Nutritionists and Dietitians in Michigan

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Photo of Joanna DiCicco - Practical Nutrition Solutions, RD, CDE, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Practical Nutrition Solutions
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, CDE
Verified Verified
Birmingham, MI 48009
I’m Joanna DiCicco and I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and Diabetes Educator who specializes in the treatment of eating disorders and disordered eating. I am passionate about prioritizing well-being over weight loss, which is why I work from a weight inclusive approach that equally focuses on physical, mental, and emotional health. My approach promotes balanced eating, joyful movement, and respect for the diversity of body shapes and sizes. When looking at health in this lens, you are able to focus on what behaviors you can add to enhance your life and health instead of solely
I’m Joanna DiCicco and I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and Diabetes Educator who specializes in the treatment of eating disorders and disordered eating. I am passionate about prioritizing well-being over weight loss, which is why I work from a weight inclusive approach that equally focuses on physical, mental, and emotional health. My approach promotes balanced eating, joyful movement, and respect for the diversity of body shapes and sizes. When looking at health in this lens, you are able to focus on what behaviors you can add to enhance your life and health instead of solely
(248) 458-4993 View (248) 458-4993
Photo of Aarti Batavia, MS, RDN, CLT, FSCP, IFMCP, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Aarti Batavia
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CLT, FSCP, IFMCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Novi, MI 48374
Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Do you feel like a shuttlecock going from one physician to another? As an integrative and holistic nutritionist and one of very few Certified Functional Medicine Practitioners in the country, I can help you be yourself again. I offer individualized consultations to manage your chronic condition such as inflammation , gut issues, IBS, IBD, food allergies, asthma, gluten sensitivities, eczema, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, PCOS, Celiac, weight issues, autism, fibromyalgia, migraines, detoxification and hormonal imbalances.
Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Do you feel like a shuttlecock going from one physician to another? As an integrative and holistic nutritionist and one of very few Certified Functional Medicine Practitioners in the country, I can help you be yourself again. I offer individualized consultations to manage your chronic condition such as inflammation , gut issues, IBS, IBD, food allergies, asthma, gluten sensitivities, eczema, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, PCOS, Celiac, weight issues, autism, fibromyalgia, migraines, detoxification and hormonal imbalances.
(517) 366-2248 View (517) 366-2248
Photo of Mona Schultz Ottum, MS, RDN, IFMCP, CLT, CD, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Mona Schultz Ottum
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, IFMCP, CLT, CD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saline, MI 48176
I am passionate about blending the latest and best science with the power of food, nutrients and lifestyle as medicine to help clients reclaim vibrant health. I have invested hundreds of hours in advanced training in adverse food reactions, weight management, polycystic ovary syndrome, longevity and the aging process and Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative processes. I completed a rigorous, multi-discipline certification in Functional Medicine, Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP) on 5/18/2018. I also love teaching and am an engaging and entertaining speaker to a wide variety of audiences.
I am passionate about blending the latest and best science with the power of food, nutrients and lifestyle as medicine to help clients reclaim vibrant health. I have invested hundreds of hours in advanced training in adverse food reactions, weight management, polycystic ovary syndrome, longevity and the aging process and Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative processes. I completed a rigorous, multi-discipline certification in Functional Medicine, Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP) on 5/18/2018. I also love teaching and am an engaging and entertaining speaker to a wide variety of audiences.
(734) 547-6403 View (734) 547-6403
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The GR Dietitian
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MA, RD
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
I'm a Registered Dietitian and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor in Grand Rapids, MI. I offer personalized nutrition counseling, where I specialize in preventive health, recovery from chronic dieting & disordered eating. Together, we'll work to develop strategies, meal plans, and appropriate behavioral changes using evidence-based nutrition research & proven behavior modifications. I'm aligned with Health At Every Size (HAES) and strive to provide compassionate care in a judgment-free space. My goal for you: achieve body respect, freedom from food rules, and an understanding of how nutrition can help you achieve balanced health.
I'm a Registered Dietitian and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor in Grand Rapids, MI. I offer personalized nutrition counseling, where I specialize in preventive health, recovery from chronic dieting & disordered eating. Together, we'll work to develop strategies, meal plans, and appropriate behavioral changes using evidence-based nutrition research & proven behavior modifications. I'm aligned with Health At Every Size (HAES) and strive to provide compassionate care in a judgment-free space. My goal for you: achieve body respect, freedom from food rules, and an understanding of how nutrition can help you achieve balanced health.
(616) 236-4190 View (616) 236-4190
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Kara Lee Wellness, LLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN
Verified Verified
Inkster, MI 48141
Dealing with constant digestive issues, brain fog, fatigue, aches and pains, skin issues, and just not feeling like yourself? You have tried many diets, supplements, even the latest trends in an attempt to feel better and it has just left you confused and disappointed. You want to feel well and you are willing to put in the work, but something just seems to be missing.
Dealing with constant digestive issues, brain fog, fatigue, aches and pains, skin issues, and just not feeling like yourself? You have tried many diets, supplements, even the latest trends in an attempt to feel better and it has just left you confused and disappointed. You want to feel well and you are willing to put in the work, but something just seems to be missing.
(313) 751-3380 View (313) 751-3380
Photo of Emma Sobolewski, RDN, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Emma Sobolewski
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48201  (Online Only)
I am a passionate Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a commitment to promoting health and wellness. Navigating all the nutrition information out there can be confusing and that is why I am here to support you on your journey. I offer personalized guidance for all ages and specialize in food allergy prevention. As someone who grew up in a family with food allergies, I know how hard it is to navigate. I am dedicated to helping soon to be moms reduce their babies risk of developing food allergies through evidence based nutrition.
I am a passionate Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a commitment to promoting health and wellness. Navigating all the nutrition information out there can be confusing and that is why I am here to support you on your journey. I offer personalized guidance for all ages and specialize in food allergy prevention. As someone who grew up in a family with food allergies, I know how hard it is to navigate. I am dedicated to helping soon to be moms reduce their babies risk of developing food allergies through evidence based nutrition.
(313) 710-9805 View (313) 710-9805
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Nutrition4Health and Wellness, LLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Northville, MI 48168
Do you have chronic health issues and are overwhelmed by nutritional information overload? Are you tired of following new diets that come and go in the market? Are you diagnosed with a medical condition that needs a specialized diet? If you are trying to improve your health in areas of weight management, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, chronic kidney disease, or other medical conditions that need a specialized diet then “Nutrition 4 Health and Wellness” is your go-to place that provides a whole health approach for your nutritional, emotional, behavioral, physical, intellectual, and spiritual well-being.
Do you have chronic health issues and are overwhelmed by nutritional information overload? Are you tired of following new diets that come and go in the market? Are you diagnosed with a medical condition that needs a specialized diet? If you are trying to improve your health in areas of weight management, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, chronic kidney disease, or other medical conditions that need a specialized diet then “Nutrition 4 Health and Wellness” is your go-to place that provides a whole health approach for your nutritional, emotional, behavioral, physical, intellectual, and spiritual well-being.
(734) 212-8476 View (734) 212-8476
Photo of Emily Camiener, MPH, RDN, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Emily Camiener
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MPH, RDN
Verified Verified
Are you interested in changing your eating style to enhance your health and well-being? Do you have high blood pressure? Do you need support changing your diet? Are you feeling energized and vibrant? Is your digestive system working the way you want? Making lifestyle changes can increase your energy and feelings of vitality. Are you curious what supplements would benefit your body? Do you have a family member or employees that would benefit from learning about wellness and health promotion? I can provide impactful nutrition coaching, cooking demonstrations, seminars, eating experiences and share my years of experience to help you.
Are you interested in changing your eating style to enhance your health and well-being? Do you have high blood pressure? Do you need support changing your diet? Are you feeling energized and vibrant? Is your digestive system working the way you want? Making lifestyle changes can increase your energy and feelings of vitality. Are you curious what supplements would benefit your body? Do you have a family member or employees that would benefit from learning about wellness and health promotion? I can provide impactful nutrition coaching, cooking demonstrations, seminars, eating experiences and share my years of experience to help you.
(947) 222-2556 View (947) 222-2556
Photo of Alyson McAdams, MPH, RDN, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Alyson McAdams
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MPH, RDN
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48226
Eating disorder and intuitive eating specialist. Virtual services available throughout Michigan. My practice specializes in eating disorders, intuitive eating, and weight inclusive nutrition.
Eating disorder and intuitive eating specialist. Virtual services available throughout Michigan. My practice specializes in eating disorders, intuitive eating, and weight inclusive nutrition.
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Photo of Vanessa Elizabeth Schiffelbine, RDN, CLS, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Vanessa Elizabeth Schiffelbine
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, CLS
Verified Verified
Saint Clair, MI 48079
My name is Vanessa Schiffelbine and I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. I work with clients to resolve symptoms of hormonal imbalances, gut issues, acne, fatigue, and more. Using a holistic approach I will work with you to heal your symptoms, teach you the best way to eat for your body, and help you feel your absolute best!
My name is Vanessa Schiffelbine and I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. I work with clients to resolve symptoms of hormonal imbalances, gut issues, acne, fatigue, and more. Using a holistic approach I will work with you to heal your symptoms, teach you the best way to eat for your body, and help you feel your absolute best!
(810) 442-4955 View (810) 442-4955
Photo of Mitali Kapila, MS, RDN, CLT, FLT, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Mitali Kapila
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CLT, FLT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Plymouth, MI 48170
I am an Integrative/holistic Registered dietitian Nutritionist with extensive training in Functional Medicine. If you are suffering from a chronic medical condition, and wish to find out WHY this is happening to YOU, and HOW we can ADDRESS the underlying issues in your unique physiology, and biochemistry, while taking into consideration your genetic profile and interactions with your environment (diet, allergies, pollution, toxins etc.), then functional medicine is the path that may provide you with most answers. Often enough, I implement functional lab profile, in order to obtain further insight into the underlying cause(s).
I am an Integrative/holistic Registered dietitian Nutritionist with extensive training in Functional Medicine. If you are suffering from a chronic medical condition, and wish to find out WHY this is happening to YOU, and HOW we can ADDRESS the underlying issues in your unique physiology, and biochemistry, while taking into consideration your genetic profile and interactions with your environment (diet, allergies, pollution, toxins etc.), then functional medicine is the path that may provide you with most answers. Often enough, I implement functional lab profile, in order to obtain further insight into the underlying cause(s).
(248) 639-4549 View (248) 639-4549
Photo of Ryann Hilton - NourishRX Nutrition, RD, LDN, CEDRD, Nutritionist/Dietitian
NourishRX Nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LDN, CEDRD
Verified Verified
Ann Arbor, MI 48109  (Online Only)
We are NourishRX Nutrition, an outpatient eating disorder practice. Ryann, our founder, is a certified eating disorder registered dietitian who began our practice in 2010. We are a team of Registered Dietitians here to listen and get to the root of what’s causing you harm while establishing a safe and trusted space. Together we will work towards letting go of diet mentality and developing healthy habits to support improved nutrition and improved body image. We will work to pursue a healing journey that helps you to create a more meaningful, confident, and connected life! Book a FREE call: www.nourishrx.com/appointments
We are NourishRX Nutrition, an outpatient eating disorder practice. Ryann, our founder, is a certified eating disorder registered dietitian who began our practice in 2010. We are a team of Registered Dietitians here to listen and get to the root of what’s causing you harm while establishing a safe and trusted space. Together we will work towards letting go of diet mentality and developing healthy habits to support improved nutrition and improved body image. We will work to pursue a healing journey that helps you to create a more meaningful, confident, and connected life! Book a FREE call: www.nourishrx.com/appointments
(734) 203-7977 View (734) 203-7977
Photo of Susan Katz-Scheinker, MBA, RD, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Susan Katz-Scheinker
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MBA, RD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Cambium Nutrition first gathers personal history to learn about your relationship with food and health. Noting specific eating patterns, relating to unique experiences and goals, a plan is created to support health and a newly energized relationship with food. As the relationship changes with food, a newfound freedom and enjoyment comes to life This powerful and connected energy ulitmately supports a nourished body and healthy balanced life.
Cambium Nutrition first gathers personal history to learn about your relationship with food and health. Noting specific eating patterns, relating to unique experiences and goals, a plan is created to support health and a newly energized relationship with food. As the relationship changes with food, a newfound freedom and enjoyment comes to life This powerful and connected energy ulitmately supports a nourished body and healthy balanced life.
(269) 795-6570 View (269) 795-6570
Photo of Lauren Spears, RD, LD, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Lauren Spears
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LD
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48201
I help clients with plant-based nutrition, PCOS, weight loss, insulin resistance, prediabetes, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, digestive issues, and more. My approach is judgement-free and evidence-based. I'm here to guide you towards your goals in an approachable way. I can help you to lose weight permanently, reverse your PCOS symptoms naturally, and improve insulin sensitivity.
I help clients with plant-based nutrition, PCOS, weight loss, insulin resistance, prediabetes, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, digestive issues, and more. My approach is judgement-free and evidence-based. I'm here to guide you towards your goals in an approachable way. I can help you to lose weight permanently, reverse your PCOS symptoms naturally, and improve insulin sensitivity.
(313) 710-5954 View (313) 710-5954
Israa Alia
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MBA, RDN
Not Verified Not Verified
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
As a dietitian, Israa helps counsel individuals to set SMART goals that fit into their lifestyle. Israa strongly believes that dietary habits should not conflict with an individual’s lifestyle but rather help to enhance it. Israa has been working as a registered dietitian for four years. She has a Bachelor of Science in dietetics and a Master’s in Business Administration, focusing on healthcare. She gained substantial experience in inpatient, outpatient, and long-term care. As a result, Israa has a strong clinical background in nutrition-related diseases like diabetes, kidney disease, and oncology to name a few.
As a dietitian, Israa helps counsel individuals to set SMART goals that fit into their lifestyle. Israa strongly believes that dietary habits should not conflict with an individual’s lifestyle but rather help to enhance it. Israa has been working as a registered dietitian for four years. She has a Bachelor of Science in dietetics and a Master’s in Business Administration, focusing on healthcare. She gained substantial experience in inpatient, outpatient, and long-term care. As a result, Israa has a strong clinical background in nutrition-related diseases like diabetes, kidney disease, and oncology to name a few.
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Photo of Dana Goldberg, MS, RDN, CLT, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Dana Goldberg
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CLT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you sick of trying every diet and never achieving or maintaining your goals? Feel confused and overwhelmed by all the different nutrition information being thrown at you every day? Feel completely ashamed and defeated because you just have no self-control to “get it together”? We will throw out those miserable diets to simplify your nutrition goals and create a life-long solution you love. Whether you’re at home in your kitchen, out to dinner with friends, or on vacation with family, I’ll help you feel confident about your food choices and in control of what you choose to eat.
Are you sick of trying every diet and never achieving or maintaining your goals? Feel confused and overwhelmed by all the different nutrition information being thrown at you every day? Feel completely ashamed and defeated because you just have no self-control to “get it together”? We will throw out those miserable diets to simplify your nutrition goals and create a life-long solution you love. Whether you’re at home in your kitchen, out to dinner with friends, or on vacation with family, I’ll help you feel confident about your food choices and in control of what you choose to eat.
(947) 282-9062 View (947) 282-9062
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Rachel Darr
Nutritionist/Dietitian, PhD, RD, CSSD
Verified Verified
Frankenmuth, MI 48734
Allergies and Allergy Prevention: Fed is best! But there is also a way to prevent allergies so that future nutrient needs are not impacted by limited food choices. Working with pregnant moms and moms of new infants we can capture that important 12 month period of life, just starting out with ways to prevent those food allergies. Timing is everything! I help you create goals that fit who you and your child are, what you're already doing and teach you how to incorporate your already blossoming own ideas into action.
Allergies and Allergy Prevention: Fed is best! But there is also a way to prevent allergies so that future nutrient needs are not impacted by limited food choices. Working with pregnant moms and moms of new infants we can capture that important 12 month period of life, just starting out with ways to prevent those food allergies. Timing is everything! I help you create goals that fit who you and your child are, what you're already doing and teach you how to incorporate your already blossoming own ideas into action.
(989) 843-2883 View (989) 843-2883
Photo of Shivani Sharma, RDN, CLT, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Shivani Sharma
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, CLT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Troy, MI 48084
Do you have a chronic health condition such as IBS, Migraines, Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, eczema, or others? Since 80% of your immune system is in the gut, foods can act as "triggers" causing inflammation, pain, bloating, diarrhea and more. Your immune system is as unique as a fingerprint, so there is no one-size-fits all solution. What might give one person a migraine doesn't necessarily give someone else a migraine. I personalize my approach by combining nutrition, laboratory analysis and supplements (if needed). Most importantly I listen. You know your body better. Together we'll develop an approach that works for you.
Do you have a chronic health condition such as IBS, Migraines, Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, eczema, or others? Since 80% of your immune system is in the gut, foods can act as "triggers" causing inflammation, pain, bloating, diarrhea and more. Your immune system is as unique as a fingerprint, so there is no one-size-fits all solution. What might give one person a migraine doesn't necessarily give someone else a migraine. I personalize my approach by combining nutrition, laboratory analysis and supplements (if needed). Most importantly I listen. You know your body better. Together we'll develop an approach that works for you.
(248) 468-4418 View (248) 468-4418
Photo of Alyssa Koopman, MS, RDN, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Alyssa Koopman
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49503  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed by conflicting nutrition advice? Unsure of how to fuel your body optimally for your daily activities? Looking to feel confident in your food and movement practices? Understanding the complexities of nutrition can be daunting, especially with the abundance of conflicting information available today. Together, we'll build your confidence in making impactful nutrition choices, fostering transformational results in your health journey.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by conflicting nutrition advice? Unsure of how to fuel your body optimally for your daily activities? Looking to feel confident in your food and movement practices? Understanding the complexities of nutrition can be daunting, especially with the abundance of conflicting information available today. Together, we'll build your confidence in making impactful nutrition choices, fostering transformational results in your health journey.
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Caitlyn Hunter
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD
Verified Verified
I help women lose weight without diets and the restrictions they bring by teaching them how to eat for their body, goals, and lifestyle. You're confused about where to start and knowing what is actually right because you are in diet information overload. You need a step by step plan to follow and guidance that makes nutrition simple, fun, enjoyable, and sustainable long term. You're busy and time is limited, but that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice your health. Little changes can go a long way, and eating healthy doesn't require hours in the kitchen.
I help women lose weight without diets and the restrictions they bring by teaching them how to eat for their body, goals, and lifestyle. You're confused about where to start and knowing what is actually right because you are in diet information overload. You need a step by step plan to follow and guidance that makes nutrition simple, fun, enjoyable, and sustainable long term. You're busy and time is limited, but that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice your health. Little changes can go a long way, and eating healthy doesn't require hours in the kitchen.
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FAQs - About Nutritionists and Dietitians

How can I find a dietitian or nutritionist in Michigan?

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.