Nutritionists and Dietitians in Maryland

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Photo of Gargi Parikh, RDN, MPH , CDCES, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Gargi Parikh
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, MPH , CDCES
Verified Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20902
We can help you tackle your health challenges and reach your goals with a sustainable plan that works for you. Our goal is to help you master your diabetes and/or digestive health using real food and a mind-body approach to healing. Our dietitians help individuals control and reverse diabetes, and heal gut issues so they can live a fulfilling life. We are committed to making the journey simple, sustainable and fun! We provide real-life tools, resources, and coaching support to help you thrive.
We can help you tackle your health challenges and reach your goals with a sustainable plan that works for you. Our goal is to help you master your diabetes and/or digestive health using real food and a mind-body approach to healing. Our dietitians help individuals control and reverse diabetes, and heal gut issues so they can live a fulfilling life. We are committed to making the journey simple, sustainable and fun! We provide real-life tools, resources, and coaching support to help you thrive.
(301) 381-5656 View (301) 381-5656
Photo of Bonnie Newlin - Crave Nourishment, MS, RDN, LDN, CLT, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Crave Nourishment
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LDN, CLT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West River, MD 20778
I am a Licensed Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified LEAP Therapist and I am thriving with lipedema. I understand firsthand the challenges that can come with living in a larger body. I'm passionate about helping women find the support and guidance they need to manage their health and live their best lives. My approach to nutrition and weight loss is integrative and individualized. I work with my clients to create a personalized plan that takes into account their unique needs and goals. I also provide education and support to help them make sustainable changes to their lifestyle.
I am a Licensed Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified LEAP Therapist and I am thriving with lipedema. I understand firsthand the challenges that can come with living in a larger body. I'm passionate about helping women find the support and guidance they need to manage their health and live their best lives. My approach to nutrition and weight loss is integrative and individualized. I work with my clients to create a personalized plan that takes into account their unique needs and goals. I also provide education and support to help them make sustainable changes to their lifestyle.
(703) 844-2959 View (703) 844-2959
Photo of Kaitlin Williams Eckstein, MPH, RD, LD, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Kaitlin Williams Eckstein
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MPH, RD, LD
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Ever since I was a child, I have been passionate about cooking. Much of my passion probably has to do with growing up with a mom who is a professional chef. Now, I enjoy teaching others to plan and prepare healthy, home-cooked meals. Planning meals for fertility, prenatal nutrition, women's health, hormones, diabetes, PCOS, kidney disease and heart health are my specialties. In addition to individual counseling, I lead grocery store tours and cooking classes and diabetes talks. My personal and professional background provides the ideal support you need to make changes, and offers realistic solutions to the challenges of daily life.
Ever since I was a child, I have been passionate about cooking. Much of my passion probably has to do with growing up with a mom who is a professional chef. Now, I enjoy teaching others to plan and prepare healthy, home-cooked meals. Planning meals for fertility, prenatal nutrition, women's health, hormones, diabetes, PCOS, kidney disease and heart health are my specialties. In addition to individual counseling, I lead grocery store tours and cooking classes and diabetes talks. My personal and professional background provides the ideal support you need to make changes, and offers realistic solutions to the challenges of daily life.
(301) 918-5654 View (301) 918-5654
Photo of Sam Tryon, MA, MS, RD, LD, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Sam Tryon
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MA, MS, RD, LD
Verified Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20910
I love working with individuals to help them improve their relationship with food while promoting a positive body image. I believe in a non-diet approach centered around the principles of Health At Every Size (HAES), Intuitive Eating, and mindfulness. Everyone is different and so I am always working to customize treatment for each client to help guide them towards a peaceful relationship with food.
I love working with individuals to help them improve their relationship with food while promoting a positive body image. I believe in a non-diet approach centered around the principles of Health At Every Size (HAES), Intuitive Eating, and mindfulness. Everyone is different and so I am always working to customize treatment for each client to help guide them towards a peaceful relationship with food.
(571) 642-3633 View (571) 642-3633
Photo of Ana Vielledent, MS, RDN, LDN, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Ana Vielledent
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Towson, MD 21204
I am highly skilled at helping my clients grasp nutrition concepts and develop practical skills to improve their wellbeing. To me, healthy food should be both nutritious and tasty, and I work tirelessly to ensure that eating well is always enjoyable. With my commitment to nutrition, I am constantly learning new recipes and techniques to incorporate nourishing foods into meals. My extensive experience in medical nutrition therapy has given me the expertise to assist clients dealing with chronic health issues. By working with me, individuals can be confident that I will help them achieve their health goals.
I am highly skilled at helping my clients grasp nutrition concepts and develop practical skills to improve their wellbeing. To me, healthy food should be both nutritious and tasty, and I work tirelessly to ensure that eating well is always enjoyable. With my commitment to nutrition, I am constantly learning new recipes and techniques to incorporate nourishing foods into meals. My extensive experience in medical nutrition therapy has given me the expertise to assist clients dealing with chronic health issues. By working with me, individuals can be confident that I will help them achieve their health goals.
(410) 862-0505 View (410) 862-0505
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Emma Sharp
Nutritionist/Dietitian, LDN, RDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Hi! My name is Emma Sharp. I am a Registered Dietitian in Maryland. I see patients in Greenbelt and Columbia, Maryland, as well as virtually across the US. Growing up loving science and animals, my passion for nutrition originated from researching plant-based nutrition to learn if I was able to achieve a healthy diet that aligned with my ethical beliefs and preferences. Upon learning how I could align my values with my health goals, I became passionate about studying nutrition in order to help others use the power of nutrition to their benefit!
Hi! My name is Emma Sharp. I am a Registered Dietitian in Maryland. I see patients in Greenbelt and Columbia, Maryland, as well as virtually across the US. Growing up loving science and animals, my passion for nutrition originated from researching plant-based nutrition to learn if I was able to achieve a healthy diet that aligned with my ethical beliefs and preferences. Upon learning how I could align my values with my health goals, I became passionate about studying nutrition in order to help others use the power of nutrition to their benefit!
(240) 255-7136 View (240) 255-7136
Photo of Maria Buxton, MS, RD, LDN, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Maria Buxton
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21043
In the past, I struggled to understand good nutrition and waded through many diet trends without benefit. I studied nutrition science because I wanted to learn more about how to nourish myself and my family. Now I get to use what I learned to help the people I love the most and help others in my community. I believe everyone is worthy of good nutrition and nutrition education. I want to be your trusted resource and help you develop a simple eating strategy you enjoy.
In the past, I struggled to understand good nutrition and waded through many diet trends without benefit. I studied nutrition science because I wanted to learn more about how to nourish myself and my family. Now I get to use what I learned to help the people I love the most and help others in my community. I believe everyone is worthy of good nutrition and nutrition education. I want to be your trusted resource and help you develop a simple eating strategy you enjoy.
(443) 672-5051 View (443) 672-5051
Photo of Blanca Soledad Mejia, MS, CNS, LN, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Blanca Soledad Mejia
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, CNS, LN
Verified Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20904
I am a Certified Nutrition Specialist and Licensed Nutritionist, working in the Baltimore and Gaithersburg area. I am passionate about enabling my patients to improve their lives through healthful nutritional practices. I do not believe in dieting, but instead I believe in empowering patients to become experts on their own nutritional needs. I aim to provide an environment that motivates patients to make gradual, long lasting changes that can lead to a healthier life style. By applying nutritional principles, supported by the medical literature, I focus on the treatment and prevention of weight problems and chronic disease:
I am a Certified Nutrition Specialist and Licensed Nutritionist, working in the Baltimore and Gaithersburg area. I am passionate about enabling my patients to improve their lives through healthful nutritional practices. I do not believe in dieting, but instead I believe in empowering patients to become experts on their own nutritional needs. I aim to provide an environment that motivates patients to make gradual, long lasting changes that can lead to a healthier life style. By applying nutritional principles, supported by the medical literature, I focus on the treatment and prevention of weight problems and chronic disease:
(443) 225-4382 View (443) 225-4382
Photo of Haleigh Augspols, RD,  RDN, LDN, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Haleigh Augspols
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21218  (Online Only)
Haleigh practices out of Health Loft specializing in working with clients with Eating Disorders, PCOS, Pre/Postpartum nutrition, IBS, and Food Allergies. Haleigh loves helping her clients make small changes to their lifestyle that makes a huge difference to their health. Haleigh is dedicated to assisting clients with a mind-body approach to a healthier lifestyle through education on intuitive eating, stress reduction and a whole foods approach. She is a “non-diet” dietitian and strongly supports making changes that work for each person as an individual.
Haleigh practices out of Health Loft specializing in working with clients with Eating Disorders, PCOS, Pre/Postpartum nutrition, IBS, and Food Allergies. Haleigh loves helping her clients make small changes to their lifestyle that makes a huge difference to their health. Haleigh is dedicated to assisting clients with a mind-body approach to a healthier lifestyle through education on intuitive eating, stress reduction and a whole foods approach. She is a “non-diet” dietitian and strongly supports making changes that work for each person as an individual.
(410) 873-9844 View (410) 873-9844
Photo of Amy Goldsmith - Kindred Nutrition , CSSD, MS, RDN, LDN, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Kindred Nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian, CSSD, MS, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
Frederick, MD 21701
Do you struggle with food restriction, compulsive exercise or eating, or obsessive thoughts surrounding food? Do you have a negative body image? Are you an athlete struggling with sports performance, hydration, nutrition? Do you just feel like you need an individualized plan? We can give you answers backed by science. Kindred has been in practice for 15 years and our dietitians have practiced for decades. We have treated thousands of Eating Disorders & Sports Nutrition clients and look forward to adding more people to our community. We offer evening and weekend hours too!
Do you struggle with food restriction, compulsive exercise or eating, or obsessive thoughts surrounding food? Do you have a negative body image? Are you an athlete struggling with sports performance, hydration, nutrition? Do you just feel like you need an individualized plan? We can give you answers backed by science. Kindred has been in practice for 15 years and our dietitians have practiced for decades. We have treated thousands of Eating Disorders & Sports Nutrition clients and look forward to adding more people to our community. We offer evening and weekend hours too!
(240) 932-5483 View (240) 932-5483
Photo of Bailey Saneman, MS, RD, LDN, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Bailey Saneman
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21230  (Online Only)
As a dietitian with a non-diet approach, my nutrition philosophy is rooted in intuitive eating, honoring our bodies, and experiencing joyful movement. I believe that everyone deserves a peaceful relationship with food, movement and their bodies. I work with clients who struggle with food labeling/judgements, weight-cycling and chronic dieting. Together, we will identify goals that meet your own unique needs that allow for a sustainable recovery.
As a dietitian with a non-diet approach, my nutrition philosophy is rooted in intuitive eating, honoring our bodies, and experiencing joyful movement. I believe that everyone deserves a peaceful relationship with food, movement and their bodies. I work with clients who struggle with food labeling/judgements, weight-cycling and chronic dieting. Together, we will identify goals that meet your own unique needs that allow for a sustainable recovery.
(301) 244-9265 View (301) 244-9265
Photo of Kristin Jenkins, MS, RDN, LDN, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Kristin Jenkins
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Greenbelt, MD 20770
If you're feeling confused and frustrated in a world focused on weight loss and diets that never seem to work, you're not alone. Many of my clients struggle with feeling like food dominates their thoughts and their life. By working together, my clients go from feeling tired, anxious, and misunderstood, to finally feeling healthy, happy, and confident in their body and their food choices. If you're ready to reduce stress around mealtimes and get back to enjoying the foods and activities you once loved, let's take the first step together. Together, we'll determine the best way of eating for YOU, not what the latest diet says.
If you're feeling confused and frustrated in a world focused on weight loss and diets that never seem to work, you're not alone. Many of my clients struggle with feeling like food dominates their thoughts and their life. By working together, my clients go from feeling tired, anxious, and misunderstood, to finally feeling healthy, happy, and confident in their body and their food choices. If you're ready to reduce stress around mealtimes and get back to enjoying the foods and activities you once loved, let's take the first step together. Together, we'll determine the best way of eating for YOU, not what the latest diet says.
(301) 215-2069 View (301) 215-2069
Photo of Abriana C Cain, MS,  RD, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Abriana C Cain
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD
Verified Verified
Rockville, MD 20851  (Online Only)
I take an evidence-based approach with patients that I developed from my MS in cancer research, dietetic internship training at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and experience as a pediatric GI dietitian.
I take an evidence-based approach with patients that I developed from my MS in cancer research, dietetic internship training at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and experience as a pediatric GI dietitian.
(240) 875-4058 View (240) 875-4058
Photo of Michele Phulsuksombati - Food Frame of Mind, LLC, MS,  MEd, RDN, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Food Frame of Mind, LLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, MEd, RDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Frederick, MD 21701
Are you tired and frustrated with trying to lose the weight and keep it off? Battling belly weight, feeling deprived, out of control and unsuccessful at dieting? Weight loss and feeling good shouldn’t be so hard. It’s likely no one has helped you personalize a plan that works for your body in your life. That’s the difference between success and failure. A plan that’s built for you and your life. That’s what we build together. I’m passionate about helping those to overcome these challenges so that they can experience more energy, sense of calm optimism and, of course, lose weight.
Are you tired and frustrated with trying to lose the weight and keep it off? Battling belly weight, feeling deprived, out of control and unsuccessful at dieting? Weight loss and feeling good shouldn’t be so hard. It’s likely no one has helped you personalize a plan that works for your body in your life. That’s the difference between success and failure. A plan that’s built for you and your life. That’s what we build together. I’m passionate about helping those to overcome these challenges so that they can experience more energy, sense of calm optimism and, of course, lose weight.
(240) 201-9693 View (240) 201-9693
Photo of Jenifer Kersmanc - Good Day Wellness Care, LLC, MS, CNS, LDN, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Good Day Wellness Care, LLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, CNS, LDN
Verified Verified
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
I want to start by saying that working on your health and wellness takes time. Society has programmed us into thinking that things should happen quickly. This way of thinking has put a lot of pressure on us and then we feel bad about ourselves when it doesn’t happen that way. Working on our health and wellness is a lifelong journey. I use Clinical Nutrition to support the whole body including (but not limited to) digestion, fatigue, inflammation, and mental health. I also help people develop a better relationship with food.
I want to start by saying that working on your health and wellness takes time. Society has programmed us into thinking that things should happen quickly. This way of thinking has put a lot of pressure on us and then we feel bad about ourselves when it doesn’t happen that way. Working on our health and wellness is a lifelong journey. I use Clinical Nutrition to support the whole body including (but not limited to) digestion, fatigue, inflammation, and mental health. I also help people develop a better relationship with food.
(410) 346-3760 View (410) 346-3760
Photo of Devan Herring, MS, RDN, CSOWM, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Devan Herring
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CSOWM
Verified Verified
Taneytown, MD 21787  (Online Only)
My mission is to empower individuals with the knowledge and skills to cultivate lifelong health habits, improve nutrition, and foster wellness through nutrition education and personalized guidance
My mission is to empower individuals with the knowledge and skills to cultivate lifelong health habits, improve nutrition, and foster wellness through nutrition education and personalized guidance
(443) 342-3975 View (443) 342-3975
Photo of Caroline Tizard - Thrive Nutrition Counseling, MS RD, LDN, CSOWM, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Thrive Nutrition Counseling
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS RD, LDN, CSOWM
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21211
At Thrive Nutrition Counseling, we believe that true wellness begins with a great diet. You will work one-on-one with your Registered Dietitian to develop a personalized plan that fits your wellness goals. Thrive takes a holistic approach to nutrition that considers your unique dietary needs, habits, and preferences to develop a plan that works best for you!
At Thrive Nutrition Counseling, we believe that true wellness begins with a great diet. You will work one-on-one with your Registered Dietitian to develop a personalized plan that fits your wellness goals. Thrive takes a holistic approach to nutrition that considers your unique dietary needs, habits, and preferences to develop a plan that works best for you!
(443) 312-5320 View (443) 312-5320
Photo of Ellen M Griffiths, MPH, RDN, LDN, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Ellen M Griffiths
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MPH, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20910
I meet clients where they are. If you aren't sure what you need, feel free to ask questions. I'm happy to share the benefit of more than 30 years of helping people meet their nutritional goals.
I meet clients where they are. If you aren't sure what you need, feel free to ask questions. I'm happy to share the benefit of more than 30 years of helping people meet their nutritional goals.
(301) 960-5943 View (301) 960-5943
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Nourish Family Nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
Bel Air, MD 21014
At Nourish, we don’t lecture, body shame, or give clients generic nutrition plans. Our caring professionals help each individual achieve and maintain optimal health and a positive body image through collaborative goal setting, tailored, science-based nutrition plans, and other industry best practices. Tired of bouncing from diet to diet and Googling nutrition advice? Quick fixes aren’t long-term solutions. You’ll achieve and maintain your goals with our personalized, sustainable nutrition plans. One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to nutrition counseling.
At Nourish, we don’t lecture, body shame, or give clients generic nutrition plans. Our caring professionals help each individual achieve and maintain optimal health and a positive body image through collaborative goal setting, tailored, science-based nutrition plans, and other industry best practices. Tired of bouncing from diet to diet and Googling nutrition advice? Quick fixes aren’t long-term solutions. You’ll achieve and maintain your goals with our personalized, sustainable nutrition plans. One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to nutrition counseling.
(410) 489-3010 View (410) 489-3010
Photo of Michael Reavis Jr, MS, RD, LDN, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Michael Reavis Jr
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Hi there, I’m Michael, your friendly neighborhood dietitian! My passion is simple -- helping you realize, pursue, and attain your goals through the benefits of nutrition coaching. I believe nutrition is a display of who we are as individuals, which is why all care and recommendations I give are based on current science and customized to who you are and what you desire. In the world of “diet culture” and “fad” nutrition it can become overwhelming and difficult to decipher what is what -- that’s where I can come in answering your questions and helping you make sustainable progress towards whatever your goal may be.
Hi there, I’m Michael, your friendly neighborhood dietitian! My passion is simple -- helping you realize, pursue, and attain your goals through the benefits of nutrition coaching. I believe nutrition is a display of who we are as individuals, which is why all care and recommendations I give are based on current science and customized to who you are and what you desire. In the world of “diet culture” and “fad” nutrition it can become overwhelming and difficult to decipher what is what -- that’s where I can come in answering your questions and helping you make sustainable progress towards whatever your goal may be.
(443) 355-7021 View (443) 355-7021
FAQs - About Nutritionists and Dietitians

How can I find a dietitian or nutritionist in Maryland?

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.