Nutritionists and Dietitians in Missouri

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Photo of Cristen Luehmann - Cristen Luehmann Nutrition Counseling, LLC, MS, RDN/LD, CEDS, NBC-HWC, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Cristen Luehmann Nutrition Counseling, LLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN/LD, CEDS, NBC-HWC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63131
I am a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Licensed in Missouri and Illinois. I have a Master’s degree in Nutrition & Allied Health. I approach nutrition from a whole-person, neuro-affirming, and non-diet/weight-neutral framework. I am a Board Certified as a Health & Wellness Coach, and a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist. I have been a healthcare provider since 1995, incorporating strategies from multiple mind-body practices including Intuitive Eating, Responsive Feeding, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Interoceptive Awareness.
I am a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Licensed in Missouri and Illinois. I have a Master’s degree in Nutrition & Allied Health. I approach nutrition from a whole-person, neuro-affirming, and non-diet/weight-neutral framework. I am a Board Certified as a Health & Wellness Coach, and a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist. I have been a healthcare provider since 1995, incorporating strategies from multiple mind-body practices including Intuitive Eating, Responsive Feeding, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Interoceptive Awareness.
(314) 485-9952 View (314) 485-9952
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Real Nutrition & Fitness, LLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MPH, RD, CSSD, LD, CPT
Verified Verified
Clayton, MO 63105
As a registered dietitian, I specialize in intuitive eating by teaching individuals to give up the diet mentality and start focusing on incorporating all foods into their diet. I also use this same philosophy among the athletes I work with and those struggling with eating disorders and disordered eating. I teach my clients to empower themselves to start saying yes to foods instead of no. Changing the way we eat is a lifestyle change but it doesn’t have to be radical either. Nutrition does not have to be difficult, but somehow we have made eating food very confusing.
As a registered dietitian, I specialize in intuitive eating by teaching individuals to give up the diet mentality and start focusing on incorporating all foods into their diet. I also use this same philosophy among the athletes I work with and those struggling with eating disorders and disordered eating. I teach my clients to empower themselves to start saying yes to foods instead of no. Changing the way we eat is a lifestyle change but it doesn’t have to be radical either. Nutrition does not have to be difficult, but somehow we have made eating food very confusing.
(636) 492-5039 View (636) 492-5039
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Laura Bradfield
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LD
Verified Verified
My nutritional experience and expertise is primarily in eating disorders/disordered eating and behavioral health, including ARFID. I also have a background in sports nutrition.
My nutritional experience and expertise is primarily in eating disorders/disordered eating and behavioral health, including ARFID. I also have a background in sports nutrition.
(314) 350-4397 View (314) 350-4397
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Donna Webb
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LD, CDE
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65804
My name is Donna Webb. I am a licensed dietitian, certified diabetes educator and founder of Bright Sky Nutrition. For many years, I was a "low fat" dietitian. As I preached this message, I watched the epidemic of chronic disease explode all around me. Scientific research has leads us back to where we started thousands of years ago, back to the food God had already created for us: food grown and raised in nature. Armed with this new research, I can help you find the answers that you're looking for and help you start living a healthier life.
My name is Donna Webb. I am a licensed dietitian, certified diabetes educator and founder of Bright Sky Nutrition. For many years, I was a "low fat" dietitian. As I preached this message, I watched the epidemic of chronic disease explode all around me. Scientific research has leads us back to where we started thousands of years ago, back to the food God had already created for us: food grown and raised in nature. Armed with this new research, I can help you find the answers that you're looking for and help you start living a healthier life.
(417) 479-3200 View (417) 479-3200
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One Bite Nutrition Consulting
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MPH, RD, LD, CLT, CDCES
Verified Verified
Sunrise Beach, MO 65079  (Online Only)
I specialize in diabetes education and management to reduce complications and improve your quality of life. I also help people with gastrointestinal disorders. I am a Certified LEAP Therapist and can help people improve their gastrointestinal symptoms by reducing inflammation. I have also provided assistance with weight management for adults, teens and children.
I specialize in diabetes education and management to reduce complications and improve your quality of life. I also help people with gastrointestinal disorders. I am a Certified LEAP Therapist and can help people improve their gastrointestinal symptoms by reducing inflammation. I have also provided assistance with weight management for adults, teens and children.
(573) 400-0486 View (573) 400-0486
Photo of Lindsay Nelson - The Virtual PCOS Dietitian, RDN, LD, Nutritionist/Dietitian
The Virtual PCOS Dietitian
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LD
Verified Verified
Blue Springs, MO 64015
I teach women with PCOS how to reduce symptoms and manage the condition with nutrition and lifestyle. I offer a 4-session PCOS package where we talk about nutrition, supplements, cycles, fertility, movement, body image, body positivity, stress and lifestyle. All clients receive weekly meal plans while they work with me.
I teach women with PCOS how to reduce symptoms and manage the condition with nutrition and lifestyle. I offer a 4-session PCOS package where we talk about nutrition, supplements, cycles, fertility, movement, body image, body positivity, stress and lifestyle. All clients receive weekly meal plans while they work with me.
(816) 227-6686 View (816) 227-6686
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Springfield Nutrition Studio
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65804
You're tired of nutrition programs that aren't sustainable. You've been trying to tackle your health on your own and you're feeling confused with the conflicting information available online and from your providers. You are motivated but aren't sure where to start.
You're tired of nutrition programs that aren't sustainable. You've been trying to tackle your health on your own and you're feeling confused with the conflicting information available online and from your providers. You are motivated but aren't sure where to start.
(417) 479-2811 View (417) 479-2811
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Nourished with Sarah
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN LDN
Verified Verified
Lees Summit, MO 64063
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist at ReNourish located in Lee’s Summit, Missouri (USA). Providing medical nutrition therapy and nutrition counseling for those with eating disorders or disordered eating, and those with chronic illness or other nutrition concerns. Practice philosophy is from a Health-At-Every-Size, weight-inclusive approach. Telehealth is offered as well as in-office appointments. Licensed in Missouri and Kansas (USA).
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist at ReNourish located in Lee’s Summit, Missouri (USA). Providing medical nutrition therapy and nutrition counseling for those with eating disorders or disordered eating, and those with chronic illness or other nutrition concerns. Practice philosophy is from a Health-At-Every-Size, weight-inclusive approach. Telehealth is offered as well as in-office appointments. Licensed in Missouri and Kansas (USA).
(816) 608-6484 x83 View (816) 608-6484 x83
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Abby Malloy
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN
Verified Verified
O Fallon, MO 63368  (Online Only)
As your wellness bestie, I'm here for it all. If you suffer from bloating, constipation, loose stools, fatigue, or skin issues, let's fix that! I help both men and women find the true reason behind their symptoms and help them to feel their best. If you're ready to put behind the days of worrying why you're constantly struggling to manage your symptoms, cutting out foods without relief, and overwhelmed with what will work, fill out the form on my website for a free 30 minute discovery call. We chat about your struggles and how we can work together to overcome them!
As your wellness bestie, I'm here for it all. If you suffer from bloating, constipation, loose stools, fatigue, or skin issues, let's fix that! I help both men and women find the true reason behind their symptoms and help them to feel their best. If you're ready to put behind the days of worrying why you're constantly struggling to manage your symptoms, cutting out foods without relief, and overwhelmed with what will work, fill out the form on my website for a free 30 minute discovery call. We chat about your struggles and how we can work together to overcome them!
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Healing Streams Counseling, LLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MA, MEd, LPC, RDN, LD
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63146
Are you struggling with a poor relationship with food or binge eating? Do you feel like you are out of control and food controls your life? Are you tired of being on diets and are ready to embrace a new relationship with your body and food? We know that diets do not work. I utilize the Intuitive Eating approach to restore a healthy relationship with your body and food. I hold dual licenses as a Licensed Mental Health Professional Counselor and a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist giving me a unique set of skills to treat food related issues, including subconscious thoughts, past trauma, and difficult emotions.
Are you struggling with a poor relationship with food or binge eating? Do you feel like you are out of control and food controls your life? Are you tired of being on diets and are ready to embrace a new relationship with your body and food? We know that diets do not work. I utilize the Intuitive Eating approach to restore a healthy relationship with your body and food. I hold dual licenses as a Licensed Mental Health Professional Counselor and a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist giving me a unique set of skills to treat food related issues, including subconscious thoughts, past trauma, and difficult emotions.
(314) 441-7138 View (314) 441-7138
Photo of Lauren Gallen - Wholemade Nutrition, MS, RDN, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Wholemade Nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63118
We are three Registered Dietitian Nutritionists with a mission to empower women to create sustainable lifestyle habits and cultivate a healthy, nourishing relationship with food through individualized coaching using a whole food focused, flexible and evidenced based approach. For fertility focused clients, whether you're managing symptoms of PCOS, ready to start preparing to conceive, or on your TTC journey we can help you find a nutrition plan to support your reproductive health.
We are three Registered Dietitian Nutritionists with a mission to empower women to create sustainable lifestyle habits and cultivate a healthy, nourishing relationship with food through individualized coaching using a whole food focused, flexible and evidenced based approach. For fertility focused clients, whether you're managing symptoms of PCOS, ready to start preparing to conceive, or on your TTC journey we can help you find a nutrition plan to support your reproductive health.
(314) 208-3596 View (314) 208-3596
Photo of Emily Hammon - Registered Dietitian, Emily H, RD LD N, CYNS, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Registered Dietitian
Nutritionist/Dietitian, Emily H, RD LD N, CYNS
Verified Verified
Chesterfield, MO 63017  (Online Only)
Emily is a Board-Certified Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with over 20 years of clinical experience. She is enrolled in Maryland University of Integrative Health’s Doctor of Clinical Nutrition program. Her extensive years in clinical settings have made her an expert at improving dual-diagnosis outcomes for many clients and those with weight concerns. She has practitioner capabilities to order labs and food allergy/sensitivity testing through Rupa Health and Oxford Biomedical Technologies. Book on-line at: www.faynutrition.com/dietitians/emily-hammon
Emily is a Board-Certified Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with over 20 years of clinical experience. She is enrolled in Maryland University of Integrative Health’s Doctor of Clinical Nutrition program. Her extensive years in clinical settings have made her an expert at improving dual-diagnosis outcomes for many clients and those with weight concerns. She has practitioner capabilities to order labs and food allergy/sensitivity testing through Rupa Health and Oxford Biomedical Technologies. Book on-line at: www.faynutrition.com/dietitians/emily-hammon
(314) 207-8745 View (314) 207-8745
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Kaitlin Thiel
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LD
Verified Verified
Marshall, MO 65340
I am looking for eager and excited people looking to improve their performance, lose weight, and create healthy eating habits to improve their overall health. I provide virtual meal prepping, grocery lists, macronutrient counts, and one on one virtual nutrition coaching. I would love you to join my team at KT Performance Nutrition!
I am looking for eager and excited people looking to improve their performance, lose weight, and create healthy eating habits to improve their overall health. I provide virtual meal prepping, grocery lists, macronutrient counts, and one on one virtual nutrition coaching. I would love you to join my team at KT Performance Nutrition!
(660) 235-3432 View (660) 235-3432
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Better Balance
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MA, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63139
Hi, I'm Nikki a registered dietitian here to help you find a life of health, happiness & balance. I started Better Balance to give you a solution to achieving the health & life of balance you deserve. A practice with no rigidity, restrictions or judgement & an individualized approach that honors your values. We strive to support, guide & encourage you every step of the way. If you are looking to have a better relationship with food, learn how to properly nourish and fuel your body, develop sustainable habits, manage your chronic disease and/ or achieve your weight loss goals through sustainable practices, we can support you.
Hi, I'm Nikki a registered dietitian here to help you find a life of health, happiness & balance. I started Better Balance to give you a solution to achieving the health & life of balance you deserve. A practice with no rigidity, restrictions or judgement & an individualized approach that honors your values. We strive to support, guide & encourage you every step of the way. If you are looking to have a better relationship with food, learn how to properly nourish and fuel your body, develop sustainable habits, manage your chronic disease and/ or achieve your weight loss goals through sustainable practices, we can support you.
(314) 866-9443 View (314) 866-9443
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Kristin Paver
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
Clayton, MO 63105  (Online Only)
Kristin is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who practices out of Health Loft, specializing in working with adults and adolescents with Eating Disorders, Disordered Eating, Digestive issues, Crohn's, Celiac, IBS, PCOS, and interested in Weight Management. Kristin enjoys collaborating with her clients and supporting them on their journey towards making sustainable lifestyle changes and believes health relies on the balance of nutritional, mental, social, emotional, physical and spiritual wellness. She whole heartedly believes that food is information for our cells and what we eat is critical to how we reveal ourselves to the world.
Kristin is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who practices out of Health Loft, specializing in working with adults and adolescents with Eating Disorders, Disordered Eating, Digestive issues, Crohn's, Celiac, IBS, PCOS, and interested in Weight Management. Kristin enjoys collaborating with her clients and supporting them on their journey towards making sustainable lifestyle changes and believes health relies on the balance of nutritional, mental, social, emotional, physical and spiritual wellness. She whole heartedly believes that food is information for our cells and what we eat is critical to how we reveal ourselves to the world.
(314) 722-6465 View (314) 722-6465
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Christine Sinak
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63119  (Online Only)
I’m a registered dietitian with a virtual private practice that supports individuals struggling with eating disorders, chronic dieting, and body image issues - for the folx I work with, food feels hard. I strive to create a safe, judgement-free space for all individuals to share and process their experiences - my style is warm, accessible, and not without humor. I regularly integrate nutrition science with body-based (somatic) practices and therapeutic coaching to help my clients learn to nourish themselves from the bottom up, with confidence. Please visit my website for more details.
I’m a registered dietitian with a virtual private practice that supports individuals struggling with eating disorders, chronic dieting, and body image issues - for the folx I work with, food feels hard. I strive to create a safe, judgement-free space for all individuals to share and process their experiences - my style is warm, accessible, and not without humor. I regularly integrate nutrition science with body-based (somatic) practices and therapeutic coaching to help my clients learn to nourish themselves from the bottom up, with confidence. Please visit my website for more details.
(314) 526-2832 View (314) 526-2832
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Sarah Udell
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CDCES
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Peters, MO 63376  (Online Only)
I’m an RD who specializes in sustainable weight loss for busy women and moms just like you. I’m a mom of two high energy boys and I know firsthand just how hard it can be to prioritize your needs among all the craziness going on around you. My mission is to show you that having a healthy lifestyle and reaching your nutrition and body composition goals is actually possible for you, even in your mom era! With 12+ years as an RD, I am passionate about helping you get out of your own way and sustainably lose weight without over-restrictive diets that have you cutting out all of your favorite foods, only to overeat them later.
I’m an RD who specializes in sustainable weight loss for busy women and moms just like you. I’m a mom of two high energy boys and I know firsthand just how hard it can be to prioritize your needs among all the craziness going on around you. My mission is to show you that having a healthy lifestyle and reaching your nutrition and body composition goals is actually possible for you, even in your mom era! With 12+ years as an RD, I am passionate about helping you get out of your own way and sustainably lose weight without over-restrictive diets that have you cutting out all of your favorite foods, only to overeat them later.
(636) 229-9092 View (636) 229-9092
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Tammy S Cook
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LD, CEDRD
Verified Verified
Saint Peters, MO 63376
I am a registered, licensed dietitian, certified eating disorder specialist and nutrition therapist. I specialize in the treatment of eating disorders. I also work with clients on body image, fitness, sports nutrition, intuitive eating, weight management, medical conditions requiring dietary modification and postoperative bariatric surgery diets.
I am a registered, licensed dietitian, certified eating disorder specialist and nutrition therapist. I specialize in the treatment of eating disorders. I also work with clients on body image, fitness, sports nutrition, intuitive eating, weight management, medical conditions requiring dietary modification and postoperative bariatric surgery diets.
(636) 317-5658 View (636) 317-5658
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Becky Webb
Nutritionist/Dietitian, FNTP, RCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Charles, MO 63301
I get it, you are tired of being tired. You want energy to do the things you missing doing. You want to wake up feeling refreshed and able to start the day with enthusiasm and vigor. You want to be able to play with your kids or grandkids and not feel exhausted. You want to age significantly slower and enjoy your life without aches and pains reminding you that the years feel like they are passing you by. It's time to get energy and metabolism back to your cells. It's time to reduce your stress, relieve your body of toxins and thrive! All my programs are faith based in order to connect with the creator for healing.
I get it, you are tired of being tired. You want energy to do the things you missing doing. You want to wake up feeling refreshed and able to start the day with enthusiasm and vigor. You want to be able to play with your kids or grandkids and not feel exhausted. You want to age significantly slower and enjoy your life without aches and pains reminding you that the years feel like they are passing you by. It's time to get energy and metabolism back to your cells. It's time to reduce your stress, relieve your body of toxins and thrive! All my programs are faith based in order to connect with the creator for healing.
(636) 263-9625 View (636) 263-9625
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Dani Roberts
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LDN, CEDS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chesterfield, MO 63017
I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) passionate about helping people make peace with food and their bodies. My nutrition expertise will help you sort out the truths and lies we read about nutrition. A relationship with food and eating is not meant to be so complicated and scary. I will teach you how to live a life free of ‘food rules and restrictions.’ I am able to see client virtually in the following states: AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, MA, MI, NC, NJ, NY, MO, OK, OR, PA, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, & WY.
I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) passionate about helping people make peace with food and their bodies. My nutrition expertise will help you sort out the truths and lies we read about nutrition. A relationship with food and eating is not meant to be so complicated and scary. I will teach you how to live a life free of ‘food rules and restrictions.’ I am able to see client virtually in the following states: AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, MA, MI, NC, NJ, NY, MO, OK, OR, PA, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, & WY.
(314) 866-7752 View (314) 866-7752
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FAQs - About Nutritionists and Dietitians

How can I find a dietitian or nutritionist in Missouri?

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.