Nutritionists and Dietitians near Iowa City, IA

Photo of Samantha Hargreaves, MPH, RD, LD, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Samantha Hargreaves
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MPH, RD, LD
Verified Verified
Iowa City, IA 52240  (Online Only)
Are you ready to reclaim your joy, time, and confidence through nutrition and wellness? Through Intuitive Eating and the Health at Every Size® approach, I am here to support you in your pursuit of well-being without fad diets, restriction, or a focus on your weight. We‘ll define what health means to you and focus on the behaviors and habits that can help you feel your best, while still letting you enjoy all of the foods and activities you love. I practice evidence-based nutrition, but always combine my knowledge with your lived experience so my approach is 100% individualized.
Are you ready to reclaim your joy, time, and confidence through nutrition and wellness? Through Intuitive Eating and the Health at Every Size® approach, I am here to support you in your pursuit of well-being without fad diets, restriction, or a focus on your weight. We‘ll define what health means to you and focus on the behaviors and habits that can help you feel your best, while still letting you enjoy all of the foods and activities you love. I practice evidence-based nutrition, but always combine my knowledge with your lived experience so my approach is 100% individualized.
(612) 688-9247 View (612) 688-9247
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Mackenzie Woolwich
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
Iowa City, IA 52242
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
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Dani Roberts
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LDN, CEDS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Iowa City, IA 52243
I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) passionate about helping people make peace with food and their bodies. My nutrition expertise will help you sort out the truths and lies we read about nutrition. A relationship with food and eating is not meant to be so complicated and scary. I will teach you how to live a life free of ‘food rules and restrictions.’ I am able to see client virtually in the following states: AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, MA, MI, NC, NJ, NY, MO, OK, OR, PA, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, & WY.
I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) passionate about helping people make peace with food and their bodies. My nutrition expertise will help you sort out the truths and lies we read about nutrition. A relationship with food and eating is not meant to be so complicated and scary. I will teach you how to live a life free of ‘food rules and restrictions.’ I am able to see client virtually in the following states: AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, MA, MI, NC, NJ, NY, MO, OK, OR, PA, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, & WY.
(314) 866-7752 View (314) 866-7752
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The Realistic RD
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN
Verified Verified
Kalona, IA 52247
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
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Katie Chapmon Nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN
Verified Verified
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402  (Online Only)
Do you have bloating, irregular bowel movements, irregular periods, and are wanting to take a functional approach to feeling better? Together, we take a deep dive into your personal gut microbiome, overall digestion and hormones using functional testing and a whole person approach. Additionally, I specialize in working with people to prepare, recover and continue forward after metabolic and bariatric surgery - focusing on a non-judgmental environment to combine nutrition and mindset transformation
Do you have bloating, irregular bowel movements, irregular periods, and are wanting to take a functional approach to feeling better? Together, we take a deep dive into your personal gut microbiome, overall digestion and hormones using functional testing and a whole person approach. Additionally, I specialize in working with people to prepare, recover and continue forward after metabolic and bariatric surgery - focusing on a non-judgmental environment to combine nutrition and mindset transformation
(747) 201-4188 View (747) 201-4188
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Talia Adler
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405  (Online Only)
Talia is a Registered Dietitian who practices with a holistic approach. She strongly believes that by addressing the whole self: body, emotional and mental health, social connection, sleep, stress management and spirituality can help you achieve optimal health. Changes can be difficult and you need a caring partner to help you through them and make them fun. Everyone is unique and Talia believes that nutrition is not one size fits all and she works to create personalized nutrition care for each individual to result in long-lasting change.
Talia is a Registered Dietitian who practices with a holistic approach. She strongly believes that by addressing the whole self: body, emotional and mental health, social connection, sleep, stress management and spirituality can help you achieve optimal health. Changes can be difficult and you need a caring partner to help you through them and make them fun. Everyone is unique and Talia believes that nutrition is not one size fits all and she works to create personalized nutrition care for each individual to result in long-lasting change.
(872) 204-2032 View (872) 204-2032
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Mary Gannon Kaufmann
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, MA, RDN, CDCES
Verified Verified
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402  (Online Only)
Revitalize your health naturally! Transform your life by personalized nutrition counseling with Mary, a Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist and Certified LEAP therapist. Tackle weight, diabetes, heart, and brain health with simple, effective strategies. Embrace a holistic plan for your body, mind, and soul.
Revitalize your health naturally! Transform your life by personalized nutrition counseling with Mary, a Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist and Certified LEAP therapist. Tackle weight, diabetes, heart, and brain health with simple, effective strategies. Embrace a holistic plan for your body, mind, and soul.
(319) 600-7064 View (319) 600-7064
Photo of Bethany Ferguson, MS, RD, IBCLC, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Bethany Ferguson
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, IBCLC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Muscatine, IA 52761
I’m a registered dietitian nutritionist and lactation consultant.. As a mom of 3 boys who has tandem breastfed twins and practiced baby-led weaning when starting solids, my passion is to help support parents meet their breastfeeding goals and start solids without confusion or anxiety - no matter if you want to use a combo of formula & breastfeeding or a combo of baby food & baby-led weaning, I want to help. If you're thinking about incorporating some baby-led weaning because your older child has been a picky eater and you want to do it differently this time, I'm your person! I can also help with your older picky child.
I’m a registered dietitian nutritionist and lactation consultant.. As a mom of 3 boys who has tandem breastfed twins and practiced baby-led weaning when starting solids, my passion is to help support parents meet their breastfeeding goals and start solids without confusion or anxiety - no matter if you want to use a combo of formula & breastfeeding or a combo of baby food & baby-led weaning, I want to help. If you're thinking about incorporating some baby-led weaning because your older child has been a picky eater and you want to do it differently this time, I'm your person! I can also help with your older picky child.
(217) 559-8774 View (217) 559-8774
FAQs - About Nutritionists and Dietitians

How can I find a dietitian or nutritionist in Iowa City?

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.