Nutritionists and Dietitians in New York, NY

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Michele Goldfine
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, CDN
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10016
I'm a dietitian specializing in disordered eating, eating disorders, chronic dieting and intuitive eating. I provide a warm, open, and non-judgmental space to help you create a peaceful relationship with food, while developing a personalized and balanced approach to health and well-being that works for you. Do you feel preoccupied with thoughts about food and your weight, or perhaps you feel like you can’t be trusted to keep your favorite foods in your house? Maybe you feel anxiety around going out to eat with friends or that you feel stuck counting points/calories. If any of these resonate, I'd love to work with you!
I'm a dietitian specializing in disordered eating, eating disorders, chronic dieting and intuitive eating. I provide a warm, open, and non-judgmental space to help you create a peaceful relationship with food, while developing a personalized and balanced approach to health and well-being that works for you. Do you feel preoccupied with thoughts about food and your weight, or perhaps you feel like you can’t be trusted to keep your favorite foods in your house? Maybe you feel anxiety around going out to eat with friends or that you feel stuck counting points/calories. If any of these resonate, I'd love to work with you!
(347) 252-9364 View (347) 252-9364
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MTHR Nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10010
MTHR Nutrition, is a concierge nutrition service for women and families during pre-conception, pregnancy and postpartum.
MTHR Nutrition, is a concierge nutrition service for women and families during pre-conception, pregnancy and postpartum.
(301) 321-7678 View (301) 321-7678
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Rebecca Alcosser
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10012
I'm Rebecca Alcosser (she/her/hers), an anti-diet Registered Dietitian based in New York City. My practice specializes in the treatment of Eating Disorders with the goal of helping you heal your relationship with food and your body. My expertise is treating people with Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, Orthorexia, and ARFID. I have extensive experience treating eating disorders in higher levels of care including partial hospitalization programs and intensive outpatient programming.
I'm Rebecca Alcosser (she/her/hers), an anti-diet Registered Dietitian based in New York City. My practice specializes in the treatment of Eating Disorders with the goal of helping you heal your relationship with food and your body. My expertise is treating people with Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, Orthorexia, and ARFID. I have extensive experience treating eating disorders in higher levels of care including partial hospitalization programs and intensive outpatient programming.
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Robin Millet
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CEDS-C, CDN
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10001
Our relationship with food and our bodies often gets complicated. I enjoy helping people develop a new relationship; one that is not guided by judgement or strict rules. I often work with individuals with eating disorders or erratic eating patterns and have years of experience in successfully helping people apply needed changes to their behaviors but also their thoughts and beliefs. In order to find a healthful and maintainable way of taking care of yourself I create a supportive environment as we work together to make progressive changes and deal with obstacles as they arise.
Our relationship with food and our bodies often gets complicated. I enjoy helping people develop a new relationship; one that is not guided by judgement or strict rules. I often work with individuals with eating disorders or erratic eating patterns and have years of experience in successfully helping people apply needed changes to their behaviors but also their thoughts and beliefs. In order to find a healthful and maintainable way of taking care of yourself I create a supportive environment as we work together to make progressive changes and deal with obstacles as they arise.
(917) 725-2111 View (917) 725-2111
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Anna Petersen
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LDN, MS
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New York, NY 10010
Anna Petersen is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist, certified by the Commission on Dietetic Registration and licensed in the state of Illinois. She graduated with a Master of Science degree in Food, Nutrition and Dietetics and has 10+ years of clinical experience, providing Medical Nutrition Therapy to complex patients in a fast paced acute care setting. Anna’s experience as an inpatient dietitian has provided her with a strong foundation, working with various disease states as well as diverse populations throughout the lifespan.
Anna Petersen is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist, certified by the Commission on Dietetic Registration and licensed in the state of Illinois. She graduated with a Master of Science degree in Food, Nutrition and Dietetics and has 10+ years of clinical experience, providing Medical Nutrition Therapy to complex patients in a fast paced acute care setting. Anna’s experience as an inpatient dietitian has provided her with a strong foundation, working with various disease states as well as diverse populations throughout the lifespan.
(630) 657-0731 View (630) 657-0731
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Dr. Lisa Young Nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian, PhD, RDN, CDN
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10028
Do you want to eat healthier, lose weight, or simply feel better? Yes, it's possible and I can help you. I am an internationally recognized registered dietitian nutritionist, adjunct professor at NYU, & author of Finally Full, Finally Slim & The Portion Teller Plan. I counsel adults, children and families on weight loss, a range of medical nutrition issues, wellness, and behavior modification (VIRTUAL appointments available.) I design individualized programs unique to YOU based on your health & medical needs, lifestyle, and food preferences. As a seasoned professional, I focus on the whole person, integrating mind, body and spirit.
Do you want to eat healthier, lose weight, or simply feel better? Yes, it's possible and I can help you. I am an internationally recognized registered dietitian nutritionist, adjunct professor at NYU, & author of Finally Full, Finally Slim & The Portion Teller Plan. I counsel adults, children and families on weight loss, a range of medical nutrition issues, wellness, and behavior modification (VIRTUAL appointments available.) I design individualized programs unique to YOU based on your health & medical needs, lifestyle, and food preferences. As a seasoned professional, I focus on the whole person, integrating mind, body and spirit.
(347) 970-8559 View (347) 970-8559
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Laura Iu
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, CDN, CNSC
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10001
I love helping my patients develop a more positive relationship with food and body image. If you're fed up with diets and ready to break free from the diet-binge-guilt cycle, I want to help. Together we can figure out a way of eating and taking care of your body, without restriction and deprivation. To facilitate this, I provide a compassionate and non-judgmental space to explore any beliefs you hold about food and body, helping you to replace them with compassionate thoughts and effective tools to help you feel your best from the inside, out.
I love helping my patients develop a more positive relationship with food and body image. If you're fed up with diets and ready to break free from the diet-binge-guilt cycle, I want to help. Together we can figure out a way of eating and taking care of your body, without restriction and deprivation. To facilitate this, I provide a compassionate and non-judgmental space to explore any beliefs you hold about food and body, helping you to replace them with compassionate thoughts and effective tools to help you feel your best from the inside, out.
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Justine M Roth
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, CEDRD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10022
I am an experienced Registered Dietitian, specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, medical nutrition therapy, and general nutrition counseling. I am currently the director of the nutrition department at the NYS Psychiatric Institute, an in-patient treatment unit at Columbia University Medical Center. My philosophy is founded on the principle that being healthy does not require dieting or deprivation. We will work towards creating a healthy relationship with food by normalizing eating behaviors and developing the skills to make mindful decisions about food and your body.
I am an experienced Registered Dietitian, specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, medical nutrition therapy, and general nutrition counseling. I am currently the director of the nutrition department at the NYS Psychiatric Institute, an in-patient treatment unit at Columbia University Medical Center. My philosophy is founded on the principle that being healthy does not require dieting or deprivation. We will work towards creating a healthy relationship with food by normalizing eating behaviors and developing the skills to make mindful decisions about food and your body.
(732) 654-2060 View (732) 654-2060
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Isabelle Carren-Le Sauter
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, CDN
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10016
I am an eating disorder dietitian and I work with clients to explore food freedom and body liberation in a world where these things can be difficult to find. I create a non-judgmental space and build trust with those I work with through shared decision making, curious and creative exploration, and my own authentic and vulnerable communication. I am deeply rooted in weight-inclusivity and all-foods-fit approaches, and I work with clients to challenge harmful diet culture and weight stigmatizing beliefs and to discover their own innate wisdom and values.
I am an eating disorder dietitian and I work with clients to explore food freedom and body liberation in a world where these things can be difficult to find. I create a non-judgmental space and build trust with those I work with through shared decision making, curious and creative exploration, and my own authentic and vulnerable communication. I am deeply rooted in weight-inclusivity and all-foods-fit approaches, and I work with clients to challenge harmful diet culture and weight stigmatizing beliefs and to discover their own innate wisdom and values.
(347) 801-2471 View (347) 801-2471
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Lisa Stollman
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MA, RDN, CDECES, CDN, CLT
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10001
Do you have diabetes, inflammation, or digestive problems? If you are ready to regain your health and feel better, I can help you. We will work together to develop the best nutrition plan for you and implement it to fit your lifestyle. Are you ready feel great and enjoy better health? Call me at 631/364-0366 to schedule an appointment.
Do you have diabetes, inflammation, or digestive problems? If you are ready to regain your health and feel better, I can help you. We will work together to develop the best nutrition plan for you and implement it to fit your lifestyle. Are you ready feel great and enjoy better health? Call me at 631/364-0366 to schedule an appointment.
(631) 364-0366 View (631) 364-0366
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Chelsea Levy Nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10009
Chelsea is a self-identified fat health care provider committed to utilizing a weight inclusive medical model for the treatment of eating disorders and chronic illness. Are you in search of support to heal your relationship to food and body? I am a registered dietitian, Intuitive Eating Counselor, and diabetes educator. Do you struggle with eating consistently and adequately? Are you navigating medical weight stigma? I would be honored to support you in nutrition counseling to make peace with food and body.
Chelsea is a self-identified fat health care provider committed to utilizing a weight inclusive medical model for the treatment of eating disorders and chronic illness. Are you in search of support to heal your relationship to food and body? I am a registered dietitian, Intuitive Eating Counselor, and diabetes educator. Do you struggle with eating consistently and adequately? Are you navigating medical weight stigma? I would be honored to support you in nutrition counseling to make peace with food and body.
(646) 681-3640 View (646) 681-3640
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Sara Kahn
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, CNS, CDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10101  (Online Only)
We help you heal from IBS, SIBO, Food Intolerances, Food Sensitivities, Food Allergies, GERD, acid reflux and other chronic, hard to solve digestive issues. If you are struggling with gas, bloating, acid reflux, constipation and/or diarrhea, it's time to learn your triggers and get control of your symptoms that are holding you back. We take a functional medicine approach to addressing your root cause for quick results and long-lasting relief... without super-restrictive diets or a gazillion supplements.
We help you heal from IBS, SIBO, Food Intolerances, Food Sensitivities, Food Allergies, GERD, acid reflux and other chronic, hard to solve digestive issues. If you are struggling with gas, bloating, acid reflux, constipation and/or diarrhea, it's time to learn your triggers and get control of your symptoms that are holding you back. We take a functional medicine approach to addressing your root cause for quick results and long-lasting relief... without super-restrictive diets or a gazillion supplements.
(347) 572-7509 View (347) 572-7509
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Ashley Beale
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MPH, RDN, CDN
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10036  (Online Only)
Hi! My name is Ashley (she/her) and I am a Registered Dietitian based out of New York City. I am the owner of Ashley Beale Nutrition where I practice through a weight-inclusive, all-foods-fit, and trauma-informed approach. I respect and appreciate body diversity, knowing that no two individual’s needs are alike. I believe in a collaborative relationship with my clients where we work together to find what works best for them. Whether you are working on your recovery from an eating disorder or learning how to navigate food with a chronic illness, there is no “right” way to start this journey.
Hi! My name is Ashley (she/her) and I am a Registered Dietitian based out of New York City. I am the owner of Ashley Beale Nutrition where I practice through a weight-inclusive, all-foods-fit, and trauma-informed approach. I respect and appreciate body diversity, knowing that no two individual’s needs are alike. I believe in a collaborative relationship with my clients where we work together to find what works best for them. Whether you are working on your recovery from an eating disorder or learning how to navigate food with a chronic illness, there is no “right” way to start this journey.
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Pure Wellness and Nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CDN, CPT
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10022  (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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Jamie Schwartz
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10075  (Online Only)
Jamie is a Registered Dietitia with Health Loft who takes a compassionate approach to nutrition therapy by meeting people where they are in their personal journeys and helping them make incremental changes in order to restore a peaceful relationship with food and their bodies. She understands the harmful nature of diet culture and takes an approach to nutrition therapy that is both affirming and sustainable. She will tailor a treatment plan based in an individual’s specific needs and goals, always striving towards a place of recovery and growth.
Jamie is a Registered Dietitia with Health Loft who takes a compassionate approach to nutrition therapy by meeting people where they are in their personal journeys and helping them make incremental changes in order to restore a peaceful relationship with food and their bodies. She understands the harmful nature of diet culture and takes an approach to nutrition therapy that is both affirming and sustainable. She will tailor a treatment plan based in an individual’s specific needs and goals, always striving towards a place of recovery and growth.
(646) 956-1170 View (646) 956-1170
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Chloe Ring
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, CNS
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10014  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with irregular cycles, GI disturbances, weight fluctuations, or conditions like PCOS? Feeling constantly fatigued? You’re not alone. I'm passionate about empowering and educating my clients to support their hormones and overall health. With so much nutrition information available, it's easy to feel lost. That's why my goal is to help you navigate the landscape and create sustainable changes. I offer evidence-based guidance and understand that there's no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to nutrition therapy. I use an integrative approach combining diet and lifestyle to help you tap into your power.
Are you struggling with irregular cycles, GI disturbances, weight fluctuations, or conditions like PCOS? Feeling constantly fatigued? You’re not alone. I'm passionate about empowering and educating my clients to support their hormones and overall health. With so much nutrition information available, it's easy to feel lost. That's why my goal is to help you navigate the landscape and create sustainable changes. I offer evidence-based guidance and understand that there's no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to nutrition therapy. I use an integrative approach combining diet and lifestyle to help you tap into your power.
(929) 470-0680 View (929) 470-0680
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Carlos Fragoso
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10065  (Online Only)
Are you tired of going on and off diets? Are you ready to find peace with food and feel good in your body? Welcome to Nutrethos - a place where we take the confusion out of nutrition and health. Nutrethos is a holistic nutrition and health practice that provides one-on-one counseling and education to anyone looking to achieve their nutritional and wellness goals. Nutrethos was founded on the belief that wellbeing starts with good nutrition, which can mean something different for everyone. We recognize these differences and believe that through highly individualized nutrition counseling we can help you take control of your health.
Are you tired of going on and off diets? Are you ready to find peace with food and feel good in your body? Welcome to Nutrethos - a place where we take the confusion out of nutrition and health. Nutrethos is a holistic nutrition and health practice that provides one-on-one counseling and education to anyone looking to achieve their nutritional and wellness goals. Nutrethos was founded on the belief that wellbeing starts with good nutrition, which can mean something different for everyone. We recognize these differences and believe that through highly individualized nutrition counseling we can help you take control of your health.
(646) 349-1518 View (646) 349-1518
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Laura Cipullo Whole Nutrition Services
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, CEDRD, CDE
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10010
About Laura and her Team: Laura Cipullo is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian and four-time author, with offices in NYC and NJ. Laura is the founder of Laura Cipullo Whole Nutrition Services in NYC, where she and her team teach clients how to eat ALL foods guilt-free and how to live mindfully. Laura weaves evidence-based science into treating her clients, and her approach combines her credentialed expertise in Nutrition, Behavior change, The endocrine system, and Psychology
About Laura and her Team: Laura Cipullo is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian and four-time author, with offices in NYC and NJ. Laura is the founder of Laura Cipullo Whole Nutrition Services in NYC, where she and her team teach clients how to eat ALL foods guilt-free and how to live mindfully. Laura weaves evidence-based science into treating her clients, and her approach combines her credentialed expertise in Nutrition, Behavior change, The endocrine system, and Psychology
(917) 924-6492 View (917) 924-6492
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Elyse Metelka Nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, CDN
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10019
Elyse Metelka Nutrition is a nutrition private practice located near Columbus Circle in New York City providing nutrition counseling and education. Services include one-on-one nutrition counseling, nutrition presentations to groups, and media writing or appearances. Elyse Metelka, MS, RD, CDN is the owner and founder of Elyse Metelka Nutrition. She is a Registered Dietitian (RD) and Certified Dietitian Nutritionist (CDN). Her specialties include eating disorders and disordered eating, intuitive eating, weight and body image issues, health at every size (HAES), sports nutrition, nutrition for figure skaters, and vegetarian nutrition.
Elyse Metelka Nutrition is a nutrition private practice located near Columbus Circle in New York City providing nutrition counseling and education. Services include one-on-one nutrition counseling, nutrition presentations to groups, and media writing or appearances. Elyse Metelka, MS, RD, CDN is the owner and founder of Elyse Metelka Nutrition. She is a Registered Dietitian (RD) and Certified Dietitian Nutritionist (CDN). Her specialties include eating disorders and disordered eating, intuitive eating, weight and body image issues, health at every size (HAES), sports nutrition, nutrition for figure skaters, and vegetarian nutrition.
(646) 593-7503 View (646) 593-7503
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MultiSense Nutrition, LLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, CDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10002
Hello! I am Leticia the owner of MultiSense Nutrition, LLC. If you are wondering if you should see a Registered Dietitian (RD or RDN), you came to the right place. As an RD I focus on balanced eating and don't want you getting bogged down by "healthy" versus "unhealthy". I use a client centered approach to nutrition for children and families. My 18 years of experience as as Registered Dietitian has provided me with the knowledge to provide comprehensive nutrition education and personalized nutrition planning.
Hello! I am Leticia the owner of MultiSense Nutrition, LLC. If you are wondering if you should see a Registered Dietitian (RD or RDN), you came to the right place. As an RD I focus on balanced eating and don't want you getting bogged down by "healthy" versus "unhealthy". I use a client centered approach to nutrition for children and families. My 18 years of experience as as Registered Dietitian has provided me with the knowledge to provide comprehensive nutrition education and personalized nutrition planning.
(551) 224-0492 View (551) 224-0492
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FAQs - About Nutritionists and Dietitians

How can I find a dietitian or nutritionist in New York?

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.