Nutritionists and Dietitians in Cambridge, MA

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Chloe Schweinshaut
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LDN, CLT
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02139  (Online Only)
Our practice specializes in weight loss, cardiometabolic health, prenatal and postpartum health, family nutrition, skin health, hormone health, gut health, food sensitivities and workplace wellness My past clients will tell you that a lot of the work you do with me comes in-between sessions. There's a lot of accountability check-ins and coaching so you feel as though you have a strategic partner in your health journey.
Our practice specializes in weight loss, cardiometabolic health, prenatal and postpartum health, family nutrition, skin health, hormone health, gut health, food sensitivities and workplace wellness My past clients will tell you that a lot of the work you do with me comes in-between sessions. There's a lot of accountability check-ins and coaching so you feel as though you have a strategic partner in your health journey.
(617) 410-5947 View (617) 410-5947
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Dear Nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge, MA 02140
At Dear Nutrition we specialize in digestive health and eating disorders and have a particular interest in how the two intersect. For clients struggling with digestive issues, we help make changes to overcome pain and discomfort from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), bloating, GERD/reflux, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, ulcerative colitis, gastroparesis, and other GI-related conditions.
At Dear Nutrition we specialize in digestive health and eating disorders and have a particular interest in how the two intersect. For clients struggling with digestive issues, we help make changes to overcome pain and discomfort from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), bloating, GERD/reflux, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, ulcerative colitis, gastroparesis, and other GI-related conditions.
(617) 544-2647 View (617) 544-2647
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Katherine L Fernald
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LDN, Reiki, Master
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02139  (Online Only)
I am a registered, licensed, insurance accepting, psych-specialist nutritionist with over 20 years experience. Referrals and inquiries accepted for nutritional concerns including: eating disorders, weight control issues for all ages, Alzheimers, diabetes, digestive disorders, and other medical concerns. I offer assistance with 12 step recovery programs, medication induced weight gain, complex issues involving: nutrition and pregnancy, breast feeding, cholesterol, blood pressure, heart related issues, and vegetarian nutrition. I also specialize in co-occurring mental illness and eating disorders or other medical issues. I have experience in geriatric and childhood psychiatric nutrition. I provide family support and involvement as necessary.
I am a registered, licensed, insurance accepting, psych-specialist nutritionist with over 20 years experience. Referrals and inquiries accepted for nutritional concerns including: eating disorders, weight control issues for all ages, Alzheimers, diabetes, digestive disorders, and other medical concerns. I offer assistance with 12 step recovery programs, medication induced weight gain, complex issues involving: nutrition and pregnancy, breast feeding, cholesterol, blood pressure, heart related issues, and vegetarian nutrition. I also specialize in co-occurring mental illness and eating disorders or other medical issues. I have experience in geriatric and childhood psychiatric nutrition. I provide family support and involvement as necessary.
(508) 955-0579 View (508) 955-0579
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Ryan Maciel
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, Pn2, CSCS
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02139
I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and Precision Nutrition Level 2 Coach (Pn2). I have worked in the health industry for over 11 years. I believe that eating healthy and achieving good health shouldn't be complicated. Everyone is unique, and there is no one-size-fits-all diet. I meet my clients where they are and collaborate with them to craft a plan that is easy to follow yet effective to meets their needs and goals. Finally, I provide my clients with the guidance, support, and accountability to help them succeed.
I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and Precision Nutrition Level 2 Coach (Pn2). I have worked in the health industry for over 11 years. I believe that eating healthy and achieving good health shouldn't be complicated. Everyone is unique, and there is no one-size-fits-all diet. I meet my clients where they are and collaborate with them to craft a plan that is easy to follow yet effective to meets their needs and goals. Finally, I provide my clients with the guidance, support, and accountability to help them succeed.
(413) 299-2189 View (413) 299-2189
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Anna Peabody Sweeney
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LDN, CEDRD
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02138
Are you looking to navigate the balance between wellness, nutrition, and your life? Overwhelmed by the many sources of diet and nutrition information available? Struggling with your weight, eating patterns or body image? I combine the science of nutrition, motivational counseling, intuitive & mindful eating techniques, and cognitive behavioral therapy to engage my clients on their journey to establish balance and health. If you're feeling limited by food choices, want to prevent future ailments or improve current struggles, or are looking to improve your relationship with food and your body, you are entitled to re-establishing patterns for health.
Are you looking to navigate the balance between wellness, nutrition, and your life? Overwhelmed by the many sources of diet and nutrition information available? Struggling with your weight, eating patterns or body image? I combine the science of nutrition, motivational counseling, intuitive & mindful eating techniques, and cognitive behavioral therapy to engage my clients on their journey to establish balance and health. If you're feeling limited by food choices, want to prevent future ailments or improve current struggles, or are looking to improve your relationship with food and your body, you are entitled to re-establishing patterns for health.
(781) 780-2829 View (781) 780-2829
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Daniel Goebel
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LDN, CSSD
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02138
Work with you every step of the way to meet your nutrition and performance goals. Whether you are looking to find ways to improve your eating habits, lose weight and build strength, or manage a chronic disease, I will take a personal and individualized approach to helping you clients reach your goals.
Work with you every step of the way to meet your nutrition and performance goals. Whether you are looking to find ways to improve your eating habits, lose weight and build strength, or manage a chronic disease, I will take a personal and individualized approach to helping you clients reach your goals.
(339) 229-5210 View (339) 229-5210
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Sarah Canterman
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02138
Are you tired of dieting? Are you looking to feel better, improve your health, and feel more confident about your body? I am a dietitian that focuses on creating long-term change by eliminating the restriction of dieting and instead focusing on your relationship with food and eating. I use principles of Intuitive Eating, Mindfulness, and couple this with core nutritional foundations. The result is not a diet or restriction, but instead small lifestyle changes that feel empowering and sustainable. My goal is create an atmosphere for clients that is both supportive and nonjudgmental of your individual goals. Change IS possible!
Are you tired of dieting? Are you looking to feel better, improve your health, and feel more confident about your body? I am a dietitian that focuses on creating long-term change by eliminating the restriction of dieting and instead focusing on your relationship with food and eating. I use principles of Intuitive Eating, Mindfulness, and couple this with core nutritional foundations. The result is not a diet or restriction, but instead small lifestyle changes that feel empowering and sustainable. My goal is create an atmosphere for clients that is both supportive and nonjudgmental of your individual goals. Change IS possible!
(508) 206-9047 View (508) 206-9047
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Emily Blake
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02138
We live in a challenging time in regards to food, nutrition and body image. We are submerged in nutrition myths, quick fix diets and “perfect” bodies on social media. We feel immense pressure to change our bodies, and work tirelessly to eat and move in a way that will do just that, only to find ourselves defeated, exhausted, and back where we started. Over time, we forget that eating and movement should be pleasurable and nourishing.
We live in a challenging time in regards to food, nutrition and body image. We are submerged in nutrition myths, quick fix diets and “perfect” bodies on social media. We feel immense pressure to change our bodies, and work tirelessly to eat and move in a way that will do just that, only to find ourselves defeated, exhausted, and back where we started. Over time, we forget that eating and movement should be pleasurable and nourishing.
(781) 680-5381 View (781) 680-5381
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Alora Frederick
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02140
I am a Registered Dietitian focused on applying integrative and functional nutrition models, which examine the root cause of issues rather than just addressing the symptoms. I love to help people feel their best and have a special interest in GI health and mental health (depression & anxiety). I strive to motivate individuals on their health journey and enjoy facilitating an understanding and practical application of nutrition science.
I am a Registered Dietitian focused on applying integrative and functional nutrition models, which examine the root cause of issues rather than just addressing the symptoms. I love to help people feel their best and have a special interest in GI health and mental health (depression & anxiety). I strive to motivate individuals on their health journey and enjoy facilitating an understanding and practical application of nutrition science.
(781) 746-7347 View (781) 746-7347
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Roberta Laredo
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LDN, CDE
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02139
Are you looking for a nutrition coach who you can partner with to best meet your health goals? I focus on working collaboratively with each client to make positive lifestyle changes towards long term health. Whether your concern is a new health challenge or you are ready to work on better managing more long term issues, my approach is holistic and individualized to each client toward meeting his or her health goals. I look forward to working with you!
Are you looking for a nutrition coach who you can partner with to best meet your health goals? I focus on working collaboratively with each client to make positive lifestyle changes towards long term health. Whether your concern is a new health challenge or you are ready to work on better managing more long term issues, my approach is holistic and individualized to each client toward meeting his or her health goals. I look forward to working with you!
(617) 297-8975 View (617) 297-8975
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Nicole Chenard
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02138
Do you constantly wish you had more energy? Less confusion? More confidence about your health? That's what you are you going to get from Nicole. Personally tailored tools for you to build up your health skills, so you can stop questioning your choices. The last thing you'll get is one-size-fits-all advice. At your initial visit, expect to do a lot of talking while she does a lot of listening. After learning about your health history, favorite foods, eating and exercise habits, she will help you set goals and prioritize. Follow-up visits will focus on maintenance and monitoring your progress. You pick the topic.
Do you constantly wish you had more energy? Less confusion? More confidence about your health? That's what you are you going to get from Nicole. Personally tailored tools for you to build up your health skills, so you can stop questioning your choices. The last thing you'll get is one-size-fits-all advice. At your initial visit, expect to do a lot of talking while she does a lot of listening. After learning about your health history, favorite foods, eating and exercise habits, she will help you set goals and prioritize. Follow-up visits will focus on maintenance and monitoring your progress. You pick the topic.
(857) 304-9516 View (857) 304-9516
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Kylie Lebel
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02138  (Online Only)
I specialize in weight management, women's health, emotional/mindful eating, meal planning, and digestive issues. I have extensive experience with culinary nutrition and share healthy recipes on my Instagram @kylieatshealthy. I create personalized plans with all my clients and believe in a all foods fit, mind-body approach.
I specialize in weight management, women's health, emotional/mindful eating, meal planning, and digestive issues. I have extensive experience with culinary nutrition and share healthy recipes on my Instagram @kylieatshealthy. I create personalized plans with all my clients and believe in a all foods fit, mind-body approach.
(234) 230-1754 View (234) 230-1754
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Alexis Beck
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MPH, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02138  (Online Only)
NutritionRx is a concierge private practice offering personalized, evidence-based nutrition and weight management solutions. Led by Alexis Beck, RD, an Advanced Practice Nutritionist specializing in Medical Obesity, NutritionRx collaborates with top obesity physicians in Boston. Alexis creates custom nutrition plans tailored to your lifestyle, challenges, and goals, promoting sustainable, non-deprivation wellness.
NutritionRx is a concierge private practice offering personalized, evidence-based nutrition and weight management solutions. Led by Alexis Beck, RD, an Advanced Practice Nutritionist specializing in Medical Obesity, NutritionRx collaborates with top obesity physicians in Boston. Alexis creates custom nutrition plans tailored to your lifestyle, challenges, and goals, promoting sustainable, non-deprivation wellness.
(617) 606-5360 View (617) 606-5360
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Liberated Nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LDN, CSN
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02138
Are you tired of obsessing over food and your body? Sick of feeling at war with your body instead of confident and empowered? Struggling with disordered eating or body image concerns? I've been there! And there's a way out of it. I help liberate my clients from diets and food shame through positive, personalized and straight-forward nutrition and body image counseling. If you have concerns with your relationship with food and how that might impact overall wellbeing, or feel preoccupied with food and body, you've come to the right place. Together, we can help you re-discover the joy in eating. Wellness should not require obsession.
Are you tired of obsessing over food and your body? Sick of feeling at war with your body instead of confident and empowered? Struggling with disordered eating or body image concerns? I've been there! And there's a way out of it. I help liberate my clients from diets and food shame through positive, personalized and straight-forward nutrition and body image counseling. If you have concerns with your relationship with food and how that might impact overall wellbeing, or feel preoccupied with food and body, you've come to the right place. Together, we can help you re-discover the joy in eating. Wellness should not require obsession.
(617) 401-9261 View (617) 401-9261
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Caroline Arnold Nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02141  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Caroline and I am a Registered Dietitian passionate about helping you prioritize your relationship with food. After earning my degree in Nutritional Sciences from Boston University, I went on to complete my supervised practice training through Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Harvard-affiliated Teaching Hospital. The rigorous nature of this clinical internship, coupled with my experience working in eating disorder treatment, gives me the experience needed to care for a wide range of populations.
Hello! My name is Caroline and I am a Registered Dietitian passionate about helping you prioritize your relationship with food. After earning my degree in Nutritional Sciences from Boston University, I went on to complete my supervised practice training through Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Harvard-affiliated Teaching Hospital. The rigorous nature of this clinical internship, coupled with my experience working in eating disorder treatment, gives me the experience needed to care for a wide range of populations.
(508) 952-6401 View (508) 952-6401
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Natallia Lambrecht
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, CNS, LDN
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02138  (Online Only)
“ I have tried everything and nothing seems to work.” I hear this often from women who are frustrated with stubborn weight gain, fatigue, insomnia, mood swings, food cravings, PMS, or chronic digestive problems. These challenges can make every day feel like an uphill battle. I want to tell you that it doesn’t have to be this way. You are not broken. Your body is not failing you. Your body is an intelligent organism designed with an inherent ability to heal and self-regulate. You need to get to the bottom of the problem and do the work that will bring your body back to balance.
“ I have tried everything and nothing seems to work.” I hear this often from women who are frustrated with stubborn weight gain, fatigue, insomnia, mood swings, food cravings, PMS, or chronic digestive problems. These challenges can make every day feel like an uphill battle. I want to tell you that it doesn’t have to be this way. You are not broken. Your body is not failing you. Your body is an intelligent organism designed with an inherent ability to heal and self-regulate. You need to get to the bottom of the problem and do the work that will bring your body back to balance.
(833) 452-2057 View (833) 452-2057
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Shelby Burns
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge, MA 02139  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Dietitian who specializes in gut health/digestive conditions, weight loss, and behavior modification to sustain a healthier lifestyle. My goal is to help busy individuals optimize and improve their health while implementing science-based, sustainable, and personalized strategies. With over 11+ years of nutrition counseling experience, I am here to empower, educate, and collaborate with you in order to help you achieve your nutrition goals. In our first session you can expect a comprehensive nutrition assessment, as well as education, and counseling in order to create a plan that works specifically for you!
I am a Registered Dietitian who specializes in gut health/digestive conditions, weight loss, and behavior modification to sustain a healthier lifestyle. My goal is to help busy individuals optimize and improve their health while implementing science-based, sustainable, and personalized strategies. With over 11+ years of nutrition counseling experience, I am here to empower, educate, and collaborate with you in order to help you achieve your nutrition goals. In our first session you can expect a comprehensive nutrition assessment, as well as education, and counseling in order to create a plan that works specifically for you!
(585) 401-7092 View (585) 401-7092
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Revive Nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LDN, CDCES
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02138
I work with busy, professional women on building better habits around diet, exercise and lifestyle in order to promote more energy and enable/facilitate healthy, long term weight loss through targeted blood sugar control and strategized behavior change.
I work with busy, professional women on building better habits around diet, exercise and lifestyle in order to promote more energy and enable/facilitate healthy, long term weight loss through targeted blood sugar control and strategized behavior change.
(617) 812-5186 View (617) 812-5186
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Rachael Utstein
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, CDN, LDN
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02138  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Rachael! I am a registered dietitian specializing in disordered eating, eating disorders, and body image. I believe that people of all body sizes and identities deserve a peaceful relationship with food and their bodies. I help my clients ditch diets & diet culture and support them in finding ways to nourish themselves, both physically & mentally, that actually feel good. Whether you are in recovery from an eating disorder, have been on & off diets for what seems like your whole life, or feel loads of stress, confusion or guilt surrounding your food choices, you've come to the right spot.
Hello, I'm Rachael! I am a registered dietitian specializing in disordered eating, eating disorders, and body image. I believe that people of all body sizes and identities deserve a peaceful relationship with food and their bodies. I help my clients ditch diets & diet culture and support them in finding ways to nourish themselves, both physically & mentally, that actually feel good. Whether you are in recovery from an eating disorder, have been on & off diets for what seems like your whole life, or feel loads of stress, confusion or guilt surrounding your food choices, you've come to the right spot.
(475) 241-7938 View (475) 241-7938
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Rachelle Caves
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, CHC, LDN, CPT
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02138
Hi, I'm Rachelle, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Heath Coach and Fitness Trainer! I'm here to help you achieve the health and body you want and deserve! Having worked for several years in the hospital setting, I've seen the seriously detrimental effects caused by a poor diet and lifestyle habits. My 21-Day Anti-Inflammatory Diet Jumpstart Program puts you on the fast-track to optimal health. You'll get 3 weekly coaching calls with me to answer any questions and make sure you're on the right track and a 21-Day Plant-Based Meal Plan with lots of wellness tips to show you exactly what to do in your daily life!
Hi, I'm Rachelle, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Heath Coach and Fitness Trainer! I'm here to help you achieve the health and body you want and deserve! Having worked for several years in the hospital setting, I've seen the seriously detrimental effects caused by a poor diet and lifestyle habits. My 21-Day Anti-Inflammatory Diet Jumpstart Program puts you on the fast-track to optimal health. You'll get 3 weekly coaching calls with me to answer any questions and make sure you're on the right track and a 21-Day Plant-Based Meal Plan with lots of wellness tips to show you exactly what to do in your daily life!
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FAQs - About Nutritionists and Dietitians

How can I find a dietitian or nutritionist in Cambridge?

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.