Nutritionists and Dietitians in Atlanta, GA

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Emily H Peterson
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30318
If you are thoroughly confused about the plethora of nutrition information available to sift through these days, looking for more help than just a meal plan, and want some accountability along your path, then we can help! Web-RD has helped clients for 20 years in the nutrition space by providing comprehensive, evidence-based solutions. We take the time to understand your unique needs, and guide you through personalized nutrition and lifestyle changes that will help you meet your goals and keep the results you get.
If you are thoroughly confused about the plethora of nutrition information available to sift through these days, looking for more help than just a meal plan, and want some accountability along your path, then we can help! Web-RD has helped clients for 20 years in the nutrition space by providing comprehensive, evidence-based solutions. We take the time to understand your unique needs, and guide you through personalized nutrition and lifestyle changes that will help you meet your goals and keep the results you get.
(678) 929-1258 View (678) 929-1258
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Rachel Stefan
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30308
Are you dealing with acid reflux, bloating, IBS, IBD, celiac disease, or food intolerances? Let's work together to get to the root cause of your health issues. We use advanced nutritional testing combined with lifestyle changes to correct underlying imbalances (such as bacterial overgrowth, candida, and nutrient deficiencies) and optimize health. I have completed specialized training in management of Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) and am here to help you get on track!
Are you dealing with acid reflux, bloating, IBS, IBD, celiac disease, or food intolerances? Let's work together to get to the root cause of your health issues. We use advanced nutritional testing combined with lifestyle changes to correct underlying imbalances (such as bacterial overgrowth, candida, and nutrient deficiencies) and optimize health. I have completed specialized training in management of Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) and am here to help you get on track!
(470) 323-8807 View (470) 323-8807
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Heather Petty
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30312  (Online Only)
Queen of Hearts Nutrition is a telehealth/virtual nutrition practice committed to providing medical nutrition therapy and nutrition education. We conduct all nutrition counseling sessions using a HIPAA-compliant virtual platform. We offer our nutrition services at flexible times, including evenings and weekends. We are committed to forming relationships with patients looking to manage chronic diseases, lose or maintain their weight, receive nutrition education on meal planning, and much more. Queen of Hearts Nutrition is owned and operated by a registered dietitian and chef.
Queen of Hearts Nutrition is a telehealth/virtual nutrition practice committed to providing medical nutrition therapy and nutrition education. We conduct all nutrition counseling sessions using a HIPAA-compliant virtual platform. We offer our nutrition services at flexible times, including evenings and weekends. We are committed to forming relationships with patients looking to manage chronic diseases, lose or maintain their weight, receive nutrition education on meal planning, and much more. Queen of Hearts Nutrition is owned and operated by a registered dietitian and chef.
(470) 774-7045 View (470) 774-7045
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Margaret Schwenke Schwenke
Nutritionist/Dietitian, CHHC, CEPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30305
Are you struggling with chronic dieting or emotional eating? Are you confused about what to eat, when to eat and how to eat? I specialize in nutrition, eating psychology counseling and weight loss coaching and am interested in helping you find the food and lifestyle habits that are going to work best for you. Together we will discover what in your life may be contributing to your health issues and how to achieve nutritional and holistic healing. We must understand what drives our decisions in order to change our behaviors. For more info, please visit: www.margaretschwenke.com
Are you struggling with chronic dieting or emotional eating? Are you confused about what to eat, when to eat and how to eat? I specialize in nutrition, eating psychology counseling and weight loss coaching and am interested in helping you find the food and lifestyle habits that are going to work best for you. Together we will discover what in your life may be contributing to your health issues and how to achieve nutritional and holistic healing. We must understand what drives our decisions in order to change our behaviors. For more info, please visit: www.margaretschwenke.com
(404) 492-8712 View (404) 492-8712
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Trisha Cherico @ Align Nutrition And Wellness
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LD
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30305  (Online Only)
Greetings! I am a Registered Dietitian specializing in nutrition counseling for those contending with the intricate emotional and psychological challenges tied to their connection with food. I extend my support to individuals wrestling with disordered eating patterns or diagnosed eating disorders. These issues substantially impact daily life, resulting in distress, anxiety, and feelings of helplessness.
Greetings! I am a Registered Dietitian specializing in nutrition counseling for those contending with the intricate emotional and psychological challenges tied to their connection with food. I extend my support to individuals wrestling with disordered eating patterns or diagnosed eating disorders. These issues substantially impact daily life, resulting in distress, anxiety, and feelings of helplessness.
(404) 554-9765 View (404) 554-9765
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Morgan Cherry
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30324  (Online Only)
I can not walk this journey for you, but I can be there every step of the way to provide you with support, education, and encouragement as you work towards recovery. Together we will be able to work together to improve your relationship with food and your body. There is so much confusing nutrition information out there these days, so let me help you debunk the myths and work towards creating a better relationship with food.
I can not walk this journey for you, but I can be there every step of the way to provide you with support, education, and encouragement as you work towards recovery. Together we will be able to work together to improve your relationship with food and your body. There is so much confusing nutrition information out there these days, so let me help you debunk the myths and work towards creating a better relationship with food.
(470) 928-6102 View (470) 928-6102
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NourishRX Nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LDN, CEDRD
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30306  (Online Only)
We are NourishRX Nutrition, an outpatient eating disorder practice. Ryann, our founder, is a certified eating disorder registered dietitian who began our practice in 2010. We are a team of Registered Dietitians here to listen and get to the root of what’s causing you harm while establishing a safe and trusted space. Together we will work towards letting go of diet mentality and developing healthy habits to support improved nutrition and improved body image. We will work to pursue a healing journey that helps you to create a more meaningful, confident, and connected life! Book a FREE call: www.nourishrx.com/appointments
We are NourishRX Nutrition, an outpatient eating disorder practice. Ryann, our founder, is a certified eating disorder registered dietitian who began our practice in 2010. We are a team of Registered Dietitians here to listen and get to the root of what’s causing you harm while establishing a safe and trusted space. Together we will work towards letting go of diet mentality and developing healthy habits to support improved nutrition and improved body image. We will work to pursue a healing journey that helps you to create a more meaningful, confident, and connected life! Book a FREE call: www.nourishrx.com/appointments
(470) 745-1798 View (470) 745-1798
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Best Within You Therapy & Wellness
Nutritionist/Dietitian
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30324  (Online Only)
We specialize in adults, children, and teens. Caring, empathetic, and highly trained dietitians that help you feel your best.
We specialize in adults, children, and teens. Caring, empathetic, and highly trained dietitians that help you feel your best.
(470) 709-0514 View (470) 709-0514
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Kelly A Corrigan
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LD, CDCES
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30324  (Online Only)
I meet my patients where they are at with their diet and we build from there. I work with babies, children, and adults with all nutrition needs. I am a Registered and Licensed Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, Certified Lactation Counselor, Certified Chronic Care Health Professional and a Certified LEAP/MRT Specialists. I am the Lead Dietitian for Kaiser Permanente's Eating Disorder Program and have been a dietitian for over 25 years. What I consider to be my area of specialities are Eating Disorders, Food Allergies, GI issues (IBS C&D, gas/bloating, Crohn's, Celiac), Diabetes, and Health at Every Size.
I meet my patients where they are at with their diet and we build from there. I work with babies, children, and adults with all nutrition needs. I am a Registered and Licensed Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, Certified Lactation Counselor, Certified Chronic Care Health Professional and a Certified LEAP/MRT Specialists. I am the Lead Dietitian for Kaiser Permanente's Eating Disorder Program and have been a dietitian for over 25 years. What I consider to be my area of specialities are Eating Disorders, Food Allergies, GI issues (IBS C&D, gas/bloating, Crohn's, Celiac), Diabetes, and Health at Every Size.
(470) 468-2219 View (470) 468-2219
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Simran Keshwani
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30350
When you don't feel your best it can be frustrating and scary. Let me help find the root cause of your symptoms and experience true relief. Find out if you have Hidden Food Sensitivities TODAY. I focus on Specialty Nutritional Testing for Food Allergies & Sensitivities, Gluten, Parasites and Bacteria, Inflammation, Natural Weight Loss, Adrenal Fatigue, Plant-Based diets, and Autoimmune Diseases. I believe in treating the body as a whole body to find the root cause of any health issue and will work with you to get to your health goals. Do you want to Lose Weight Naturally? Contact me today for more information!
When you don't feel your best it can be frustrating and scary. Let me help find the root cause of your symptoms and experience true relief. Find out if you have Hidden Food Sensitivities TODAY. I focus on Specialty Nutritional Testing for Food Allergies & Sensitivities, Gluten, Parasites and Bacteria, Inflammation, Natural Weight Loss, Adrenal Fatigue, Plant-Based diets, and Autoimmune Diseases. I believe in treating the body as a whole body to find the root cause of any health issue and will work with you to get to your health goals. Do you want to Lose Weight Naturally? Contact me today for more information!
(404) 205-8982 View (404) 205-8982
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EatWellWorkWell
Nutritionist/Dietitian, BSc, MSc
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30303
I am an Integrated Nutritional Health practitioners. I have been practicing in the health industry for over 10 years, with a wide scope of international experience. I also have the capability and knowledge in working with groups like Gwinnett County Georgia were-by I diligently evaluate the nutritional content for a team of over 300. My objective is to create balance through holistic transformation in order to achieve optimal health and wellness.
I am an Integrated Nutritional Health practitioners. I have been practicing in the health industry for over 10 years, with a wide scope of international experience. I also have the capability and knowledge in working with groups like Gwinnett County Georgia were-by I diligently evaluate the nutritional content for a team of over 300. My objective is to create balance through holistic transformation in order to achieve optimal health and wellness.
(706) 493-9852 View (706) 493-9852
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Julie Newton
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30341
I work exclusively with individuals seeking improved gut health and dietary management for a variety of digestive disorders. I aim to provide both education and a personalized approach while implementing nutritional therapies to support sustainable changes. My areas of interest include but are not limited to IBS, Crohn’s disease, GERD, IBD, diverticulitis, SIBO, Celiac disease, pancreatitis, food sensitivities, and GI cancers.
I work exclusively with individuals seeking improved gut health and dietary management for a variety of digestive disorders. I aim to provide both education and a personalized approach while implementing nutritional therapies to support sustainable changes. My areas of interest include but are not limited to IBS, Crohn’s disease, GERD, IBD, diverticulitis, SIBO, Celiac disease, pancreatitis, food sensitivities, and GI cancers.
(678) 403-6964 View (678) 403-6964
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Val Schonberg
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, CSSD, LD, MSCP
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30339
Many folks agree that key components of health - exercising regularly and eating nutritious foods - are important. Unfortunately, for some, eating and thoughts about food make life more stressful, increase anxiety, and often result in feeling depressed because you can't do it "RIGHT." Feeling healthy and eating should not be this difficult. My clients are looking to stop the diet roller coaster, improve overall health, enhance athletic performance, and feel better about their eating with realistic and effective nutrition solutions.
Many folks agree that key components of health - exercising regularly and eating nutritious foods - are important. Unfortunately, for some, eating and thoughts about food make life more stressful, increase anxiety, and often result in feeling depressed because you can't do it "RIGHT." Feeling healthy and eating should not be this difficult. My clients are looking to stop the diet roller coaster, improve overall health, enhance athletic performance, and feel better about their eating with realistic and effective nutrition solutions.
(612) 255-4222 View (612) 255-4222
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Nooromid Nutrition Consulting RD.LD
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LD
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30342
We provide one-on-one nutritional consulting for people with anything from minor health issues to major illness as well as to anyone wishing to improve their overall quality of life. Consultations are scheduled by appointment only and take place at our office. Our services cover, but are not limited to the following: - Weight Management and Overall Fitness - Diabetes Management - Kidney Disease - Cardiac Health (Cholesterol & Triglycerides) - Hypertension - Family Nutrition - Grocery Store Visits - Meal Planning - Senior Wellness - Food Sensitivities and Allergies - GI Disorders - Eating Disorders - Sports Nutrition. Our Office accepts most major insurance plans. Preceptor for major nutrition programs in USA.
We provide one-on-one nutritional consulting for people with anything from minor health issues to major illness as well as to anyone wishing to improve their overall quality of life. Consultations are scheduled by appointment only and take place at our office. Our services cover, but are not limited to the following: - Weight Management and Overall Fitness - Diabetes Management - Kidney Disease - Cardiac Health (Cholesterol & Triglycerides) - Hypertension - Family Nutrition - Grocery Store Visits - Meal Planning - Senior Wellness - Food Sensitivities and Allergies - GI Disorders - Eating Disorders - Sports Nutrition. Our Office accepts most major insurance plans. Preceptor for major nutrition programs in USA.
(678) 379-5883 View (678) 379-5883
Photo of Courtney Plush, MS, RD, LD, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Courtney Plush
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LD
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30307
I’d love to work with you if you’re ready to leave behind disordered eating, restrictive dieting, and rigid food rules and start on the path toward a healthier and happier relationship with food and your body. Whether you need the safety net of a meal plan, coping skills to reduce compulsive overeating or under eating, or a safe space to explore the origins of a complicated relationship with food, together we can work on setting intentions and realistic goals to get you closer to food freedom.
I’d love to work with you if you’re ready to leave behind disordered eating, restrictive dieting, and rigid food rules and start on the path toward a healthier and happier relationship with food and your body. Whether you need the safety net of a meal plan, coping skills to reduce compulsive overeating or under eating, or a safe space to explore the origins of a complicated relationship with food, together we can work on setting intentions and realistic goals to get you closer to food freedom.
(610) 609-2532 View (610) 609-2532
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Karen Porter
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30328
I believe that your health and wellness matters. I help people with many different conditions including: Hypertension, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Weight gain, Weight Management, Weight loss, Disordered Eating, Sports Specific Nutrition Plans, Wellness Plans, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), plus more.
I believe that your health and wellness matters. I help people with many different conditions including: Hypertension, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Weight gain, Weight Management, Weight loss, Disordered Eating, Sports Specific Nutrition Plans, Wellness Plans, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), plus more.
(404) 850-0064 x1 View (404) 850-0064 x1
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BetsyThurstonRD
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MPH, RD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30328
I specialize in correcting any food, weight, or eating dilemma. This includes weight loss or recurrent unsuccessful attempts at weight loss, unhealthy eating patterns, confusion over what to eat, and all eating disorders. My goal is to give people practical advice with meals and foods and also target the "problem" thoughts and patterns. My program is very behavioral, very practical, and very empowering. I seek a shift in not only food habits but thought patterns. People who leave my program get help for a lifetime rather then short term solutions.
I specialize in correcting any food, weight, or eating dilemma. This includes weight loss or recurrent unsuccessful attempts at weight loss, unhealthy eating patterns, confusion over what to eat, and all eating disorders. My goal is to give people practical advice with meals and foods and also target the "problem" thoughts and patterns. My program is very behavioral, very practical, and very empowering. I seek a shift in not only food habits but thought patterns. People who leave my program get help for a lifetime rather then short term solutions.
(404) 382-5885 View (404) 382-5885
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Clara Iuliano
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30303  (Online Only)
Hello! I'm Clara, a plant-based dietitian with 20 years of expertise. I have been plant-based for over 20 years. I provide online consultations for those interested in plant-based, vegetarian, or vegan diets. With extensive experience in nutrition, I've helped individuals improve their health and achieve their goals. I offer a free 20-minute discovery call (via phone or Zoom). I work with Plant-Based Dietitians Ltd (www.plantbasedrds.com). Just send an email, and my customer service team will send you the scheduling link. You can also book a session directly.
Hello! I'm Clara, a plant-based dietitian with 20 years of expertise. I have been plant-based for over 20 years. I provide online consultations for those interested in plant-based, vegetarian, or vegan diets. With extensive experience in nutrition, I've helped individuals improve their health and achieve their goals. I offer a free 20-minute discovery call (via phone or Zoom). I work with Plant-Based Dietitians Ltd (www.plantbasedrds.com). Just send an email, and my customer service team will send you the scheduling link. You can also book a session directly.
(484) 787-5680 View (484) 787-5680
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Confidently NourishED
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30345  (Online Only)
Are you tired of traditional eating disorder recovery routes and want to feel like you have a say in your recovery? We were too. That’s why at Confidently NourishED, we take a weight-inclusive, Health at Every Size approach to nutrition and health where YOU have a say in what your recovery journey looks like. We believe that every BODY is worthy of respect and care, regardless of size or shape. It is possible to fully enjoy eating experiences with your friends and family again, without the constant fear of having any lingering anxieties or self-consciousness.
Are you tired of traditional eating disorder recovery routes and want to feel like you have a say in your recovery? We were too. That’s why at Confidently NourishED, we take a weight-inclusive, Health at Every Size approach to nutrition and health where YOU have a say in what your recovery journey looks like. We believe that every BODY is worthy of respect and care, regardless of size or shape. It is possible to fully enjoy eating experiences with your friends and family again, without the constant fear of having any lingering anxieties or self-consciousness.
(678) 616-9016 View (678) 616-9016
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Caroline Burkholder
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LD, CEDS
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30328
Caroline is a weight inclusive, trauma informed, health at every size aligned dietitian. Her work is influenced by intuitive eating, body neutrality, feminist theory, and mindfulness practices. She has undergone specialized training in Eating Disorders, Family Based Treatment (FBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for dietitians, and Radically Open DBT.
Caroline is a weight inclusive, trauma informed, health at every size aligned dietitian. Her work is influenced by intuitive eating, body neutrality, feminist theory, and mindfulness practices. She has undergone specialized training in Eating Disorders, Family Based Treatment (FBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for dietitians, and Radically Open DBT.
(865) 674-4734 View (865) 674-4734
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FAQs - About Nutritionists and Dietitians

How can I find a dietitian or nutritionist in Atlanta?

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.