Nutritionists and Dietitians in Lane County, OR

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Photo of Sherie L Schjolin, MA, RD, LD, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Sherie L Schjolin
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MA, RD, LD
Verified Verified
Eugene, OR 97401
My name is Sherie Schjolin (she/her/hers), and I am a Registered Dietitian located in Eugene, Oregon. I started Vara Nutrition with a vision of transforming the way we view, approach and value food, nutrition, exercise and our bodies. I am a weight inclusive dietitian specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, disordered eating and other feeding issues. I also have experience working with PCOS, Diabetes, various GI issues and MCAS. If you are seeking support with any of these health concerns, I would love to hear from you!
My name is Sherie Schjolin (she/her/hers), and I am a Registered Dietitian located in Eugene, Oregon. I started Vara Nutrition with a vision of transforming the way we view, approach and value food, nutrition, exercise and our bodies. I am a weight inclusive dietitian specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, disordered eating and other feeding issues. I also have experience working with PCOS, Diabetes, various GI issues and MCAS. If you are seeking support with any of these health concerns, I would love to hear from you!
(248) 259-9387 View (248) 259-9387
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Christine Madzik
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Eugene, OR 97405
Do you feel confused and overwhelmed by what to eat? Have you been feeling "off" for so long you can't remember what normal feels like? Are you struggling with gas, bloating, diarrhea, heartburn, and/or constipation? I provide supportive nutrition counseling for gut problems. I help adults and children who struggle with digestive issues, such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Small Intestinal Overgrowth (SIBO), Candida overgrowth, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Celiac Disease, and food allergies. We will get to the root of the problem so you can eat with freedom and comfort.
Do you feel confused and overwhelmed by what to eat? Have you been feeling "off" for so long you can't remember what normal feels like? Are you struggling with gas, bloating, diarrhea, heartburn, and/or constipation? I provide supportive nutrition counseling for gut problems. I help adults and children who struggle with digestive issues, such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Small Intestinal Overgrowth (SIBO), Candida overgrowth, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Celiac Disease, and food allergies. We will get to the root of the problem so you can eat with freedom and comfort.
(541) 204-8959 x2 View (541) 204-8959 x2
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Shira Evans Nutrition LLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, CSSD, LD
Verified Verified
Eugene, OR 97408
Hello there! I describe myself as a HAES, non-diet, Registered Dietitian who specializes in sports nutrition and care for disordered eating, eating disorders, and body image concerns. I am passionate about working with all diverse folks, and also have expertise working with PCOS and diabetes management.
Hello there! I describe myself as a HAES, non-diet, Registered Dietitian who specializes in sports nutrition and care for disordered eating, eating disorders, and body image concerns. I am passionate about working with all diverse folks, and also have expertise working with PCOS and diabetes management.
(541) 502-3212 View (541) 502-3212
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Bronte Grooms
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Eugene, OR 97405
Hi, I'm Brontë a Functional Medicine Registered Dietitian & Epigenetics Expert. I help athletes, entrepreneurs, young professionals, and creatives level up performance and productivity from the inside out. Transforming their experience of success from overload and exhaustion to flow and ease. I specialize in performance coaching, athletic performance, fat loss, and digestion.
Hi, I'm Brontë a Functional Medicine Registered Dietitian & Epigenetics Expert. I help athletes, entrepreneurs, young professionals, and creatives level up performance and productivity from the inside out. Transforming their experience of success from overload and exhaustion to flow and ease. I specialize in performance coaching, athletic performance, fat loss, and digestion.
(458) 235-4912 View (458) 235-4912
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Jessi Dietrich
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LD
Verified Verified
Eugene, OR 97401
Based out of Eugene, Oregon I provide telehealth nutrition therapy with a Non-Diet and Health At Every Size lens. My approach is person-centered around your goals and values. I incorporate evidence-based medical nutrition therapy while challenging the misinformation and disinformation of normative diet culture. Together we will work to create a dietary plan tailored to your personal needs and goals while improving and nurturing your relationship with food and your body.
Based out of Eugene, Oregon I provide telehealth nutrition therapy with a Non-Diet and Health At Every Size lens. My approach is person-centered around your goals and values. I incorporate evidence-based medical nutrition therapy while challenging the misinformation and disinformation of normative diet culture. Together we will work to create a dietary plan tailored to your personal needs and goals while improving and nurturing your relationship with food and your body.
(541) 422-3824 View (541) 422-3824
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Bloom Health & Wellness Promotion, LLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian
Verified Verified
Eugene, OR 97401
Bloom is home to an ELITE group of wellness professionals ready to help you with your health & nutrition. Our highly trained and specialized nutrition therapists, coaches and therapists offer a variety of services including but not limited to: disordered eating, eating disorder care, PCOS/hormone support and guidance for women’s health issues. We believe that all bodies are good bodies and all bodies deserve exceptional care.
Bloom is home to an ELITE group of wellness professionals ready to help you with your health & nutrition. Our highly trained and specialized nutrition therapists, coaches and therapists offer a variety of services including but not limited to: disordered eating, eating disorder care, PCOS/hormone support and guidance for women’s health issues. We believe that all bodies are good bodies and all bodies deserve exceptional care.
(541) 515-7902 View (541) 515-7902
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No Guilt Nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Eugene, OR 97402
Many find themselves feeling stressed and out of control around food. Though it is common, it doesn't have to be your reality! Together, we can work on building nutrition knowledge and learning to trust your body to fuel yourself instead of using a long list of diet rules. I work with clients with disordered eating habits as well as a variety of conditions including binge eating disorder, other eating disorders, diabetes, prediaebtes, high cholesterol, hyperlipidemia, digestive issues, GERD, and more.
Many find themselves feeling stressed and out of control around food. Though it is common, it doesn't have to be your reality! Together, we can work on building nutrition knowledge and learning to trust your body to fuel yourself instead of using a long list of diet rules. I work with clients with disordered eating habits as well as a variety of conditions including binge eating disorder, other eating disorders, diabetes, prediaebtes, high cholesterol, hyperlipidemia, digestive issues, GERD, and more.
(541) 631-5142 View (541) 631-5142
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Karen Roth
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, CNC
Verified Verified
Eugene, OR 97401
I have long-term experience in addressing a wide variety of health conditions and painful symptoms. Specialities include: Hormone Balancing, Weight Management, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Auto-Immune Disorders, Gluten Intolerance, Food Allergies/Sensitivities, Digestive Issues, Acne Utilizing ALCAT testing to discover your body's reaction to over 200 foods, along with other simple, state-of-the-art testing procedures including micronutrient and blood chemistry analysis, I evaluate the adequacy of your diet in bolstering your body's natural ability to fight illness and heal itself. Clients report relief from all kinds of "mysterious" and uncomfortable symptoms.
I have long-term experience in addressing a wide variety of health conditions and painful symptoms. Specialities include: Hormone Balancing, Weight Management, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Auto-Immune Disorders, Gluten Intolerance, Food Allergies/Sensitivities, Digestive Issues, Acne Utilizing ALCAT testing to discover your body's reaction to over 200 foods, along with other simple, state-of-the-art testing procedures including micronutrient and blood chemistry analysis, I evaluate the adequacy of your diet in bolstering your body's natural ability to fight illness and heal itself. Clients report relief from all kinds of "mysterious" and uncomfortable symptoms.
(858) 952-1436 View (858) 952-1436
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My Diabetes Nutrition, LLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, CDCES
Verified Verified
Eugene, OR 97403  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Melissa a Registered Dietitian & Diabetes Specialist. Passionate about transforming lives and empowering women to conquer their health challenges. With over 10 years of experience, I specialize in aiding women who are battling fatigue, menopause stages, weight & digestive issues, and blood sugar irregularities.
Hi, I'm Melissa a Registered Dietitian & Diabetes Specialist. Passionate about transforming lives and empowering women to conquer their health challenges. With over 10 years of experience, I specialize in aiding women who are battling fatigue, menopause stages, weight & digestive issues, and blood sugar irregularities.
(541) 725-9147 View (541) 725-9147
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Taryn Hand
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, CSSD, LD
Verified Verified
Eugene, OR 97403
Hello and welcome! I am a Registered Dietitian and Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics with over 10 years of experience in the field, specializing in helping clients heal their relationship with food and exercise. I utilize a non-diet, weight inclusive approach to help clients make peace with their food and body and build trust in their internal cues. I operate from an all foods fit philosophy and incorporate principles of intuitive eating, mindful eating and Health at Every Size in my work with clients.
Hello and welcome! I am a Registered Dietitian and Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics with over 10 years of experience in the field, specializing in helping clients heal their relationship with food and exercise. I utilize a non-diet, weight inclusive approach to help clients make peace with their food and body and build trust in their internal cues. I operate from an all foods fit philosophy and incorporate principles of intuitive eating, mindful eating and Health at Every Size in my work with clients.
(541) 577-5658 View (541) 577-5658
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Nicole Joyce Health Counseling
Nutritionist/Dietitian, FNTP, RWP-1
Verified Verified
Eugene, OR 97405
Hi there! I am a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Health Coach, specializing in digestive health and gut repair. I believe that healing occurs by addressing the whole person and the unique set of circumstances that made you who you are. When you come to see me, we will work together to assess the right foods for you, the targeted supplements to heal your body, and the emotional and lifestyle components that may be keeping you stuck. I offer a safe and confidential space for you to heal at YOUR pace.
Hi there! I am a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Health Coach, specializing in digestive health and gut repair. I believe that healing occurs by addressing the whole person and the unique set of circumstances that made you who you are. When you come to see me, we will work together to assess the right foods for you, the targeted supplements to heal your body, and the emotional and lifestyle components that may be keeping you stuck. I offer a safe and confidential space for you to heal at YOUR pace.
(541) 236-9121 View (541) 236-9121
Photo of Erin Greenberg, MS, CN, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Erin Greenberg
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, CN
Verified Verified
Eugene, OR 97402  (Online Only)
Hi! I would love to be your resource and support throughout your health exploration. I created this business in my heart when I realized there had to be more to life than what I was experiencing. I knew there had to be a path that didn’t lead me to burnout, chronic pain, sick and tired of being sick and tired with mood swings, irritability, anxiety, and depressed bouts. In those depths I knew there had to be something other than just trying to survive life. I've learned there are things that can be done to ease those burdens. Let me help you get to the Bare Bones of your health and wellness.
Hi! I would love to be your resource and support throughout your health exploration. I created this business in my heart when I realized there had to be more to life than what I was experiencing. I knew there had to be a path that didn’t lead me to burnout, chronic pain, sick and tired of being sick and tired with mood swings, irritability, anxiety, and depressed bouts. In those depths I knew there had to be something other than just trying to survive life. I've learned there are things that can be done to ease those burdens. Let me help you get to the Bare Bones of your health and wellness.
(541) 641-8879 View (541) 641-8879
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Pathways for Health, LLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MPH, NTP, MRWP
Verified Verified
Eugene, OR 97405
Ellen Syversen, MPH, NTP, MRWP is a health educator and functional, holistic nutritionist with over 13 years experience working with hundreds of busy individuals to restore energy, resolve digestive issues, and optimize hormone balance. For Ellen, it all comes down to discovering the root cause of a client's symptoms. She is a skilled nutritional detective and provides her clients with a personalized, step-by-step plan to address blocking factors while rebalancing and strengthening the body. She sees clients nationwide via phone and Zoom, and offers functional testing in order to customize diet, lifestyle and supplement programs.
Ellen Syversen, MPH, NTP, MRWP is a health educator and functional, holistic nutritionist with over 13 years experience working with hundreds of busy individuals to restore energy, resolve digestive issues, and optimize hormone balance. For Ellen, it all comes down to discovering the root cause of a client's symptoms. She is a skilled nutritional detective and provides her clients with a personalized, step-by-step plan to address blocking factors while rebalancing and strengthening the body. She sees clients nationwide via phone and Zoom, and offers functional testing in order to customize diet, lifestyle and supplement programs.
(541) 366-4062 View (541) 366-4062
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Hannah Saffold
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Eugene, OR 97405
Are you ready for to change your relationship with food and your body but unsure where to start? Are you confused about what to eat? Do you tend to talk yourself out of change, feel overwhelmed, or self-sabotage? Hi, I'm Hannah and with me, you can expect a warm and process-oriented nutrition therapy style that addresses your goals, as well as support in working through roadblocks that have kept you stuck in the past. Together, I support you in finding more balance and ease with your eating by developing more trust and confidence in yourself and your body.
Are you ready for to change your relationship with food and your body but unsure where to start? Are you confused about what to eat? Do you tend to talk yourself out of change, feel overwhelmed, or self-sabotage? Hi, I'm Hannah and with me, you can expect a warm and process-oriented nutrition therapy style that addresses your goals, as well as support in working through roadblocks that have kept you stuck in the past. Together, I support you in finding more balance and ease with your eating by developing more trust and confidence in yourself and your body.
(458) 243-4763 View (458) 243-4763
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Iris Briand
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LD
Verified Verified
Eugene, OR 97402
Sol Food Nutrition, LLC is your home for nutritional support. The company is owned by Iris Briand, RDN, LD. Ms. Briand provides Custom Nutrition Coaching and Presentations that help lead people to adopt a healthier lifestyle by preparing simple, healthy & delicious meals.
Sol Food Nutrition, LLC is your home for nutritional support. The company is owned by Iris Briand, RDN, LD. Ms. Briand provides Custom Nutrition Coaching and Presentations that help lead people to adopt a healthier lifestyle by preparing simple, healthy & delicious meals.
(541) 625-1529 View (541) 625-1529
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Kinder Nutrition LLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, CSP, LD
Verified Verified
Eugene, OR 97401
Hello and welcome to Kinder Nutrition. I'm Tok-Hui (pronounced: Took Who-ui), a mom, foodie, author, and pediatric nutrition specialist. I've been a registered dietitian for over 17 years and for the last 12 years have worked with children and families to improve their health with practical approach. I enjoy working with families to provide tools and resources for raising happy and mindful eaters.
Hello and welcome to Kinder Nutrition. I'm Tok-Hui (pronounced: Took Who-ui), a mom, foodie, author, and pediatric nutrition specialist. I've been a registered dietitian for over 17 years and for the last 12 years have worked with children and families to improve their health with practical approach. I enjoy working with families to provide tools and resources for raising happy and mindful eaters.
(541) 262-6249 View (541) 262-6249
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Sofia Colantuono
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN
Verified Verified
Eugene, OR 97401  (Online Only)
Sofia is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist specializing in working with adults and adolescents with Eating Disorders, Disordered Eating, Digestive issues (IBS, IBD, Low FODMAP), Hormonal Imbalances (PCOS, etc.), and interested in Sports Nutrition. Sofia is passionate about helping others build a positive relationship with food and their bodies. Nutrition is not one-size-fits all, and Sofia believes in the importance of having a client-centered approach and providing personalized nutrition care. Her past experiences have driven her desire to help others reach lifestyle changes in a sustainable and practical way.
Sofia is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist specializing in working with adults and adolescents with Eating Disorders, Disordered Eating, Digestive issues (IBS, IBD, Low FODMAP), Hormonal Imbalances (PCOS, etc.), and interested in Sports Nutrition. Sofia is passionate about helping others build a positive relationship with food and their bodies. Nutrition is not one-size-fits all, and Sofia believes in the importance of having a client-centered approach and providing personalized nutrition care. Her past experiences have driven her desire to help others reach lifestyle changes in a sustainable and practical way.
(503) 476-9782 View (503) 476-9782
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Rose Mattson
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Eugene, OR 97403
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, I'm Rose! I help people reduce shame and guilt around eating, bring understanding and compassion to eating behaviors, and empower people to make choices around food and their bodies that feel aligned with their life values. There is so much noise about food that it can be hard to actually know how or even what to eat. Nutrition therapy is not only about what you eat, but how you think and feel about about food and eating.
Hi, I'm Rose! I help people reduce shame and guilt around eating, bring understanding and compassion to eating behaviors, and empower people to make choices around food and their bodies that feel aligned with their life values. There is so much noise about food that it can be hard to actually know how or even what to eat. Nutrition therapy is not only about what you eat, but how you think and feel about about food and eating.
(458) 235-4335 View (458) 235-4335
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Annelise Bunch
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, CNS, LDN
Verified Verified
Eugene, OR 97401
Hi, I'm Annie! I’m an integrative trained licensed dietitian nutritionist and board certified CNS with a passion for women’s health, mental and gut health. I’m here to educate, listen, and empower you on your journey to addressing your health concerns to get you to feeling your best. When working with clients, I cater to each client’s uniqueness to craft personalized plans that are evidence based that aim to optimize and restore balance in the body - it simply doesn't start and stop with food. I operate from a judgement free space and seek to improve everyone's relationship with food while addressing top health concerns.
Hi, I'm Annie! I’m an integrative trained licensed dietitian nutritionist and board certified CNS with a passion for women’s health, mental and gut health. I’m here to educate, listen, and empower you on your journey to addressing your health concerns to get you to feeling your best. When working with clients, I cater to each client’s uniqueness to craft personalized plans that are evidence based that aim to optimize and restore balance in the body - it simply doesn't start and stop with food. I operate from a judgement free space and seek to improve everyone's relationship with food while addressing top health concerns.
(458) 232-3311 View (458) 232-3311
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Jenna Lenhart
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LDN, IBCLC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Eugene, OR 97402  (Online Only)
Jenna is a Registered Dietitian who has spent much of her nutrition career helping those in the pediatric/young adult population. While seeing a variety of nutrition concerns, she specializes in helping patients in eating disorder recovery and seeks to promote a safe space to pursue a new healthy relationship with food. Jenna uses a patient-centered approach to working with clients, prioritizing patient goals for their health journey. With disordered eating, she uses an intuitive eating framework of counseling in addition to family based therapy to promote a safe and effective environment for healing.
Jenna is a Registered Dietitian who has spent much of her nutrition career helping those in the pediatric/young adult population. While seeing a variety of nutrition concerns, she specializes in helping patients in eating disorder recovery and seeks to promote a safe space to pursue a new healthy relationship with food. Jenna uses a patient-centered approach to working with clients, prioritizing patient goals for their health journey. With disordered eating, she uses an intuitive eating framework of counseling in addition to family based therapy to promote a safe and effective environment for healing.
(405) 251-7145 View (405) 251-7145
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FAQs - About Nutritionists and Dietitians

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

To find dietitians and nutritionists near you, input your city, town, suburb, zip code, or a provider's name in the search bar at the top of the page. From there, you can filter by specialty, treatment technique, and gender to find a dietitian or nutritionist who matches your needs.

When you visit a dietitian or nutritionist's profile, you can get a better idea if they're the right fit for you. Consider things like session cost, accepted insurance plans, and their location or telehealth options. If someone seems like a good match, you can email them or call the number on their profile. When speaking with a professional, pay attention to whether or not you feel comfortable in the conversation and how knowledgeable they are about your specific nutrition concerns. It may also be helpful to ask more about their general approach to nutrition and the training behind their credentials.

What is the difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist?

The terms dietitian and nutritionist are often used interchangeably. However, there are actually key credential differences between dietitians and nutritionists that are important to keep in mind when seeking a nutrition professional.

A registered dietitian (RD) or registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) has earned at least a graduate degree from an accredited program, completed a supervised practice program, passed the Commission on Dietetic Registration exam, and continues their education regularly. The RD and RDN credentials are regulated by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the largest nutrition-related organization in the country. Only professionals who meet their standards can call themselves an RD or RDN and enjoy privileges like billing insurance. Additionally, RDs and RDNs can get board certifications in specialized areas such as gerontological nutrition (CSG), sports dietetics (CSSD), pediatric nutrition (CSP), renal nutrition (CSR), or oncology nutrition (CSO). They also need state licensure, which usually aligns with national requirements.

In contrast, the title "nutritionist" doesn't require any formal education or credentials; anyone can use the title of nutritionist, including those with very limited or no formal training in nutrition. Although there are certification programs that are marketed toward those interested in nutrition counseling, the rigor and academic requirements for such programs varies greatly. These important differences between dietitians and nutritionists are thus very important to consider when choosing the right nutrition professional for your needs. To be listed in the HealthProfs directory, Nutritionists must have a minimum of a Masters Degree in a relevant field.

When should I see a dietitian or a nutritionist?

Clients seek nutritional support from dietitians and nutritionists for various reasons, ranging from medical conditions to lifestyle concerns like weight loss or dietary requirements; however, it's always important to find a professional who is a good fit for you. Consider factors such as insurance coverage, your specific medical or dietary concerns, and the availability of professionals near you to determine whether a dietitian or nutritionist may be a better fit.

Generally, nutritionists are not covered by insurance, whereas Registered Dietitians (RDs) often are, especially for those with medical conditions. If you have a chronic medical condition like cancer or kidney disease, you might want to seek out an RD with specialized expertise, such as a Board Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition (CSO) or a Board Certified Specialist in Renal Nutrition (CSR). These credentials indicate advanced education and a commitment to ongoing learning within a specific area. Additionally, consider the availability of professionals in your area and their openness to telehealth sessions. While the field of dietetics is growing, there may not always be a wide selection of professionals, especially in rural areas. In such cases, focusing on the experience and expertise of the nutrition professional can be more important than their specific credentials.

Do I need a referral to see a dietitian or a nutritionist?

A referral is not required to see a dietitian or nutritionist, and many individuals independently seek nutritional support without prior medical advice. However, for a nutrition service to be covered by insurance, a referral from a primary care physician or another medical professional may be necessary. In such cases, a referral is typically made for those who have been formally diagnosed with a medical condition requiring nutrition counseling, such as diabetes or hypertension. If insurance coverage is critical to a client's ability to see a dietitian, they should contact their insurance provider to determine if a referral is needed for nutritional counseling and to understand any potential co-pays or coverage limits that may apply in their individual circumstance.

How much does it cost to see a dietitian or a nutritionist?

The cost of seeing a dietitian or nutritionist depends on a number of variables, including their location, their specialty, whether they take insurance, and the professional's experience and training. On average, the cost of out-of-pocket sessions with a dietitian or nutritionist within the United States ranges from $50-$150. In some cases, nutrition professionals will require a longer initial evaluation session that will cost more than ongoing follow-up sessions. Dietitians and nutritionists may also offer packages for clients interested in longer-term nutritional support; in such cases, they may charge monthly or other periodic fees for more comprehensive services, such as a combination of nutrition sessions and out-of-session coaching support. If nutrition services are covered by a client's insurance plan and they are eligible for coverage based on any referral requirements, the out-of-pocket cost of seeing a dietitian may be completely covered or significantly reduced.

Are consultations with a dietitian or nutritionist covered by insurance?

If your insurance covers nutrition services, the cost is usually lower than paying out-of-pocket. However, insurance coverage can vary based on factors like your specific plan details, whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network provider, and whether you have a referral for nutrition services based on a medical diagnosis.

Coverage also depends on the type of nutrition service. Typically, insurance plans only cover services provided by a licensed Registered Dietitian (RD) and do not cover those offered by nutritionists or nutrition coaches without the RD credential. If nutrition services are not covered by your insurance, some dietitians and nutritionists may offer sliding scale rates or lower-cost services for clients who cannot afford their full fee. However, these spots are often limited and may not always be available.