Nutritionists and Dietitians near Naples, FL

Photo of Tracy Brown, RD, LDN, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Tracy Brown
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
Naples, FL 34109
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
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Betsy Opyt
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LD, CDCES
Verified Verified
Naples, FL 34120
I take an all around approach to wellness incorporating nutrition, fitness, motivation, and mindfulness to help individuals stay on track and reach their potential health. Think of me as not only your nutrition and fitness expert, but your wellness coach, cheering you on from the sideline until you reach your health goals. Having a dietitian and personal trainer at your fingertips will allow you a stress free way of handling your health, and professional guidance on implementing and achieving lifestyle changes.
I take an all around approach to wellness incorporating nutrition, fitness, motivation, and mindfulness to help individuals stay on track and reach their potential health. Think of me as not only your nutrition and fitness expert, but your wellness coach, cheering you on from the sideline until you reach your health goals. Having a dietitian and personal trainer at your fingertips will allow you a stress free way of handling your health, and professional guidance on implementing and achieving lifestyle changes.
(239) 299-7998 View (239) 299-7998
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Barbara Lewin, RDN, CSSD, LDN
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, CSSD, LDN
Verified Verified
Naples, FL 34109
Reverse Type 2 Diabetes-Lower your Cholesterol-Reduce Bodyfat-Fix Gut Issues. Less Reliance on Medications. I am a registered dietitian (RD) and functional nutritionist. I will design a program that is realistic and fits your lifestyle. No pre-made or fad diets but a plan specifically designed for your best health and energy! Whether you want to improve your health and athletic performance or have specific health issues, I look at the root cause and not just managing the symptoms.
Reverse Type 2 Diabetes-Lower your Cholesterol-Reduce Bodyfat-Fix Gut Issues. Less Reliance on Medications. I am a registered dietitian (RD) and functional nutritionist. I will design a program that is realistic and fits your lifestyle. No pre-made or fad diets but a plan specifically designed for your best health and energy! Whether you want to improve your health and athletic performance or have specific health issues, I look at the root cause and not just managing the symptoms.
(239) 319-4080 View (239) 319-4080
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Emma Wood
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN
Verified Verified
Naples, FL 34102  (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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Dee Harris
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LDN, CDE, IFM-CP
Verified Verified
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
D-Signed Nutrition, LLC offers a unique approach to health and wellness. As a Registered, Licensed Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator and IFM Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, Dee offers an integrative, personalized approach to solving your health concerns. If you are looking for someone to coordinate all aspects of your total health by addressing food, fitness, medical, stress management and environment then D-Signed Nutrition, LLC is your answer to better overall health for the long term. Please call for specific pricing. Quoted in this ad is for a one hour session. We recommend 2 hour visit for all new patients.
D-Signed Nutrition, LLC offers a unique approach to health and wellness. As a Registered, Licensed Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator and IFM Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, Dee offers an integrative, personalized approach to solving your health concerns. If you are looking for someone to coordinate all aspects of your total health by addressing food, fitness, medical, stress management and environment then D-Signed Nutrition, LLC is your answer to better overall health for the long term. Please call for specific pricing. Quoted in this ad is for a one hour session. We recommend 2 hour visit for all new patients.
(239) 349-3593 View (239) 349-3593
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Julia Carley
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, LDN, LMHC
Verified Verified
Marco Island, FL 34145
My goal is to work with my patients from an integrative approach. I have 22 + years experience as a Clinical Dietitian. I have also completed a Master's level licensure in 2021 (Licensed Mental Health Counselor), allowing me to address concerns from a clinical/ medical perspective while also including mental health concerns and behavior modification techniques. I firmly believe that each individual has specific needs and treatment options should include psychological, physical, and environmental/ social aspects to truly be effective.
My goal is to work with my patients from an integrative approach. I have 22 + years experience as a Clinical Dietitian. I have also completed a Master's level licensure in 2021 (Licensed Mental Health Counselor), allowing me to address concerns from a clinical/ medical perspective while also including mental health concerns and behavior modification techniques. I firmly believe that each individual has specific needs and treatment options should include psychological, physical, and environmental/ social aspects to truly be effective.
(239) 301-3089 View (239) 301-3089
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Lauren Ganim
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN
Verified Verified
Naples, FL 34113
Are you dealing with chronic digestive issues? Are you struggling with an eating disorder, binge eating, or yoyo dieting? Is your supplement/meds list growing, yet symptoms staying the same? Are you looking to take a holistic approach to your health? If any of these questions hold true for you, you’re in the right place. As someone who overcame my own eating disorder & gut health challenges, I get it. Having gone through & healed from those experiences has provided me the knowledge and compassion to guide others in doing the same.
Are you dealing with chronic digestive issues? Are you struggling with an eating disorder, binge eating, or yoyo dieting? Is your supplement/meds list growing, yet symptoms staying the same? Are you looking to take a holistic approach to your health? If any of these questions hold true for you, you’re in the right place. As someone who overcame my own eating disorder & gut health challenges, I get it. Having gone through & healed from those experiences has provided me the knowledge and compassion to guide others in doing the same.
(725) 888-5755 View (725) 888-5755
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Flavorful Nutrition LLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Naples, FL 33961
I am a passionate culinary dietitian dedicated to helping people embrace nutritious habits and lead healthier lives. I see patients Only Virtually. With years of experience in the field, I understand the profound impact that nutrition has on our well-being. Through personalized guidance and practical strategies, I'm here to empower you to make informed choices and unlock the transformative power of nutritious eating.
I am a passionate culinary dietitian dedicated to helping people embrace nutritious habits and lead healthier lives. I see patients Only Virtually. With years of experience in the field, I understand the profound impact that nutrition has on our well-being. Through personalized guidance and practical strategies, I'm here to empower you to make informed choices and unlock the transformative power of nutritious eating.
(754) 666-8765 View (754) 666-8765
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Julie Hill
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LDN, IFMCP
Verified Verified
Naples, FL 34101
Fatigued? Brain fog? Chronic pain? Bathroom problems? Tired of being Sick and Tired? We're here to listen to your health concerns and personalize your approach to wellness. Personalized individual sessions with Functional Medicine Practitioner and Registered Dietitian, Julie will help uncover the root cause to your symptoms or illness. We offer monthly sessions to work towards resolving your symptoms and guiding and supporting you to achieve your health goals with long-term resolution. Don't waste time feeling helpless, call now to find out how we can help you!
Fatigued? Brain fog? Chronic pain? Bathroom problems? Tired of being Sick and Tired? We're here to listen to your health concerns and personalize your approach to wellness. Personalized individual sessions with Functional Medicine Practitioner and Registered Dietitian, Julie will help uncover the root cause to your symptoms or illness. We offer monthly sessions to work towards resolving your symptoms and guiding and supporting you to achieve your health goals with long-term resolution. Don't waste time feeling helpless, call now to find out how we can help you!
(239) 829-9721 View (239) 829-9721
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Kali Aloia
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MPH, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Naples, FL 33961
Not accepting new clients
I'm a Registered Dietitian with a background in nutrition counseling and medical nutrition therapy, which allows me to bring in dynamics from a clinical standpoint to assist you in meeting your goals. I strive to offer a personalized approach to guide my clients and help them along their way to success!
I'm a Registered Dietitian with a background in nutrition counseling and medical nutrition therapy, which allows me to bring in dynamics from a clinical standpoint to assist you in meeting your goals. I strive to offer a personalized approach to guide my clients and help them along their way to success!
(412) 533-4836 View (412) 533-4836
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J.Cole Nutrition LLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CEDS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Estero, FL 33928
Are you struggling with self-esteem and your relationship with food? Let me help you renourish your mind, body, and soul. Hi, I'm Julie. I am a certified eating disorders specialist and certified intuitive eating counselor who practices from a non-diet approach (no foods are forbidden) based on mindfulness and utilizing internal physical cues to eat. This means I help you get in tune with YOUR body's unique natural cues that you might not have noticed in a while.
Are you struggling with self-esteem and your relationship with food? Let me help you renourish your mind, body, and soul. Hi, I'm Julie. I am a certified eating disorders specialist and certified intuitive eating counselor who practices from a non-diet approach (no foods are forbidden) based on mindfulness and utilizing internal physical cues to eat. This means I help you get in tune with YOUR body's unique natural cues that you might not have noticed in a while.
(239) 230-1479 View (239) 230-1479
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Nicole Chenard
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
Naples, FL 34102
Do you constantly wish you had more energy? Less confusion? More confidence about your health? That's what you are you going to get from Nicole. Personally tailored tools for you to build up your health skills, so you can stop questioning your choices. The last thing you'll get is one-size-fits-all advice. At your initial visit, expect to do a lot of talking while she does a lot of listening. After learning about your health history, favorite foods, eating and exercise habits, she will help you set goals and prioritize. Follow-up visits will focus on maintenance and monitoring your progress. You pick the topic.
Do you constantly wish you had more energy? Less confusion? More confidence about your health? That's what you are you going to get from Nicole. Personally tailored tools for you to build up your health skills, so you can stop questioning your choices. The last thing you'll get is one-size-fits-all advice. At your initial visit, expect to do a lot of talking while she does a lot of listening. After learning about your health history, favorite foods, eating and exercise habits, she will help you set goals and prioritize. Follow-up visits will focus on maintenance and monitoring your progress. You pick the topic.
(857) 304-9516 View (857) 304-9516
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Kristen Kochenour
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
Naples, FL 34102
Do you feel completely overwhelmed by the vast amount of nutrition information on the internet? Do you feel frustrated that all of your hardwork isn't revealing the results you want? Have you hit a plateau with your progress? That's exactly how most of my clients feel before we meet! We work together to create a customized plan based on your schedule, lifestyle and goals so you feel that you are reaching your goals week by week! I specialize in sports nutrition, disordered eating, gastrointestinal issues, bariatric surgery, weight management, autoimmune disorders, pediatric nutrition and other medical nutrition therapies.
Do you feel completely overwhelmed by the vast amount of nutrition information on the internet? Do you feel frustrated that all of your hardwork isn't revealing the results you want? Have you hit a plateau with your progress? That's exactly how most of my clients feel before we meet! We work together to create a customized plan based on your schedule, lifestyle and goals so you feel that you are reaching your goals week by week! I specialize in sports nutrition, disordered eating, gastrointestinal issues, bariatric surgery, weight management, autoimmune disorders, pediatric nutrition and other medical nutrition therapies.
(610) 557-3956 View (610) 557-3956
Photo of Diane Christine Casey, MS, RD, LD, CLT, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Diane Christine Casey
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LD, CLT
Verified Verified
Naples, FL 34109
You found the complete package! I am a licensed dietitian, certified health coach/personal trainer who also holds a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University. I focus on helping clients prevent or reverse disease through lifestyle practices: eating, exercise, stress management & sleep. I love to empower clients to implement new habits that enable health goals to be reached. Since inflammation is the root of all disease, there is a major focus on reversing inflammation through how we eat and live. I provide the most personalized anti-inflammatory diet available by using the MRT blood test & micronutrient analyses.
You found the complete package! I am a licensed dietitian, certified health coach/personal trainer who also holds a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University. I focus on helping clients prevent or reverse disease through lifestyle practices: eating, exercise, stress management & sleep. I love to empower clients to implement new habits that enable health goals to be reached. Since inflammation is the root of all disease, there is a major focus on reversing inflammation through how we eat and live. I provide the most personalized anti-inflammatory diet available by using the MRT blood test & micronutrient analyses.
(614) 503-1797 View (614) 503-1797
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Chelsea Stegman
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LD
Verified Verified
Naples, FL 34102
Now accepting BCBS insurance! I am a Registered Dietitian that focuses on using nutrition and lifestyle counseling to heal your gut and hormones and improve mental wellness. I specifically use nutrition counseling, education, and lab testing to get to the root cause, target symptoms, and create lasting change. I believe that in order to keep habits long term, you need a strong "why", and addressing your physical, mental, and emotional health buckets will do just that. My ideal client is ready for a lifelong change.
Now accepting BCBS insurance! I am a Registered Dietitian that focuses on using nutrition and lifestyle counseling to heal your gut and hormones and improve mental wellness. I specifically use nutrition counseling, education, and lab testing to get to the root cause, target symptoms, and create lasting change. I believe that in order to keep habits long term, you need a strong "why", and addressing your physical, mental, and emotional health buckets will do just that. My ideal client is ready for a lifelong change.
(708) 249-3081 View (708) 249-3081
Photo of Dr. Debbie Renee Hutchinson - Turning Tides, LLC dba Turning Tides with Dr Hutch, DCN, CNS, LDN, IMPCP-c, CHHC, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Turning Tides, LLC dba Turning Tides with Dr Hutch
Nutritionist/Dietitian, DCN, CNS, LDN, IMPCP-c, CHHC
Verified Verified
Naples, FL 34102
If you have tried EVERYTHING!!! Traveled from doc to doc. Sick & tired of being sick & tired and your problems remain the same - I have created a space for you - so, you can tell your story and know you are being heard. We will consider the whole system, so regardless of your concerns there must be a solution. My clients have struggled with many various health concerns, so in my humble opinion you are going to be in good hands.
If you have tried EVERYTHING!!! Traveled from doc to doc. Sick & tired of being sick & tired and your problems remain the same - I have created a space for you - so, you can tell your story and know you are being heard. We will consider the whole system, so regardless of your concerns there must be a solution. My clients have struggled with many various health concerns, so in my humble opinion you are going to be in good hands.
(941) 732-9833 View (941) 732-9833
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Dina Blankenberger Garcia
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Naples, FL 34103  (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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Kristine Sinner
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LD/N, CEDS-S
Verified Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33912
I am a Certified Eating Disorders Dietitian Supervisor (CEDS-S) with 30+ years of exclusive eating disorder experience. I have treated thousands working at every level of care since 1995. In 2018, I opened my own outpatient practice specifically to offer alternative treatment solutions to the typical care that is available. I offer individualized "out of the box" evidence based medical nutrition therapies and treatment plans. I carefully combine emotional, cognitive and behavioral therapeutic strategies that best apply to each individual and coordinate your care with a team to help you get the right care not just the typical care.
I am a Certified Eating Disorders Dietitian Supervisor (CEDS-S) with 30+ years of exclusive eating disorder experience. I have treated thousands working at every level of care since 1995. In 2018, I opened my own outpatient practice specifically to offer alternative treatment solutions to the typical care that is available. I offer individualized "out of the box" evidence based medical nutrition therapies and treatment plans. I carefully combine emotional, cognitive and behavioral therapeutic strategies that best apply to each individual and coordinate your care with a team to help you get the right care not just the typical care.
(480) 210-5520 View (480) 210-5520
Photo of Staci Belcher, MS, RDN, LDN, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Staci Belcher
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33919  (Online Only)
My clients learn how to understand their body’s physiological cues and how to integrate nutrition science with these cues to discover peace with food and their body. My nutrition counseling approach is uniquely personalized, ensuring that every session is tailored to meet your specific needs as you navigate recovery from an eating disorder or disordered eating. We will spend time to understand your specific experiences with food, body image, and your goals for your health and well-being. Together, we will create a clear path forward towards healing your relationship with food.
My clients learn how to understand their body’s physiological cues and how to integrate nutrition science with these cues to discover peace with food and their body. My nutrition counseling approach is uniquely personalized, ensuring that every session is tailored to meet your specific needs as you navigate recovery from an eating disorder or disordered eating. We will spend time to understand your specific experiences with food, body image, and your goals for your health and well-being. Together, we will create a clear path forward towards healing your relationship with food.
(706) 807-3262 View (706) 807-3262
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Angela Joy Ciroalo
Nutritionist/Dietitian, LDN, CNS
Verified Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33907
(239) 299-7867 View (239) 299-7867
FAQs - About Nutritionists and Dietitians

How can I find a dietitian or nutritionist in Naples?

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.