Nutritionists and Dietitians in Portland, OR

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Hilary Regan
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LD, CLT
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97202
On maternity leave until end of September 2024, and will then be accepting clients for fat loss and body transformation. Top of the line coaching. Now in network with Cigna, Premera, Regence, and United (no other insurance accepted). Please go to my website to schedule www.volitiondietitian.com.
On maternity leave until end of September 2024, and will then be accepting clients for fat loss and body transformation. Top of the line coaching. Now in network with Cigna, Premera, Regence, and United (no other insurance accepted). Please go to my website to schedule www.volitiondietitian.com.
(206) 944-5085 View (206) 944-5085
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Linzy Peterson
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97204  (Online Only)
Hello there! I'm thrilled to connect with you. I've been fully immersed in the plant-based lifestyle for over a decade now and am proud to be a part of Plant-Based Dietitians Ltd. Our mission at www.plantbasedrds.com is to provide accessible online consultations for individuals interested in adopting plant-based, vegetarian, or vegan diets.
Hello there! I'm thrilled to connect with you. I've been fully immersed in the plant-based lifestyle for over a decade now and am proud to be a part of Plant-Based Dietitians Ltd. Our mission at www.plantbasedrds.com is to provide accessible online consultations for individuals interested in adopting plant-based, vegetarian, or vegan diets.
(503) 850-0716 View (503) 850-0716
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Nielson Nutrition & Diabetes Care, LLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, CDCES, LD, CD
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97203
Managing diabetes is a full time job, but what if there was a way to simplify it? Having type 1 diabetes myself, I aim to help you reduce the burden of living with diabetes through education and technology. I provide holistic care to help you balance all areas of health, and collaborate with you and your healthcare team to create a personalized management plan.
Managing diabetes is a full time job, but what if there was a way to simplify it? Having type 1 diabetes myself, I aim to help you reduce the burden of living with diabetes through education and technology. I provide holistic care to help you balance all areas of health, and collaborate with you and your healthcare team to create a personalized management plan.
(971) 298-7784 View (971) 298-7784
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Caitlin Sloane
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CD, CIEC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97217  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Please note: my practice is waitlisted until 9/16/24. My clients want to focus on their nutrition concerns (disordered eating, digestive health, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, autoimmune, fertility, and more) with a dietitian who values quality of life and a healthy relationship to food and body, rather than calorie counting and weight loss. You have a clear motivation for change, and are willing to be creative and open minded in your approach to managing your nutrition. I provide gentle and affirming guidance and with compassion and patience, encourage my clients to pursue their nutrition goals.
Please note: my practice is waitlisted until 9/16/24. My clients want to focus on their nutrition concerns (disordered eating, digestive health, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, autoimmune, fertility, and more) with a dietitian who values quality of life and a healthy relationship to food and body, rather than calorie counting and weight loss. You have a clear motivation for change, and are willing to be creative and open minded in your approach to managing your nutrition. I provide gentle and affirming guidance and with compassion and patience, encourage my clients to pursue their nutrition goals.
(503) 213-4510 View (503) 213-4510
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Racquel (Rocky) Burch
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97211  (Online Only)
Rocky is a registered dietitian who has been in the field of dietetics for 5 years. She specializes in working with folks affected by/with disordered eating, eating disorders, body dysmorphia, and wanting to learn mindful and intuitive eating. She includes a health at every size (HAES) approach and really enjoys working with LGBTQ+IA folks struggling with their relationship with food. Rocky's approach to nutrition care is direct but kind, openness with understanding, and an overall "intensive care bear" approach. Her main job is to listen to you in the moment, provide feedback, help you set and reach specific goals.
Rocky is a registered dietitian who has been in the field of dietetics for 5 years. She specializes in working with folks affected by/with disordered eating, eating disorders, body dysmorphia, and wanting to learn mindful and intuitive eating. She includes a health at every size (HAES) approach and really enjoys working with LGBTQ+IA folks struggling with their relationship with food. Rocky's approach to nutrition care is direct but kind, openness with understanding, and an overall "intensive care bear" approach. Her main job is to listen to you in the moment, provide feedback, help you set and reach specific goals.
(319) 220-5247 View (319) 220-5247
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Nutrition In The Right Place
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MscN, CN
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97202
Hello! I have my Master's in Nutrition/Dietetics and I am also a registered and certified nutritionist in OR and WA State. I also have a results guaranteed policy or your money back, so you know I am serious. I will only take you on as a client if I know I can help you achieve your goals! I work with a lot of clients that have weight loss goals and to prevent, reverse or manage chronic disease including heart disease and diabetes. It is my goal to make sure you live long, healthy, and at a high quality of life with holistic whole food nutritional life changes. I am also a climbing instructor, check it out, TreeClimbingAtSilverFalls
Hello! I have my Master's in Nutrition/Dietetics and I am also a registered and certified nutritionist in OR and WA State. I also have a results guaranteed policy or your money back, so you know I am serious. I will only take you on as a client if I know I can help you achieve your goals! I work with a lot of clients that have weight loss goals and to prevent, reverse or manage chronic disease including heart disease and diabetes. It is my goal to make sure you live long, healthy, and at a high quality of life with holistic whole food nutritional life changes. I am also a climbing instructor, check it out, TreeClimbingAtSilverFalls
(508) 544-0663 View (508) 544-0663
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Paige Becker
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LD, CD
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97216  (Online Only)
Hello! I'm a Registered Dietitian who's passionate about providing individualized nutrition care that considers the whole person: mind, body, and spirit. I aim to help clients improve their relationships with food, self-care, and their bodies from a Health At Every Size (HAES) perspective. My counseling approach is based in Intuitive Eating principles and bolstered by somatics and self-compassion-focused behavior change techniques. I'm also aware of the importance of nervous system regulation for positive, sustainable behavior change, thus I'm a proponent of the healing capacity of sensory-engaging practices (like art!)
Hello! I'm a Registered Dietitian who's passionate about providing individualized nutrition care that considers the whole person: mind, body, and spirit. I aim to help clients improve their relationships with food, self-care, and their bodies from a Health At Every Size (HAES) perspective. My counseling approach is based in Intuitive Eating principles and bolstered by somatics and self-compassion-focused behavior change techniques. I'm also aware of the importance of nervous system regulation for positive, sustainable behavior change, thus I'm a proponent of the healing capacity of sensory-engaging practices (like art!)
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Annika Garman
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97205
Struggling with disordered eating can be isolating and scary and no one should have to go it alone. I offer individualized 1:1 support to those wanting to heal their relationship with food. I am rooted in a Health at Every Size and social justice framework. I offer a harm reduction approach to all clients and believe that "recovery" is something that is unique to and should be defined by each person.
Struggling with disordered eating can be isolating and scary and no one should have to go it alone. I offer individualized 1:1 support to those wanting to heal their relationship with food. I am rooted in a Health at Every Size and social justice framework. I offer a harm reduction approach to all clients and believe that "recovery" is something that is unique to and should be defined by each person.
(206) 385-1668 View (206) 385-1668
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Allison Hoybach
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97239  (Online Only)
Allison is a registered dietitian who loves people and is passionate about helping individuals achieve their personal health and nutrition goals. Her primary focus has been Bariatric support, diabetes and plant based nutrition, but her background also includes kidney disease, heart health, gut issues and malnutrition. She strives to empower individuals to make positive and sustainable lifestyle changes. Allison takes time to listen to your nutritional concerns and understand your overall goals. She uses a patient-centered, evidenced-based approach to help you create lasting lifestyle changes.
Allison is a registered dietitian who loves people and is passionate about helping individuals achieve their personal health and nutrition goals. Her primary focus has been Bariatric support, diabetes and plant based nutrition, but her background also includes kidney disease, heart health, gut issues and malnutrition. She strives to empower individuals to make positive and sustainable lifestyle changes. Allison takes time to listen to your nutritional concerns and understand your overall goals. She uses a patient-centered, evidenced-based approach to help you create lasting lifestyle changes.
(918) 601-4648 View (918) 601-4648
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Wholesome Health
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LD, CD, CDCES
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97219
I love helping my clients achieve their ideal weight and manage any chronic health conditions. Nutrition is not one-size-fits-all, so I really spend the time getting to know my clients and offer a personalized plan that will work for you. If going in one direction doesn't work for you, we will regroup and try something else until we find a way to help you live your best possible life while still enjoying what you eat. I also offer meal planning services, complete with grocery lists and recipes!
I love helping my clients achieve their ideal weight and manage any chronic health conditions. Nutrition is not one-size-fits-all, so I really spend the time getting to know my clients and offer a personalized plan that will work for you. If going in one direction doesn't work for you, we will regroup and try something else until we find a way to help you live your best possible life while still enjoying what you eat. I also offer meal planning services, complete with grocery lists and recipes!
(971) 260-4461 View (971) 260-4461
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Jenna Lenhart
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LDN, IBCLC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97232  (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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Haleigh Mann
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97214  (Online Only)
Haleigh is a registered dietitian who is passionate about helping her clients discover their love for food and their bodies. Haleigh provides evidence-based nutrition education and works to empower clients to make realistic changes that work with their unique lifestyles and preferences. Haleigh approaches each client personally and individually. She has an anti-diet, all-foods-fit, trauma-informed approach to care. She enjoys the challenge of working closely with each client to meet their goals and live their best life while building a healthier relationship with food and their body.
Haleigh is a registered dietitian who is passionate about helping her clients discover their love for food and their bodies. Haleigh provides evidence-based nutrition education and works to empower clients to make realistic changes that work with their unique lifestyles and preferences. Haleigh approaches each client personally and individually. She has an anti-diet, all-foods-fit, trauma-informed approach to care. She enjoys the challenge of working closely with each client to meet their goals and live their best life while building a healthier relationship with food and their body.
(901) 460-9072 View (901) 460-9072
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Sofia Colantuono
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97232  (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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For the Health of It Nutrition, LLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LD
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97229
We offer bilingual (English & Spanish) and pro-bono services! Our mission is to promote health and well-being with personalized, evidence-based medical nutrition therapy to all individuals. We love working with people at any point in their healing journey. Whether you are just starting or are in need of some fine-tuning, we are here to help along the way.
We offer bilingual (English & Spanish) and pro-bono services! Our mission is to promote health and well-being with personalized, evidence-based medical nutrition therapy to all individuals. We love working with people at any point in their healing journey. Whether you are just starting or are in need of some fine-tuning, we are here to help along the way.
(971) 224-7100 View (971) 224-7100
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Liat Nadler
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MScN, CN, CNS, LD, LPF
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97210
Let's get real! What's the ONE barrier making you feel stuck in perimenopause's whirlpool? Is it the sleepless nights sapping your vitality? Unexplained weight shifts shaking your confidence? Or mood swings turning your days into a rollercoaster? These aren't just surface problems. They're symptoms of a deeper issue: navigating the challenging journey of perimenopause without guidance. What's really causing you to feel out of balance and unrecognizable is the lack of a clear roadmap through these turbulent times.
Let's get real! What's the ONE barrier making you feel stuck in perimenopause's whirlpool? Is it the sleepless nights sapping your vitality? Unexplained weight shifts shaking your confidence? Or mood swings turning your days into a rollercoaster? These aren't just surface problems. They're symptoms of a deeper issue: navigating the challenging journey of perimenopause without guidance. What's really causing you to feel out of balance and unrecognizable is the lack of a clear roadmap through these turbulent times.
(971) 407-4142 View (971) 407-4142
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New Leaf Nutrition Counseling
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, CD, LD
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97215
Hi there! We are a group practice of Registered Dietitians who specialize in eating disorder recovery, intuitive eating, and an anti-diet approach to wellness. We serve folks virtually in WA and OR with some in-person availability in Portland. We value client-centered care by meeting clients where they’re at while providing supportive encouragement for clients to reach towards their goals.
Hi there! We are a group practice of Registered Dietitians who specialize in eating disorder recovery, intuitive eating, and an anti-diet approach to wellness. We serve folks virtually in WA and OR with some in-person availability in Portland. We value client-centered care by meeting clients where they’re at while providing supportive encouragement for clients to reach towards their goals.
(971) 257-1409 View (971) 257-1409
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Adrianna (Andie) Hauck
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97204  (Online Only)
Andie is a Registered Dietitian with a commitment to improve the health of her clients while establishing a relationship with food that is sustainable and fun. Andie believes that eating should be an enjoyable experience that both nourishes our bodies and tastes good too! She loves to help clients plan meals that they look forward to eating. Clients will learn the amazing things that food can do for our bodies that will encourage longevity and a higher quality of life. She also has a passion for sports nutrition and how food can help one reach their performance goals. She looks forward to helping you on your wellness journey.
Andie is a Registered Dietitian with a commitment to improve the health of her clients while establishing a relationship with food that is sustainable and fun. Andie believes that eating should be an enjoyable experience that both nourishes our bodies and tastes good too! She loves to help clients plan meals that they look forward to eating. Clients will learn the amazing things that food can do for our bodies that will encourage longevity and a higher quality of life. She also has a passion for sports nutrition and how food can help one reach their performance goals. She looks forward to helping you on your wellness journey.
(312) 376-4928 View (312) 376-4928
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Nw Pediatric Family Nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97221
We are a team of anti-diet dietitians supporting adults and teens to eat intuitively and improve their relationship with food. Let us, partner, with you to be your nutrition guide, so you can find the solutions that result in positive experiences around food and nourishing your family. We are Registered Dietitians currently working with families virtually or at one of our offices in Portland, Vancouver and our new Bend office.
We are a team of anti-diet dietitians supporting adults and teens to eat intuitively and improve their relationship with food. Let us, partner, with you to be your nutrition guide, so you can find the solutions that result in positive experiences around food and nourishing your family. We are Registered Dietitians currently working with families virtually or at one of our offices in Portland, Vancouver and our new Bend office.
(503) 468-1498 View (503) 468-1498
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NourishRX Nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LDN, CEDRD
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97218  (Online Only)
We are NourishRX Nutrition, an outpatient eating disorder practice. Ryann, our founder, is a certified eating disorder registered dietitian who began our practice in 2010. We are a team of Registered Dietitians here to listen and get to the root of what’s causing you harm while establishing a safe and trusted space. Together we will work towards letting go of diet mentality and developing healthy habits to support improved nutrition and improved body image. We will work to pursue a healing journey that helps you to create a more meaningful, confident, and connected life! Book a FREE call: www.nourishrx.com/appointments
We are NourishRX Nutrition, an outpatient eating disorder practice. Ryann, our founder, is a certified eating disorder registered dietitian who began our practice in 2010. We are a team of Registered Dietitians here to listen and get to the root of what’s causing you harm while establishing a safe and trusted space. Together we will work towards letting go of diet mentality and developing healthy habits to support improved nutrition and improved body image. We will work to pursue a healing journey that helps you to create a more meaningful, confident, and connected life! Book a FREE call: www.nourishrx.com/appointments
(503) 676-5097 View (503) 676-5097
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Paige A Handler
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97213  (Online Only)
I believe in an All Foods Fit Philosophy, and take a non-diet approach to meal planning by incorporating the principles of Intuitive Eating. I enjoy working with clients who are motivated to change their relationship with food. We live in a world full of pressure around food and ideas around "good and bad" and "should and shouldn't." If you want to go the anti-diet route and heal your relationship with food and your body or if you are looking to stop the diet cycling then you may enjoy working together as well.
I believe in an All Foods Fit Philosophy, and take a non-diet approach to meal planning by incorporating the principles of Intuitive Eating. I enjoy working with clients who are motivated to change their relationship with food. We live in a world full of pressure around food and ideas around "good and bad" and "should and shouldn't." If you want to go the anti-diet route and heal your relationship with food and your body or if you are looking to stop the diet cycling then you may enjoy working together as well.
(424) 361-0174 View (424) 361-0174
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FAQs - About Nutritionists and Dietitians

How can I find a dietitian or nutritionist in Portland?

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.