Nutritionists and Dietitians in Bethesda, MD

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Vida Semsarzadeh
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bethesda, MD 20815
Vida is a registered dietitian who is passionate about helping others improve their relationship with food and their bodies through a weight inclusive and HAES approach. She combines her extensive knowledge base and compassionate nature to create a trusting, supportive, and non-judgmental environment for clients.
Vida is a registered dietitian who is passionate about helping others improve their relationship with food and their bodies through a weight inclusive and HAES approach. She combines her extensive knowledge base and compassionate nature to create a trusting, supportive, and non-judgmental environment for clients.
(301) 685-0920 View (301) 685-0920
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Allison Tepper
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LDN, RYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bethesda, MD 20814
I am a Registered Dietitian and Registered Yoga Teacher and am passionate about helping clients achieve their goals through an overall lifestyle approach that is unique to each person. My focus is on helping clients create change in a balanced way, with a focus on intuitive eating and Health At Every Size. I believe that nutrition isn't just about food, but your entire lifestyle as well. Taking care of yourself through movement, adequate sleep, stress management and intuitive eating are all components of living a healthy life and my goal is to help you find what will work best for your lifestyle and needs.
I am a Registered Dietitian and Registered Yoga Teacher and am passionate about helping clients achieve their goals through an overall lifestyle approach that is unique to each person. My focus is on helping clients create change in a balanced way, with a focus on intuitive eating and Health At Every Size. I believe that nutrition isn't just about food, but your entire lifestyle as well. Taking care of yourself through movement, adequate sleep, stress management and intuitive eating are all components of living a healthy life and my goal is to help you find what will work best for your lifestyle and needs.
(631) 364-0149 View (631) 364-0149
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Stephanie Ayala
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
Bethesda, MD 20817
Are you trying to work on a more balanced, healthy diet? Do you need help meal planning for your family? Do you feel like you are eating the same things all the time? Do you want to change your relationship with food? I am here to help you work on nourishing your body in a way that leaves you feeling great. While I specialize in disordered eating patterns, I also love working with clients on improving their overall nutrition, food allergies, diabetes, high cholesterol and more. Reach out or visit my website to learn more.
Are you trying to work on a more balanced, healthy diet? Do you need help meal planning for your family? Do you feel like you are eating the same things all the time? Do you want to change your relationship with food? I am here to help you work on nourishing your body in a way that leaves you feeling great. While I specialize in disordered eating patterns, I also love working with clients on improving their overall nutrition, food allergies, diabetes, high cholesterol and more. Reach out or visit my website to learn more.
(301) 857-1585 View (301) 857-1585
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Nutrition Coaching Center
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CDE, CPT, LDN
Verified Verified
Bethesda, MD 20815
I will help you lose 20 lbs or more in 12 weeks. Frustrated with your weight? Lose weight, only to regain it? Exercising but not losing weight? Is your weight effecting your life, your confidence, and your ability to do certain things? If so, I am the Weight Loss Expert, specializing in working with adults in a healthy and sustainable way. If that's you, I can help you!
I will help you lose 20 lbs or more in 12 weeks. Frustrated with your weight? Lose weight, only to regain it? Exercising but not losing weight? Is your weight effecting your life, your confidence, and your ability to do certain things? If so, I am the Weight Loss Expert, specializing in working with adults in a healthy and sustainable way. If that's you, I can help you!
(410) 927-1826 View (410) 927-1826
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Abriana C Cain
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD
Verified Verified
Bethesda, MD 20810  (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
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Maureen Rieras
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, CNS, LDN
Verified Verified
Bethesda, MD 20815
My name is Maureen Rieras and I am a Certified Nutrition Specialist licensed in the state of Maryland. I am a preferred provider for BCBS/CareFirst. My practice is rooted in treating the whole person. Food is fundamental to great health and there are other aspects that may need to be addressed as well. We’ll look at your lifestyle, sleep, exercise, relationships, work, and underlying health conditions. I strongly believe that “food is medicine” because what’s on the end of your fork has the power to heal your body. I also use herbs and supplements for specific conditions to facilitate healing and replenish the body.
My name is Maureen Rieras and I am a Certified Nutrition Specialist licensed in the state of Maryland. I am a preferred provider for BCBS/CareFirst. My practice is rooted in treating the whole person. Food is fundamental to great health and there are other aspects that may need to be addressed as well. We’ll look at your lifestyle, sleep, exercise, relationships, work, and underlying health conditions. I strongly believe that “food is medicine” because what’s on the end of your fork has the power to heal your body. I also use herbs and supplements for specific conditions to facilitate healing and replenish the body.
(240) 209-9880 View (240) 209-9880
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Eden Davis
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Eden is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who practices medical nutrition therapy through Health At Every Size (HAES) and weight inclusivity for those 16 years and older in Maryland, DC, Virginia, New Jersey, and California. Eden is an expert in the field of eating disorders, disordered eating, PCOS, and gentle nutrition. Offering years of experience as the lead dietitian at a higher level of care, she brings her knowledge into the outpatient setting to help her clients thrive in recovery.
Eden is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who practices medical nutrition therapy through Health At Every Size (HAES) and weight inclusivity for those 16 years and older in Maryland, DC, Virginia, New Jersey, and California. Eden is an expert in the field of eating disorders, disordered eating, PCOS, and gentle nutrition. Offering years of experience as the lead dietitian at a higher level of care, she brings her knowledge into the outpatient setting to help her clients thrive in recovery.
(667) 256-7641 View (667) 256-7641
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Jennifer Huelskamp
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, CNS, LDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bethesda, MD 20816  (Online Only)
I am a Certified Nutrition Specialist and health coach on a mission to empower individuals to achieve their health goals. As a health coach, I provide the motivation and strategies to make positive lifestyle changes. Pair that with my expertise as a nutritionist, where I craft personalized plans for your unique needs. Together, we'll conquer your health goals, whether you’re looking to boost energy, enhance longevity, or address specific health concerns. Let's embark on a journey to nourish your body, enhance your well-being, and cultivate a sustainable, healthy lifestyle together.
I am a Certified Nutrition Specialist and health coach on a mission to empower individuals to achieve their health goals. As a health coach, I provide the motivation and strategies to make positive lifestyle changes. Pair that with my expertise as a nutritionist, where I craft personalized plans for your unique needs. Together, we'll conquer your health goals, whether you’re looking to boost energy, enhance longevity, or address specific health concerns. Let's embark on a journey to nourish your body, enhance your well-being, and cultivate a sustainable, healthy lifestyle together.
(312) 584-3689 View (312) 584-3689
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Food Frame of Mind, LLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, MEd, RDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bethesda, MD 20811
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
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Nicole F. Holovach
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
Bethesda, MD 20810
Are you confused about health and nutrition? Do you feel frustrated or stuck, but feel deep down, nutrition matters? I help frustrated health-seekers. There is so much information out there on what we should and shouldn't be eating. Recommendations seem to change every month or so! After 15+ years of studying nutrition and implementing various dietary practices on myself and my clients, I have arrived at some fundamental principles which I now share with my clients. I educate and create awareness; I don't fear monger. My recommendations are based on research, physiology, cultural/historical context, individuality, and common sense!
Are you confused about health and nutrition? Do you feel frustrated or stuck, but feel deep down, nutrition matters? I help frustrated health-seekers. There is so much information out there on what we should and shouldn't be eating. Recommendations seem to change every month or so! After 15+ years of studying nutrition and implementing various dietary practices on myself and my clients, I have arrived at some fundamental principles which I now share with my clients. I educate and create awareness; I don't fear monger. My recommendations are based on research, physiology, cultural/historical context, individuality, and common sense!
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Brittany Shapiro
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LD, CNSC, CSP
Verified Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Brittany has extensive experience working in the field of pediatric nutrition. She received her B.S. in dietetics, with a minor in Spanish, from the University of Maryland. Brittany then went on to complete her dietetic internship from the National Institutes of Health, focusing on providing medical nutrition therapy to the pediatric population. She has served as a pediatric dietitian at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC for many years. Brittany is available to see pediatric patients in the DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia area!
Brittany has extensive experience working in the field of pediatric nutrition. She received her B.S. in dietetics, with a minor in Spanish, from the University of Maryland. Brittany then went on to complete her dietetic internship from the National Institutes of Health, focusing on providing medical nutrition therapy to the pediatric population. She has served as a pediatric dietitian at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC for many years. Brittany is available to see pediatric patients in the DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia area!
(202) 875-5146 View (202) 875-5146
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Amanda Diede
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MPH, RDN, CD
Verified Verified
Bethesda, MD 20817
Amanda Diede is a master's level Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with 8+ years experience working with eating disorders. She is truly passionate about this work and believes recovery from an eating disorder is possible for everyone. Amanda specializes in eating disorders, disordered eating, female athlete triad, chronic dieting, intuitive eating, mindful eating, hypothalamic amenorrhea, and mood & anxiety disorders.
Amanda Diede is a master's level Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with 8+ years experience working with eating disorders. She is truly passionate about this work and believes recovery from an eating disorder is possible for everyone. Amanda specializes in eating disorders, disordered eating, female athlete triad, chronic dieting, intuitive eating, mindful eating, hypothalamic amenorrhea, and mood & anxiety disorders.
(571) 322-8849 View (571) 322-8849
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Emma Goll
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bethesda, MD 20811
Hello! My name is Emma, and I’m an eating disorder dietitian located in the Maryland area seeing clients in Greenbelt and Columbia, Maryland and virtually across the USA.
Hello! My name is Emma, and I’m an eating disorder dietitian located in the Maryland area seeing clients in Greenbelt and Columbia, Maryland and virtually across the USA.
(240) 847-0553 View (240) 847-0553
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Stephany Venero
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MA, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
Bethesda, MD 20815
Are you tired of trying different FAD diets, see them work for some weeks perhaps a few months, just to see your weight back as soon as you stop doing what it asks for? It's time to change! Let me help you find the ideal diet YOU are looking for that will last. If you are diabetic or have been diagnosed with a renal disease. All the food restrictions can be daunting. Let me help you find ways in which you can still enjoy food while controlling your condition.
Are you tired of trying different FAD diets, see them work for some weeks perhaps a few months, just to see your weight back as soon as you stop doing what it asks for? It's time to change! Let me help you find the ideal diet YOU are looking for that will last. If you are diabetic or have been diagnosed with a renal disease. All the food restrictions can be daunting. Let me help you find ways in which you can still enjoy food while controlling your condition.
(301) 215-2828 View (301) 215-2828
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Samantha Snyder Walters
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bethesda, MD 20810
Hi, I’m Samantha Snyder Walters! I’m an eating disorder dietitian in Maryland. I see clients in Greenbelt and Columbia, Maryland and virtually across the USA. Growing up, I found myself surrounded by family and friends who struggled with disordered eating and poor body image.
Hi, I’m Samantha Snyder Walters! I’m an eating disorder dietitian in Maryland. I see clients in Greenbelt and Columbia, Maryland and virtually across the USA. Growing up, I found myself surrounded by family and friends who struggled with disordered eating and poor body image.
(240) 349-7490 View (240) 349-7490
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Weight Loss Nutritionist
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, LN, CNS
Verified Verified
Bethesda, MD 20816
Let Olga be your guide to break free from yo-yo dieting and shed those pounds for good. With her, you'll craft a special plan that's easy to stick with and actually fun. She mixes the science of healthy eating with coaching to help you change your eating habits and tackle both the physical and emotional sides of your weight loss journey.
Let Olga be your guide to break free from yo-yo dieting and shed those pounds for good. With her, you'll craft a special plan that's easy to stick with and actually fun. She mixes the science of healthy eating with coaching to help you change your eating habits and tackle both the physical and emotional sides of your weight loss journey.
(202) 798-8742 View (202) 798-8742
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Kate Brock
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MA, MS, CNS, LDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bethesda, MD 20810  (Online Only)
I specialize in intuitive eating, gut & hormones. Your relationship with food does not have to be complicated. You may be exhausted from dieting most of your life and find that the constant focus on food has affected your life. You may think about food all day & be in a place where you want to get back to living your life vs. constantly focusing on food. Maybe you have recovered physically from an Eating Disorder but feel like there is more work to be done to break fear around foods. I have helped many people who have felt hopeless overcome fear around foods, stop binge eating, and find a healthy, joyful relationship with food!
I specialize in intuitive eating, gut & hormones. Your relationship with food does not have to be complicated. You may be exhausted from dieting most of your life and find that the constant focus on food has affected your life. You may think about food all day & be in a place where you want to get back to living your life vs. constantly focusing on food. Maybe you have recovered physically from an Eating Disorder but feel like there is more work to be done to break fear around foods. I have helped many people who have felt hopeless overcome fear around foods, stop binge eating, and find a healthy, joyful relationship with food!
(202) 318-3069 View (202) 318-3069
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Angela Parreco
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bethesda, MD 20810
Hi there! I’m Angela, a registered dietitian who sees clients in Greenbelt and Columbia, Maryland, as well as virtually across the US.
Hi there! I’m Angela, a registered dietitian who sees clients in Greenbelt and Columbia, Maryland, as well as virtually across the US.
(240) 821-6775 View (240) 821-6775
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Klara Knezevic
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LDN, CLT
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Bethesda, MD 20894
My passion is to help you feel better and live your life to the fullest, without feeling restricted by food choices. Whether you are struggling with an eating disorder, undergoing cancer treatment or attempting to manage a chronic illness, I am here to help! I will work with you to find a personalized nutrition approach that works for you based on your unique situation and including your favorite current foods and inspiration with new foods using our own quick, easy recipes.
My passion is to help you feel better and live your life to the fullest, without feeling restricted by food choices. Whether you are struggling with an eating disorder, undergoing cancer treatment or attempting to manage a chronic illness, I am here to help! I will work with you to find a personalized nutrition approach that works for you based on your unique situation and including your favorite current foods and inspiration with new foods using our own quick, easy recipes.
(301) 804-2249 View (301) 804-2249
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Allison Sabatino
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bethesda, MD 20810
Hello! My name is Allison, and I’m an eating disorder dietitian located in the Maryland area seeing clients in Greenbelt and Columbia, Maryland and virtually across the USA.
Hello! My name is Allison, and I’m an eating disorder dietitian located in the Maryland area seeing clients in Greenbelt and Columbia, Maryland and virtually across the USA.
(240) 428-6618 View (240) 428-6618
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FAQs - About Nutritionists and Dietitians

How can I find a dietitian or nutritionist in Bethesda?

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.