Nutritionists and Dietitians in Jacksonville, FL

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Jenny Antony
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, CSPCC, LD
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32256  (Online Only)
Jenny is a registered dietitian who believes in a holistic approach to health. She has helped people manage their nutrition and weight through some of the most critical times of their lives. She has worked with conditions including pregnancy, postpartum, poor weight gain, feeding difficulties, gastrointestinal disease, congenital heart disease, transplant, and inborn errors of metabolism. She loves working with children and adults alike and believes there is something to learn from every client she meets. Jenny strives to be a good listener and understand her clients' goals and struggles.
Jenny is a registered dietitian who believes in a holistic approach to health. She has helped people manage their nutrition and weight through some of the most critical times of their lives. She has worked with conditions including pregnancy, postpartum, poor weight gain, feeding difficulties, gastrointestinal disease, congenital heart disease, transplant, and inborn errors of metabolism. She loves working with children and adults alike and believes there is something to learn from every client she meets. Jenny strives to be a good listener and understand her clients' goals and struggles.
(408) 915-4301 View (408) 915-4301
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Eden Nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LDN, CEDRD-S
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32205  (Online Only)
Eden Nutrition was founded with the mission to support patients, using individualized care, in making changes to their daily habits that will promote optimized health allowing them to live out God’s calling on their life from a place of wholeness, wellness, and strength. Eden Nutrition exists to promote relationships with food as they were in the garden when there was plenty, variety and nourishment was enjoyed, without shame or want. Holly Pudwill, MS, RDN, LDN, CEDRD-S is a Registered Dietitian with a passion for helping others achieve their nutrition and lifestyle goals.
Eden Nutrition was founded with the mission to support patients, using individualized care, in making changes to their daily habits that will promote optimized health allowing them to live out God’s calling on their life from a place of wholeness, wellness, and strength. Eden Nutrition exists to promote relationships with food as they were in the garden when there was plenty, variety and nourishment was enjoyed, without shame or want. Holly Pudwill, MS, RDN, LDN, CEDRD-S is a Registered Dietitian with a passion for helping others achieve their nutrition and lifestyle goals.
(904) 867-3704 View (904) 867-3704
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Accomplish Nutrition, LLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CSG, LDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32211  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Dietitian... passionate about my field. My passion comes from my journey with weight challenges, eating disorders, and a genuine desire to use food and nutrition to change lives. I have been a dietitian for over 20 years and have worked in many areas including long-term care, sports nutrition, weight management, and overall wellness. I love what I do and want to work with my clients to help improve overall health and performance.
I am a Registered Dietitian... passionate about my field. My passion comes from my journey with weight challenges, eating disorders, and a genuine desire to use food and nutrition to change lives. I have been a dietitian for over 20 years and have worked in many areas including long-term care, sports nutrition, weight management, and overall wellness. I love what I do and want to work with my clients to help improve overall health and performance.
(689) 888-7579 View (689) 888-7579
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Melia Menendez-Aponte
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32204  (Online Only)
Melia is a registered dietitian that has dedicated the majority of her dietetic years to supporting individuals in their recovery from disordered eating, working in a multitude of eating disorder centers and children's hospitals. In addition, Melia has expertise in nutrition therapy for various needs including but not limited to pre/post natal nutrition, breastfeeding nutrition/support, pediatric nutrition, weight management, PCOS and women's health. Melia utilizes an evidenced based approach to nutrition therapy integrated with counseling modalities and works with you to heal the body and mind setting thoughtful, personalized goals
Melia is a registered dietitian that has dedicated the majority of her dietetic years to supporting individuals in their recovery from disordered eating, working in a multitude of eating disorder centers and children's hospitals. In addition, Melia has expertise in nutrition therapy for various needs including but not limited to pre/post natal nutrition, breastfeeding nutrition/support, pediatric nutrition, weight management, PCOS and women's health. Melia utilizes an evidenced based approach to nutrition therapy integrated with counseling modalities and works with you to heal the body and mind setting thoughtful, personalized goals
(720) 730-6696 View (720) 730-6696
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Allison Gray Nutrition LLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LD
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32233
With over 10 years of experience as a Registered Dietitian, I specialize in midlife health and wellness, helping my clients reverse chronic diseases or new diagnoses. I understand that the needs of our bodies change as we age, and I am committed to providing personalized nutrition that supports optimal health and vitality.
With over 10 years of experience as a Registered Dietitian, I specialize in midlife health and wellness, helping my clients reverse chronic diseases or new diagnoses. I understand that the needs of our bodies change as we age, and I am committed to providing personalized nutrition that supports optimal health and vitality.
(904) 454-8218 View (904) 454-8218
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3 In 1 Nutrition LLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32221
God is very attentive to reproductive disorders. Throughout scripture, we see him opening the womb of the barren, protecting the womb during pregnancy, curing menstrual disorders, and allowing couples to conceive under the most likely conditions. It goes to show you how important it is to include God on your journey of reproductive health. That is why at 3 In 1 Nutrition, we not only apply the latest evidence in nutrition science to help you manage reproductive disorders, but we also incorporate Christian lifestyle coaching to ensure you are putting your trust in God's will, and following God’s template for a healthy life.
God is very attentive to reproductive disorders. Throughout scripture, we see him opening the womb of the barren, protecting the womb during pregnancy, curing menstrual disorders, and allowing couples to conceive under the most likely conditions. It goes to show you how important it is to include God on your journey of reproductive health. That is why at 3 In 1 Nutrition, we not only apply the latest evidence in nutrition science to help you manage reproductive disorders, but we also incorporate Christian lifestyle coaching to ensure you are putting your trust in God's will, and following God’s template for a healthy life.
(904) 395-4547 View (904) 395-4547
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NuSparkle Nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LD/N
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32246  (Online Only)
NuSparkle Nutrition is the dietitian nutritionist (RDN) practice of Emily Conyers. Emily provides nutrition education & counseling for people with chronic kidney disease and people seeking help with weight management (losing or gaining weight). Emily's goal is to help these individuals optimize their nutrition without feeling restricted, enabling them to improve their strength and gain confidence in their eating habits.
NuSparkle Nutrition is the dietitian nutritionist (RDN) practice of Emily Conyers. Emily provides nutrition education & counseling for people with chronic kidney disease and people seeking help with weight management (losing or gaining weight). Emily's goal is to help these individuals optimize their nutrition without feeling restricted, enabling them to improve their strength and gain confidence in their eating habits.
(904) 267-0210 View (904) 267-0210
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Soul Nourished
Nutritionist/Dietitian, NTP, MBCE, BS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32256  (Online Only)
Do you feel exhausted and blah all the time? Do have a long list of symptoms such as fatigue, digestive issues, headaches, autoimmune conditions, anxiety, depression? Are your hormones out of whack? Feeling unheard? Im here to tell you you're not alone! Through personal experience and working with clients I have become very passionate about helping people get to the root causes of why they are not feeling good. Addressing foundational health and digging deeper has made an incredible difference in my life and my clients lives and I know working together to address these issues can make a huge difference in your life too!
Do you feel exhausted and blah all the time? Do have a long list of symptoms such as fatigue, digestive issues, headaches, autoimmune conditions, anxiety, depression? Are your hormones out of whack? Feeling unheard? Im here to tell you you're not alone! Through personal experience and working with clients I have become very passionate about helping people get to the root causes of why they are not feeling good. Addressing foundational health and digging deeper has made an incredible difference in my life and my clients lives and I know working together to address these issues can make a huge difference in your life too!
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Emily Laraine Wellness
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32218  (Online Only)
A constant chase after solutions to your ​health problems can leave you feeling like ​you're running a marathon with no finish ​line in sight. Believe me, I've been there! ​Several years ago, I went to doctor after ​doctor, researched for hours, and tried ​countless treatments that didn't seem to ​make a difference in my health. I was ​confused, frustrated and tired. That's why ​I took matters into my own hands to ​pursue a Master's of Science in Human ​Nutrition. Now, equipped with ​experience and knowledge, I’m here to ​guide you in overcoming those persistent ​health obstacles.
A constant chase after solutions to your ​health problems can leave you feeling like ​you're running a marathon with no finish ​line in sight. Believe me, I've been there! ​Several years ago, I went to doctor after ​doctor, researched for hours, and tried ​countless treatments that didn't seem to ​make a difference in my health. I was ​confused, frustrated and tired. That's why ​I took matters into my own hands to ​pursue a Master's of Science in Human ​Nutrition. Now, equipped with ​experience and knowledge, I’m here to ​guide you in overcoming those persistent ​health obstacles.
(904) 822-3749 View (904) 822-3749
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Emma Wood
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32204  (Online Only)
Emma specializes in working with clients interested in PCOS, Hormonal Imbalances, Pre/Post Natal, Infertility, Bariatric Surgery, Weight Management, Anti-Inflammatory, Thyroid Conditions, and other areas. Emma is passionate about helping others achieve their individual nutrition and health goals. She practices “judgment free” care and understands the numerous barriers to health, while serving as a partner to her patients on their wellness journey. She utilizes evidenced based practices to produce sustainable results and help others create a positive relationship with nutrition
Emma specializes in working with clients interested in PCOS, Hormonal Imbalances, Pre/Post Natal, Infertility, Bariatric Surgery, Weight Management, Anti-Inflammatory, Thyroid Conditions, and other areas. Emma is passionate about helping others achieve their individual nutrition and health goals. She practices “judgment free” care and understands the numerous barriers to health, while serving as a partner to her patients on their wellness journey. She utilizes evidenced based practices to produce sustainable results and help others create a positive relationship with nutrition
(904) 454-8105 View (904) 454-8105
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Julia Damman
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32204  (Online Only)
Julia is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who practices out of Health Loft specializing in working with clients with PCOS, Pre/Postpartum Nutrition, Infertility, GI Disorders, and other areas. Julia believes nutrition has the power to both heal and prevent illnesses. For this reason she has made it her mission to help others utilize nutrition to fuel themselves and live their best lives. Julia promotes individualized nutrition and prides herself on working one-on-one with clients to discover their individual needs.
Julia is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who practices out of Health Loft specializing in working with clients with PCOS, Pre/Postpartum Nutrition, Infertility, GI Disorders, and other areas. Julia believes nutrition has the power to both heal and prevent illnesses. For this reason she has made it her mission to help others utilize nutrition to fuel themselves and live their best lives. Julia promotes individualized nutrition and prides herself on working one-on-one with clients to discover their individual needs.
(904) 601-1243 View (904) 601-1243
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Heal From Food
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LDN, MS
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32210
I know what it feels like to be frustrated & sad about your physical condition. One pill after another is not the answer. Through 20 years of education and experience in nutrition and functional medicine, I have learned how to find the root cause of imbalance and work together with patients using an online platform to transform and restore good health. Health & weight issues are most often related to gut, hormone, or immune imbalance. A uniquely designed food and lifestyle modification plan can & will change your health status. Do not lose hope. My process works for even the most challenging of cases.- Stacy Seslowsky, RD, LDN, MS
I know what it feels like to be frustrated & sad about your physical condition. One pill after another is not the answer. Through 20 years of education and experience in nutrition and functional medicine, I have learned how to find the root cause of imbalance and work together with patients using an online platform to transform and restore good health. Health & weight issues are most often related to gut, hormone, or immune imbalance. A uniquely designed food and lifestyle modification plan can & will change your health status. Do not lose hope. My process works for even the most challenging of cases.- Stacy Seslowsky, RD, LDN, MS
(904) 899-4955 View (904) 899-4955
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Nadia Pugh
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32256  (Online Only)
Nadia is passionate about women’s health, PCOS, fertility, thyroid and autoimmune disorders, renal health, and diabetes management. Her holistic approach focuses on individualized nutrition plans that cater to your unique needs and goals. She emphasizes that there’s no one-size-fits-all diet and aims to empower you with healthy eating habits that resonate with your preferences. Whether you’re addressing imbalances, seeking better habits, or enhancing your relationship with food, Nadia is committed to providing personalized support and practical advice for lasting well-being.
Nadia is passionate about women’s health, PCOS, fertility, thyroid and autoimmune disorders, renal health, and diabetes management. Her holistic approach focuses on individualized nutrition plans that cater to your unique needs and goals. She emphasizes that there’s no one-size-fits-all diet and aims to empower you with healthy eating habits that resonate with your preferences. Whether you’re addressing imbalances, seeking better habits, or enhancing your relationship with food, Nadia is committed to providing personalized support and practical advice for lasting well-being.
(312) 564-4740 View (312) 564-4740
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Angelique Gouin
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32209  (Online Only)
Angelique helps people understand how their emotions and mindsets are directly tied to their eating habits. She is passionate about helping people heal their relationship with food, body, and movement through nutrition education and compassionate nutrition counseling. Angelique will guide you through your wellness journey using a non-restrictive approach with the ultimate goal to make the process enjoyable and result driven. Angelique believes in an individualized plan because when it comes to nutrition, there is no one-size-fits-all. Together, you will work through the barriers to find the best approach that works for you.
Angelique helps people understand how their emotions and mindsets are directly tied to their eating habits. She is passionate about helping people heal their relationship with food, body, and movement through nutrition education and compassionate nutrition counseling. Angelique will guide you through your wellness journey using a non-restrictive approach with the ultimate goal to make the process enjoyable and result driven. Angelique believes in an individualized plan because when it comes to nutrition, there is no one-size-fits-all. Together, you will work through the barriers to find the best approach that works for you.
(410) 498-7013 View (410) 498-7013
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Jennifer Alvey-Dzierzynski
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32226  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in functional nutrition, helping you to uncover the root causes of your unexplained symptoms, whether they stem from food allergies, DNA predispositions, or nutritional imbalances. It's about connecting the dots between what you eat and how you feel, aiming for lasting wellness, whether is difficulty with weight management, food allergies, or sensitivities.
I specialize in functional nutrition, helping you to uncover the root causes of your unexplained symptoms, whether they stem from food allergies, DNA predispositions, or nutritional imbalances. It's about connecting the dots between what you eat and how you feel, aiming for lasting wellness, whether is difficulty with weight management, food allergies, or sensitivities.
(904) 409-3255 View (904) 409-3255
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Jessica Revell
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32256  (Online Only)
Jessica is a Registered Dietitian who is passionate about helping people navigate the world of nutrition all while creating a happy, healthy relationship with food. Food does not replace medicine; however, she does believe that it can go a long way in preventing and managing diseases and conditions. Being “healthy” is a complex matter, which in her experience is best addressed using a holistic approach to ensure all aspects of health, such as lifestyle, food intake, access to food, stress, movement, and sleep are all being considered.
Jessica is a Registered Dietitian who is passionate about helping people navigate the world of nutrition all while creating a happy, healthy relationship with food. Food does not replace medicine; however, she does believe that it can go a long way in preventing and managing diseases and conditions. Being “healthy” is a complex matter, which in her experience is best addressed using a holistic approach to ensure all aspects of health, such as lifestyle, food intake, access to food, stress, movement, and sleep are all being considered.
(872) 259-5022 View (872) 259-5022
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Joanna Amstelveen
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32256
A recent study showed that the average American has gained 16 pounds during COVID. With each unhealthy increase in BMI you are likely not feeling your best and are putting yourself at risk for chronic diseases. If you are having trouble keeping a healthy weight and unsure of what to eat? Maybe you feel like you are doing everything right, but still aren't seeing the results you want. If you have tried "diets" but find yourself frustrated, let's try a different approach.
A recent study showed that the average American has gained 16 pounds during COVID. With each unhealthy increase in BMI you are likely not feeling your best and are putting yourself at risk for chronic diseases. If you are having trouble keeping a healthy weight and unsure of what to eat? Maybe you feel like you are doing everything right, but still aren't seeing the results you want. If you have tried "diets" but find yourself frustrated, let's try a different approach.
(904) 204-8453 View (904) 204-8453
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Frances Catherine Siver
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LDN, CLT, IFNCP
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32259
Struggling with IBS, GERD, IBD, or other gastrointestinal issues like bloating, gas, belching, and constipation? Tired of frequent headaches, migraines, achy joints and skin rashes? Would you like to finally achieve your goal weight? Do you want feel better and have more energy? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then I am ready to help you reach your health goals. With my advanced skills and training, I am uniquely qualified to help you in identifying all the factors of your health concerns.
Struggling with IBS, GERD, IBD, or other gastrointestinal issues like bloating, gas, belching, and constipation? Tired of frequent headaches, migraines, achy joints and skin rashes? Would you like to finally achieve your goal weight? Do you want feel better and have more energy? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then I am ready to help you reach your health goals. With my advanced skills and training, I am uniquely qualified to help you in identifying all the factors of your health concerns.
(904) 204-0571 View (904) 204-0571
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Annie Luongo
Nutritionist/Dietitian
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32204  (Online Only)
Annie is a Registered Dietitian who focuses on body attunement and gut health. Rooted in evidence based practice, Annie takes into consideration your personal preferences, medical history, financial situation, and more when working with clients to design a plan that is right for them. She believes there is no "one size fits all" approach to nutrition care.
Annie is a Registered Dietitian who focuses on body attunement and gut health. Rooted in evidence based practice, Annie takes into consideration your personal preferences, medical history, financial situation, and more when working with clients to design a plan that is right for them. She believes there is no "one size fits all" approach to nutrition care.
(786) 686-3367 View (786) 686-3367
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Sara Murray
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32224
I am a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist and a Board Certified Renal (Kidney) Nutrition Specialist. When I initially pursued a career in nutrition I was drawn to the idea that something as basic as food could have such a profound effect on health. Now my goal is to provide my clients with the most up-to-date nutrition advice backed by science, so they can feel empowered around food (even if they have a chronic disease). I was born and raised in north Florida and now reside in central Florida with my husband, son, and dog.
I am a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist and a Board Certified Renal (Kidney) Nutrition Specialist. When I initially pursued a career in nutrition I was drawn to the idea that something as basic as food could have such a profound effect on health. Now my goal is to provide my clients with the most up-to-date nutrition advice backed by science, so they can feel empowered around food (even if they have a chronic disease). I was born and raised in north Florida and now reside in central Florida with my husband, son, and dog.
(630) 526-7973 View (630) 526-7973
FAQs - About Nutritionists and Dietitians

How can I find a dietitian or nutritionist in Jacksonville?

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.