Nutritionists and Dietitians in Orlando, FL

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Nourish Family Nutrition & Therapy
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32814
At Nourish, we don’t lecture, body shame, or give clients generic nutrition plans. Our caring professionals help each individual achieve and maintain optimal health and a positive body image through collaborative goal setting, tailored, science-based nutrition plans, and other industry best practices. Tired of bouncing from diet to diet and Googling nutrition advice? Quick fixes aren’t long-term solutions. You’ll achieve and maintain your goals with our personalized, sustainable nutrition plans. One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to nutrition counseling.
At Nourish, we don’t lecture, body shame, or give clients generic nutrition plans. Our caring professionals help each individual achieve and maintain optimal health and a positive body image through collaborative goal setting, tailored, science-based nutrition plans, and other industry best practices. Tired of bouncing from diet to diet and Googling nutrition advice? Quick fixes aren’t long-term solutions. You’ll achieve and maintain your goals with our personalized, sustainable nutrition plans. One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to nutrition counseling.
(321) 339-0176 View (321) 339-0176
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Mikaela Coel
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MPH, RD, LDN, CPH, CEDS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32837
I'm here to share with you that you can stop dieting for good AND improve your health. How, you ask? ​ Intuitive eating. Balance, variety, and moderation of all foods. My name is Mikaela, and I am a registered and licensed dietitian. Regardless of your age, gender or health conditions, I can help you finally make peace with food. I am a certified eating disorder specialist with experience in treating all eating disorders. I utilize a balanced food approach that is catered this to your individualized needs based upon your lifestyle and health conditions.
I'm here to share with you that you can stop dieting for good AND improve your health. How, you ask? ​ Intuitive eating. Balance, variety, and moderation of all foods. My name is Mikaela, and I am a registered and licensed dietitian. Regardless of your age, gender or health conditions, I can help you finally make peace with food. I am a certified eating disorder specialist with experience in treating all eating disorders. I utilize a balanced food approach that is catered this to your individualized needs based upon your lifestyle and health conditions.
(941) 202-5192 View (941) 202-5192
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Kim McLeod Lett
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LDN, ACE-CPT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32812
Do you struggle with your weight? Do you need help with diet & lifestyle to improve your blood sugar, blood pressure, or heart health? Do you need help planning balanced, healthy meals? If you answered, "yes" to any of these questions, and are ready to make lifestyle changes to reach your goals, I would be honored to work with you! These are the primary areas I work with. Please note that I work with the adult population.
Do you struggle with your weight? Do you need help with diet & lifestyle to improve your blood sugar, blood pressure, or heart health? Do you need help planning balanced, healthy meals? If you answered, "yes" to any of these questions, and are ready to make lifestyle changes to reach your goals, I would be honored to work with you! These are the primary areas I work with. Please note that I work with the adult population.
(321) 430-5992 View (321) 430-5992
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Jessie Romanotto
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32801
Do you have a poor relationship with food? What about body image? Have you tried every diet that the industry has to offer, but find yourself in a never ending cycle of guilt and shame surrounding your food choices? I'm here to tell you that it's not you whose to blame, it's diet culture. If you're looking to finally heal your relationship with food and your body, you've come to the right place. Trust me, I know it's hard to unlearn what the dieting industry has proclaimed as "healthy" and "unhealthy" for years, but know that this isn't a journey you have to face alone.
Do you have a poor relationship with food? What about body image? Have you tried every diet that the industry has to offer, but find yourself in a never ending cycle of guilt and shame surrounding your food choices? I'm here to tell you that it's not you whose to blame, it's diet culture. If you're looking to finally heal your relationship with food and your body, you've come to the right place. Trust me, I know it's hard to unlearn what the dieting industry has proclaimed as "healthy" and "unhealthy" for years, but know that this isn't a journey you have to face alone.
(321) 343-7991 View (321) 343-7991
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Molly Ostrander
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LDN, IFNCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32814  (Online Only)
Empowering women to ditch the shame, put themselves first, and heal from GI disease and disorders using a holistic, personalized approach. If you are looking for someone to listen to you and help with what to eat, normalize your bowel movements, increase energy, and beat the bloat, I can help you. I am a dietitian specializing in women's gastrointestinal health. Digestive issues reduce your quality of life and are isolating and embarrassing. I know this because I have had Crohn's disease for over 20 years. There is no one magic diet for GI issues. Each body is different, and each has its own story to tell.
Empowering women to ditch the shame, put themselves first, and heal from GI disease and disorders using a holistic, personalized approach. If you are looking for someone to listen to you and help with what to eat, normalize your bowel movements, increase energy, and beat the bloat, I can help you. I am a dietitian specializing in women's gastrointestinal health. Digestive issues reduce your quality of life and are isolating and embarrassing. I know this because I have had Crohn's disease for over 20 years. There is no one magic diet for GI issues. Each body is different, and each has its own story to tell.
(904) 320-1331 View (904) 320-1331
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Courtney Cayman (Mosser)
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, CSO, LDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32835
My goal is to find the balance that works for you. I don't believe extremes benefit anyone, nor do I believe that there is one right answer for everyone. In my practice I combine the science of evidence based practices with a mindful, intuitive and functional approach to help you reach your goals. I want to help you live your fullest life, reduce your risk for chronic diseases or support you in your battle against these disease.
My goal is to find the balance that works for you. I don't believe extremes benefit anyone, nor do I believe that there is one right answer for everyone. In my practice I combine the science of evidence based practices with a mindful, intuitive and functional approach to help you reach your goals. I want to help you live your fullest life, reduce your risk for chronic diseases or support you in your battle against these disease.
(407) 641-3923 View (407) 641-3923
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Dietitian Diane
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32828
Diane Campbell has been a life changer as a Registered Dietitian for 20 years. Her areas of expertise include the treatment of patients with eating disorders, weight loss, gut health / IBS issues, & outpatient counseling for medical nutrition therapy and various nutritional needs. Diane has a magnetic personality that people naturally gravitate towards and open up to. Throughout her extensive experience in treating patients with eating disorders in private practice she has successfully helped hundreds of individuals overcome diseases. Diane is also a dynamic public speaker, available for speaking engagements and corporate wellness.
Diane Campbell has been a life changer as a Registered Dietitian for 20 years. Her areas of expertise include the treatment of patients with eating disorders, weight loss, gut health / IBS issues, & outpatient counseling for medical nutrition therapy and various nutritional needs. Diane has a magnetic personality that people naturally gravitate towards and open up to. Throughout her extensive experience in treating patients with eating disorders in private practice she has successfully helped hundreds of individuals overcome diseases. Diane is also a dynamic public speaker, available for speaking engagements and corporate wellness.
(321) 204-0562 View (321) 204-0562
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Sandra Gultry
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, CSOWM
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32819
Are You Struggling to Lose Weight and Keep It Off Permanently? The Struggle is Real! There is so much nutrition information readily available at your fingertips. Much of the information is conflicting and confusion. It is difficult to weed out what is factual and myth. This information is general and does not take your specific medical condition(s), food preferences, body type and current lifestyle into consideration. Here’s the good news. You don’t have to stay stuck and you don’t have to continue living like this.
Are You Struggling to Lose Weight and Keep It Off Permanently? The Struggle is Real! There is so much nutrition information readily available at your fingertips. Much of the information is conflicting and confusion. It is difficult to weed out what is factual and myth. This information is general and does not take your specific medical condition(s), food preferences, body type and current lifestyle into consideration. Here’s the good news. You don’t have to stay stuck and you don’t have to continue living like this.
(407) 982-5954 View (407) 982-5954
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Eduardo A Gonzalez
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32839  (Online Only)
I focus in providing solutions to your daily struggles to improve your health. Removing barriers in a slow, steady manner to obtain tangible results. I listen to your concerns and offer strategies that are proven to solve most of your health dilemmas and previous attempts to improve them. The treatment is not cookie cutter but rather individualized.
I focus in providing solutions to your daily struggles to improve your health. Removing barriers in a slow, steady manner to obtain tangible results. I listen to your concerns and offer strategies that are proven to solve most of your health dilemmas and previous attempts to improve them. The treatment is not cookie cutter but rather individualized.
(813) 437-1674 View (813) 437-1674
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Ingrid Knight, RD and Associates, Inc.
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32827
Our Registered Dietitian Nutritionist specialists will help you invest in your health through nutrition counseling and health coaching. Most insurances accepted. Georgia, Tennessee, North and South Carolina telehealth! With office locations in Athens, Kennesaw and telehealth, we have you covered. RMR (resting metabolic rate) testing available in Athens/Watkinsville and Kennesaw. You are empowered with actionable strategies for weight and disease management. We work with all ages, children, teens, adults and seniors. Business and health professionals will benefit from RDN business consulting. Contact us today!
Our Registered Dietitian Nutritionist specialists will help you invest in your health through nutrition counseling and health coaching. Most insurances accepted. Georgia, Tennessee, North and South Carolina telehealth! With office locations in Athens, Kennesaw and telehealth, we have you covered. RMR (resting metabolic rate) testing available in Athens/Watkinsville and Kennesaw. You are empowered with actionable strategies for weight and disease management. We work with all ages, children, teens, adults and seniors. Business and health professionals will benefit from RDN business consulting. Contact us today!
(706) 388-3609 View (706) 388-3609
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Angelique Gouin
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32806  (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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Accomplish Nutrition, LLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CSG, LDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32801  (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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Rukhsana Shanbhag
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CDE, CCN, LDN
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32801
My mission is to empower my clients to live optimally, and achieve the best of health- mental, physical and spritual. My role is to educate and guide you so that you give yourself the foods and nutrients that are ideal for you. My clients' are also my teachers, and I appreciate the value this adds to my practice. Nutrition is my passion and a field that is always new and excitng. I will continue to educate myself to best serve those who come to me for help and guidance.
My mission is to empower my clients to live optimally, and achieve the best of health- mental, physical and spritual. My role is to educate and guide you so that you give yourself the foods and nutrients that are ideal for you. My clients' are also my teachers, and I appreciate the value this adds to my practice. Nutrition is my passion and a field that is always new and excitng. I will continue to educate myself to best serve those who come to me for help and guidance.
(407) 449-7573 View (407) 449-7573
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Racer's Edge Nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LD, CSSD, CDE
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32801  (Online Only)
Work with our Board Certified Dietitian-Nutritionists from the comfort of your own home. We use video visits to work with all of our clients! With over 40 years of combined experience specializing in sport nutrition, diabetes, weight management and more, Racer’s Edge Nutrition is the premier choice for nutrition counseling. We use proven strategies and a completely individualized approach to help you reach your health and fitness goals.
Work with our Board Certified Dietitian-Nutritionists from the comfort of your own home. We use video visits to work with all of our clients! With over 40 years of combined experience specializing in sport nutrition, diabetes, weight management and more, Racer’s Edge Nutrition is the premier choice for nutrition counseling. We use proven strategies and a completely individualized approach to help you reach your health and fitness goals.
(303) 952-1422 View (303) 952-1422
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Brooke Miner
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32837
Hi, I’m Brooke! Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a passion for helping women like myself break free from the chains of endometriosis. As a member of the '1in10community, I’m all too familiar with the medical gaslighting, chronic pain, and fear of the unknown that accompany this disease. My goal is to serve as an ally for women, to be someone who listens AND makes you feel heard. I utilize functional nutrition to help women reach their health goals whether it be to improve their hormones, manage symptoms, increase energy, normalize their periods, heal their gut, have a healthy pregnancy, breastfeed, and beyond.
Hi, I’m Brooke! Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a passion for helping women like myself break free from the chains of endometriosis. As a member of the '1in10community, I’m all too familiar with the medical gaslighting, chronic pain, and fear of the unknown that accompany this disease. My goal is to serve as an ally for women, to be someone who listens AND makes you feel heard. I utilize functional nutrition to help women reach their health goals whether it be to improve their hormones, manage symptoms, increase energy, normalize their periods, heal their gut, have a healthy pregnancy, breastfeed, and beyond.
(321) 379-5114 View (321) 379-5114
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Emily Laraine Wellness
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32801  (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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Emily Spurlock
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LD, CLT
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32801
Have you ever done an online search on how to lose weight? Or turned to TikTok or other social platforms for the secret to weight loss? If so, you probably ended up with more questions than answers and felt even more confused and frustrated than when you started. There is so much misinformation on weight loss. Let me simplify the process for you with my streamlined approach. I can help reduce cravings, turn off the food noise in your brain, increase your energy and focus, and keep you full for hours, all while losing weight. The process doesn't happen overnight. Consistency over time will lead you to success.
Have you ever done an online search on how to lose weight? Or turned to TikTok or other social platforms for the secret to weight loss? If so, you probably ended up with more questions than answers and felt even more confused and frustrated than when you started. There is so much misinformation on weight loss. Let me simplify the process for you with my streamlined approach. I can help reduce cravings, turn off the food noise in your brain, increase your energy and focus, and keep you full for hours, all while losing weight. The process doesn't happen overnight. Consistency over time will lead you to success.
(208) 747-0828 View (208) 747-0828
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Emily Ferencik
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LDN, CEDS
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32801  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
If you're searching for a dietitian like me, it's likely that something inside you is asking for a change. Congratulations on taking a step! Life is a series of settling into our comfort zone until something about it becomes less, well, comfortable. Only then might we choose the sometimes intimidating option to try something different. If the change your heart desires involves developing a greater respect for and understanding of your body, learning to truly nourish your whole being, and releasing dieting and disordered behaviors around food and body, then we just might make a great team to reach your goals.
If you're searching for a dietitian like me, it's likely that something inside you is asking for a change. Congratulations on taking a step! Life is a series of settling into our comfort zone until something about it becomes less, well, comfortable. Only then might we choose the sometimes intimidating option to try something different. If the change your heart desires involves developing a greater respect for and understanding of your body, learning to truly nourish your whole being, and releasing dieting and disordered behaviors around food and body, then we just might make a great team to reach your goals.
(407) 584-5668 View (407) 584-5668
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Christina Yangas
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LDN, MS
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32801
Hey there! My name is Christina Yangas. I'm a nationally registered dietitian with a masters degree in human nutrition from The University of Alabama. I first wanted to be a dietitian to help change the face of sports dietetics. I wanted to be one of the first females to help take a team to the Super Bowl, championship, Olympics – you name it. I saw the fun in optimizing performance of elite athletes. However, as I studied nutrition I learned more about how broken the health system is and how often misconceptions about diet and food are causing long term repercussions.
Hey there! My name is Christina Yangas. I'm a nationally registered dietitian with a masters degree in human nutrition from The University of Alabama. I first wanted to be a dietitian to help change the face of sports dietetics. I wanted to be one of the first females to help take a team to the Super Bowl, championship, Olympics – you name it. I saw the fun in optimizing performance of elite athletes. However, as I studied nutrition I learned more about how broken the health system is and how often misconceptions about diet and food are causing long term repercussions.
(630) 349-6839 View (630) 349-6839
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Kaitlin Guillemette
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32801  (Online Only)
Working towards your health goals can feel stressful and overwhelming! My goal is to take that stress away. I believe nutrition should feel easy and should work for YOU and your life!
Working towards your health goals can feel stressful and overwhelming! My goal is to take that stress away. I believe nutrition should feel easy and should work for YOU and your life!
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FAQs - About Nutritionists and Dietitians

How can I find a dietitian or nutritionist in Orlando?

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.