Nutritionists and Dietitians near Wyckoff, NJ

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Nutrition by Bess
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, CDN, CLT
Verified Verified
Ridgewood, NJ 07451
With nearly 20 years experience, I believe that being a great dietitian means more than just telling people what to eat, it is about becoming their guide to better nutrition and overall wellness. I believe nutrition should be tailored to the individual and fit into their life. Serving the NJ/NY Metro area, as well as all the US over telehealth and video, I work primarily with women suffering from PCOS and struggling with MENOPAUSE. I also have extensive experience with disordered eating, pre and postnatal nutrition, endometriosis, fertility issues, hormone balancing, and migraines.
With nearly 20 years experience, I believe that being a great dietitian means more than just telling people what to eat, it is about becoming their guide to better nutrition and overall wellness. I believe nutrition should be tailored to the individual and fit into their life. Serving the NJ/NY Metro area, as well as all the US over telehealth and video, I work primarily with women suffering from PCOS and struggling with MENOPAUSE. I also have extensive experience with disordered eating, pre and postnatal nutrition, endometriosis, fertility issues, hormone balancing, and migraines.
(855) 951-5445 View (855) 951-5445
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Elise Chassen Sopov
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, CDN, CLT
Verified Verified
Paramus, NJ 07652
I create individualized, realistic, and sustainable diet and exercise plans to reach your health and fitness goals. Along the way, I will support you in a way to make you feel empowered to make the changes needed, and help you develop the behavior modification techniques to overcome your personal barriers.
I create individualized, realistic, and sustainable diet and exercise plans to reach your health and fitness goals. Along the way, I will support you in a way to make you feel empowered to make the changes needed, and help you develop the behavior modification techniques to overcome your personal barriers.
(201) 632-5916 View (201) 632-5916
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Annette O'Neill
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CDN, ERYT200
Verified Verified
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Annette's nutrition practice focuses on a personalized, mindful, holistic approach to learning the secrets to healthy living. Together we will create an individualized program based on your unique lifestyle and demanding schedule to achieve long-term, sustainable results. Annette has worked with adults and children of all ages in conjunction with their doctors and other specialists with excellent results - helping them obtain healthy weights, as well as healthy cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels. She has helped athletes, individuals with disordered eating, diabetics, and other populations to gain, lose, or maintain weight in a healthy, personalized manner.
Annette's nutrition practice focuses on a personalized, mindful, holistic approach to learning the secrets to healthy living. Together we will create an individualized program based on your unique lifestyle and demanding schedule to achieve long-term, sustainable results. Annette has worked with adults and children of all ages in conjunction with their doctors and other specialists with excellent results - helping them obtain healthy weights, as well as healthy cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels. She has helped athletes, individuals with disordered eating, diabetics, and other populations to gain, lose, or maintain weight in a healthy, personalized manner.
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Sharon Wieder Nutrition LLC- Start Smart Nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LDN, MIEP
Verified Verified
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
As a pediatric dietitian nutritionist, I am passionate about working with children, teens and their families to create achievable goals by pinpointing small and realistic changes to improve overall health. We will address eating, feeding, sleep routines, screen time, physical activity and concerns and challenges specific to each client.
As a pediatric dietitian nutritionist, I am passionate about working with children, teens and their families to create achievable goals by pinpointing small and realistic changes to improve overall health. We will address eating, feeding, sleep routines, screen time, physical activity and concerns and challenges specific to each client.
(551) 210-2725 View (551) 210-2725
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Rachel Wilson
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD
Verified Verified
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Waitlist for new clients
My name is Rachel Wilson and I'm a registered dietitian. I started out in the hospital setting and have a strong clinical background. Now having moved on to the outpatient setting I work with patients developing personalized meal plans that are realistic, sustainable, and tailored to each patient's unique needs and preferences. I believe in a holistic approach to nutrition, considering not only the physical aspects but also the emotional and social factors that influence one's relationship with food. I am avid advocate for evidence-based nutrition and stays up-to-date with the latest research in the field as much as possible.
My name is Rachel Wilson and I'm a registered dietitian. I started out in the hospital setting and have a strong clinical background. Now having moved on to the outpatient setting I work with patients developing personalized meal plans that are realistic, sustainable, and tailored to each patient's unique needs and preferences. I believe in a holistic approach to nutrition, considering not only the physical aspects but also the emotional and social factors that influence one's relationship with food. I am avid advocate for evidence-based nutrition and stays up-to-date with the latest research in the field as much as possible.
(201) 561-8813 View (201) 561-8813
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Robert Galarowicz Clinical & Holistic Nutritionist
Nutritionist/Dietitian, ND, CHN
Verified Verified
Ramsey, NJ 07446
Discover How Clinical Nutrition Can Help You... If You Just Want To Lost A Few Pounds Or Improve A Chronic Health Condition, I Have The Most Complete Therapeutic Nutrition Service FOR YOU! I ENJOY to help people like you to use diet, nutrition and proper nutritional supplements to improve their health. Discover how I can help you ... lose weight, lower cholesterol, reverse diabetes and have more energy. Improve your digestion, eliminate menopause symptoms, depression, anxiety and decrease inflammation. Manage arthritis pain, autoimmune disease, High Blood Pressure and MORE ...Visit my website for $187 of FREE Goodies! Plus a no-charge
Discover How Clinical Nutrition Can Help You... If You Just Want To Lost A Few Pounds Or Improve A Chronic Health Condition, I Have The Most Complete Therapeutic Nutrition Service FOR YOU! I ENJOY to help people like you to use diet, nutrition and proper nutritional supplements to improve their health. Discover how I can help you ... lose weight, lower cholesterol, reverse diabetes and have more energy. Improve your digestion, eliminate menopause symptoms, depression, anxiety and decrease inflammation. Manage arthritis pain, autoimmune disease, High Blood Pressure and MORE ...Visit my website for $187 of FREE Goodies! Plus a no-charge
(201) 345-7495 View (201) 345-7495
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Julien Chamoun
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Paramus, NJ 07652
My name is Julien, and I am a Registered Dietitian with a masters in nutrition education. I have extensive experience working in a clinical setting with all age groups, ethnicities, genders, and medical conditions. In the outpatient facility, we can discuss in great detail what it will take to get you on the right path towards your personal goal.
My name is Julien, and I am a Registered Dietitian with a masters in nutrition education. I have extensive experience working in a clinical setting with all age groups, ethnicities, genders, and medical conditions. In the outpatient facility, we can discuss in great detail what it will take to get you on the right path towards your personal goal.
(973) 692-7901 View (973) 692-7901
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Azi Ahmadi MS, RDN, CDCES, CDN
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CDCES, CDN
Verified Verified
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Waitlist for new clients
Are you Wearing a CGM ? Has anyone even discussed this option with you? It is the only way we will know how food , exercise & sleep affects You Individually. Are you Feeling Overwhelmed or Stuck trying to Manage your Diabetes? Are you having Trouble Losing Weight & Keeping it off? Do you want to stop taking medication? Are you a women who has " Belly Fat" since Hitting Perimenopause? Are you going to the gym regularly , but are still not losing weight? Just reach out to me , i can definitely help you, as I practice what I preach. I will never let age or any medical condition affect my health Let's make 2024 a year of Solutions
Are you Wearing a CGM ? Has anyone even discussed this option with you? It is the only way we will know how food , exercise & sleep affects You Individually. Are you Feeling Overwhelmed or Stuck trying to Manage your Diabetes? Are you having Trouble Losing Weight & Keeping it off? Do you want to stop taking medication? Are you a women who has " Belly Fat" since Hitting Perimenopause? Are you going to the gym regularly , but are still not losing weight? Just reach out to me , i can definitely help you, as I practice what I preach. I will never let age or any medical condition affect my health Let's make 2024 a year of Solutions
(917) 809-5351 View (917) 809-5351
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Melissa Buczek Kelly
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, CDN
Verified Verified
Wayne, NJ 07470
As a a Registered Dietitian with over 10 years of experience in weight management, medical nutrition therapy, eating disorders, mindful eating, obesity treatment and more, I work with clients to make healthy eating realistic and enjoyable. I don't believe in "diet plans," rather I support people in incorporating a variety of foods into their everyday lives. From our first session, I can assure you that I listen and support my clients with compassion and understanding. We work together to succeed.
As a a Registered Dietitian with over 10 years of experience in weight management, medical nutrition therapy, eating disorders, mindful eating, obesity treatment and more, I work with clients to make healthy eating realistic and enjoyable. I don't believe in "diet plans," rather I support people in incorporating a variety of foods into their everyday lives. From our first session, I can assure you that I listen and support my clients with compassion and understanding. We work together to succeed.
(201) 231-8469 View (201) 231-8469
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Julene Stassou
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD
Verified Verified
Waldwick, NJ 07463
Chosen as Bergen County's Best Nutritionist by Bergen Health & Living & featured on the cover of 201 Magazine as one of 13 best health professionals in Bergen County. MY goal as a NUTRITIONIST is simply to help YOU reach your goals. With over 15 years of counseling experience as a REGISTERED DIETITIAN I individualize each session so that YOU get the MOST out of your time. I guarantee that you will use what you learn to feel better physically & emotionally. I will empower you to reach your WELLNESS goals.With my strong clinical background & my passion to help people, I make EVERY patient a priority.
Chosen as Bergen County's Best Nutritionist by Bergen Health & Living & featured on the cover of 201 Magazine as one of 13 best health professionals in Bergen County. MY goal as a NUTRITIONIST is simply to help YOU reach your goals. With over 15 years of counseling experience as a REGISTERED DIETITIAN I individualize each session so that YOU get the MOST out of your time. I guarantee that you will use what you learn to feel better physically & emotionally. I will empower you to reach your WELLNESS goals.With my strong clinical background & my passion to help people, I make EVERY patient a priority.
(917) 746-4061 View (917) 746-4061
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Nutrition Center of Bergen County
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN
Verified Verified
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
As a Registered Dietitian I am passionate about providing personalized nutritional therapy to children, adolescents and adults. A skills based approach is used to create a healthy relationship with food. I do not believe in diets! You will begin on a healthy journey that will begin with developing an understanding of the role food plays in your life. Along the way, you will acquire skills necessary to make lifetime behavioral modifications to help improve or prevent such problems as Obesity, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Cancers, Cardiovascular Disease, performance in sports/activities and self-image.
As a Registered Dietitian I am passionate about providing personalized nutritional therapy to children, adolescents and adults. A skills based approach is used to create a healthy relationship with food. I do not believe in diets! You will begin on a healthy journey that will begin with developing an understanding of the role food plays in your life. Along the way, you will acquire skills necessary to make lifetime behavioral modifications to help improve or prevent such problems as Obesity, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Cancers, Cardiovascular Disease, performance in sports/activities and self-image.
(973) 862-4835 View (973) 862-4835
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Elyssa Toomey
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, CEDS-S, RYT
Verified Verified
Ramsey, NJ 07446
I am passionate about helping people develop a peaceful relationship with food and their body. I specialize in helping clients heal from chronic dieting, disordered eating and eating disorders. I combine medical nutrition therapy with advanced training in eating disorders, intuitive eating, yoga, mindfulness, and somatic practices. I believes in an integrative approach, blending evidenced based science with Eastern philosophies and embodiment practices to help people recover and live full, meaningful lives.
I am passionate about helping people develop a peaceful relationship with food and their body. I specialize in helping clients heal from chronic dieting, disordered eating and eating disorders. I combine medical nutrition therapy with advanced training in eating disorders, intuitive eating, yoga, mindfulness, and somatic practices. I believes in an integrative approach, blending evidenced based science with Eastern philosophies and embodiment practices to help people recover and live full, meaningful lives.
(201) 514-6868 View (201) 514-6868
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Alexandra Orlan
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ramsey, NJ 07446  (Online Only)
***ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AND CONDUCTING TELE-HEALTH SESSIONS.** Meal prep and weight loss made simple. *Nutrition solutions for busy men and women **Realistic advice with actionable takeaways, meal plans, recipes, goal setting, and more.
***ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AND CONDUCTING TELE-HEALTH SESSIONS.** Meal prep and weight loss made simple. *Nutrition solutions for busy men and women **Realistic advice with actionable takeaways, meal plans, recipes, goal setting, and more.
(609) 798-2496 View (609) 798-2496
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Amity Lui
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ridgewood, NJ 07450  (Online Only)
Nearly 95 percent of my insurance clients pay $0 out of pocket for their sessions! When we work together I'll give you the tools needed to feel confident in your food choices and in control around food. I specialize in sports nutrition and eating disorders (including anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating). Whether you're looking to optimize athletic performance through nutrition, or trying to improve your relationship with food, I'm here to support you along the way. I'll guide you through creating a plan that works for YOU, based on your body's needs, lifestyle, and food preferences.
Nearly 95 percent of my insurance clients pay $0 out of pocket for their sessions! When we work together I'll give you the tools needed to feel confident in your food choices and in control around food. I specialize in sports nutrition and eating disorders (including anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating). Whether you're looking to optimize athletic performance through nutrition, or trying to improve your relationship with food, I'm here to support you along the way. I'll guide you through creating a plan that works for YOU, based on your body's needs, lifestyle, and food preferences.
(347) 970-8993 View (347) 970-8993
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Alexis Michel
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LDN, CLT
Verified Verified
Saddle River, NJ 07458  (Online Only)
To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art. I’m here to teach you the art. Ever wonder why people try dieting time after time, but can't find something that works for them? The issue is, they don't understand their body. I help you discover the best means to understand your body and provide it with the best personalized nourishment for enhanced well-being, increased vitality, and symptom relief. I get to know you so I can give you exactly what you need to be successful. I provide custom meal plans, grocery lists, hand-outs, recipe guides, & lab testing to get to the root cause of your health issues.
To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art. I’m here to teach you the art. Ever wonder why people try dieting time after time, but can't find something that works for them? The issue is, they don't understand their body. I help you discover the best means to understand your body and provide it with the best personalized nourishment for enhanced well-being, increased vitality, and symptom relief. I get to know you so I can give you exactly what you need to be successful. I provide custom meal plans, grocery lists, hand-outs, recipe guides, & lab testing to get to the root cause of your health issues.
(908) 827-6596 View (908) 827-6596
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Robin Decicco
Nutritionist/Dietitian, CHHC
Verified Verified
Ramsey, NJ 07446
I am an expert in the areas of weight loss, label reading, gluten-free and other food allergies and teaching mindfulness related to eating patterns.I create meal and lifestyle plans to reduce symptoms of inflammatory conditions, gastrointestinal and neurological disorders, forms of cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. My program empowers individuals, families and groups to make smarter, more informed food decisions, leading to health, balance and longevity. I promote overall health through assisting clients and making informed food decisions by combining the most recent scientific findings with specific interventions that lead to health and balance.
I am an expert in the areas of weight loss, label reading, gluten-free and other food allergies and teaching mindfulness related to eating patterns.I create meal and lifestyle plans to reduce symptoms of inflammatory conditions, gastrointestinal and neurological disorders, forms of cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. My program empowers individuals, families and groups to make smarter, more informed food decisions, leading to health, balance and longevity. I promote overall health through assisting clients and making informed food decisions by combining the most recent scientific findings with specific interventions that lead to health and balance.
(201) 289-5984 View (201) 289-5984
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Hilary Anne Raciti
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wayne, NJ 07470
I am dietitian with a passion to mend your relationship with food. I desire to help my clients gain a better understanding of nutrition while gaining trust in food and their bodies through nutrition therapy. I have a Masters of Science at Columbia University in Diabetes Education and Management and offer a non-diet, weight inclusive approach to this population. My professional specialty includes assisting those with eating disorders, history of chronic dieting or bariatric surgery, PCOS, diabetes and pre-diabetes. Ultimately I love what I do and am passionate to help each individual see food as source of balance, fuel and love.
I am dietitian with a passion to mend your relationship with food. I desire to help my clients gain a better understanding of nutrition while gaining trust in food and their bodies through nutrition therapy. I have a Masters of Science at Columbia University in Diabetes Education and Management and offer a non-diet, weight inclusive approach to this population. My professional specialty includes assisting those with eating disorders, history of chronic dieting or bariatric surgery, PCOS, diabetes and pre-diabetes. Ultimately I love what I do and am passionate to help each individual see food as source of balance, fuel and love.
(201) 730-6598 View (201) 730-6598
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Catherine Messina
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD
Verified Verified
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
I understand the feeling of hopelessness and overwhelm when dealing with weight gain, food sensitivities, fatigue, anxiety, poor digestion or chronic disease management or prevention.
I understand the feeling of hopelessness and overwhelm when dealing with weight gain, food sensitivities, fatigue, anxiety, poor digestion or chronic disease management or prevention.
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Alexandra (Lexi) Orlan
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ridgewood, NJ 07450  (Online Only)
Nearly 95 percent of my insurance clients pay $0 out of pocket for their sessions! I'm a Columbia University-trained Registered Dietitian. I specialize in gentle weight loss, gut health and digestion, diabetes, gestational diabetes, pregnancy nutrition, bariatric nutrition, and heart health. When we work together I'll give you the tools needed to feel confident in your food choices and in control around food. I'll guide you through creating a plan that works for YOU, based on your body's needs, lifestyle, and food preferences.
Nearly 95 percent of my insurance clients pay $0 out of pocket for their sessions! I'm a Columbia University-trained Registered Dietitian. I specialize in gentle weight loss, gut health and digestion, diabetes, gestational diabetes, pregnancy nutrition, bariatric nutrition, and heart health. When we work together I'll give you the tools needed to feel confident in your food choices and in control around food. I'll guide you through creating a plan that works for YOU, based on your body's needs, lifestyle, and food preferences.
(551) 310-2735 View (551) 310-2735
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A Soft Place to Land
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
Saddle River, NJ 07458  (Online Only)
Unlearning diet culture & relearning body trust can be confusing and bring up big feelings. In a world that tries to tell you there’s a right way to eat and a body type that is ideal, we are here to tell you that everyone’s relationship with food is different and that all bodies are good bodies. But just saying that doesn’t take away the complexities of your food culture and your lived experience. Whether you’re in recovery from an eating disorder or exploring a new relationship with food, everyone deserves a space that feels like no topics are off limits.
Unlearning diet culture & relearning body trust can be confusing and bring up big feelings. In a world that tries to tell you there’s a right way to eat and a body type that is ideal, we are here to tell you that everyone’s relationship with food is different and that all bodies are good bodies. But just saying that doesn’t take away the complexities of your food culture and your lived experience. Whether you’re in recovery from an eating disorder or exploring a new relationship with food, everyone deserves a space that feels like no topics are off limits.
(484) 789-6877 View (484) 789-6877
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FAQs - About Nutritionists and Dietitians

How can I find a dietitian or nutritionist in Wyckoff?

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.