Nutritionists and Dietitians near Ames, IA

Photo of Rebecca Harken, MS, RD, LD, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Rebecca Harken
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LD
Verified Verified
Ames, IA 50014
My mission is to help my clients end the obsession with food, exercise, and their body and finally free up their mental space to focus on what truly matters to them. I provide virtual nutrition counseling for individuals struggling with disordered eating, unhealthy relationships with exercise, and body image concerns. I utilize principles of intuitive eating to help you learn how to take care of your body through food and movement without obsession. I work with individuals of all backgrounds, but for those who desire, I can also incorporate biblical scripture and Christian principles into the counseling experience.
My mission is to help my clients end the obsession with food, exercise, and their body and finally free up their mental space to focus on what truly matters to them. I provide virtual nutrition counseling for individuals struggling with disordered eating, unhealthy relationships with exercise, and body image concerns. I utilize principles of intuitive eating to help you learn how to take care of your body through food and movement without obsession. I work with individuals of all backgrounds, but for those who desire, I can also incorporate biblical scripture and Christian principles into the counseling experience.
(515) 679-3043 View (515) 679-3043
Photo of Theresa Munkvold, RDN, LD, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Theresa Munkvold
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LD
Verified Verified
Ames, IA 50010
You know how eating can be so confusing because maybe you have dieted for most of your life and you don't know how or what or how much to eat? Maybe you fear food or gaining weight and nutrition in the media makes it MORE confusing. I can help you eat with confidence and freedom and move on to live your life! Or you are confused because you have gut issues and everything you eat causes pain, bloating, constipation or diarrhea? For clients with chronic digestive/health issues, I use functional testing that provides a targeted roadmap to return you to your optimal health. Contact me today!
You know how eating can be so confusing because maybe you have dieted for most of your life and you don't know how or what or how much to eat? Maybe you fear food or gaining weight and nutrition in the media makes it MORE confusing. I can help you eat with confidence and freedom and move on to live your life! Or you are confused because you have gut issues and everything you eat causes pain, bloating, constipation or diarrhea? For clients with chronic digestive/health issues, I use functional testing that provides a targeted roadmap to return you to your optimal health. Contact me today!
(515) 212-7546 View (515) 212-7546
Photo of Kate Foody, MS,  RD, RDN, LDN, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Kate Foody
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ames, IA 50010  (Online Only)
Kate practices out of Health Loft providing nutrition therapy for adults and adolescents with Disordered Eating, Eating Disorders, Intuitive Eating, Vegan/Vegetarian diets, and other conditions. Kates drive as a dietitian is to work uniquely with each client to create safe, sustainable, and nourishing relationships with food. I believe that qualified and unbiased nutrition care should be available to every individual, no matter their size, health barriers, or schedule. I translate my culinary training into my practice by promoting food as not only a source of fuel, but comfort, tradition, celebration, connection, and recovery.
Kate practices out of Health Loft providing nutrition therapy for adults and adolescents with Disordered Eating, Eating Disorders, Intuitive Eating, Vegan/Vegetarian diets, and other conditions. Kates drive as a dietitian is to work uniquely with each client to create safe, sustainable, and nourishing relationships with food. I believe that qualified and unbiased nutrition care should be available to every individual, no matter their size, health barriers, or schedule. I translate my culinary training into my practice by promoting food as not only a source of fuel, but comfort, tradition, celebration, connection, and recovery.
(319) 220-4341 View (319) 220-4341
Photo of Nathan Schwartz, RD, CPT, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Nathan Schwartz
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, CPT
Verified Verified
Nevada, IA 50201
You won't find me suggesting trendy, fad diets or telling you that you can't have your favorite foods, that's a one-way street to failure. You can reach and surpass your health and fitness goals while enjoying the process, learning to have a positive relationship with food in a healthy way! My aim is to not only get you your goal body, but to address and alleviate any symptoms you're experiencing through nutrition. What I offer is a lifelong method to approach nutrition and fitness so I am the last resource you'll need to live a happy and healthy life!
You won't find me suggesting trendy, fad diets or telling you that you can't have your favorite foods, that's a one-way street to failure. You can reach and surpass your health and fitness goals while enjoying the process, learning to have a positive relationship with food in a healthy way! My aim is to not only get you your goal body, but to address and alleviate any symptoms you're experiencing through nutrition. What I offer is a lifelong method to approach nutrition and fitness so I am the last resource you'll need to live a happy and healthy life!
(515) 800-4918 View (515) 800-4918
Photo of Stephanie Allison, MS,  RD, LDN, CHES, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Stephanie Allison
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LDN, CHES
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ames, IA 50010  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who provides nutrition therapy for adults and adolescents with disordered eating and eating disorders. I truly enjoy helping and empowering those that are wanting to create a positive relationship with food and their body. My “no-diet” approach to health and wellness establishes the groundwork necessary to create lasting lifestyle changes and healthier habits. I take an inclusive approach to all foods and body types, providing my clients with a safe space to speak freely about their habits and the flexibility to create their own definitions of healthy.
I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who provides nutrition therapy for adults and adolescents with disordered eating and eating disorders. I truly enjoy helping and empowering those that are wanting to create a positive relationship with food and their body. My “no-diet” approach to health and wellness establishes the groundwork necessary to create lasting lifestyle changes and healthier habits. I take an inclusive approach to all foods and body types, providing my clients with a safe space to speak freely about their habits and the flexibility to create their own definitions of healthy.
(319) 220-5247 View (319) 220-5247
Photo of Jocelyn Evans, RD, LDN, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Jocelyn Evans
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LDN
Not Verified Not Verified
Cambridge, IA 50046
Hi, my name is Jocelyn Evans. I’ve been a registered dietitian since 2016. I am also Board Certified in Gerontological Nutrition.​ In my free, time you can find me at home on the farm with my husband and our three kids. We love to ride tractors, cook good food, play with magnatiles and of course, lots of dress up! I have an immense passion for nutrition and lifestyle modifications!
Hi, my name is Jocelyn Evans. I’ve been a registered dietitian since 2016. I am also Board Certified in Gerontological Nutrition.​ In my free, time you can find me at home on the farm with my husband and our three kids. We love to ride tractors, cook good food, play with magnatiles and of course, lots of dress up! I have an immense passion for nutrition and lifestyle modifications!
(515) 800-2031 View (515) 800-2031
Photo of Gina Coduto, MPPD, RDN, LD, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Gina Coduto
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MPPD, RDN, LD
Verified Verified
Des Moines, IA 50310
If you are tired of chronic dieting and want to heal your relationship with food, you are in the right place! I help women create sustainable lifestyle changes to find food freedom and body confidence to become the best version of themselves. Eating to create a healthy lifestyle doesn't need to be complicated or restrictive. Imagine a life where you can stop dieting, eat without feeling guilty, and become more confident in yourself and in your body.
If you are tired of chronic dieting and want to heal your relationship with food, you are in the right place! I help women create sustainable lifestyle changes to find food freedom and body confidence to become the best version of themselves. Eating to create a healthy lifestyle doesn't need to be complicated or restrictive. Imagine a life where you can stop dieting, eat without feeling guilty, and become more confident in yourself and in your body.
(360) 845-6055 View (360) 845-6055
Photo of Amy Lodes, MFCS, RD, LD, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Amy Lodes
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MFCS, RD, LD
Verified Verified
Ankeny, IA 50023
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Registered Dietitian who provides medical nutrition therapy via telehealth. I am passionate about helping individuals be their best self, both physically and emotionally. I believe food plays a major role in our physical and emotional health, and work to help patients find lifestyle changes that are attainable and individualized. I use a functional approach to find the root cause of your digestive issues. As a dietitian I create practical, individualized goals to help clients build a healthier life, not just a fad diet. I live in the Des Moines area and I'm licensed to see clients in Iowa and 19 other states!
I am a Registered Dietitian who provides medical nutrition therapy via telehealth. I am passionate about helping individuals be their best self, both physically and emotionally. I believe food plays a major role in our physical and emotional health, and work to help patients find lifestyle changes that are attainable and individualized. I use a functional approach to find the root cause of your digestive issues. As a dietitian I create practical, individualized goals to help clients build a healthier life, not just a fad diet. I live in the Des Moines area and I'm licensed to see clients in Iowa and 19 other states!
(515) 575-2394 View (515) 575-2394
Photo of Jane M Hemminger, RDLD, CPT, DiplAc(NCCAOM), Nutritionist/Dietitian
Jane M Hemminger
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDLD, CPT, DiplAc(NCCAOM)
Verified Verified
Altoona, IA 50009
I am happy to work with anyone needing or wanting to change eating behaviors to meet a nutrition related goal.
I am happy to work with anyone needing or wanting to change eating behaviors to meet a nutrition related goal.
(515) 635-5962 View (515) 635-5962
Photo of Melissa Freer-Smith, RD, LDN, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Melissa Freer-Smith
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
Urbandale, IA 50323
As a Registered Dietitian for over 20 years, I am committed to providing excellent nutrition therapy services with compassion and inclusivity. I have witnessed the harm caused by chronic dieting and eating disorders, and maintain expertise in eating disorder recovery, utilizing a Health At Every Size approach. In addition, I respect the science of nutrition and stay abreast of best Medical Nutrition Therapy practices for diabetes management, cardiovascular health, and general wellness.
As a Registered Dietitian for over 20 years, I am committed to providing excellent nutrition therapy services with compassion and inclusivity. I have witnessed the harm caused by chronic dieting and eating disorders, and maintain expertise in eating disorder recovery, utilizing a Health At Every Size approach. In addition, I respect the science of nutrition and stay abreast of best Medical Nutrition Therapy practices for diabetes management, cardiovascular health, and general wellness.
(630) 349-5764 View (630) 349-5764
Photo of Allyson Terpstra, RDN, LD, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Allyson Terpstra
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LD
Verified Verified
Grimes, IA 50111
Do you find yourself thinking about food all day, "overeating" at night, not being able to keep that one food in the house, and preoccupied about your weight? You are not alone in these struggles. Unfortunately, these things feel normal in our culture, but you don't have to have a bad relationship with food any longer. As a registered dietitian and nutrition and body image coach, I've helped so many women step out of the obsession and chaos and into peaceful food freedom. Imagine a life where you can trust your body, eat food you love and not feel guilty, and respect and value your body as it is.
Do you find yourself thinking about food all day, "overeating" at night, not being able to keep that one food in the house, and preoccupied about your weight? You are not alone in these struggles. Unfortunately, these things feel normal in our culture, but you don't have to have a bad relationship with food any longer. As a registered dietitian and nutrition and body image coach, I've helped so many women step out of the obsession and chaos and into peaceful food freedom. Imagine a life where you can trust your body, eat food you love and not feel guilty, and respect and value your body as it is.
(515) 420-1562 View (515) 420-1562
Photo of undefined - The Realistic RD, RDN, Nutritionist/Dietitian
The Realistic RD
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN
Verified Verified
Des Moines, IA 50302
Hi, I'm Natalee! At The Realistic RD, I'm committed to providing nutrition coaching that is realistic and individualized. My focus is helping people learn to nourish their bodies and minds without relying on restrictive diets. My mission is to provide evidence-based nutrition advice and guidance that is tailored meet your goals.
Hi, I'm Natalee! At The Realistic RD, I'm committed to providing nutrition coaching that is realistic and individualized. My focus is helping people learn to nourish their bodies and minds without relying on restrictive diets. My mission is to provide evidence-based nutrition advice and guidance that is tailored meet your goals.
(319) 844-7213 View (319) 844-7213
Photo of Mackenzie Woolwich, RDN, LDN, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Mackenzie Woolwich
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
Des Moines, IA 50313
My mission as an intuitive eating dietitian and body image coach is to help you end the vicious cycle of restriction and dieting that only leads to failure and frustration. I help individuals heal their relationship with food & body that has been challenged or harmed by chronic dieting, disordered eating, and/or eating disorders. There is an overwhelming amount of nutrition information out there and it can be difficult to escape the urge to diet and/or pursue weight loss. I'm here to tell you that you don't need to diet or feel like weight loss is your only option to achieve health!
My mission as an intuitive eating dietitian and body image coach is to help you end the vicious cycle of restriction and dieting that only leads to failure and frustration. I help individuals heal their relationship with food & body that has been challenged or harmed by chronic dieting, disordered eating, and/or eating disorders. There is an overwhelming amount of nutrition information out there and it can be difficult to escape the urge to diet and/or pursue weight loss. I'm here to tell you that you don't need to diet or feel like weight loss is your only option to achieve health!
(262) 518-9534 View (262) 518-9534
How can an Ames Nutritionist help me?
Dietitians and Nutritionists in Ames provide advice on good eating habits. They help you with your diet and how it affects your health. They assess nutrition needs and food patterns, plan a diet that's appropriate for your physical and dietary needs, and provide nutrition counseling, such as advice on dietary changes and menu plans. They advise on special diets for medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, food allergies, and obesity.

The word dietitian has a variant spelling 'dietician' (e.g. find an Ames dietician). Both spellings are correct.

About Ames Registered Dietitians
Registered Dietitians or Registered Dietitian Nutritionists in Ames complete a bachelor's degree at a school accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, as well as a period of supervised practice and an exam administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. While certification is not required in all states for nutritional counseling or nutrition therapy, only individuals certified by their respective states may use the Certified Dietitian or Certified Nutritionist titles.

How to use my insurance?
Some Nutritionists and Ames dietary professionals accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the Nutritionist or Dietitian.