Nutritionists and Dietitians in Hennepin County, MN

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Photo of Tara Zauhar, MS, RD, LD, CSSD, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Tara Zauhar
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LD, CSSD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I take a client-focused approach and have experience with nutrition counseling, eating disorders, weight management, women's health and sports nutrition. I will work with my client to help them reach their goals and be your biggest cheerleader. I will be there to answer questions, give (honest) feedback and if you want assistance in making lifestyle adjustments, I am your person!
I take a client-focused approach and have experience with nutrition counseling, eating disorders, weight management, women's health and sports nutrition. I will work with my client to help them reach their goals and be your biggest cheerleader. I will be there to answer questions, give (honest) feedback and if you want assistance in making lifestyle adjustments, I am your person!
(952) 243-5506 View (952) 243-5506
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Rasa Troup
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, CSSD, LD, OLY
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Rasa’s passion lies in enriching lives with joy, kindness, compassion, and love by respecting and attuning to the inner wisdom and values of all human bodies, abilities, communities, and our planet. Rasa's approach to nutrition is grounded in a non-diet, weight-inclusive, trauma-informed, and body trust-informed philosophy.
Rasa’s passion lies in enriching lives with joy, kindness, compassion, and love by respecting and attuning to the inner wisdom and values of all human bodies, abilities, communities, and our planet. Rasa's approach to nutrition is grounded in a non-diet, weight-inclusive, trauma-informed, and body trust-informed philosophy.
(612) 688-6931 View (612) 688-6931
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Melissa Albrecht
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RN, RD, LD
Verified Verified
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Hi! My name is Melissa and I am both a registered dietitian and a registered nurse. Although I have learned so much and enjoyed working as a registered nurse in both acute care and outpatient settings, my interests truly lie in chronic disease prevention and management through a healthful diet and lifestyle and in learning from the journey taken toward achieving these goals. My passion is in helping others along their journeys to reaching their personal health and wellness goals.
Hi! My name is Melissa and I am both a registered dietitian and a registered nurse. Although I have learned so much and enjoyed working as a registered nurse in both acute care and outpatient settings, my interests truly lie in chronic disease prevention and management through a healthful diet and lifestyle and in learning from the journey taken toward achieving these goals. My passion is in helping others along their journeys to reaching their personal health and wellness goals.
(763) 314-4888 View (763) 314-4888
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Kaitlyn Pscodna
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LDN, CSSD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55414  (Online Only)
I specialize in sports performance and eating disorder care. I help athletes and active individuals heal from disordered eating, an eating disorder or Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S). My passion lies in helping others break free from diet culture, develop a positive relationship with food and achieve peak performance. I practice from an anti-diet, Healthy At Every Size (HAES) lens, meaning you will never hear me demonize food or bodies.
I specialize in sports performance and eating disorder care. I help athletes and active individuals heal from disordered eating, an eating disorder or Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S). My passion lies in helping others break free from diet culture, develop a positive relationship with food and achieve peak performance. I practice from an anti-diet, Healthy At Every Size (HAES) lens, meaning you will never hear me demonize food or bodies.
(612) 682-1399 View (612) 682-1399
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Ashlyn Marler
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LD
Verified Verified
Edina, MN 55439
Food has the unique ability to bring people closer together and promote healing. However, we are often bombarded by unrealistic expectations of health. By creating sustainable eating patterns, overcoming food biases, and weight stigma, I helps clients redefine their understanding of health to focus on overall well-being, rather than just weight and dieting. I would be happy to join you on your journey to food freedom!
Food has the unique ability to bring people closer together and promote healing. However, we are often bombarded by unrealistic expectations of health. By creating sustainable eating patterns, overcoming food biases, and weight stigma, I helps clients redefine their understanding of health to focus on overall well-being, rather than just weight and dieting. I would be happy to join you on your journey to food freedom!
(763) 577-2489 View (763) 577-2489
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Madeline Glazos Nutrition LLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wayzata, MN 55391
Are you feeling overwhelmed by all the different messages in the media around nutrition and exercise? Does it feel like all the information you’re exposed to just leaves you feeling confused, defeated, or frustrated? Are you finding your thoughts around food and your body are taking up more space in your mind than you would like? Are you looking for guidance on how to nourish your body with nutrition and movement in a way that works individually for you, while taking into account all the factors that make you unique? If you relate to any of the above, I am happy you are here :)
Are you feeling overwhelmed by all the different messages in the media around nutrition and exercise? Does it feel like all the information you’re exposed to just leaves you feeling confused, defeated, or frustrated? Are you finding your thoughts around food and your body are taking up more space in your mind than you would like? Are you looking for guidance on how to nourish your body with nutrition and movement in a way that works individually for you, while taking into account all the factors that make you unique? If you relate to any of the above, I am happy you are here :)
(763) 878-6630 View (763) 878-6630
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Brittan Donohoe
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bloomington, MN 55431
I am not accepting new clients at this time. My goal is to walk beside you on your journey to feeling better about meeting your unique nutritional needs. My hope is to help you reconnect with your body by identifying hunger and fullness cues, helping to manage critical thoughts about food or checking in on your grocery list. We can partner together to address your concerns to allow you to feel better physically and mentally so you can rebuild, strengthen and enjoy your relationship with food. My approach includes prescriptive, intuitive and mindful eating.
I am not accepting new clients at this time. My goal is to walk beside you on your journey to feeling better about meeting your unique nutritional needs. My hope is to help you reconnect with your body by identifying hunger and fullness cues, helping to manage critical thoughts about food or checking in on your grocery list. We can partner together to address your concerns to allow you to feel better physically and mentally so you can rebuild, strengthen and enjoy your relationship with food. My approach includes prescriptive, intuitive and mindful eating.
(612) 324-5263 View (612) 324-5263
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Nicole Wavra
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MPH, RD, LD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55413
I am a Registered Dietitian that works with families and individuals to develop strong yet flexible relationships with food. I know that proper nutrition is an important part of keeping your body and brain healthy, which can be enhanced with enjoyment of preparing, eating and sharing food with others. I work with children, adolescents and adults of all ages and specialize in eating disorders and feeding disorders.
I am a Registered Dietitian that works with families and individuals to develop strong yet flexible relationships with food. I know that proper nutrition is an important part of keeping your body and brain healthy, which can be enhanced with enjoyment of preparing, eating and sharing food with others. I work with children, adolescents and adults of all ages and specialize in eating disorders and feeding disorders.
(651) 216-6555 View (651) 216-6555
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Upstream Nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LD, IFNCP, CLT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55406  (Online Only)
I specialize in functional and integrative nutritional approaches for chronic health problems. My ideal clients are those suffering from mental health concerns, digestive disorders, fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue, headaches/migraines, PCOS/infertility, autoimmune disorders, and other chronic conditions. Working together, I help my clients to learn about their personal nutrient needs, identify adverse food reactions and implement healing plans to revive health and well being. I offer specialized testing to understand your individual biochemistry, and recommend nutritional supplements on an individual basis. No cookie cutter programs!
I specialize in functional and integrative nutritional approaches for chronic health problems. My ideal clients are those suffering from mental health concerns, digestive disorders, fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue, headaches/migraines, PCOS/infertility, autoimmune disorders, and other chronic conditions. Working together, I help my clients to learn about their personal nutrient needs, identify adverse food reactions and implement healing plans to revive health and well being. I offer specialized testing to understand your individual biochemistry, and recommend nutritional supplements on an individual basis. No cookie cutter programs!
(612) 223-7379 View (612) 223-7379
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Miranda Torgrimson
Nutritionist/Dietitian, LD, RD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis Park, MN 55416  (Online Only)
As a registered dietitian, my goal is to help my clients develop a healthy and peaceful relationship with food. Whether it’s how food was talked about in your family growing up, messages from social media or feedback and advice from well-intentioned friends, there is likely an overwhelming amount of nutrition information available to you. How do you know what’s right, factual or most appropriate for you? My goal is to help un-complicate this information with an anti-diet and individualized approach to help you address your nutrition related concerns and make eating easier.
As a registered dietitian, my goal is to help my clients develop a healthy and peaceful relationship with food. Whether it’s how food was talked about in your family growing up, messages from social media or feedback and advice from well-intentioned friends, there is likely an overwhelming amount of nutrition information available to you. How do you know what’s right, factual or most appropriate for you? My goal is to help un-complicate this information with an anti-diet and individualized approach to help you address your nutrition related concerns and make eating easier.
(952) 900-6314 View (952) 900-6314
Photo of Sofia Colantuono, MS, RDN, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Sofia Colantuono
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55404  (Online Only)
Sofia is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist specializing in working with adults and adolescents with Eating Disorders, Disordered Eating, Digestive issues (IBS, IBD, Low FODMAP), Hormonal Imbalances (PCOS, etc.), and interested in Sports Nutrition. Sofia is passionate about helping others build a positive relationship with food and their bodies. Nutrition is not one-size-fits all, and Sofia believes in the importance of having a client-centered approach and providing personalized nutrition care. Her past experiences have driven her desire to help others reach lifestyle changes in a sustainable and practical way.
Sofia is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist specializing in working with adults and adolescents with Eating Disorders, Disordered Eating, Digestive issues (IBS, IBD, Low FODMAP), Hormonal Imbalances (PCOS, etc.), and interested in Sports Nutrition. Sofia is passionate about helping others build a positive relationship with food and their bodies. Nutrition is not one-size-fits all, and Sofia believes in the importance of having a client-centered approach and providing personalized nutrition care. Her past experiences have driven her desire to help others reach lifestyle changes in a sustainable and practical way.
(612) 324-6528 View (612) 324-6528
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Rachel Onusko
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LD
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55416
I am a dietitian who works with individuals looking to explore their relationship with their food and body. I use a weight inclusive, non-diet, and all foods fit approach. I desire to prioritize each individual’s unique needs and values wherever they are at in their healing journey. I encourage individuals to show up as their whole selves as I provide a collaborative space to explore the systems of oppression that influence our relationship with our food and bodies. I intentionally invite LGBTQ+ and gender nonconforming individuals who are seeking nutrition therapy with a clinician who will honor their unique lived experiences.
I am a dietitian who works with individuals looking to explore their relationship with their food and body. I use a weight inclusive, non-diet, and all foods fit approach. I desire to prioritize each individual’s unique needs and values wherever they are at in their healing journey. I encourage individuals to show up as their whole selves as I provide a collaborative space to explore the systems of oppression that influence our relationship with our food and bodies. I intentionally invite LGBTQ+ and gender nonconforming individuals who are seeking nutrition therapy with a clinician who will honor their unique lived experiences.
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Nourishing Waves Nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LD
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Welcome to Nourishing Waves Nutrition, I am glad you have landed here with hope that you are on your journey to healing your relationship with food and body. I provide telehealth services to clients residing in both Minnesota and Wisconsin, and in person services to clients in the Twin Cities.
Welcome to Nourishing Waves Nutrition, I am glad you have landed here with hope that you are on your journey to healing your relationship with food and body. I provide telehealth services to clients residing in both Minnesota and Wisconsin, and in person services to clients in the Twin Cities.
(612) 324-5146 View (612) 324-5146
Photo of Tracy Mindiola, RD, LD, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Tracy Mindiola
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LD
Verified Verified
Maple Grove, MN 55369
I am an avid runner and marathoner who believes in the power of strength training. I have personally struggled with weight and (GI) disorders that puzzled doctors. As a parent of a child with Autism, I've navigated the challenges of picky eating, sensory disorders, and food aversions. My experiences of feeling lost and unheard in medical settings drive my passion for helping clients feel listened to, love food, meet their nutritional needs, and be happy with their choices. Passionate helping people of all abilities manage immune disorders, gut health and over health through nutrition
I am an avid runner and marathoner who believes in the power of strength training. I have personally struggled with weight and (GI) disorders that puzzled doctors. As a parent of a child with Autism, I've navigated the challenges of picky eating, sensory disorders, and food aversions. My experiences of feeling lost and unheard in medical settings drive my passion for helping clients feel listened to, love food, meet their nutritional needs, and be happy with their choices. Passionate helping people of all abilities manage immune disorders, gut health and over health through nutrition
(763) 888-0954 View (763) 888-0954
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Sam L Scardigli
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
I aim to improve my clientele's relationship with food, regardless of the reason for the sessions. Many times, clients I work with feel preoccupied/obsessed with food and diet culture and are seeking release from this distress. The typical clientele I work with includes those struggling with disordered eating, those looking to gain or lose weight, and those who have concerns about cardiovascular health. I also have a Master of Science degree in Nutrition & Physical Performance and enjoy meeting with athletes to discuss ways to optimize performance through nutritional habits.
I aim to improve my clientele's relationship with food, regardless of the reason for the sessions. Many times, clients I work with feel preoccupied/obsessed with food and diet culture and are seeking release from this distress. The typical clientele I work with includes those struggling with disordered eating, those looking to gain or lose weight, and those who have concerns about cardiovascular health. I also have a Master of Science degree in Nutrition & Physical Performance and enjoy meeting with athletes to discuss ways to optimize performance through nutritional habits.
(763) 297-2883 View (763) 297-2883
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Marissa Olsen
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MBS, LN, CNS, CKNS, CLC
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55418
I specialize in evolutionary health - using a hunter-gatherer diet, primal exercise, and gut health to lose weight and heal disease. Our ancestors ate mostly meat, fruit, honey, eggs, raw dairy, and some root vegetables for 99% of our evolution and by adopting this historic human diet, we can not only lose weight but also heal autoimmune, digestive, and chronic diseases. I also specialize in gut health which includes killing harmful bacterial and fungal infections in the gut, introducing beneficial bacteria, and healing the gut lining. I am a Licensed Nutritionist, both nationally (CNS) and in the State of MN (LN).
I specialize in evolutionary health - using a hunter-gatherer diet, primal exercise, and gut health to lose weight and heal disease. Our ancestors ate mostly meat, fruit, honey, eggs, raw dairy, and some root vegetables for 99% of our evolution and by adopting this historic human diet, we can not only lose weight but also heal autoimmune, digestive, and chronic diseases. I also specialize in gut health which includes killing harmful bacterial and fungal infections in the gut, introducing beneficial bacteria, and healing the gut lining. I am a Licensed Nutritionist, both nationally (CNS) and in the State of MN (LN).
(612) 978-5124 View (612) 978-5124
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Devon Prevost
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN
Verified Verified
Edina, MN 55436
I am a registered dietitian nutritionist who works with adults, teens and families struggling with eating disorders, disordered eating and other feeding concerns. I practice from a weight inclusive and non-diet lens and I love instilling confidence and knowledge in clients as they strive towards peace with food and body. I truly believe everyone is capable of cultivating an enjoyable and intuitive relationship with food given the right tools and support.
I am a registered dietitian nutritionist who works with adults, teens and families struggling with eating disorders, disordered eating and other feeding concerns. I practice from a weight inclusive and non-diet lens and I love instilling confidence and knowledge in clients as they strive towards peace with food and body. I truly believe everyone is capable of cultivating an enjoyable and intuitive relationship with food given the right tools and support.
(508) 205-0307 View (508) 205-0307
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Elizabeth Jackson
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55416  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Eating is complex and personal. Eating can be joyful and nourishing or filled with conflict and pain from past experiences, sometimes passed down through generations. Aside from our individual and family history, our culture and often the world of health care can be harsh and stigmatizing about matters of size and shape and lead people to be in a constant battle with their bodies. Further, the world of nutrition and healthy eating advice can be full of contradiction, misinformation, and rigidity. Finally, any sort of physical issue or illness affected by eating behavior and food choices make it hard to know how to eat to be well.
Eating is complex and personal. Eating can be joyful and nourishing or filled with conflict and pain from past experiences, sometimes passed down through generations. Aside from our individual and family history, our culture and often the world of health care can be harsh and stigmatizing about matters of size and shape and lead people to be in a constant battle with their bodies. Further, the world of nutrition and healthy eating advice can be full of contradiction, misinformation, and rigidity. Finally, any sort of physical issue or illness affected by eating behavior and food choices make it hard to know how to eat to be well.
(952) 800-7561 View (952) 800-7561
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Flourish Nutrition Counseling
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LD
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55415  (Online Only)
Flourish Nutrition Counseling offers individualized support for those who are struggling with eating disorders, disordered eating and those looking to end the cycle of chronic dieting. All of our Registered Dietitians are also Certified Intuitive Eating Counselors, meaning we are equipped to help you relearn your body's physical sensations of hunger and fullness to ensure you meet your biological and psychological needs. We practice from a Health At Every Size (HAES) informed lens, meaning we do not focus on the number on the scale but rather the behaviors that contribute to overall health. We believe all bodies deserve respect.
Flourish Nutrition Counseling offers individualized support for those who are struggling with eating disorders, disordered eating and those looking to end the cycle of chronic dieting. All of our Registered Dietitians are also Certified Intuitive Eating Counselors, meaning we are equipped to help you relearn your body's physical sensations of hunger and fullness to ensure you meet your biological and psychological needs. We practice from a Health At Every Size (HAES) informed lens, meaning we do not focus on the number on the scale but rather the behaviors that contribute to overall health. We believe all bodies deserve respect.
(612) 682-6091 View (612) 682-6091
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Erin VanHattum
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LD
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55413
I'm passionate about helping individuals develop & maintain a peaceful relationship with food. I whole-heartedly believe that proper nutrition plays an important role in keeping one’s mind and body functioning to the best of its abilities, but that it doesn’t need to be as complicated as society might lead one to believe. I believe in an "all foods fit" approach and will strive to help you optimize your nutritional intake while honoring your body's hunger cues & genuine cravings. I'm a Health At Every Size RD and focus on behaviors with food over the number on the scale - because there is so much more to health than what you weigh!
I'm passionate about helping individuals develop & maintain a peaceful relationship with food. I whole-heartedly believe that proper nutrition plays an important role in keeping one’s mind and body functioning to the best of its abilities, but that it doesn’t need to be as complicated as society might lead one to believe. I believe in an "all foods fit" approach and will strive to help you optimize your nutritional intake while honoring your body's hunger cues & genuine cravings. I'm a Health At Every Size RD and focus on behaviors with food over the number on the scale - because there is so much more to health than what you weigh!
(612) 482-8324 View (612) 482-8324
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FAQs - About Nutritionists and Dietitians

How can I find a dietitian or nutritionist in Hennepin County?

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.