Nutritionists and Dietitians in Miami-dade County, FL

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Photo of Jacqueline Rodriguez, RDN, MS, CPT, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Jacqueline Rodriguez
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, MS, CPT
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33137
Would you like help creating a balanced diet? Are you looking to make lifestyle changes that can benefit your health? Are you looking to lose weight without feeling deprived and restricted? Are you interested in making small habit changes that can have a long-term effect on your weight loss and health?
Would you like help creating a balanced diet? Are you looking to make lifestyle changes that can benefit your health? Are you looking to lose weight without feeling deprived and restricted? Are you interested in making small habit changes that can have a long-term effect on your weight loss and health?
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Solitness, MS, RDN, LDN
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS , RDN , LDN
Verified Verified
Aventura, FL 33180
Are you tired of trying every diet imaginable, only to find yourself bouncing back to square one? I've been there, and I understand the frustration. But here's the thing – I've discovered a sustainable approach to weight loss that you can maintain for the long haul. If you trust in me, I'll guide you through a journey that's not just about shedding pounds but cultivating a lifestyle that supports your well-being. Let's break free from the cycle of temporary fixes and work together to achieve lasting results. It's time for a transformation that goes beyond diets and embraces a healthier, happier you.
Are you tired of trying every diet imaginable, only to find yourself bouncing back to square one? I've been there, and I understand the frustration. But here's the thing – I've discovered a sustainable approach to weight loss that you can maintain for the long haul. If you trust in me, I'll guide you through a journey that's not just about shedding pounds but cultivating a lifestyle that supports your well-being. Let's break free from the cycle of temporary fixes and work together to achieve lasting results. It's time for a transformation that goes beyond diets and embraces a healthier, happier you.
(954) 807-1828 View (954) 807-1828
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Anna Velazquez
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33129  (Online Only)
Anna is a Registered Dietitian that practices out of Health Loft specializing in working with adults and pediatrics with a history of GI disorders (Celiac, IBS, Low-FODMAP, IBD, Constipation, GERD, lactase and sucrase deficiency), Healthy Eating, Weight Management, Food Allergies, and Pediatric Nutrition. She works collaboratively with clients to set realistic and practical goals reflective of individualized nutrition plans. She believes that balanced nutrition looks differently for everyone, and client’s medical history needs to be considered along with their resources, schedules, and circumstances.
Anna is a Registered Dietitian that practices out of Health Loft specializing in working with adults and pediatrics with a history of GI disorders (Celiac, IBS, Low-FODMAP, IBD, Constipation, GERD, lactase and sucrase deficiency), Healthy Eating, Weight Management, Food Allergies, and Pediatric Nutrition. She works collaboratively with clients to set realistic and practical goals reflective of individualized nutrition plans. She believes that balanced nutrition looks differently for everyone, and client’s medical history needs to be considered along with their resources, schedules, and circumstances.
(786) 686-0434 View (786) 686-0434
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XimenaRD Inc
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Miami, FL 33143
I would love to introduce myself and share with all of you what I do and why I do it. In short, I help client and patients bring health and wellness back into their lives. A person who eats well and practice self care is and will be a happy person who is able to perform to their best of their ability. I am a firm believer that healthy habits make for a happy mind and body; with this in mind, I love to be a motivator for selfcare via one to one counseling, presentations, social media or any media 😊. I have been fortunate to reach millions of people through television, radio, magazines and web venues.
I would love to introduce myself and share with all of you what I do and why I do it. In short, I help client and patients bring health and wellness back into their lives. A person who eats well and practice self care is and will be a happy person who is able to perform to their best of their ability. I am a firm believer that healthy habits make for a happy mind and body; with this in mind, I love to be a motivator for selfcare via one to one counseling, presentations, social media or any media 😊. I have been fortunate to reach millions of people through television, radio, magazines and web venues.
(786) 250-6330 View (786) 250-6330
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Julie Rothenberg
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33129
I would be SO EXCITED to help you meet your nutrition needs. I am an advocate for mindful / intuitive eating and realistic lifestyle changes. I would love to work with you for overcoming emotional / disordered eating, disease specific nutrition (cancer, heart disease, diabetes, CKD or PCOS), general nutrition education about how to life a balanced lifestyle, learning how to safely be vegan or vegetarian or corporate wellness. Please note, I am not weight loss focused and do not have any diet plans. I have an "All Foods Fit" mentality and believe food can be used for many reasons including FUN and FUNCTIONALLY.
I would be SO EXCITED to help you meet your nutrition needs. I am an advocate for mindful / intuitive eating and realistic lifestyle changes. I would love to work with you for overcoming emotional / disordered eating, disease specific nutrition (cancer, heart disease, diabetes, CKD or PCOS), general nutrition education about how to life a balanced lifestyle, learning how to safely be vegan or vegetarian or corporate wellness. Please note, I am not weight loss focused and do not have any diet plans. I have an "All Foods Fit" mentality and believe food can be used for many reasons including FUN and FUNCTIONALLY.
(954) 800-2856 View (954) 800-2856
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Vicki Ellis Hatch
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LDN, CDE
Verified Verified
Aventura, FL 33180
Diets come and go- I am still here! Certified Diabetes Educator, Weight Management, Sports Nutrition, Eating Disorders, Gastro-Intestinal Disorders, Heart Disease/ Cholesterol Control, Pediatric Nutrition, Healthy Pregnancy, Cancer are among many of the specialties treated. Personalized medical nutrition therapy is available to patients worldwide via office visits, home visits, online and phone communication, and situational assistance via email and text. If you would like to achieve healthy outcomes of weight management, normalized blood sugars, decreased use of medications, effective exercise regimens, or improved feelings of well being via nutrition and exercise, I can help you!
Diets come and go- I am still here! Certified Diabetes Educator, Weight Management, Sports Nutrition, Eating Disorders, Gastro-Intestinal Disorders, Heart Disease/ Cholesterol Control, Pediatric Nutrition, Healthy Pregnancy, Cancer are among many of the specialties treated. Personalized medical nutrition therapy is available to patients worldwide via office visits, home visits, online and phone communication, and situational assistance via email and text. If you would like to achieve healthy outcomes of weight management, normalized blood sugars, decreased use of medications, effective exercise regimens, or improved feelings of well being via nutrition and exercise, I can help you!
(786) 268-9953 View (786) 268-9953
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Susan Goodine
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, CSP, CLC
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33101  (Online Only)
I am a registered dietitian, Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition, and Certified Lactation Counselor with close to 20 years of practice in pediatrics and gastrointestinal health. I specialize in food allergy and intolerance, including eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), celiac disease, food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES) and maternal diet elimination for breastfeeding babies with food allergy. I am passionate about helping others to navigate their food allergies or intolerances and nourish the body despite food eliminations. I love providing guidance on infant food introduction and food allergy prevention.
I am a registered dietitian, Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition, and Certified Lactation Counselor with close to 20 years of practice in pediatrics and gastrointestinal health. I specialize in food allergy and intolerance, including eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), celiac disease, food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES) and maternal diet elimination for breastfeeding babies with food allergy. I am passionate about helping others to navigate their food allergies or intolerances and nourish the body despite food eliminations. I love providing guidance on infant food introduction and food allergy prevention.
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Rebecca Cabral
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LDN, MS
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33137
I help people achieve their health and fitness goals with individualized, compassionate realistic, non-diet approach. As a RD with a master’s degree in Sports and Exercise Nutrition, I provide innovative and easy-to-follow action plans to help my clients reach their objectives and support them on their health/performance journey - Always through evidence-based practice. Passionate, enthusiastic about the digestive system and nutrition for athletic performance improvement, recovery, and exercise-induced injuries.
I help people achieve their health and fitness goals with individualized, compassionate realistic, non-diet approach. As a RD with a master’s degree in Sports and Exercise Nutrition, I provide innovative and easy-to-follow action plans to help my clients reach their objectives and support them on their health/performance journey - Always through evidence-based practice. Passionate, enthusiastic about the digestive system and nutrition for athletic performance improvement, recovery, and exercise-induced injuries.
(305) 376-7249 View (305) 376-7249
Photo of Marissa Ciorciari, MS, RD, LDN, IFNCP, CLT, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Marissa Ciorciari
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LDN, IFNCP, CLT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Aventura, FL 33180
Struggling to beat belly discomfort, reflux, chronic bloating, brain fog, skin rashes and autoimmune issues? Stubborn weight that won't come off despite all your good efforts? Inflammation & digestive imbalances are at the core of many conditions. Allow me to play your Nutrition Detective, helping uncover root issues to your problem, while giving you the valuable tools which make change possible. Every patient of mine gets a personalized nutrition plan. Most importantly, I listen. You know your body better than anyone. Together we'll get you on the path to healing, so you can live your best life with joy, energy and fulfillment!
Struggling to beat belly discomfort, reflux, chronic bloating, brain fog, skin rashes and autoimmune issues? Stubborn weight that won't come off despite all your good efforts? Inflammation & digestive imbalances are at the core of many conditions. Allow me to play your Nutrition Detective, helping uncover root issues to your problem, while giving you the valuable tools which make change possible. Every patient of mine gets a personalized nutrition plan. Most importantly, I listen. You know your body better than anyone. Together we'll get you on the path to healing, so you can live your best life with joy, energy and fulfillment!
(305) 809-7860 View (305) 809-7860
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Nutrition Specialist
Nutritionist/Dietitian, Dr, CNS, LDN, CNHP, CFMP
Verified Verified
Aventura, FL 33160
Health is not everything, but everything is nothing without health! I am a Doctor of Holistic Nutrition, Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, and a Certified Nutrition Specialist licensed in Florida. For the past 15 years I have been engaged in functional and integrative medicine research, mostly focused on cancer and autoimmune disorders. In my work I always combine functional medicine principles with my nutrition knowledge and research experience.
Health is not everything, but everything is nothing without health! I am a Doctor of Holistic Nutrition, Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, and a Certified Nutrition Specialist licensed in Florida. For the past 15 years I have been engaged in functional and integrative medicine research, mostly focused on cancer and autoimmune disorders. In my work I always combine functional medicine principles with my nutrition knowledge and research experience.
(305) 882-9849 View (305) 882-9849
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Gina Beitmirza
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CND, CLT, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Clinical Nutritionist Gina Beitmirza MS, RD, LD, CLT, CCC is a graduate of NYU, Peter Kump Culinary School, & IIN. I have been a Registered Dietitian for over 15 years. I have exercised my knowledge of nutrition in areas of clinical, private, wellness and community outreach. I have a virtual private practice. The aim is to achieve all health, chronic disease, food sensitivities, and weight loss goals. My deep belief is that nutritional science is primarily best used in a comprehensive educational and preventive manner. My philosophy centers on the alignment of body, mind and health.
Clinical Nutritionist Gina Beitmirza MS, RD, LD, CLT, CCC is a graduate of NYU, Peter Kump Culinary School, & IIN. I have been a Registered Dietitian for over 15 years. I have exercised my knowledge of nutrition in areas of clinical, private, wellness and community outreach. I have a virtual private practice. The aim is to achieve all health, chronic disease, food sensitivities, and weight loss goals. My deep belief is that nutritional science is primarily best used in a comprehensive educational and preventive manner. My philosophy centers on the alignment of body, mind and health.
(844) 647-0733 View (844) 647-0733
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Antonio Jose Castillo
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33129
Are you looking to drop body fat, gain muscle mass and increase your performance? Through sustainable changes & feedback, you want to build a body you’re proud of. You know you’re the steward of your ideal body & are eager to take things to the next level. My mission is to provide YOU with individualized tactic-laced strategies to improve performance & meet nutrition goals. Together, we’ll translate how food will fuel YOUR success. You’ll learn the same principles & strategies I’ve given to athletes at the University of Florida and Major League Baseball.
Are you looking to drop body fat, gain muscle mass and increase your performance? Through sustainable changes & feedback, you want to build a body you’re proud of. You know you’re the steward of your ideal body & are eager to take things to the next level. My mission is to provide YOU with individualized tactic-laced strategies to improve performance & meet nutrition goals. Together, we’ll translate how food will fuel YOUR success. You’ll learn the same principles & strategies I’ve given to athletes at the University of Florida and Major League Baseball.
(786) 728-8675 View (786) 728-8675
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En La Mesa Nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LDN, CDCES
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33161
I offer a three month wellness program called Deja La Dieta/Ditch the Diet that helps you do just that; ditch the yo-yo dieting and get in control of your health. I use mindfulness techniques and intuitive eating concepts to help you get in touch with what your body really needs and forget about the rules you've learned through diet culture. I also use functional approaches and focus on all aspects of health, like sleep, stress, and gut health. I practice from a weight-inclusive perspective, so weight is the last thing we'll discuss, if at all.
I offer a three month wellness program called Deja La Dieta/Ditch the Diet that helps you do just that; ditch the yo-yo dieting and get in control of your health. I use mindfulness techniques and intuitive eating concepts to help you get in touch with what your body really needs and forget about the rules you've learned through diet culture. I also use functional approaches and focus on all aspects of health, like sleep, stress, and gut health. I practice from a weight-inclusive perspective, so weight is the last thing we'll discuss, if at all.
(786) 600-7586 View (786) 600-7586
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Dina Blankenberger Garcia
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33109  (Online Only)
Over 90% of covered clients have a $0 copay. BCBS, Aetna, Cigna, UHC accepted. Reach out and if we aren't a good fit I'd be happy to help you find a Dietitian who is... We live in a food & weight obsessed society. From a young age this can damage our body image & our relationship with food, but it doesn't have to. After struggling with binge eating, prediabetes, body image & ADHD I've pulled my professional & personal experience together to create unique approaches that help my clients quiet obsessive food thoughts, feel in control of their habits & find a place of peace with food & their body. Book a FREE call on my website today!
Over 90% of covered clients have a $0 copay. BCBS, Aetna, Cigna, UHC accepted. Reach out and if we aren't a good fit I'd be happy to help you find a Dietitian who is... We live in a food & weight obsessed society. From a young age this can damage our body image & our relationship with food, but it doesn't have to. After struggling with binge eating, prediabetes, body image & ADHD I've pulled my professional & personal experience together to create unique approaches that help my clients quiet obsessive food thoughts, feel in control of their habits & find a place of peace with food & their body. Book a FREE call on my website today!
(786) 288-3980 View (786) 288-3980
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Jessica Pearl
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS, CLT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33137
I specialize in sports nutrition, gastrointestinal disorders, and food allergies. I can help you manage digestive and inflammatory conditions, including IBS and migraines, or properly fuel and improve athletic performance. Additional areas of expertise include the female athlete triad and disordered eating. I offer individual nutrition counseling, MRT testing / LEAP diet therapy for food sensitivities, and personal training services.
I specialize in sports nutrition, gastrointestinal disorders, and food allergies. I can help you manage digestive and inflammatory conditions, including IBS and migraines, or properly fuel and improve athletic performance. Additional areas of expertise include the female athlete triad and disordered eating. I offer individual nutrition counseling, MRT testing / LEAP diet therapy for food sensitivities, and personal training services.
(754) 203-3896 View (754) 203-3896
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Balance Nutrition by Dania
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
Aventura, FL 33180
At Balance Nutrition, your well-being is our priority. As an experienced dietitian, I am dedicated to providing comprehensive support tailored to your unique needs. Whether you prefer in-person consultations or the convenience of virtual sessions. We go beyond the ordinary by offering the InBody body fat% test, a cutting-edge tool that allows us to customize your nutrition plan with precision. Our practice has achieved remarkable success in addressing fertility issues, PCOS, thyroid disorders, irregular periods, managing high cholesterol, and weight loss. What sets us apart is our holistic and personalized approach to nutrition.
At Balance Nutrition, your well-being is our priority. As an experienced dietitian, I am dedicated to providing comprehensive support tailored to your unique needs. Whether you prefer in-person consultations or the convenience of virtual sessions. We go beyond the ordinary by offering the InBody body fat% test, a cutting-edge tool that allows us to customize your nutrition plan with precision. Our practice has achieved remarkable success in addressing fertility issues, PCOS, thyroid disorders, irregular periods, managing high cholesterol, and weight loss. What sets us apart is our holistic and personalized approach to nutrition.
(954) 799-6070 View (954) 799-6070
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Jennette Peralta
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LD/N
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33185
Lyfestyle Nutrition is an integrative and functional nutrition practice specializing in IBS, SIBO, Inflammation and digestive issues. We work together to address underlying root cause to "IBS" diagnosis using a holistic approach to gut health
Lyfestyle Nutrition is an integrative and functional nutrition practice specializing in IBS, SIBO, Inflammation and digestive issues. We work together to address underlying root cause to "IBS" diagnosis using a holistic approach to gut health
(786) 481-4975 View (786) 481-4975
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Anna Velazquez
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33128  (Online Only)
Anna is a Registered Dietitian that practices out of Health Loft specializing in working with adults and pediatrics with a history of GI disorders (Celiac, IBS, Low-FODMAP, IBD, Constipation, GERD, lactase and sucrase deficiency), Healthy Eating, Weight Management, Food Allergies, and Pediatric Nutrition. She works collaboratively with clients to set realistic and practical goals reflective of individualized nutrition plans. She believes that balanced nutrition looks differently for everyone, and client’s medical history needs to be considered along with their resources, schedules, and circumstances.
Anna is a Registered Dietitian that practices out of Health Loft specializing in working with adults and pediatrics with a history of GI disorders (Celiac, IBS, Low-FODMAP, IBD, Constipation, GERD, lactase and sucrase deficiency), Healthy Eating, Weight Management, Food Allergies, and Pediatric Nutrition. She works collaboratively with clients to set realistic and practical goals reflective of individualized nutrition plans. She believes that balanced nutrition looks differently for everyone, and client’s medical history needs to be considered along with their resources, schedules, and circumstances.
(813) 742-8970 View (813) 742-8970
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Rosa L Becerra-Soberon
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD/N, LDN, MSOM
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33145  (Online Only)
Why keep battling with hormonal issues? Feeling tired, defeated, confused and at the same time dealing with weight issues, low libido, and the list goes on. Everything that you have heard about managing your hormones is not 100% right. My clients are able to go from less medication to none but most importantly they have regained their energy, confident, sexuality, and much more.
Why keep battling with hormonal issues? Feeling tired, defeated, confused and at the same time dealing with weight issues, low libido, and the list goes on. Everything that you have heard about managing your hormones is not 100% right. My clients are able to go from less medication to none but most importantly they have regained their energy, confident, sexuality, and much more.
(305) 878-0656 View (305) 878-0656
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Alejandra Londono
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD/LDN
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33176
I am a Registered Dietitian with over 7 years of experience. I believe that nutrition is one of the pillars of wellbeing and when we are looking to heal, either our relationship with food, or any illness we have to look at all aspects of our life. I strongly believe in the impact of nutrition, along with daily habits, has on creating mental, emotional, and physical health. I have had ample experience working with all age groups and health conditions, so this enables me to provide an individualized approach to each of my patients. My goal is to understand that every patient is different and treatment has to be personalized.
I am a Registered Dietitian with over 7 years of experience. I believe that nutrition is one of the pillars of wellbeing and when we are looking to heal, either our relationship with food, or any illness we have to look at all aspects of our life. I strongly believe in the impact of nutrition, along with daily habits, has on creating mental, emotional, and physical health. I have had ample experience working with all age groups and health conditions, so this enables me to provide an individualized approach to each of my patients. My goal is to understand that every patient is different and treatment has to be personalized.
(813) 694-9329 View (813) 694-9329
FAQs - About Nutritionists and Dietitians

How can I find a dietitian or nutritionist in Miami-dade 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.