Nutritionists and Dietitians near Levittown, NY

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FunxionWell
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, CDN
Verified Verified
Levittown, NY 11756
I help people get to the root cause of chronic illness, fatigue, stubborn weight loss, low libido.
I help people get to the root cause of chronic illness, fatigue, stubborn weight loss, low libido.
(984) 223-4885 View (984) 223-4885
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Regina Fazzini-Belfiore
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CDE
Verified Verified
East Meadow, NY 11554
Helping you reach your goal weight in a healthy body and mind is my goal for you!! I have the tools to help you, guide you, and always be available for YOU! Your success is my reward!! I am a Registered Dietitian with PhD in counseling Nutrition for over 20 successful years. In addition. I am also a weight loss success story so I know what you’re going through. I gained 70 pounds having children and I have lost it all and maintained it for 25 years. I FEEL AMAZING. And so can you. I CAN HELP YOU. Everyday holds challenges! I will be with you to STICK IT OUT. I am here for. That is my promise to you. Ready? Let’s go!
Helping you reach your goal weight in a healthy body and mind is my goal for you!! I have the tools to help you, guide you, and always be available for YOU! Your success is my reward!! I am a Registered Dietitian with PhD in counseling Nutrition for over 20 successful years. In addition. I am also a weight loss success story so I know what you’re going through. I gained 70 pounds having children and I have lost it all and maintained it for 25 years. I FEEL AMAZING. And so can you. I CAN HELP YOU. Everyday holds challenges! I will be with you to STICK IT OUT. I am here for. That is my promise to you. Ready? Let’s go!
(516) 518-3686 View (516) 518-3686
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Jessica Jaeger
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, CDN, LD
Verified Verified
Wantagh, NY 11793  (Online Only)
Sick of food guilt, compulsive exercise, dieting, or thinking about food all of the time? Jessica can support you or your child in making peace with food, whether that means recovering from an eating disorder, disordered eating, or years of dieting. Jessica has extensive training in eating disorder and disordered eating recovery. For children and adolescents, Jessica can provide the guidance and support you need to nourish your child. Services are provided via telehealth, so you can start today from the comfort of your own home.
Sick of food guilt, compulsive exercise, dieting, or thinking about food all of the time? Jessica can support you or your child in making peace with food, whether that means recovering from an eating disorder, disordered eating, or years of dieting. Jessica has extensive training in eating disorder and disordered eating recovery. For children and adolescents, Jessica can provide the guidance and support you need to nourish your child. Services are provided via telehealth, so you can start today from the comfort of your own home.
(516) 703-4921 View (516) 703-4921
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Shari Hamburg
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS , RDN , CDN
Verified Verified
Plainview, NY 11803
If you are confused about how to eat to lose weight or manage a nutrition-related medical condition, or if you or your teen are struggling with eating issues and don't know where to turn, I offer personalized nutrition counseling tailored to your specific needs and goals. Diets are not the answer. Instead, together we focus on building practical life-long healthful habits.
If you are confused about how to eat to lose weight or manage a nutrition-related medical condition, or if you or your teen are struggling with eating issues and don't know where to turn, I offer personalized nutrition counseling tailored to your specific needs and goals. Diets are not the answer. Instead, together we focus on building practical life-long healthful habits.
(516) 530-8251 View (516) 530-8251
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Real You Nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CDN
Verified Verified
Wantagh, NY 11793
Real You Nutrition is a nutritional counseling practice that specializes in intuitive eating, eating disorders, chronic illness, and women’s health. We offer a non-diet treatment plan that helps people establish healthy eating patterns that align with their values. We believe by nurturing your physical, mental and emotional well-being, you can become the best REAL version of yourself, reduce your risk of chronic disease, have more energy, and feel good about yourself. We offer extensive gastrointestinal dysfunction and hormonal testing to get to the root causes and personalize and customize a protocol to address these needs.
Real You Nutrition is a nutritional counseling practice that specializes in intuitive eating, eating disorders, chronic illness, and women’s health. We offer a non-diet treatment plan that helps people establish healthy eating patterns that align with their values. We believe by nurturing your physical, mental and emotional well-being, you can become the best REAL version of yourself, reduce your risk of chronic disease, have more energy, and feel good about yourself. We offer extensive gastrointestinal dysfunction and hormonal testing to get to the root causes and personalize and customize a protocol to address these needs.
(516) 784-4052 View (516) 784-4052
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Laurie A Sloan
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MA, RDN, CDN
Verified Verified
Syosset, NY 11791
I have been in private practice for over 25 years, treating children and adults. I take a personal interest in my patients and strive to help them achieve optimal health. Teaching with realistic goals in mind, I customize dietary approaches to each patient. I treat patients with food allergies, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, high triglycerides, obesity, gastrointestinal conditions (acid reflux, gerd, constipation, colitis, Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome), Celiac disease, gluten sensitivities, inflammation, mood disorders, polycystic ovarian disease, hypoglycemia, insulin-resistance, vegetarian diets and weight management. I even provide recipes and cooking tips.
I have been in private practice for over 25 years, treating children and adults. I take a personal interest in my patients and strive to help them achieve optimal health. Teaching with realistic goals in mind, I customize dietary approaches to each patient. I treat patients with food allergies, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, high triglycerides, obesity, gastrointestinal conditions (acid reflux, gerd, constipation, colitis, Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome), Celiac disease, gluten sensitivities, inflammation, mood disorders, polycystic ovarian disease, hypoglycemia, insulin-resistance, vegetarian diets and weight management. I even provide recipes and cooking tips.
(516) 708-4471 View (516) 708-4471
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Pure Wellness and Nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CDN, CPT
Verified Verified
Plainview, NY 11803  (Online Only)
I am a NYC Registered Dietitian- Nutritionist and Certified Personal Trainer. I received my master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition from New York University and completed my training with Northwell Health System. I have extensive experience in clinical nutrition, behavioral modification and holistic wellness counseling, guiding and empowering my clients to reach their optimal nutrition and wellness.
I am a NYC Registered Dietitian- Nutritionist and Certified Personal Trainer. I received my master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition from New York University and completed my training with Northwell Health System. I have extensive experience in clinical nutrition, behavioral modification and holistic wellness counseling, guiding and empowering my clients to reach their optimal nutrition and wellness.
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Champion Athletes Sports Nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MICP, CSN
Verified Verified
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Champion Athletes Sports Nutrition programs are some of the most successful programs in the country. Clients from all over the country have been coming to our offices or using our online program to help them achieve their goals. We offer a holistic and fully customized approach taking into consideration our clients food preferences, training habits, sport, position, body composition and level of physical and mental development.. Every one of our clients receives a personal evaluation and 24/7 support and coaching. Unlike most practices which cater to adult clients.
Champion Athletes Sports Nutrition programs are some of the most successful programs in the country. Clients from all over the country have been coming to our offices or using our online program to help them achieve their goals. We offer a holistic and fully customized approach taking into consideration our clients food preferences, training habits, sport, position, body composition and level of physical and mental development.. Every one of our clients receives a personal evaluation and 24/7 support and coaching. Unlike most practices which cater to adult clients.
(855) 705-4735 View (855) 705-4735
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One Potato Two Tomato
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
Syosset, NY 11791  (Online Only)
Whether your child or adolescent may have a nutrition related disease that requires them to follow a special type of diet, may need to lose, gain, grow into their weight or may just be a certain type of eater, Our Founder and Chief Clinical Pediatric Registered Dietitian Laura Henry MS, RDN, LDN, along with her team work seamlessly and compassionately together to provide the best individually custom-tailored, age-appropriate, cutting-edge nutrition intervention, to help you as a parent, child or adolescent achieve positive healthier outcomes by making good nutrition a consistent healthy habit over time.
Whether your child or adolescent may have a nutrition related disease that requires them to follow a special type of diet, may need to lose, gain, grow into their weight or may just be a certain type of eater, Our Founder and Chief Clinical Pediatric Registered Dietitian Laura Henry MS, RDN, LDN, along with her team work seamlessly and compassionately together to provide the best individually custom-tailored, age-appropriate, cutting-edge nutrition intervention, to help you as a parent, child or adolescent achieve positive healthier outcomes by making good nutrition a consistent healthy habit over time.
(629) 263-4986 View (629) 263-4986
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Jalpa Sheth Nutrition & Wellness LLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, CDN
Verified Verified
Hicksville, NY 11801
Hi, this is Jalpa Sheth, a Registered Dietitian with a Master's degree in Health & Nutrition and special training in Adult Weight Management. Having worked as a Registered Dietitian in various settings ranging from critical care/ ICU at Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, as well as bariatric center, dialysis center and community programs supporting pre- & post-natal women, I have had intensive experience in providing medical nutrition therapy for a wide range of medical conditions. I have also obtained significant experience in the field of adult weight management as a Private Nutrition Practitioner.N
Hi, this is Jalpa Sheth, a Registered Dietitian with a Master's degree in Health & Nutrition and special training in Adult Weight Management. Having worked as a Registered Dietitian in various settings ranging from critical care/ ICU at Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, as well as bariatric center, dialysis center and community programs supporting pre- & post-natal women, I have had intensive experience in providing medical nutrition therapy for a wide range of medical conditions. I have also obtained significant experience in the field of adult weight management as a Private Nutrition Practitioner.N
(201) 425-6692 View (201) 425-6692
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Lori Barrett
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LD
Verified Verified
Old Bethpage, NY 11804
Let’s get you started with a plan that is custom-made just for you. I have helped hundreds of clients, both children and adults reach their goals, and I make sure every client of mine gets the same personalized treatment to succeed. I want to help you feel your best, and perform your best: in your sport, in school, at work, or at play.
Let’s get you started with a plan that is custom-made just for you. I have helped hundreds of clients, both children and adults reach their goals, and I make sure every client of mine gets the same personalized treatment to succeed. I want to help you feel your best, and perform your best: in your sport, in school, at work, or at play.
(407) 399-0895 View (407) 399-0895
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Rebecca Tolan Cruse
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CDN
Verified Verified
Massapequa, NY 11758
Rebecca is a Registered Dietitian with a passion for helping others develop a deeper, realistic understanding of nutrition concepts. Rebecca’s counseling style is compassionate and exploratory. She feels strongly there is no one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition, and finds most success through a collaborative approach. Rebecca practices from a weight-neutral and functional lens, always searching for the root causes of her patient’s symptoms.
Rebecca is a Registered Dietitian with a passion for helping others develop a deeper, realistic understanding of nutrition concepts. Rebecca’s counseling style is compassionate and exploratory. She feels strongly there is no one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition, and finds most success through a collaborative approach. Rebecca practices from a weight-neutral and functional lens, always searching for the root causes of her patient’s symptoms.
(914) 825-6699 View (914) 825-6699
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Diane Morgenroth
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, CDN
Verified Verified
Merrick, NY 11566
My educational approach allows patients to obtain sound nutrition advice while focusing on individual needs and concerns. I provide a supportive therapeutic atmosphere to help implement healthy lifestyle choices. I work with individuals and families who wish to optimize physical energy, increase mental clarity, strengthen immunity, reduce cravings, improve digestion and fat burning, overcome mood swings, eliminate anxiety over food and body issues. I help clients achieve and maintain their health goals.
My educational approach allows patients to obtain sound nutrition advice while focusing on individual needs and concerns. I provide a supportive therapeutic atmosphere to help implement healthy lifestyle choices. I work with individuals and families who wish to optimize physical energy, increase mental clarity, strengthen immunity, reduce cravings, improve digestion and fat burning, overcome mood swings, eliminate anxiety over food and body issues. I help clients achieve and maintain their health goals.
(516) 537-9566 View (516) 537-9566
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Pro Nutrition Counseling PLLC- Asal Hakim RD CDN
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, CDN, CPT
Verified Verified
Garden City, NY 11530
Pro Nutrition Counseling PLLC., is a known health practice that provides nutritional counseling and approaches weight loss & healthy weight weight management in the setting of pre/post bariatric surgery, diabetes, eating disorders, oncology, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disease, gastrointestinal issues and other nutrition related diseases through patient-centered medical nutrition therapy & nutrition counseling. Giving you an abundance of practical tips and important resources for optimal eating and living, we use practical lifestyle and preventive approach to improving your health!
Pro Nutrition Counseling PLLC., is a known health practice that provides nutritional counseling and approaches weight loss & healthy weight weight management in the setting of pre/post bariatric surgery, diabetes, eating disorders, oncology, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disease, gastrointestinal issues and other nutrition related diseases through patient-centered medical nutrition therapy & nutrition counseling. Giving you an abundance of practical tips and important resources for optimal eating and living, we use practical lifestyle and preventive approach to improving your health!
(516) 407-7475 View (516) 407-7475
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Bryan Stengel
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD
Verified Verified
Wantagh, NY 11793
My practice is built on an individualized approach to nutrition counseling. We rely on research-based findings to support our dynamic practice in helping our clients achieve their health goals. We believe that our clients must first learn how to become mindful eaters in order to sustain their goals for the long-term.
My practice is built on an individualized approach to nutrition counseling. We rely on research-based findings to support our dynamic practice in helping our clients achieve their health goals. We believe that our clients must first learn how to become mindful eaters in order to sustain their goals for the long-term.
(516) 604-5293 View (516) 604-5293
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Nutrition in Motion, P.C.
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, CSSD, CDN, CEDS-S
Verified Verified
Farmingdale, NY 11735
The Registered Dietitians at Nutrition in Motion share a philosophy of using food to fuel, nourish and strengthen one's body. We treat each patient as an individual in order to collaboratively create a plan to reach the individual's goals. We believe in the use of behavior modification in conjunction with nutrition counseling, rather than attempting to follow an unsustainable diet. This helps clients make more attainable and enduring lifestyle changes. All foods can have a place as a part of a healthy lifestyle, and we are here to help you make them fit.
The Registered Dietitians at Nutrition in Motion share a philosophy of using food to fuel, nourish and strengthen one's body. We treat each patient as an individual in order to collaboratively create a plan to reach the individual's goals. We believe in the use of behavior modification in conjunction with nutrition counseling, rather than attempting to follow an unsustainable diet. This helps clients make more attainable and enduring lifestyle changes. All foods can have a place as a part of a healthy lifestyle, and we are here to help you make them fit.
(631) 528-2139 View (631) 528-2139
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Sara Ryba Matty
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, CDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hicksville, NY 11801
My ideal client is an individual that wants to partner with me to set goals and accomplish them together! Whether you want eat healthier, lose weight, tackle a medical issue or a combination of all of them, my job is to put my client at ease and guide them to success. I value the relationships and bonds that are create between me and my clients. Food is a very intimate, cultural, personal issue; and in many ways ends up encompassing almost areas of lives. I thrive off of the trust that my clients and I build together and our ultimate victories, both large and small.
My ideal client is an individual that wants to partner with me to set goals and accomplish them together! Whether you want eat healthier, lose weight, tackle a medical issue or a combination of all of them, my job is to put my client at ease and guide them to success. I value the relationships and bonds that are create between me and my clients. Food is a very intimate, cultural, personal issue; and in many ways ends up encompassing almost areas of lives. I thrive off of the trust that my clients and I build together and our ultimate victories, both large and small.
(516) 588-7297 View (516) 588-7297
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Erica Carney
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, CDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Farmingdale, NY 11735  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you looking for an individualized, realistic, and sustainable approach to nutrition that will help you gradually achieve your goals? My intent when providing nutrition counseling is for my clients to feel confident about implementing changes. Having the ability to incorporate ALL foods in moderation is an aspect I feel very passionate about. I previously worked as a clinical Registered Dietitian in multiple sub-acute rehabilitation and long-term care facilities. I am skilled in applying nutrition therapy to patients with various medical conditions, such as cardiac disease, pulmonary disease, liver disease, and kidney disease.
Are you looking for an individualized, realistic, and sustainable approach to nutrition that will help you gradually achieve your goals? My intent when providing nutrition counseling is for my clients to feel confident about implementing changes. Having the ability to incorporate ALL foods in moderation is an aspect I feel very passionate about. I previously worked as a clinical Registered Dietitian in multiple sub-acute rehabilitation and long-term care facilities. I am skilled in applying nutrition therapy to patients with various medical conditions, such as cardiac disease, pulmonary disease, liver disease, and kidney disease.
(631) 769-2797 View (631) 769-2797
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SDC Nutrition, PC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Uniondale, NY 11553
Our focus is on using food to heal. You can improve you weight, blood pressure, blood sugar, kidney problems and possibly decrease medications by changing eating and lifestyle habits. We provide supportive, compassionate, and dedicated to help. Many health insurance plans provide a preventive/wellness plan which may make your visit FREE! Nadia Hussain has 10+ years of experience in fitness, nutrition, and clinical and medical nutrition therapy. Nadia Hussain has received her Bachelors of Science in Bio Chemistry with a specialty in Organic Chemistry Research at Pace University in New York City.
Our focus is on using food to heal. You can improve you weight, blood pressure, blood sugar, kidney problems and possibly decrease medications by changing eating and lifestyle habits. We provide supportive, compassionate, and dedicated to help. Many health insurance plans provide a preventive/wellness plan which may make your visit FREE! Nadia Hussain has 10+ years of experience in fitness, nutrition, and clinical and medical nutrition therapy. Nadia Hussain has received her Bachelors of Science in Bio Chemistry with a specialty in Organic Chemistry Research at Pace University in New York City.
(866) 520-0993 View (866) 520-0993
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FoodandFitnessPro, LLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MA, RD, CDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hicksville, NY 11801
I specialize in weight loss and transformation, helping people to boost their metabolism, increase energy, improve sleep, increase confidence, and look and feel better. I also have 16+ years of experience working with diabetes, prediabetes, PCOS, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, fitness/sports nutrition, GI disorders, and more. I individualize meal plans and programs to fit your lifestyle and preferences and get you the results you are looking for. I use tools like metabolic testing and body fat testing to gain further insights into your unique physiology to individualize your program and goals.
I specialize in weight loss and transformation, helping people to boost their metabolism, increase energy, improve sleep, increase confidence, and look and feel better. I also have 16+ years of experience working with diabetes, prediabetes, PCOS, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, fitness/sports nutrition, GI disorders, and more. I individualize meal plans and programs to fit your lifestyle and preferences and get you the results you are looking for. I use tools like metabolic testing and body fat testing to gain further insights into your unique physiology to individualize your program and goals.
(516) 441-9013 View (516) 441-9013
FAQs - About Nutritionists and Dietitians

How can I find a dietitian or nutritionist in Levittown?

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.