Nutritionists and Dietitians near Urbana, MD

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Mary Jane Bembenek
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, CNS, CKNS, LDN
Verified Verified
Mount Airy, MD 21771
Do you struggle with weight gain, fatigue, inflammation, constipation, or bloating? Do you find yourself suffering from chronic pain, hypothyroid symptoms, or menopause changes? I help busy people make sense of nutrition by optimizing their digestion and healing their gut. Through a review of your blood work including food sensitivity testing and complete health history, I develop and recommend medical nutrition therapy plans that help revive your cells, restore your vitality, and inspire sustainable transformations. Many of my plans include balancing your blood sugar, supporting your adrenals, and, of course, healing your gut.
Do you struggle with weight gain, fatigue, inflammation, constipation, or bloating? Do you find yourself suffering from chronic pain, hypothyroid symptoms, or menopause changes? I help busy people make sense of nutrition by optimizing their digestion and healing their gut. Through a review of your blood work including food sensitivity testing and complete health history, I develop and recommend medical nutrition therapy plans that help revive your cells, restore your vitality, and inspire sustainable transformations. Many of my plans include balancing your blood sugar, supporting your adrenals, and, of course, healing your gut.
(240) 558-5985 View (240) 558-5985
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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
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Veena Rajpal
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clarksburg, MD 20871
I provide nutrition education and counseling to help you with healthy eating lifestyle which can assist you with weight management, control of diabetes, gestational diabetes and many other health conditions such as hyperlipidemia, kidney disease or any digestive issues to include Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, bariatric surgery. I have many years of experience helping patients with tube feedings and assisted patients with Total Parenteral Nutrition. I have over 20 years of experience working in the field of dietetics and nutrition. I offer one on one coaching. Please feel free to call me for a conversation and consultation.
I provide nutrition education and counseling to help you with healthy eating lifestyle which can assist you with weight management, control of diabetes, gestational diabetes and many other health conditions such as hyperlipidemia, kidney disease or any digestive issues to include Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, bariatric surgery. I have many years of experience helping patients with tube feedings and assisted patients with Total Parenteral Nutrition. I have over 20 years of experience working in the field of dietetics and nutrition. I offer one on one coaching. Please feel free to call me for a conversation and consultation.
(301) 205-5626 View (301) 205-5626
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Isabelle Harris
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MDS, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Frederick, MD 21701
Isabelle is a bilingual (Spanish) dietitian who has helped hundreds of patients living with chronic disease improve their relationship with food to aid in their health outcomes. Isabelle’s main focus is on preventing and treating disease through nutrition education and lifestyle changes. Her mantra: Prevention is key in health! ‌ In her free time, Isabelle does photography, goes to new restaurants around the city, plays tennis with her local team, and plans her next destination to travel to. The next place on her list is Japan, for its culture, food, and people. ‌
Isabelle is a bilingual (Spanish) dietitian who has helped hundreds of patients living with chronic disease improve their relationship with food to aid in their health outcomes. Isabelle’s main focus is on preventing and treating disease through nutrition education and lifestyle changes. Her mantra: Prevention is key in health! ‌ In her free time, Isabelle does photography, goes to new restaurants around the city, plays tennis with her local team, and plans her next destination to travel to. The next place on her list is Japan, for its culture, food, and people. ‌
(240) 248-9185 View (240) 248-9185
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Mary Davis
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Frederick, MD 21701
If you're living with gastrointestinal issues such as IBS, Crohns disease, reflux, bloating, colitis, IBD, diverticulitis, pancreatitis, food sensitivities and GI cancers I can help you to find relief from your symptoms. I specialize in gastrointestinal nutrition and get results for my clients by working with them on highly individualized plans.
If you're living with gastrointestinal issues such as IBS, Crohns disease, reflux, bloating, colitis, IBD, diverticulitis, pancreatitis, food sensitivities and GI cancers I can help you to find relief from your symptoms. I specialize in gastrointestinal nutrition and get results for my clients by working with them on highly individualized plans.
(443) 233-0348 View (443) 233-0348
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Nourish Family Nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
Frederick, MD 21701
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
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Alison Hall
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Frederick, MD 21702
Alison was driven to the eating disorder field after her experiences as a competitive gymnast and Division 1 collegiate athlete. She is passionate about helping all individuals with varying backgrounds and all eating disorders through individualized care with a particular interest in pediatrics and athletes. She practices within the Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size (HAES) principles by walking alongside clients to help them heal their relationship with food and themselves.
Alison was driven to the eating disorder field after her experiences as a competitive gymnast and Division 1 collegiate athlete. She is passionate about helping all individuals with varying backgrounds and all eating disorders through individualized care with a particular interest in pediatrics and athletes. She practices within the Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size (HAES) principles by walking alongside clients to help them heal their relationship with food and themselves.
(571) 601-1917 View (571) 601-1917
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Nicole F. Holovach
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
Frederick, MD 21701
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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Encompass Integrative Wellness, LLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, CNS, LDN, SFN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Frederick, MD 21704
My ideal client is someone seeking optimal health. Have you recently been diagnosed with an issue and told that diet and lifestyle changes could help? Do you have digestive issues? Do you feel fatigued and wonder if the food you're eating is the root of the problem? Do you "know" you "should" eat better but just don't know how? When you read all the news on different diets/foods, are you unsure what is best for you? Do you want to be the healthiest you can at any age? If so, I may be able to help. Schedule a free get to know you call: https://p.bttr.to/3rYfZQZ
My ideal client is someone seeking optimal health. Have you recently been diagnosed with an issue and told that diet and lifestyle changes could help? Do you have digestive issues? Do you feel fatigued and wonder if the food you're eating is the root of the problem? Do you "know" you "should" eat better but just don't know how? When you read all the news on different diets/foods, are you unsure what is best for you? Do you want to be the healthiest you can at any age? If so, I may be able to help. Schedule a free get to know you call: https://p.bttr.to/3rYfZQZ
(301) 918-5147 View (301) 918-5147
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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
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Lara Lattman
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, CNS, LDN
Verified Verified
Frederick, MD 21701
I am a Certified Nutrition Specialist focusing on helping my clients regain their joy in life. If you're having symptoms of IBS, an autoimmune disease, chronic fatigue, or in general know you could feel better, I am here to guide you on your journey to wellness. We work together to find the best diet for your body so you can eat confidently and stop wondering if the next fad diet is the one that will work.
I am a Certified Nutrition Specialist focusing on helping my clients regain their joy in life. If you're having symptoms of IBS, an autoimmune disease, chronic fatigue, or in general know you could feel better, I am here to guide you on your journey to wellness. We work together to find the best diet for your body so you can eat confidently and stop wondering if the next fad diet is the one that will work.
(240) 252-1999 View (240) 252-1999
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Devan Herring
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CSOWM
Verified Verified
Frederick, MD 21701  (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
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Ana Vielledent
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Frederick, MD 21701
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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Cathleen Winter
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LDN, CHC, CLT
Verified Verified
Mount Airy, MD 21771
I believe in using food not just to fuel, but to heal. Building a strong nutritional foundation is the first step of preventing or managing chronic disease, behavior health, pain management, and inflammation. Feeling unmotivated, bloated, agitated, or even feeling congested can be side affects of issues in your gut! As a registered dietitian nutritionist practicing evidence-based medical nutrition therapy in a holistic way, I will collaborate with you to customize a wellness plan that best fits your needs. It is my goal to educate, counsel, and empower those who feel ready to start their wellness journey.
I believe in using food not just to fuel, but to heal. Building a strong nutritional foundation is the first step of preventing or managing chronic disease, behavior health, pain management, and inflammation. Feeling unmotivated, bloated, agitated, or even feeling congested can be side affects of issues in your gut! As a registered dietitian nutritionist practicing evidence-based medical nutrition therapy in a holistic way, I will collaborate with you to customize a wellness plan that best fits your needs. It is my goal to educate, counsel, and empower those who feel ready to start their wellness journey.
(443) 775-3563 View (443) 775-3563
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Helena Ezzeldin
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, CNS, LDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Frederick, MD 21704
Helena is a Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist in the VA, DC, and MD area who is dedicated to helping her clients re-discover a healthy relationship with food and their body.Over the years she has found a deep connection working with co-morbid health challenges that many times accompany disordered eating such as gastrointestinal conditions, Crohn’s Disease, and Hormonal Imbalances. She has strong experience working with the Binge Eating Population, along with other disorder. In all her practices she leads with the Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size(HAES) principles as she guides her clients towards food freedom
Helena is a Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist in the VA, DC, and MD area who is dedicated to helping her clients re-discover a healthy relationship with food and their body.Over the years she has found a deep connection working with co-morbid health challenges that many times accompany disordered eating such as gastrointestinal conditions, Crohn’s Disease, and Hormonal Imbalances. She has strong experience working with the Binge Eating Population, along with other disorder. In all her practices she leads with the Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size(HAES) principles as she guides her clients towards food freedom
(571) 771-1313 View (571) 771-1313
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Tessa O' Toole
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, CNS, LDN
Verified Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Are you ready to ditch dieting and build a healthy relationship with food?
Are you ready to ditch dieting and build a healthy relationship with food?
(224) 218-5409 View (224) 218-5409
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Ashley Comparin
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, LDN, CNS
Verified Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Because of my own personal health journey, I empathize with people who feel trapped and worried that their health challenges have become the new normal. I support my clients and make their voices heard in order to tackle the health challenge head-on.
Because of my own personal health journey, I empathize with people who feel trapped and worried that their health challenges have become the new normal. I support my clients and make their voices heard in order to tackle the health challenge head-on.
(302) 202-5289 View (302) 202-5289
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Klara Knezevic
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LDN, CLT
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Rockville, MD 20850
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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Nutrition On The Go, Inc.
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
Germantown, MD 20874
Our programs at Nutrition On The Go, Inc. are specifically designed and customized to target the unique needs of each client depending on their health circumstances or nutrition diagnosis. We focus on diabetes management, Gestational diabetes, chronic kidney disease, heart disease, cancer, weight management , general healthy nutrition, gastrointestinal issues to include Celiac disease etc. Our dietitian has over 15 years of experience working in the field of dietetics and nutrition.
Our programs at Nutrition On The Go, Inc. are specifically designed and customized to target the unique needs of each client depending on their health circumstances or nutrition diagnosis. We focus on diabetes management, Gestational diabetes, chronic kidney disease, heart disease, cancer, weight management , general healthy nutrition, gastrointestinal issues to include Celiac disease etc. Our dietitian has over 15 years of experience working in the field of dietetics and nutrition.
(240) 647-5963 View (240) 647-5963
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Blanca Soledad Mejia
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, CNS, LN
Verified Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
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
FAQs - About Nutritionists and Dietitians

How can I find a dietitian or nutritionist in Urbana?

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.