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Photo of Kylene Bogden - FWDfuel, MS, RDN, CSSD, CLT, IFNCP, Nutritionist/Dietitian
FWDfuel
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CSSD, CLT, IFNCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cleveland, OH 44102
Have you noticed a decrease in energy or performance? Does your gut not function the way it used to? Do you have joint pain, sore muscles, fatigue, or headaches? A personalized, food-first approach can help. The vast majority of our immune system lies in the gut so it only makes sense that changing your nutrition can dramatically improve your physical symptoms and performance! No two immune systems are exactly a like and the same should be said for your nutrition plan. Kylene and her team of dietitians are ready to help you achieve optimal health!
Have you noticed a decrease in energy or performance? Does your gut not function the way it used to? Do you have joint pain, sore muscles, fatigue, or headaches? A personalized, food-first approach can help. The vast majority of our immune system lies in the gut so it only makes sense that changing your nutrition can dramatically improve your physical symptoms and performance! No two immune systems are exactly a like and the same should be said for your nutrition plan. Kylene and her team of dietitians are ready to help you achieve optimal health!
(419) 491-3090 View (419) 491-3090
Photo of Nijya Noble - NK Fitness and Nutrition, MS, RDN, LD, Nutritionist/Dietitian
NK Fitness and Nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LD
Verified Verified
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Starting March 2024 I will be on Maternity Leave. Please check website and social media for updates and availability. Nijya makes healthy eating easy! Nijya has a passion for all things Fitness & Nutrition! Nijya is also an adjunct professor leading out in Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle courses. Nijya has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Athletic Training from Bowling Green State University and a Master’s of Science in Nutrition, Healthspan, and Longevity from The University of Southern California. Nijya loves helping her clients reach their nutrition and fitness goals! IG/TikTok: NijyaTheDietitian.
Starting March 2024 I will be on Maternity Leave. Please check website and social media for updates and availability. Nijya makes healthy eating easy! Nijya has a passion for all things Fitness & Nutrition! Nijya is also an adjunct professor leading out in Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle courses. Nijya has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Athletic Training from Bowling Green State University and a Master’s of Science in Nutrition, Healthspan, and Longevity from The University of Southern California. Nijya loves helping her clients reach their nutrition and fitness goals! IG/TikTok: NijyaTheDietitian.
(614) 618-3260 View (614) 618-3260
Photo of Abigail Grimm, MS, RDN, LD, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Abigail Grimm
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rocky River, OH 44116
Have you noticed a decrease in energy or performance? Does your gut not function the way it used to? Do you have joint pain, sore muscles, fatigue, or headaches? A personalized, food-first approach can help. The vast majority of our immune system lies in the gut so it only makes sense that changing your nutrition can dramatically improve your physical symptoms and performance! No two immune systems are exactly alike and the same should be said for your nutrition plan. At FWDfuel we are ready to help you achieve optimal health!
Have you noticed a decrease in energy or performance? Does your gut not function the way it used to? Do you have joint pain, sore muscles, fatigue, or headaches? A personalized, food-first approach can help. The vast majority of our immune system lies in the gut so it only makes sense that changing your nutrition can dramatically improve your physical symptoms and performance! No two immune systems are exactly alike and the same should be said for your nutrition plan. At FWDfuel we are ready to help you achieve optimal health!
(440) 271-3375 View (440) 271-3375
Photo of Karolin Saweres, MS, RDN, LD , Nutritionist/Dietitian
Karolin Saweres
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LD
Verified Verified
Cincinnati, OH 45249
Our program is for individuals who want to start a lifestyle change and initiate a personalized nutrition plan. Have you been unable to lose weight, feel stuck, or constantly weight cycling (going up & down), you’ve tried it on your own for years; constantly dieting, going from one diet to the next and nothing has worked, or are confused not knowing what plan to follow, and/or maybe have some extra symptoms like bloating, constipation, or low energy level?!Your personalized nutrition services include: weight management (weight loss and maintenance), healthy eating, calculating individual macronutrient needs, Appfood journal feedback
Our program is for individuals who want to start a lifestyle change and initiate a personalized nutrition plan. Have you been unable to lose weight, feel stuck, or constantly weight cycling (going up & down), you’ve tried it on your own for years; constantly dieting, going from one diet to the next and nothing has worked, or are confused not knowing what plan to follow, and/or maybe have some extra symptoms like bloating, constipation, or low energy level?!Your personalized nutrition services include: weight management (weight loss and maintenance), healthy eating, calculating individual macronutrient needs, Appfood journal feedback
(513) 995-6036 View (513) 995-6036
Photo of Ashley Zipfel, RDN, LD, CLT, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Ashley Zipfel
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LD, CLT
Verified Verified
Sunbury, OH 43074
As a Holistic Registered Dietitian and Health Coach, Ashley encourages clients to step outside the nutrition box of fad dieting, and hyper focusing on individual food groups. We must look at the bigger picture for each individual. Nutrition is just one aspect of the whole person, in addition to exercise, mindset, environment, stress level, etc. Healing takes time and support. Ashley may just be the support you have been looking for. Ashley assists clients in understanding the pros/cons of common diets, and how to create a balanced plan based on your unique and specific needs.
As a Holistic Registered Dietitian and Health Coach, Ashley encourages clients to step outside the nutrition box of fad dieting, and hyper focusing on individual food groups. We must look at the bigger picture for each individual. Nutrition is just one aspect of the whole person, in addition to exercise, mindset, environment, stress level, etc. Healing takes time and support. Ashley may just be the support you have been looking for. Ashley assists clients in understanding the pros/cons of common diets, and how to create a balanced plan based on your unique and specific needs.
(380) 204-9095 View (380) 204-9095
Photo of Anthony Beard, RDN, LD, CIEC, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Anthony Beard
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LD, CIEC
Verified Verified
In a 1995 Nutrition in Medical Science Class, I discovered that statistically, African Americans suffered disproportionately from many chronic diseases. I made it my goal in this life to discover a solution to alter the trajectory of the problem. I now help African-Americans develop a proper relationship with the food they eat by incorporating culture into the recipe of active living, glorious nutrition and wellness!
In a 1995 Nutrition in Medical Science Class, I discovered that statistically, African Americans suffered disproportionately from many chronic diseases. I made it my goal in this life to discover a solution to alter the trajectory of the problem. I now help African-Americans develop a proper relationship with the food they eat by incorporating culture into the recipe of active living, glorious nutrition and wellness!
(216) 666-5361 View (216) 666-5361
Photo of Kate Cline, RD, CPT, RYT, CLT, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Kate Cline
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, CPT, RYT, CLT
Verified Verified
Dublin, OH 43017  (Online Only)
Intensive, elite lifestyle & nutrition optimization for active people ready to step into their full health and energy potential. It’s finally time for YOU to feel your best. In less than 10 days, you can start to soothe your GI, improve your energy, and get engaged in your life and goals. No more guess work! Get a uniquely personal plan based cutting-edge science and labs, step-by-step guidance, unlimited text support, and rewire your subconscious for a lifetime of success. We focus on gut health, which can help with fatigue, brain fog, joint pain, weight loss, IBS, and more since inflammation and immune health start there.
Intensive, elite lifestyle & nutrition optimization for active people ready to step into their full health and energy potential. It’s finally time for YOU to feel your best. In less than 10 days, you can start to soothe your GI, improve your energy, and get engaged in your life and goals. No more guess work! Get a uniquely personal plan based cutting-edge science and labs, step-by-step guidance, unlimited text support, and rewire your subconscious for a lifetime of success. We focus on gut health, which can help with fatigue, brain fog, joint pain, weight loss, IBS, and more since inflammation and immune health start there.
(380) 207-9634 View (380) 207-9634
Photo of Holly Zabrin, MA,  RDN, LDN, CEDS, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Holly Zabrin
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MA, RDN, LDN, CEDS
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43212  (Online Only)
Holly is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who practices out of Health Loft, specializing in working with adults and adolescents with Eating Disorders, Disordered Eating, IBS, and Digestive issues. Holly is passionate about assisting her clients find peace with food and their bodies. She uses a weight inclusive and non-judgemental approach to support her patients in breaking harmful cycles of dieting. Holly has 3 years of experience treating clients with eating disorders in higher levels of care including residential (RES) and partial hospitalization program (PHP).
Holly is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who practices out of Health Loft, specializing in working with adults and adolescents with Eating Disorders, Disordered Eating, IBS, and Digestive issues. Holly is passionate about assisting her clients find peace with food and their bodies. She uses a weight inclusive and non-judgemental approach to support her patients in breaking harmful cycles of dieting. Holly has 3 years of experience treating clients with eating disorders in higher levels of care including residential (RES) and partial hospitalization program (PHP).
(614) 756-2433 View (614) 756-2433
Photo of Sarah Elizabeth Kittle, MA, RD, LD, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Sarah Elizabeth Kittle
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MA, RD, LD
Verified Verified
Springboro, OH 45066
What would it look like to have a good relationship with food? To not feel guilty for eating certain foods. To not label foods as good or bad. To learn how to fuel your body with foods you enjoy! My mission as a HAES and intuitive eating dietitian, is to help you to learn how to nourish your body, enjoy food, avoid restrictions, and eliminate diets. Through my experience as a collegiate runner, and seeing what poor fueling and under-fueling can do, I am passionate about working with athletes, as well as eating disorders. Let me help you enjoy food again, ditch the diet, and fuel your body.
What would it look like to have a good relationship with food? To not feel guilty for eating certain foods. To not label foods as good or bad. To learn how to fuel your body with foods you enjoy! My mission as a HAES and intuitive eating dietitian, is to help you to learn how to nourish your body, enjoy food, avoid restrictions, and eliminate diets. Through my experience as a collegiate runner, and seeing what poor fueling and under-fueling can do, I am passionate about working with athletes, as well as eating disorders. Let me help you enjoy food again, ditch the diet, and fuel your body.
(937) 358-8174 View (937) 358-8174
Photo of Katie Gould - Katie Gould Nutrition, MA, RDN, LD, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Katie Gould Nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MA, RDN, LD
Verified Verified
Euclid, OH 44119
I'm Katie! A registered dietitian here to help you create healthy habits and sustainable systems to make healthy eating easy and enjoyable. Through my private nutrition counseling and online programs, I hope to help you find those strategies that will work for you to cultivate a nourished life. Schedule a free discovery call with me today!
I'm Katie! A registered dietitian here to help you create healthy habits and sustainable systems to make healthy eating easy and enjoyable. Through my private nutrition counseling and online programs, I hope to help you find those strategies that will work for you to cultivate a nourished life. Schedule a free discovery call with me today!
(216) 616-1565 View (216) 616-1565
Photo of Grace Thomas - GracesGrit Nutrition & Fitness Solutions, MDN, RDN, LD, Nutritionist/Dietitian
GracesGrit Nutrition & Fitness Solutions
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MDN, RDN, LD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dublin, OH 43017
I am a graduate of the Masters of Dietetics and Nutrition (MDN) program at The Ohio State University, where I received years of hands-on experience as a Sports Nutrition Intern. I had the pleasure of working with various OSU teams including Football, Men’s Ice Hockey, Dance, Men's and Women’s Swim & Dive, and Synchronized Swimming. I gained invaluable experience in the field of Performance Nutrition, including evidence-based practices in assessment, targeted nutrition interventions, injury prevention, and food service management in sport. I am now the owner of GracesGrit Nutrition and Fitness Solutions.
I am a graduate of the Masters of Dietetics and Nutrition (MDN) program at The Ohio State University, where I received years of hands-on experience as a Sports Nutrition Intern. I had the pleasure of working with various OSU teams including Football, Men’s Ice Hockey, Dance, Men's and Women’s Swim & Dive, and Synchronized Swimming. I gained invaluable experience in the field of Performance Nutrition, including evidence-based practices in assessment, targeted nutrition interventions, injury prevention, and food service management in sport. I am now the owner of GracesGrit Nutrition and Fitness Solutions.
(614) 810-4871 View (614) 810-4871
Photo of Kali Morgenstern, MEd, RD, LD, CPT, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Kali Morgenstern
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MEd, RD, LD, CPT
Verified Verified
Willoughby, OH 44094
My approach to nutrition and fitness is simplified sustainability - creating habits that you can feasibly commit to for the long haul. Rather than looking for a quick fix, I help my clients discover ways to reach their health and body composition goals that are enjoyable, realistic, and backed by science.
My approach to nutrition and fitness is simplified sustainability - creating habits that you can feasibly commit to for the long haul. Rather than looking for a quick fix, I help my clients discover ways to reach their health and body composition goals that are enjoyable, realistic, and backed by science.
(440) 553-8556 View (440) 553-8556
Photo of Salma Alsibai, RD, LD, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Salma Alsibai
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dublin, OH 43017
Are you struggling with rapid weight gain, difficulty losing weight, irregular menstrual cycles, hormonal acne, low energy levels and/or difficulty conceiving, it may be time to seek professional help. PCOS symptoms are so incredibly frustrating and emotionally draining, it's difficult to manage on one's own. However, with the right insight into evidence-based practices and supplements to use, it is 100% manageable.
Are you struggling with rapid weight gain, difficulty losing weight, irregular menstrual cycles, hormonal acne, low energy levels and/or difficulty conceiving, it may be time to seek professional help. PCOS symptoms are so incredibly frustrating and emotionally draining, it's difficult to manage on one's own. However, with the right insight into evidence-based practices and supplements to use, it is 100% manageable.
(740) 318-2068 View (740) 318-2068
Photo of Valerie Young, PhD, RD, LD, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Valerie Young
Nutritionist/Dietitian, PhD, RD, LD
Verified Verified
Cincinnati, OH 45242
Whether you are seeking help because you have an eating disorder, or recognize that you have an unhealthy relationship with food, I can provide you with the care that is scientifically supported and delivered in a understandable and empathetic way. If you are an athlete, I will work closely with you to create a plan that will be appropriate throughout your training cycle and competition. Only then can you hope to reach your performance goals.
Whether you are seeking help because you have an eating disorder, or recognize that you have an unhealthy relationship with food, I can provide you with the care that is scientifically supported and delivered in a understandable and empathetic way. If you are an athlete, I will work closely with you to create a plan that will be appropriate throughout your training cycle and competition. Only then can you hope to reach your performance goals.
(513) 450-9931 View (513) 450-9931
Photo of Nancy L Pickens, RN, MS, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Nancy L Pickens
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RN, MS
Verified Verified
Toledo, OH 43615
A functional medicine approach to investigate why you are suffering is the key to individualizing your nutrition treatment plan! With a masters in nutrition and 35 + years working as a RN mainly in the field of digestive disorders, I have extensive insight on how to resolve chronic illnesses and return you to optimal wellness. I use whole food nutrition, detox plans, and targeted supplements to bring your body back into balance. Besides my main focus of digestive disorders, I work with clients with memory loss, eczema, weight loss, diabetes, high cholesterol, food allergies, and hormone imbalances. Visit www.abachiropractic.com.
A functional medicine approach to investigate why you are suffering is the key to individualizing your nutrition treatment plan! With a masters in nutrition and 35 + years working as a RN mainly in the field of digestive disorders, I have extensive insight on how to resolve chronic illnesses and return you to optimal wellness. I use whole food nutrition, detox plans, and targeted supplements to bring your body back into balance. Besides my main focus of digestive disorders, I work with clients with memory loss, eczema, weight loss, diabetes, high cholesterol, food allergies, and hormone imbalances. Visit www.abachiropractic.com.
(419) 464-9693 View (419) 464-9693
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Swap Health
Nutritionist/Dietitian
Verified Verified
Westerville, OH 43081  (Online Only)
Comprehensive Nutrition Support, Unique to You. We’ll meet you where you are in your journey and build a practical nutrition plan that works for you. We prioritize taking into consideration your current living situations, providing equitable care and giving you the highest chance of making practical and meaningful lifestyle changes.
Comprehensive Nutrition Support, Unique to You. We’ll meet you where you are in your journey and build a practical nutrition plan that works for you. We prioritize taking into consideration your current living situations, providing equitable care and giving you the highest chance of making practical and meaningful lifestyle changes.
(614) 482-4410 View (614) 482-4410
Photo of Preeti Bansal Kshirsagar - Integrative Nutrition - Hyde Park, Cincinnati, MPH, RD, LD, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Integrative Nutrition - Hyde Park, Cincinnati
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MPH, RD, LD
Verified Verified
Cincinnati, OH 45208
Do you have chronic health problems to which the standard medical care is unable to provide answers? Symptoms and conditions that are not responding to conventional medical therapy can resolve when a person follows The Institute of Functional Medicine© – Functional Nutrition Protocols. Functional Nutrition can help in IMPROVING: Digestive problems, Headaches/ Migraines, Chronic sinus drainage, Low energy / Fatigue, Depression/ Mood swings, Eczema/ Skin problems, Joint inflammation/ Arthritis, Asthma, Hyperlipidemia/ High Cholesterol, Insulin Resistance/ high blood sugar and Weight imbalances. More-> https://INHWellness.com
Do you have chronic health problems to which the standard medical care is unable to provide answers? Symptoms and conditions that are not responding to conventional medical therapy can resolve when a person follows The Institute of Functional Medicine© – Functional Nutrition Protocols. Functional Nutrition can help in IMPROVING: Digestive problems, Headaches/ Migraines, Chronic sinus drainage, Low energy / Fatigue, Depression/ Mood swings, Eczema/ Skin problems, Joint inflammation/ Arthritis, Asthma, Hyperlipidemia/ High Cholesterol, Insulin Resistance/ high blood sugar and Weight imbalances. More-> https://INHWellness.com
(513) 666-5115 View (513) 666-5115
Photo of Colleen Elizabeth Bailey, MS, RDN, LD, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Colleen Elizabeth Bailey
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43212  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with nutrition in a way that supports your physical AND mental health? Are you confused about all the misinformation you find so easily on the internet & social media? Have you ever felt out of control around food and wish you could just “normalize” your eating? Don’t know where to turn? I’m here to help!
Do you struggle with nutrition in a way that supports your physical AND mental health? Are you confused about all the misinformation you find so easily on the internet & social media? Have you ever felt out of control around food and wish you could just “normalize” your eating? Don’t know where to turn? I’m here to help!
(380) 204-5166 View (380) 204-5166
Photo of Anita Lynn Dock - Anita Dock Nutrition Counseling, RDN, CDE, CLT, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Anita Dock Nutrition Counseling
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, CDE, CLT
Verified Verified
Cincinnati, OH 45242
Is this the year to redeem good health? Do you want to leave your extreme fatigue & brain fog behind? Would you like to determine the root cause of your digestive issues? Has years of dieting made you feel discouraged as your weight continues to go up? Are the google searches to answer your nutrition questions providing more questions than answers? Maybe you just want a healthy body image and relationship with food so you don't restrict what you eat all day and then binge at night?
Is this the year to redeem good health? Do you want to leave your extreme fatigue & brain fog behind? Would you like to determine the root cause of your digestive issues? Has years of dieting made you feel discouraged as your weight continues to go up? Are the google searches to answer your nutrition questions providing more questions than answers? Maybe you just want a healthy body image and relationship with food so you don't restrict what you eat all day and then binge at night?
(513) 854-0200 View (513) 854-0200
Photo of Amy McCrea, RDN, LD, IFNCP, CGN, CLT, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Amy McCrea
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LD, IFNCP, CGN, CLT
Verified Verified
Galena, OH 43021  (Online Only)
Amy is a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist specializing in gastrointestinal disorders and autoimmune conditions. She uses food, simple lifestyle changes, and targeted supplements as appropriate to heal the body. On your journey with Amy, the two of you will dig deep to uncover the root causes of your current health issues and develop a customized plan to restore your health one fork at a time! She holds the following designations: Integrative & Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner (IFNCP), Certified Gastrointestinal Nutritionist (CGN), and Certified Leap Therapist (CLT).
Amy is a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist specializing in gastrointestinal disorders and autoimmune conditions. She uses food, simple lifestyle changes, and targeted supplements as appropriate to heal the body. On your journey with Amy, the two of you will dig deep to uncover the root causes of your current health issues and develop a customized plan to restore your health one fork at a time! She holds the following designations: Integrative & Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner (IFNCP), Certified Gastrointestinal Nutritionist (CGN), and Certified Leap Therapist (CLT).
(380) 220-7062 View (380) 220-7062
FAQs - About Nutritionists and Dietitians

How can I find a dietitian or nutritionist in Ohio?

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.