Nutritionists and Dietitians near Alachua County, FL

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Photo of Dawn J. O'Byrne, PhD, RDN, LDN, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Dawn J. O'Byrne
Nutritionist/Dietitian, PhD, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
Gainesville, FL 32606
I am committed to helping people cultivate health, well-being and vitality in their lives. I practice Integrative Health, Nutrition and Wellness Counseling. This approach is holistic (body, mind, spirit) and promotes insight, knowledge, and skills that enable people to heal, grow, thrive, and reach personal goals. I have 20+ years of experience working with individuals and groups in private practice, educational, research and community settings. My training in counseling (MA), exercise science (MS) and nutrition (PhD, Licensed Nutritionist, Registered Dietitian, Intuitive Eating certification) provides a unique expertise to help people develop optimal health, life satisfaction and healthy life-balance.
I am committed to helping people cultivate health, well-being and vitality in their lives. I practice Integrative Health, Nutrition and Wellness Counseling. This approach is holistic (body, mind, spirit) and promotes insight, knowledge, and skills that enable people to heal, grow, thrive, and reach personal goals. I have 20+ years of experience working with individuals and groups in private practice, educational, research and community settings. My training in counseling (MA), exercise science (MS) and nutrition (PhD, Licensed Nutritionist, Registered Dietitian, Intuitive Eating certification) provides a unique expertise to help people develop optimal health, life satisfaction and healthy life-balance.
(352) 278-3487 View (352) 278-3487
Photo of Lauren Hyden, MS, LDN, CNS, E-RYT, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Lauren Hyden
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, LDN, CNS, E-RYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gainesville, FL 32601
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Are you experiencing digestive issues, hormone imbalances, or disordered eating? Do you feel stuck and unsure of what step to take to reach your health goals? With so much noise surrounding diet and health, it can feel stressful and overwhelming to discern what to eat. I get it.
Are you experiencing digestive issues, hormone imbalances, or disordered eating? Do you feel stuck and unsure of what step to take to reach your health goals? With so much noise surrounding diet and health, it can feel stressful and overwhelming to discern what to eat. I get it.
(352) 747-8092 View (352) 747-8092
Photo of Jennifer Rose Parker - Nourish Alive Nutrition Consulting, LLC, RDN, DNC, LDN, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Nourish Alive Nutrition Consulting, LLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, DNC, LDN
Verified Verified
Gainesville, FL 32601
Nourish yourself and thrive! I have seen the healing power of nutrition and it’s yours for the taking. With my eighteen years as an RD, specializing in Kidney health, Diabetes, and High Blood Pressure, I can coach you to your goals.
Nourish yourself and thrive! I have seen the healing power of nutrition and it’s yours for the taking. With my eighteen years as an RD, specializing in Kidney health, Diabetes, and High Blood Pressure, I can coach you to your goals.
(352) 758-5530 View (352) 758-5530
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Jennifer Bleiweis
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LD/N, NBC-HWC
Verified Verified
Gainesville, FL 32608
My practice is designed to explore your vision of your best health and well-being. From there, we will create goals and action steps that lead to a sustainable and nourishing lifestyle. Plans are individualized using your personal preferences, lifestyle, and cultural identity.
My practice is designed to explore your vision of your best health and well-being. From there, we will create goals and action steps that lead to a sustainable and nourishing lifestyle. Plans are individualized using your personal preferences, lifestyle, and cultural identity.
(352) 616-7203 View (352) 616-7203
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Nourish with Claire & Associates LLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LD
Verified Verified
Gainesville, FL 32653
Are you looking to optimize your health and nutrition in 2024? Do you suffer from poor energy, digestive disturbances (gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea), blood sugar imbalances, high cholesterol, autoimmunity or other health concerns? If so, I'd love to guide you in making positive changes to your nutrition and lifestyle to help you reach your health goals. Through my individualized nutrition therapy services, you'll gain confidence in how to appropriately fuel your body. It's my mission to empower you with the nutrition knowledge needed to make LASTING lifestyle changes.
Are you looking to optimize your health and nutrition in 2024? Do you suffer from poor energy, digestive disturbances (gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea), blood sugar imbalances, high cholesterol, autoimmunity or other health concerns? If so, I'd love to guide you in making positive changes to your nutrition and lifestyle to help you reach your health goals. Through my individualized nutrition therapy services, you'll gain confidence in how to appropriately fuel your body. It's my mission to empower you with the nutrition knowledge needed to make LASTING lifestyle changes.
(352) 284-8244 View (352) 284-8244
Photo of Tracy Brown, RD, LDN, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Tracy Brown
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
Gainesville, FL 32606
It is not often we are encouraged to honor our bodies needs. We live in world that teaches us to "watch it" and "have it together", especially around weight and food. Unfortunately, this constant pressure to "be good" can play a role in constant dieting, restricting, binging, purging and an all or nothing attitude around exercise. Fortunately, we can make peace with food and our bodies again. My approach of somatic nutrition therapy and coaching teaches intuitive eating and body wisdom skills to learn to trust our bodies again.
It is not often we are encouraged to honor our bodies needs. We live in world that teaches us to "watch it" and "have it together", especially around weight and food. Unfortunately, this constant pressure to "be good" can play a role in constant dieting, restricting, binging, purging and an all or nothing attitude around exercise. Fortunately, we can make peace with food and our bodies again. My approach of somatic nutrition therapy and coaching teaches intuitive eating and body wisdom skills to learn to trust our bodies again.
(352) 398-4139 View (352) 398-4139
Photo of Haleigh Sanders, RD, LDN, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Haleigh Sanders
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
Gainesville, FL 32606
Do you feel preoccupied with food, exercise, or your body image? Do you feel that your eating patterns are abnormal? Do you want to learn how to trust your body? Whether you suffer from an eating disorder or disordered eating, want to learn about intuitive eating, or hope to improve your overall well-being, I am here to be a committed member of your team. I offer evidenced-based, weight-inclusive, compassion-focused nutrition counseling. My goal is to provide you with a supportive and non-judgmental space to discuss your nutrition and body concerns.
Do you feel preoccupied with food, exercise, or your body image? Do you feel that your eating patterns are abnormal? Do you want to learn how to trust your body? Whether you suffer from an eating disorder or disordered eating, want to learn about intuitive eating, or hope to improve your overall well-being, I am here to be a committed member of your team. I offer evidenced-based, weight-inclusive, compassion-focused nutrition counseling. My goal is to provide you with a supportive and non-judgmental space to discuss your nutrition and body concerns.
(850) 378-3930 View (850) 378-3930
Photo of Devin Breedon - Vital Nutrition Dietitian - Devin Breedon RD, RD, LDN, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Vital Nutrition Dietitian - Devin Breedon RD
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
Gainesville, FL 32601
Insurance Accepted. At Vital Nutrition, we share a genuine desire to make a difference. We offer personalized, evidence-based nutrition consulting to overcome challenges, celebrate achievements, and embrace wellness. Our team consists of experts in Pediatric and Adult and provide both Functional and Traditional Nutrition Expertise. Book today!
Insurance Accepted. At Vital Nutrition, we share a genuine desire to make a difference. We offer personalized, evidence-based nutrition consulting to overcome challenges, celebrate achievements, and embrace wellness. Our team consists of experts in Pediatric and Adult and provide both Functional and Traditional Nutrition Expertise. Book today!
(352) 922-3491 View (352) 922-3491
Photo of Drew Keelia Mulvey, MS, CDN, CNS, CLT, PNL1, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Drew Keelia Mulvey
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, CDN, CNS, CLT, PNL1
Verified Verified
Gainesville, FL 32603
I have dedicated myself to help female endurance athletes ages 15-38 find natural ways to improve their performance, energy and stamina to reach their athletic potential. Some have struggled with disordered eating patterns, several trips to the doctors without answers, low energy, hormonal issues, frequent illness, gut issues such as bloating, IBS attributed to potential food sensitivities and feeling completely overwhelmed and frustrated about the right nutritional plan for their individual needs. I get down to the root causes through alternative testing, lifestyle changes, and meal planning.
I have dedicated myself to help female endurance athletes ages 15-38 find natural ways to improve their performance, energy and stamina to reach their athletic potential. Some have struggled with disordered eating patterns, several trips to the doctors without answers, low energy, hormonal issues, frequent illness, gut issues such as bloating, IBS attributed to potential food sensitivities and feeling completely overwhelmed and frustrated about the right nutritional plan for their individual needs. I get down to the root causes through alternative testing, lifestyle changes, and meal planning.
(475) 244-7238 View (475) 244-7238
Photo of Nourish Family Nutrition Therapy - Nourish Family  Nutrition & Therapy, MS, RDN, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Nourish Family Nutrition & Therapy
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gainesville, FL 32601
At Nourish, we don’t lecture, body shame, or give clients generic nutrition plans. Our caring professionals help each individual achieve and maintain optimal health and a positive body image through collaborative goal setting, tailored, science-based nutrition plans, and other industry best practices. Tired of bouncing from diet to diet and Googling nutrition advice? Quick fixes aren’t long-term solutions. You’ll achieve and maintain your goals with our personalized, sustainable nutrition plans. One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to nutrition counseling.
At Nourish, we don’t lecture, body shame, or give clients generic nutrition plans. Our caring professionals help each individual achieve and maintain optimal health and a positive body image through collaborative goal setting, tailored, science-based nutrition plans, and other industry best practices. Tired of bouncing from diet to diet and Googling nutrition advice? Quick fixes aren’t long-term solutions. You’ll achieve and maintain your goals with our personalized, sustainable nutrition plans. One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to nutrition counseling.
(321) 339-0176 View (321) 339-0176
Photo of Linda Lockett Brown - CINET Registered Dietitians & Wellness, RDN, LDN, Nutritionist/Dietitian
CINET Registered Dietitians & Wellness
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
Starke, FL 32091
You are an unique individual. Your nutritional needs and lifestyle are unique. After a comprehensive evaluation, we will develop meal plans together that meet your lifestyle. We don't do diets. We show you how to eat. Our clients range in age from 8-80. Our successes include 60 pound weight losses, decreased or eliminated medications, decreased fear of eating. We won't leave you hanging. We are there to support and cheer you on. Services are provided in the office or online. We look forward to helping you be the best that you can be!
You are an unique individual. Your nutritional needs and lifestyle are unique. After a comprehensive evaluation, we will develop meal plans together that meet your lifestyle. We don't do diets. We show you how to eat. Our clients range in age from 8-80. Our successes include 60 pound weight losses, decreased or eliminated medications, decreased fear of eating. We won't leave you hanging. We are there to support and cheer you on. Services are provided in the office or online. We look forward to helping you be the best that you can be!
(904) 569-5423 View (904) 569-5423
FAQs - About Nutritionists and Dietitians

How can I find a dietitian or nutritionist in Alachua County?

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.