Nutritionists and Dietitians near Waltham, MA

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Waverley Oaks Nutrition Services
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
Waltham, MA 02452
At Waverley Oaks Nutrition Services, we work with our community to help you improve your health and reach your goals. Our team of Registered Dietitians will take the time to understand where you are right now in terms of your lifestyle and diet to create an individualized plan to help achieve results.
At Waverley Oaks Nutrition Services, we work with our community to help you improve your health and reach your goals. Our team of Registered Dietitians will take the time to understand where you are right now in terms of your lifestyle and diet to create an individualized plan to help achieve results.
(781) 746-6655 View (781) 746-6655
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Alora Frederick
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
Waltham, MA 02452
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 x149 View (781) 746-7347 x149
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Rachel Reynolds
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
Waltham, MA 02451
I am a licensed, registered dietitian/nutritionist offering virtual nutrition counseling. I enjoy working with adult clients of all ages with any of the following: weight-related concerns, eating disorders, disordered eating thoughts or behaviors, struggles with body image, cardiovascular disease, and Parkinson's Disease. I am passionate about helping clients achieve their nutrition goals, and establish a healthy relationship with food and their body, so they can live life to the fullest.
I am a licensed, registered dietitian/nutritionist offering virtual nutrition counseling. I enjoy working with adult clients of all ages with any of the following: weight-related concerns, eating disorders, disordered eating thoughts or behaviors, struggles with body image, cardiovascular disease, and Parkinson's Disease. I am passionate about helping clients achieve their nutrition goals, and establish a healthy relationship with food and their body, so they can live life to the fullest.
(617) 553-4297 View (617) 553-4297
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Stuti Purohit
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newton, MA 02468
I am a Registered Dietitian with over 10 years of experience in clinical nutrition. I provide evidence based and practical nutrition therapy to clients with Diabetes, Heart problems, GI conditions – IBS, Chron’s disease, Ulcerative colitis , gastroparesis and pre and post partum pregnancy. Being of Indian origin I have special expertise in tailoring nutrition interventions for the typical South Asian diet. I also specialize in interventions to suit vegan and vegetarian diets. My goal is to help my clients achieve their goals without compromising on the pleasures of food.
I am a Registered Dietitian with over 10 years of experience in clinical nutrition. I provide evidence based and practical nutrition therapy to clients with Diabetes, Heart problems, GI conditions – IBS, Chron’s disease, Ulcerative colitis , gastroparesis and pre and post partum pregnancy. Being of Indian origin I have special expertise in tailoring nutrition interventions for the typical South Asian diet. I also specialize in interventions to suit vegan and vegetarian diets. My goal is to help my clients achieve their goals without compromising on the pleasures of food.
(781) 437-7745 View (781) 437-7745
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George Mandler
Nutritionist/Dietitian, CLT, CNS, LDN, LicAc, FABORM
Verified Verified
Belmont, MA 02478
I am a Massachusetts Chinese Medicine doc and Licensed Dietitian. I studied Functional Medicine before it became a buzzword 15+ years ago, although no longer use expen$ive testing but focus on Chinese Medicine diagnosis and treatment. I have a special interest in the areas of digestive issues such as bloating, gas, diarrhea, IBD, IBS, and reflux but see SIBO as a symptom rather than a cause. I do not give out SIBO diets, but work on fixing the underlying issue. If you have GYN issues such as heavy bleeding, menopausal symptoms, or pain during periods I can almost certainly help you with Chinese Medicine.
I am a Massachusetts Chinese Medicine doc and Licensed Dietitian. I studied Functional Medicine before it became a buzzword 15+ years ago, although no longer use expen$ive testing but focus on Chinese Medicine diagnosis and treatment. I have a special interest in the areas of digestive issues such as bloating, gas, diarrhea, IBD, IBS, and reflux but see SIBO as a symptom rather than a cause. I do not give out SIBO diets, but work on fixing the underlying issue. If you have GYN issues such as heavy bleeding, menopausal symptoms, or pain during periods I can almost certainly help you with Chinese Medicine.
(978) 248-0318 View (978) 248-0318
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NutriGreene Registered Dietitians
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN CDN, CDCES, MS
Verified Verified
Waltham, MA 02453
It is our goal to help fine tune your personal nutrition. Whether you want to lose or gain weight, help prevent or treat a disease, tackle a food allergy or just want to learn how to eat healthy, NutriGreene will create an individualized meal plan to help you reach your goals. We now accept a wide variety of insurance plans and have multiple locations across the state of CT. ​In Office or Telehealth Sessions (insurance accepted!). Conditions Treated: Weight Management, Eating Disorders, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Hypertension, High Cholesterol, Gastrointestinal Disorders, Gastric Bypass Pre/Post Surgery, Food Allergies and Chronic Kid
It is our goal to help fine tune your personal nutrition. Whether you want to lose or gain weight, help prevent or treat a disease, tackle a food allergy or just want to learn how to eat healthy, NutriGreene will create an individualized meal plan to help you reach your goals. We now accept a wide variety of insurance plans and have multiple locations across the state of CT. ​In Office or Telehealth Sessions (insurance accepted!). Conditions Treated: Weight Management, Eating Disorders, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Hypertension, High Cholesterol, Gastrointestinal Disorders, Gastric Bypass Pre/Post Surgery, Food Allergies and Chronic Kid
(860) 864-4305 View (860) 864-4305
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Erin Angelillo
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
Watertown, MA 02472
Waitlist for new clients
Are you consumed by worries about your food choices and their effects on your health and body? If you're ready to make peace with food, mend your relationship with your body, and begin living the life you desire, I'm here to help. Get ready for a sustainable, radical approach to nutrition through my weight-inclusive practice, specializing in Intuitive Eating and the Health at Every Size (HAES) framework.
Are you consumed by worries about your food choices and their effects on your health and body? If you're ready to make peace with food, mend your relationship with your body, and begin living the life you desire, I'm here to help. Get ready for a sustainable, radical approach to nutrition through my weight-inclusive practice, specializing in Intuitive Eating and the Health at Every Size (HAES) framework.
(857) 466-1820 View (857) 466-1820
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NutriGreene Registered Dietitians
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, CCTD
Verified Verified
Lincoln, MA 01773
It is our goal to help fine-tune your personal nutrition. Whether you want to lose or gain weight, help prevent or treat a disease, tackle a food allergy, or just want to learn how to eat healthily, NutriGreene will create an individualized meal plan to help you reach your goals.
It is our goal to help fine-tune your personal nutrition. Whether you want to lose or gain weight, help prevent or treat a disease, tackle a food allergy, or just want to learn how to eat healthily, NutriGreene will create an individualized meal plan to help you reach your goals.
(203) 813-4924 View (203) 813-4924
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Nutrition by Kate
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
Brighton, MA 02135
I am a registered dietitian dedicated to helping neurodivergent adults fuel themselves and their lives. From my lived experience and time working with hundreds of different people, I understand how hard it can be to feed ourselves. I am passionate about debunking nutrition myths, sharing nutrition facts and creating meal prep strategies to help balance mood and energy. It is my joy to do this all through the lens of intuitive eating, Health at Every Size (HEAS) and gentle nutrition
I am a registered dietitian dedicated to helping neurodivergent adults fuel themselves and their lives. From my lived experience and time working with hundreds of different people, I understand how hard it can be to feed ourselves. I am passionate about debunking nutrition myths, sharing nutrition facts and creating meal prep strategies to help balance mood and energy. It is my joy to do this all through the lens of intuitive eating, Health at Every Size (HEAS) and gentle nutrition
(617) 420-7254 View (617) 420-7254
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Rachelle Caves
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, CHC, LDN, CPT
Verified Verified
Newton, MA 02456
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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Voula Manousos
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
Newton, MA 02459
Are you a busy woman who is struggling and frustrated with your weight and the “diet mentality”? Are you confused about how, what and when to eat, and are completely exhausted and unsure about how to nourish yourself and your family? In my work, I help clients to create and implement a highly personalized approach designed to help them manage their weight without the stress, boost their energy and focus, while dramatically saving them time preparing nourishing and sustaining meals in order to be fully engaged in life!
Are you a busy woman who is struggling and frustrated with your weight and the “diet mentality”? Are you confused about how, what and when to eat, and are completely exhausted and unsure about how to nourish yourself and your family? In my work, I help clients to create and implement a highly personalized approach designed to help them manage their weight without the stress, boost their energy and focus, while dramatically saving them time preparing nourishing and sustaining meals in order to be fully engaged in life!
(339) 213-8621 View (339) 213-8621
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Gabrielle McGrath
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN
Verified Verified
Newton, MA 02456
Virtual Dietitian nutrition coaching program helping you drop dieting and excess weight while gaining freedom, energy and confidence by unlearning behaviors, embodying new habits, nourishing your body through a simple method, resetting your metabolism and balancing hormones.I can’t wait to help you achieve your goals and never worry about weight loss again.
Virtual Dietitian nutrition coaching program helping you drop dieting and excess weight while gaining freedom, energy and confidence by unlearning behaviors, embodying new habits, nourishing your body through a simple method, resetting your metabolism and balancing hormones.I can’t wait to help you achieve your goals and never worry about weight loss again.
(617) 819-0959 View (617) 819-0959
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Mekenzie Smith Gustafson
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
Newton, MA 02462
I work with clients who are struggling with their relationship with food and want to make peace with food, clients who feel stressed when making decision about food, clients who feel their diet could be improved to enhance quality of life or athletic performance, and clients who question if their food choices are optimal for their personal needs.
I work with clients who are struggling with their relationship with food and want to make peace with food, clients who feel stressed when making decision about food, clients who feel their diet could be improved to enhance quality of life or athletic performance, and clients who question if their food choices are optimal for their personal needs.
(857) 353-6726 View (857) 353-6726
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Janel Funk Nutrition and Wellness
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
Newton, MA 02459
I am a Registered Dietitian and Lactation Specialist in Natick, MA and have been working with clients for over 16 years. My goal is to help you reach your health goals, "one bite at a time," by creating small goals that lead to sustainable changes. I am passionate about providing customized nutrition services with a realistic and empathetic approach, as I recognize we all have different needs, mindsets and lifestyles.
I am a Registered Dietitian and Lactation Specialist in Natick, MA and have been working with clients for over 16 years. My goal is to help you reach your health goals, "one bite at a time," by creating small goals that lead to sustainable changes. I am passionate about providing customized nutrition services with a realistic and empathetic approach, as I recognize we all have different needs, mindsets and lifestyles.
(508) 625-7251 View (508) 625-7251
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Alexis Beck
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MPH, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
Newton, MA 02459  (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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Nicole Chenard
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
Newton, MA 02468
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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Appetite Health LLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CSOWM, LD
Not Verified Not Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02135
Do you have a healthy appetite? Have you tried several diets and failed? Do you eat beyond fullness or feel guilty after eating? If you answered YES to any of these questions, then you are in the right place! I strongly believe that part of healthy eating, is eating! No one food or drink is going to give you all the nutrients your body needs and no foods are off limits. I personalize nutrition to fit your lifestyle and want you to develop a healthy relationship with food, in addition to achieving meaningful weight loss. As a Registered Dietitian who has had her own struggles with weight and food, I'm here for you!
Do you have a healthy appetite? Have you tried several diets and failed? Do you eat beyond fullness or feel guilty after eating? If you answered YES to any of these questions, then you are in the right place! I strongly believe that part of healthy eating, is eating! No one food or drink is going to give you all the nutrients your body needs and no foods are off limits. I personalize nutrition to fit your lifestyle and want you to develop a healthy relationship with food, in addition to achieving meaningful weight loss. As a Registered Dietitian who has had her own struggles with weight and food, I'm here for you!
(346) 998-5023 View (346) 998-5023
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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
Newton Centre, MA 02459  (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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Rachel Artus
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
Watertown, MA 02472
Telehealth appointments only. Rachel's goal is to empower her clients to make food and lifestyle changes that will not only stick for decades, but will result in joyful and wholesome living. Rachel helps her clients to ditch their restrictive mindset and find food freedom through one-on-one coaching for behavior change, while promoting attainable and realistic goal-setting along the way. She believes in the power of balanced nutrition and food freedom, while using a hands-on approach to assist clients in making and then meeting their individualized goals.
Telehealth appointments only. Rachel's goal is to empower her clients to make food and lifestyle changes that will not only stick for decades, but will result in joyful and wholesome living. Rachel helps her clients to ditch their restrictive mindset and find food freedom through one-on-one coaching for behavior change, while promoting attainable and realistic goal-setting along the way. She believes in the power of balanced nutrition and food freedom, while using a hands-on approach to assist clients in making and then meeting their individualized goals.
(860) 499-3367 View (860) 499-3367
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FAQs - About Nutritionists and Dietitians

How can I find a dietitian or nutritionist in Waltham?

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.