Nutritionists and Dietitians in Portland, ME

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Lynda Lawrence
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN , LDN
Verified Verified
Portland, ME 04101
If you have any digestive issues, auto-immune diseases, PCOS, diabetes, hypothyroidism, fertility issues or simply want to lose weight, you've come to the right place. In a world where there are so many conflicting messages about which diet to follow and which foods are "good" or "bad" it can be so overwhelming ! I am here to provide you both the knowledge you need and the support to make the changes necessary to reach your goals.
If you have any digestive issues, auto-immune diseases, PCOS, diabetes, hypothyroidism, fertility issues or simply want to lose weight, you've come to the right place. In a world where there are so many conflicting messages about which diet to follow and which foods are "good" or "bad" it can be so overwhelming ! I am here to provide you both the knowledge you need and the support to make the changes necessary to reach your goals.
(207) 507-8456 View (207) 507-8456
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Kristine Taylor
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LD, IFNCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, ME 04101
You're looking for practical, personalized nutrition support to improve your digestive health and overall energy. Or maybe you were recently diagnosed with IBS, celiac disease, an autoimmune condition, pre-diabetes, high blood pressure or another digestive/metabolic condition and want some direction. If any of these statements resonated with you, I believe I understand you--I will listen to you and I can help!
You're looking for practical, personalized nutrition support to improve your digestive health and overall energy. Or maybe you were recently diagnosed with IBS, celiac disease, an autoimmune condition, pre-diabetes, high blood pressure or another digestive/metabolic condition and want some direction. If any of these statements resonated with you, I believe I understand you--I will listen to you and I can help!
(207) 672-1162 View (207) 672-1162
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Alexis Jones Nutrition, LLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, ME 04103
Alexis works closely with clients in both individual and group settings to help them integrate healthy behaviors into their daily life to achieve their health, wellness, and sports performance goals. She believes that nutrition is not a one size fits all approach and she is passionate about working with clients to develop an individualized plan that is practical and sustainable.
Alexis works closely with clients in both individual and group settings to help them integrate healthy behaviors into their daily life to achieve their health, wellness, and sports performance goals. She believes that nutrition is not a one size fits all approach and she is passionate about working with clients to develop an individualized plan that is practical and sustainable.
(207) 640-2310 View (207) 640-2310
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Amy Taylor Grimm
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
Portland, ME 04101
I am a Registered Dietitian specializing in the treatment of eating disorders. I use the Health at Every Size approach (Intuitive Eating) in my work with people struggling with Binge Eating Disorder and compulsive overeating. I am a provider with most insurance companies.
I am a Registered Dietitian specializing in the treatment of eating disorders. I use the Health at Every Size approach (Intuitive Eating) in my work with people struggling with Binge Eating Disorder and compulsive overeating. I am a provider with most insurance companies.
(207) 994-8160 View (207) 994-8160
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Gigi Ravenhall
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
Portland, ME 04103
Offering convenient and wait-free virtual based nutrition counseling. Together we can make a plan to make and maintain change. I'd love to be a part of your health journey!
Offering convenient and wait-free virtual based nutrition counseling. Together we can make a plan to make and maintain change. I'd love to be a part of your health journey!
(207) 477-6786 View (207) 477-6786
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Caroline Bowman Nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LD
Verified Verified
Portland, ME 04103
I love helping people. I am passionate about listening to your story and history when it comes to eating and dieting. As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN or RD) I provide individualized Medical Nutrition Therapy and Nutrition Counseling with empathy and understanding for your personal food journey.
I love helping people. I am passionate about listening to your story and history when it comes to eating and dieting. As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN or RD) I provide individualized Medical Nutrition Therapy and Nutrition Counseling with empathy and understanding for your personal food journey.
(207) 501-3967 View (207) 501-3967
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Carolyn Milles
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, ME 04102
Life is for living, not restricting. Carolyn happily serves individuals in their journeys to nourish, move, create balance and be well as a third-generation Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size (HAES) Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. She believes that behavioral changes along with mindful and intuitive eating patterns are crucial to long-term health and optimal quality of life. By working together, we can better understand the science behind weight-inclusive nutrition in a fun, practical manner that will set your journey to well-being up for success!
Life is for living, not restricting. Carolyn happily serves individuals in their journeys to nourish, move, create balance and be well as a third-generation Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size (HAES) Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. She believes that behavioral changes along with mindful and intuitive eating patterns are crucial to long-term health and optimal quality of life. By working together, we can better understand the science behind weight-inclusive nutrition in a fun, practical manner that will set your journey to well-being up for success!
(207) 994-8594 View (207) 994-8594
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Mainely Nutrition LLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MPH, RDN, LD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, ME 04101
Hi, I’m Kris Lindsey —a weight-inclusive dietitian specializing in food relationships, struggles with weight cycling, body image and family mealtimes. If your relationship with food is complicated, I'll help you gain clarity about your lived experience and guide your journey toward feeling more normalized with food. If you’re stuck in a dieting pattern and don’t know how to stop, I'll help you determine if you’re ready to make peace with food and your body. If you’re overwhelmed with food and body thoughts, I'll help you change your narratives. If family mealtimes feel hard, I can offer insights and strategies to minimize struggles.
Hi, I’m Kris Lindsey —a weight-inclusive dietitian specializing in food relationships, struggles with weight cycling, body image and family mealtimes. If your relationship with food is complicated, I'll help you gain clarity about your lived experience and guide your journey toward feeling more normalized with food. If you’re stuck in a dieting pattern and don’t know how to stop, I'll help you determine if you’re ready to make peace with food and your body. If you’re overwhelmed with food and body thoughts, I'll help you change your narratives. If family mealtimes feel hard, I can offer insights and strategies to minimize struggles.
(207) 560-0683 View (207) 560-0683
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Embark Nutrition Counseling, LLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
Portland, ME 04101  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with disordered eating or body image issues? I help to treat disordered eating and heal food and body relationships with medical nutrition therapy. Conditions I help to treat include: Anorexia nervosa, Bulimia nervosa, Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, Binge eating disorder, Compulsive eating, Chronic dieting, Irritable bowel syndrome & Irritable bowel diseases and Celiac Disease.
Do you struggle with disordered eating or body image issues? I help to treat disordered eating and heal food and body relationships with medical nutrition therapy. Conditions I help to treat include: Anorexia nervosa, Bulimia nervosa, Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, Binge eating disorder, Compulsive eating, Chronic dieting, Irritable bowel syndrome & Irritable bowel diseases and Celiac Disease.
(207) 819-9911 View (207) 819-9911
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Joshua Palomera
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
Portland, ME 04101
I’m an anti-diet dietitian who balances the importance of scientifically based, evidence driven practice and the realities of day-to-day living. I earned my B.S. in Nutrition from San Diego State University and later completed a Masters and Dietetic Internship at Simmons University in Boston, MA where I specialized in eating disorders and sports nutrition. As a former athlete, I recognize the importance of nutrition to fuel performance, but also understand that food is much more than just fuel. I work with clients to find that balance for themselves, to listen to their bodies, and to learn to trust themselves.
I’m an anti-diet dietitian who balances the importance of scientifically based, evidence driven practice and the realities of day-to-day living. I earned my B.S. in Nutrition from San Diego State University and later completed a Masters and Dietetic Internship at Simmons University in Boston, MA where I specialized in eating disorders and sports nutrition. As a former athlete, I recognize the importance of nutrition to fuel performance, but also understand that food is much more than just fuel. I work with clients to find that balance for themselves, to listen to their bodies, and to learn to trust themselves.
(207) 255-7739 View (207) 255-7739
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Alison Swiggard
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LD
Verified Verified
Portland, ME 04106
Telehealth & in-person appointments available / Alison is a HAES-aligned Registered Dietitian Nutritionist focused on making healthcare a more inclusive space for bodies of all sizes. She strives to make clients feel supported in a safe and judgment-free space while providing an individualized approach to nutrition counseling. Alison holds a specialized focus in eating disorders, and has a passion for working with folks on intuitive eating, body image, and those with PCOS.
Telehealth & in-person appointments available / Alison is a HAES-aligned Registered Dietitian Nutritionist focused on making healthcare a more inclusive space for bodies of all sizes. She strives to make clients feel supported in a safe and judgment-free space while providing an individualized approach to nutrition counseling. Alison holds a specialized focus in eating disorders, and has a passion for working with folks on intuitive eating, body image, and those with PCOS.
(207) 255-7360 View (207) 255-7360
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Kaleidoscope Eating Disorders and Diet Recovery Ce
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN
Verified Verified
Portland, ME 04102
Now taking both telehealth and in-person (nutritional counseling only). We help people recovery from binge eating disorder, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, other specified feeding and eating disorders, avoidant restrictive food intake disorder, compulsive dieting, emotional eating, and body image issues.
Now taking both telehealth and in-person (nutritional counseling only). We help people recovery from binge eating disorder, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, other specified feeding and eating disorders, avoidant restrictive food intake disorder, compulsive dieting, emotional eating, and body image issues.
(207) 640-2643 View (207) 640-2643
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Crystal Michelle Pace
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CEDS
Verified Verified
Portland, ME 04101  (Online Only)
Are you finally ready to… Break the yo-yo dieting cycle once and for all? Feel confident and comfortable in your body? Honor your body’s hunger and fullness signals? Gain more pleasure and satisfaction from your eating experiences? Remove the guilt, shame, and self-judgment from eating the foods you love? Learn ways to cope with emotional eating? Honor your health by utilizing evidence-based nutrition information in a way that does not sacrifice your mental health and well-being?
Are you finally ready to… Break the yo-yo dieting cycle once and for all? Feel confident and comfortable in your body? Honor your body’s hunger and fullness signals? Gain more pleasure and satisfaction from your eating experiences? Remove the guilt, shame, and self-judgment from eating the foods you love? Learn ways to cope with emotional eating? Honor your health by utilizing evidence-based nutrition information in a way that does not sacrifice your mental health and well-being?
(910) 812-1895 View (910) 812-1895
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Alexandra Jungbluth
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
Portland, ME 04101
I am an anti-diet dietitian that works with clients to develop nourishing and pleasurable relationships with food. I believe in the Health At Every Size model and follow a client centered care path.
I am an anti-diet dietitian that works with clients to develop nourishing and pleasurable relationships with food. I believe in the Health At Every Size model and follow a client centered care path.
(207) 489-2631 View (207) 489-2631
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Common Beet Nutrition Counseling
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LD
Verified Verified
Portland, ME 04101
If you are striving to adopt a healthier relationship with food and fitness, but are unsure where to start, we are here to help! Whether you are struggling with weight loss, digestive issues, disordered eating or chronic health conditions, nutrition counseling can help to correct these conditions or prevent them from developing. Be sure to go to our website www.commonbeet.com to view our individual bios and learn more about our specialties.
If you are striving to adopt a healthier relationship with food and fitness, but are unsure where to start, we are here to help! Whether you are struggling with weight loss, digestive issues, disordered eating or chronic health conditions, nutrition counseling can help to correct these conditions or prevent them from developing. Be sure to go to our website www.commonbeet.com to view our individual bios and learn more about our specialties.
(207) 506-2390 View (207) 506-2390
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Britt Berger
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
Portland, ME 04101  (Online Only)
I specialize in the treatment of individuals with all eating disorders, as well as those without a formal diagnosis or struggling with disordered eating, chronic dieting, and orthorexia.
I specialize in the treatment of individuals with all eating disorders, as well as those without a formal diagnosis or struggling with disordered eating, chronic dieting, and orthorexia.
(857) 847-3930 View (857) 847-3930
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Sara Yen
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
Portland, ME 04101
I specialized in working include adolescents and adults seeking medical nutrition therapy for any of the following conditions (or combination of conditions): eating disorders or disordered eating, food intolerances or allergies, digestive disorders, prediabetes or diabetes. I work with individuals aged 16+ and the parents of children aged 5-17.
I specialized in working include adolescents and adults seeking medical nutrition therapy for any of the following conditions (or combination of conditions): eating disorders or disordered eating, food intolerances or allergies, digestive disorders, prediabetes or diabetes. I work with individuals aged 16+ and the parents of children aged 5-17.
(857) 524-3525 View (857) 524-3525
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Meghan Field
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LD, FAND
Verified Verified
Portland, ME 04103
I am here to help adults who are dealing with chronic illness, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, digestive health, weight loss strategies and stress relief. People who are looking to make overall healthier lifestyle changes, maybe through diet changes or understanding the issues that can be holding you back from change.
I am here to help adults who are dealing with chronic illness, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, digestive health, weight loss strategies and stress relief. People who are looking to make overall healthier lifestyle changes, maybe through diet changes or understanding the issues that can be holding you back from change.
(207) 218-0186 View (207) 218-0186
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Ria Saunders
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LD
Verified Verified
Portland, ME 04101
Hi! I’m Ria (she/her). I’m a registered dietitian with more than a decade of experience helping clients develop a healthy relationship with food and their bodies. My goal is to help people rediscover the joy of eating and develop attunement with their body and needs. Connecting with our authentic self is life-long work, and I’m honored to be a part of people's journeys.
Hi! I’m Ria (she/her). I’m a registered dietitian with more than a decade of experience helping clients develop a healthy relationship with food and their bodies. My goal is to help people rediscover the joy of eating and develop attunement with their body and needs. Connecting with our authentic self is life-long work, and I’m honored to be a part of people's journeys.
(207) 223-3353 View (207) 223-3353
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Amanda Leach
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, FMNS, CLT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, ME 04103
Do you struggle with digestive issues, joint aches and pains, fatigue, or problems with losing weight? Perhaps you’ve been told that all of your lab work looks good, but you still don’t feel good? You may even feel like there is something that is being missed. You may be aware that labs coming back normal does not always mean you are experiencing optimal health. Having symptoms such as gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, pain, and/or low energy means that something is off. One thing that often underlies each of these symptoms is inflammation.
Do you struggle with digestive issues, joint aches and pains, fatigue, or problems with losing weight? Perhaps you’ve been told that all of your lab work looks good, but you still don’t feel good? You may even feel like there is something that is being missed. You may be aware that labs coming back normal does not always mean you are experiencing optimal health. Having symptoms such as gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, pain, and/or low energy means that something is off. One thing that often underlies each of these symptoms is inflammation.
(207) 962-2195 View (207) 962-2195
FAQs - About Nutritionists and Dietitians

How can I find a dietitian or nutritionist in Portland?

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.