create an individualized meal plan to help you reach your goals.
(203) 446-2125 View (203) 446-2125
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Rachael Utstein
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, CDN, LDN
Verified Verified
New Haven, CT 06510  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Rachael! I am a registered dietitian specializing in disordered eating, eating disorders, and body image. I believe that people of all body sizes and identities deserve a peaceful relationship with food and their bodies. I help my clients ditch diets & diet culture and support them in finding ways to nourish themselves, both physically & mentally, that actually feel good. Whether you are in recovery from an eating disorder, have been on & off diets for what seems like your whole life, or feel loads of stress, confusion or guilt surrounding your food choices, you've come to the right spot.
Hello, I'm Rachael! I am a registered dietitian specializing in disordered eating, eating disorders, and body image. I believe that people of all body sizes and identities deserve a peaceful relationship with food and their bodies. I help my clients ditch diets & diet culture and support them in finding ways to nourish themselves, both physically & mentally, that actually feel good. Whether you are in recovery from an eating disorder, have been on & off diets for what seems like your whole life, or feel loads of stress, confusion or guilt surrounding your food choices, you've come to the right spot.
(475) 241-7938 View (475) 241-7938
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Katie Diehl
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, CNS, LDN
Verified Verified
Milford, CT 06460
Katie understands and values the importance of proper health and is passionate about educating clients on the ‘WHY’ to nutrition. Katie believes that if you understand nutrition then you'll better know how to apply it for longevity. Katie offers nutrition & wellness counseling to individuals virtually through her online portal. Katie specializes in gut health (IBS, Crohns/UC, Celiac/Gluten Intolerance, GERD, SIBO, H. pylori, autoimmune, leaky gut, digestive discomfort, food sensitivities, etc.), weight management, sports nutrition, women's health, cardiovascular health, intuitive eating, behavioral habits, and preventative health.
Katie understands and values the importance of proper health and is passionate about educating clients on the ‘WHY’ to nutrition. Katie believes that if you understand nutrition then you'll better know how to apply it for longevity. Katie offers nutrition & wellness counseling to individuals virtually through her online portal. Katie specializes in gut health (IBS, Crohns/UC, Celiac/Gluten Intolerance, GERD, SIBO, H. pylori, autoimmune, leaky gut, digestive discomfort, food sensitivities, etc.), weight management, sports nutrition, women's health, cardiovascular health, intuitive eating, behavioral habits, and preventative health.
(203) 816-6024 View (203) 816-6024
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Jessica Kruzan
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, RDN
Verified Verified
New Haven, CT 06510  (Online Only)
Jessica specializes in working with PCOS, Disordered/Eating Disorders, Infertility Nutrition, Pre/Post Partum, Hormonal Imbalances, and other areas. She believes that a diet should not only support someone’s physical health, but their social, emotional, and mental health as well. She works with her clients to identify their goals, understand their lifestyle and preferences, and create a plan that fits their unique needs. Jessica also recognizes that food is more than just fuel for the body – it is often tied to emotions, memories, and cultural traditions. As such, she helps her clients to build a positive relationship with food.
Jessica specializes in working with PCOS, Disordered/Eating Disorders, Infertility Nutrition, Pre/Post Partum, Hormonal Imbalances, and other areas. She believes that a diet should not only support someone’s physical health, but their social, emotional, and mental health as well. She works with her clients to identify their goals, understand their lifestyle and preferences, and create a plan that fits their unique needs. Jessica also recognizes that food is more than just fuel for the body – it is often tied to emotions, memories, and cultural traditions. As such, she helps her clients to build a positive relationship with food.
(508) 469-5018 View (508) 469-5018
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Christopher Irish
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LD
Verified Verified
New Haven, CT 06501
If you are experiencing ANY of the following, I would love to have the opportunity to work together: You often feel guilty about your food choices, and you spend significant time and energy thinking about food. You have scoured the internet for nutrition information and guidance and are frustrated by the amount of conflicting information online. You are navigating an eating disorder or disordered eating and are looking for support from a compassionate and knowledgable RD. You are struggling to keep up with meal planning every week, unsure of how to shop for and prepare meals that support your nutrition goals.
If you are experiencing ANY of the following, I would love to have the opportunity to work together: You often feel guilty about your food choices, and you spend significant time and energy thinking about food. You have scoured the internet for nutrition information and guidance and are frustrated by the amount of conflicting information online. You are navigating an eating disorder or disordered eating and are looking for support from a compassionate and knowledgable RD. You are struggling to keep up with meal planning every week, unsure of how to shop for and prepare meals that support your nutrition goals.
(339) 330-2865 View (339) 330-2865
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Kristen Parsons
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, CNS, CDN
Verified Verified
Orange, CT 06477  (Online Only)
The body should be treated as a whole - every aspect of your health is interconnected. The goal is to focus on addressing the root causes of your health concerns and not just manage symptoms. My nutrition counseling style is a non-diet approach to help clients experience greater joy and fulfillment in life and in their relationship with food. I will expertly guide you through your unique journey to create a sustainable and positive relationship with nutrition - without the strict food rules!
The body should be treated as a whole - every aspect of your health is interconnected. The goal is to focus on addressing the root causes of your health concerns and not just manage symptoms. My nutrition counseling style is a non-diet approach to help clients experience greater joy and fulfillment in life and in their relationship with food. I will expertly guide you through your unique journey to create a sustainable and positive relationship with nutrition - without the strict food rules!
(475) 405-2903 View (475) 405-2903
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Dr. Julia D'Amelio Doctor Of Clinical Nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian, DCN, MS
Verified Verified
Fairfield, CT 06432
Often times people wait until they are diagnosed with a chronic disease before implementing change into their daily routine. I work one-on-one with clients with the intention of preventing chronic disease states, such as heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and other other life-altering diseases through lifestyle. Achieving a healthy weight and a supportive gut are how we can eat to beat disease. An optimal gut plays a major role in preventing disease, regulating hormones, boosting immunity, and more. It's never too late to start living well.
Often times people wait until they are diagnosed with a chronic disease before implementing change into their daily routine. I work one-on-one with clients with the intention of preventing chronic disease states, such as heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and other other life-altering diseases through lifestyle. Achieving a healthy weight and a supportive gut are how we can eat to beat disease. An optimal gut plays a major role in preventing disease, regulating hormones, boosting immunity, and more. It's never too late to start living well.
(203) 433-6870 View (203) 433-6870
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Brianne Brathwaite
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CDN, CD-N
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Haven, CT 06511
Do you struggle with eating and feel guilt or shame after? Overwhelmed by the abundance of nutrition information? Ready to break free from the scale dictating your worth and well-being? If the answer is YES, you are not alone and have landed in the right place! Let's help you foster a better relationship with food to heal any damage done to the body through unsustainable eating practices. As a Registered Dietitian who overcame her food struggle and an Authenticity Coach who helps clients love their most authentic selves, I'm here to guide you!
Do you struggle with eating and feel guilt or shame after? Overwhelmed by the abundance of nutrition information? Ready to break free from the scale dictating your worth and well-being? If the answer is YES, you are not alone and have landed in the right place! Let's help you foster a better relationship with food to heal any damage done to the body through unsustainable eating practices. As a Registered Dietitian who overcame her food struggle and an Authenticity Coach who helps clients love their most authentic selves, I'm here to guide you!
(203) 896-8302 View (203) 896-8302
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Brigitta Jansen
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, CNS, CDN, CHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fairfield, CT 06825
Functional medicine nutrition aims to address the root cause of disease instead of just managing symptoms. As a nutritionist I believe in the body's innate ability to heal itself. By healing the gut, rebalancing nutrient levels and gently eliminating toxins we can create the conditions for true health. I enjoy working with a diverse clientele, from individuals of all ages to families, and welcome all stages of each person's healing journey, whether you are a seasoned foodie or just starting out.
Functional medicine nutrition aims to address the root cause of disease instead of just managing symptoms. As a nutritionist I believe in the body's innate ability to heal itself. By healing the gut, rebalancing nutrient levels and gently eliminating toxins we can create the conditions for true health. I enjoy working with a diverse clientele, from individuals of all ages to families, and welcome all stages of each person's healing journey, whether you are a seasoned foodie or just starting out.
(917) 818-0992 View (917) 818-0992
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Alyssa Lavy Nutrition & Wellness LLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, CDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Haven, CT 06520
At Alyssa Lavy Nutrition & Wellness, our team focuses on repairing gut health and food relationships. Our nutrition experts specialize in digestive health, sports nutrition and eating disorders, using our foodie-first approach and motivational interviewing skills. We offer 1:1 individualized nutrition counseling, as well as the opportunity to work together in our Trust Your Gut small group coaching IBS management online course. We offer complimentary 30 minute discovery calls prior to booking to assist you with choosing the best fit for you within our practice and to make sure we are a good fit to work together.
At Alyssa Lavy Nutrition & Wellness, our team focuses on repairing gut health and food relationships. Our nutrition experts specialize in digestive health, sports nutrition and eating disorders, using our foodie-first approach and motivational interviewing skills. We offer 1:1 individualized nutrition counseling, as well as the opportunity to work together in our Trust Your Gut small group coaching IBS management online course. We offer complimentary 30 minute discovery calls prior to booking to assist you with choosing the best fit for you within our practice and to make sure we are a good fit to work together.
(475) 222-1206 View (475) 222-1206
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Gina Barbetta
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, IFNCP
Verified Verified
New Haven, CT 06501
Hello, I'm Gina, a highly trained and experienced Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist with over 25 years of expertise. I approach my clients' health holistically, employing an integrative approach that combines nutrition and overall health and wellness. My areas of specialization encompass gut health, digestive disorders, cardiometabolic disease, PCOS, pediatrics, and intuitive eating. Additionally, I hold board certification in Integrative and Functional Nutrition.
Hello, I'm Gina, a highly trained and experienced Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist with over 25 years of expertise. I approach my clients' health holistically, employing an integrative approach that combines nutrition and overall health and wellness. My areas of specialization encompass gut health, digestive disorders, cardiometabolic disease, PCOS, pediatrics, and intuitive eating. Additionally, I hold board certification in Integrative and Functional Nutrition.
(860) 499-4026 View (860) 499-4026
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Diana Rosa
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD-N
Verified Verified
New Haven, CT 06515
Hi ! My name is Diana Rosa and I have been a private practice Registered Dietitian in the New Haven area for over 25 years. My focus is to help people realize their health and wellness goals by providing nutrition and exercise advice that really works...not just a short term fix, but lasting results that can be maintained over a lifetime! I believe in REAL FOOD and physical activities that recognize your food preferences, lifestyle and busy schedule. I want to help develop a personalized plan that works for you as an individual, not just hand you a one size fits all "diet sheet"!
Hi ! My name is Diana Rosa and I have been a private practice Registered Dietitian in the New Haven area for over 25 years. My focus is to help people realize their health and wellness goals by providing nutrition and exercise advice that really works...not just a short term fix, but lasting results that can be maintained over a lifetime! I believe in REAL FOOD and physical activities that recognize your food preferences, lifestyle and busy schedule. I want to help develop a personalized plan that works for you as an individual, not just hand you a one size fits all "diet sheet"!
(203) 463-4154 View (203) 463-4154
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Maureen Wasik
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, CDCES
Verified Verified
New Haven, CT 06511
Welcome to The Dietitian, LLC aka Maureen Wasik. I'm a dietitian and diabetes educator in practice for over 30 years. My work covers a range of medical challenges and one benefit of so many years of experience is that I’ve seen a lot! Many people come to me for weight loss and I offer a whole food approach that encompasses a wide variety of diet choices, i.e., low carb, keto, Mediterranean, plant based, etc. I also offer the Dynamo Weight Loss Protocol. Dynamo is great if you are looking to quickly lower BMI to normalize health markers like glucose and blood pressure or to quickly get yourself ready for joint replacement surgery.
Welcome to The Dietitian, LLC aka Maureen Wasik. I'm a dietitian and diabetes educator in practice for over 30 years. My work covers a range of medical challenges and one benefit of so many years of experience is that I’ve seen a lot! Many people come to me for weight loss and I offer a whole food approach that encompasses a wide variety of diet choices, i.e., low carb, keto, Mediterranean, plant based, etc. I also offer the Dynamo Weight Loss Protocol. Dynamo is great if you are looking to quickly lower BMI to normalize health markers like glucose and blood pressure or to quickly get yourself ready for joint replacement surgery.
(475) 207-4239 View (475) 207-4239
FAQs - About Nutritionists and Dietitians

How can I find a dietitian or nutritionist in Milford?

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.