Nutritionists and Dietitians near Ludlow, KY

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Cheryl Stebbins
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LDN, CLT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edgewood, KY 41017
Are you tired of feeling tired? Or bloated every time you eat? Do your knees hurt when you go up and down stairs? Have you tried every diet and none of them have worked long term? Are you looking for a way to feel better and not just mask the problem? Whether you struggle losing weight, have an autoimmune disease, a digestive disorder, live with chronic pain or simply want to learn to eat healthier, I am here to help.
Are you tired of feeling tired? Or bloated every time you eat? Do your knees hurt when you go up and down stairs? Have you tried every diet and none of them have worked long term? Are you looking for a way to feel better and not just mask the problem? Whether you struggle losing weight, have an autoimmune disease, a digestive disorder, live with chronic pain or simply want to learn to eat healthier, I am here to help.
(859) 371-4555 View (859) 371-4555
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Megan Medrano
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LD
Verified Verified
Covington, KY 41011  (Online Only)
As an eating disorder dietitian, I am committed to helping you find a peaceful, enjoyable relationship with food and your body! At Run Whole Nutrition, you will not be shamed for your body size, prescribed a dieting intervention that doesn’t work, or be subject to weight discrimination. Together, we will discover a pattern of eating, moving, and living that truly enhances your health and well-being.
As an eating disorder dietitian, I am committed to helping you find a peaceful, enjoyable relationship with food and your body! At Run Whole Nutrition, you will not be shamed for your body size, prescribed a dieting intervention that doesn’t work, or be subject to weight discrimination. Together, we will discover a pattern of eating, moving, and living that truly enhances your health and well-being.
(859) 309-5022 View (859) 309-5022
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Maggie Huey
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Crestview Hills, KY 41017
Maggie Huey is the owner and founder of Pep Talk Nutrition LLC, a counseling service offering Medical Nutrition Therapy to patients and clients of all ages and needs. Pep Talk Nutrition LLC was founded to help fill the gaps in care that exist outside of larger hospitals and organizations. Whether you are the parent of a picky eater, a soon-to-be high school graduate with big life changes on the horizon, or an adult hoping to achieve metabolic health and establish a maintainable lifestyle, Maggie would love to work with you on developing an individualized plan for meeting your goals!
Maggie Huey is the owner and founder of Pep Talk Nutrition LLC, a counseling service offering Medical Nutrition Therapy to patients and clients of all ages and needs. Pep Talk Nutrition LLC was founded to help fill the gaps in care that exist outside of larger hospitals and organizations. Whether you are the parent of a picky eater, a soon-to-be high school graduate with big life changes on the horizon, or an adult hoping to achieve metabolic health and establish a maintainable lifestyle, Maggie would love to work with you on developing an individualized plan for meeting your goals!
(513) 434-3704 View (513) 434-3704
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Tirzah Mpagi
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newport, KY 41071
I am a registered dietitian that wants to help you find your best self. I use a non-diet approach to nutrition with an emphasis on intuitive eating. I believe food is meant to nourish your body, mind and brain. I have worked with a diverse background of individuals and have experience counseling a variety of individuals with different ailments and or dietary restrictions. I want to help you find peace with your body and food. I’m available for in-person or virtual appointments. Let’s work together to find a lifestyle that’s easy, sustainable and full of your favorite foods.
I am a registered dietitian that wants to help you find your best self. I use a non-diet approach to nutrition with an emphasis on intuitive eating. I believe food is meant to nourish your body, mind and brain. I have worked with a diverse background of individuals and have experience counseling a variety of individuals with different ailments and or dietary restrictions. I want to help you find peace with your body and food. I’m available for in-person or virtual appointments. Let’s work together to find a lifestyle that’s easy, sustainable and full of your favorite foods.
(513) 463-5932 View (513) 463-5932
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Nutrition at Play
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LD
Verified Verified
Newport, KY 41071
Hi! I am a board-certified sports dietitian that specializes in disordered eating. I love working with high school & college aged athletes that want to improve performance. These athletes may be experiencing an unhealthy relationship with food or body image and are looking to change their relationship with food and be more confident in the body that they have.
Hi! I am a board-certified sports dietitian that specializes in disordered eating. I love working with high school & college aged athletes that want to improve performance. These athletes may be experiencing an unhealthy relationship with food or body image and are looking to change their relationship with food and be more confident in the body that they have.
(859) 328-2290 View (859) 328-2290
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Kelli Harrah
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Thomas, KY 41075
Kelli is a Registered Dietitian accepting patients both virtually and in person in the NKY area & Greater Cincinnati Area. Kelli enjoys helping her clients meal plan and work through sustainable changes that meet their current health goals. She is a big believer in having a healthy mindset around food, and passionate about preventive nutrition! Kelli will spend extensive time reviewing your health history, goals and setting a plan that gives you confidence in navigating your desired health goals.
Kelli is a Registered Dietitian accepting patients both virtually and in person in the NKY area & Greater Cincinnati Area. Kelli enjoys helping her clients meal plan and work through sustainable changes that meet their current health goals. She is a big believer in having a healthy mindset around food, and passionate about preventive nutrition! Kelli will spend extensive time reviewing your health history, goals and setting a plan that gives you confidence in navigating your desired health goals.
(859) 549-3498 View (859) 549-3498
FAQs - About Nutritionists and Dietitians

How can I find a dietitian or nutritionist in Ludlow?

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.