Nutritionists and Dietitians near Salem, OR

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Amanda Birkhead Nutrition Counseling, LLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LDN, CEDS
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97301  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hello there! I describe myself as a HAES-aligned, anti-diet, and weight-inclusive dietitian. I have been providing nutrition counseling since 2013, helping people cultivate better relationships with food and learn to trust their bodies again (or maybe for the first time ever). My areas of expertise include disordered eating, formally diagnosed eating disorders of all kinds, diet burnout, pre-natal and post-partum nutrition, and weight-neutral, non-diet management of PCOS and type 2 diabetes.
Hello there! I describe myself as a HAES-aligned, anti-diet, and weight-inclusive dietitian. I have been providing nutrition counseling since 2013, helping people cultivate better relationships with food and learn to trust their bodies again (or maybe for the first time ever). My areas of expertise include disordered eating, formally diagnosed eating disorders of all kinds, diet burnout, pre-natal and post-partum nutrition, and weight-neutral, non-diet management of PCOS and type 2 diabetes.
(503) 868-2971 View (503) 868-2971
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Sandra L Moreno | NutriSandraRD | SLMC, LLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MBA, RDN, LD, CNSC, CDCES
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97301
We are committed to being an inclusive dietetic practice that weaves diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) into our practice. We follow the principles of being healthy at every size and will work with you on your medical nutritional therapy needs while honoring your culture.
We are committed to being an inclusive dietetic practice that weaves diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) into our practice. We follow the principles of being healthy at every size and will work with you on your medical nutritional therapy needs while honoring your culture.
(971) 224-7356 View (971) 224-7356
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Hublitz Medical Nutrition Therapy, LLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LD, CDCES
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97301
Virtual sessions preferred at this time. Will do home visit in Salem (clinic room pending). Experienced Registered Dietitian with a demonstrated history of working in the health wellness and fitness industry. Skilled in Nutrition and Diabetes Education, Weight Management, Pediatrics, and Healthcare. Diabetes Care and Education Specialist / Certified Diabetes Educator (CDCES) 2009 - current • Certificate in Adult Obesity Management 11/2015 • Certified Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition (CSP) Year 2010 - 2015 • Fax Referrals to 503-447-2063
Virtual sessions preferred at this time. Will do home visit in Salem (clinic room pending). Experienced Registered Dietitian with a demonstrated history of working in the health wellness and fitness industry. Skilled in Nutrition and Diabetes Education, Weight Management, Pediatrics, and Healthcare. Diabetes Care and Education Specialist / Certified Diabetes Educator (CDCES) 2009 - current • Certificate in Adult Obesity Management 11/2015 • Certified Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition (CSP) Year 2010 - 2015 • Fax Referrals to 503-447-2063
(503) 461-0154 View (503) 461-0154
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Whitney Lundy
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LD
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97302
Not accepting new clients
My name is Whitney and my pronouns are she/her. I am a HAES-informed registered dietitian who believes we all deserve to feel at peace with our food choices. I strive to help people gain confidence and trust in their ability to feed themselves and their families in a way that aligns with their vision and values. Incorporating evidence-based science, intuitive eating principles, creativity and flexibility, I help others redefine health and discover their own path to wellness. I stress a non-diet approach to eating and encourage people to incorporate foods they value instead of perseverating on rigid food rules and trends.
My name is Whitney and my pronouns are she/her. I am a HAES-informed registered dietitian who believes we all deserve to feel at peace with our food choices. I strive to help people gain confidence and trust in their ability to feed themselves and their families in a way that aligns with their vision and values. Incorporating evidence-based science, intuitive eating principles, creativity and flexibility, I help others redefine health and discover their own path to wellness. I stress a non-diet approach to eating and encourage people to incorporate foods they value instead of perseverating on rigid food rules and trends.
(971) 803-6646 View (971) 803-6646
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Lizette DuBay Courtney
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LD, CEDS
Verified Verified
Keizer, OR 97303
Not accepting new clients
It is a privilege helping clients establish a satisfying relationship with food and eating. I work from a client-centered approach, considering each client's unique set of circumstances to develop a plan specific for meeting their nutrition goals. In our current complex food environment, full of confusing and contradicting messages, evidence-based approaches guide our work to address challenges with eating in a way that works for the individual.
It is a privilege helping clients establish a satisfying relationship with food and eating. I work from a client-centered approach, considering each client's unique set of circumstances to develop a plan specific for meeting their nutrition goals. In our current complex food environment, full of confusing and contradicting messages, evidence-based approaches guide our work to address challenges with eating in a way that works for the individual.
(971) 599-2561 View (971) 599-2561
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HealthyU Nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LD, CPT
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97301
HealthyU provides evidenced-based nutrition and health guidance for all individuals seeking to modify their lifestyle. From managing current chronic conditions to a general improvement in health, we work with individuals to explore how you will be most successful in achieving your health-related goals. We offer free 25-minute consultations by phone or secure, HIPPA approved web-based video platform. Call or go to our website, www.healthyu.education to schedule your appointment.
HealthyU provides evidenced-based nutrition and health guidance for all individuals seeking to modify their lifestyle. From managing current chronic conditions to a general improvement in health, we work with individuals to explore how you will be most successful in achieving your health-related goals. We offer free 25-minute consultations by phone or secure, HIPPA approved web-based video platform. Call or go to our website, www.healthyu.education to schedule your appointment.
(971) 297-3065 View (971) 297-3065
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No Guilt Nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97301
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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Jessi Dietrich
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LD
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97301
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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Brittney Kraai
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, CN
Verified Verified
Corvallis, OR 97330
Welcome! If you feel frustrated by your symptoms and don't know where to start, you're not alone. Many folks who come to see me struggle to lose weight, have low energy, PCOS, fertility problems, blood sugar concerns, or experience frequent stress & anxiety. Maybe you'd describe yourself as an emotional eater and can't seem to break free. If you want to lose weight (for good), balance your blood sugar & hormones, boost your mental health, establish a better relationship with food or just want to build healthy routines to feel better and more energized, I know I can help you see and feel the difference! Let's chat.
Welcome! If you feel frustrated by your symptoms and don't know where to start, you're not alone. Many folks who come to see me struggle to lose weight, have low energy, PCOS, fertility problems, blood sugar concerns, or experience frequent stress & anxiety. Maybe you'd describe yourself as an emotional eater and can't seem to break free. If you want to lose weight (for good), balance your blood sugar & hormones, boost your mental health, establish a better relationship with food or just want to build healthy routines to feel better and more energized, I know I can help you see and feel the difference! Let's chat.
(541) 813-4440 View (541) 813-4440
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Nadia Pugh
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97302  (Online Only)
Nadia is passionate about women’s health, PCOS, fertility, thyroid and autoimmune disorders, renal health, and diabetes management. Her holistic approach focuses on individualized nutrition plans that cater to your unique needs and goals. She emphasizes that there’s no one-size-fits-all diet and aims to empower you with healthy eating habits that resonate with your preferences. Whether you’re addressing imbalances, seeking better habits, or enhancing your relationship with food, Nadia is committed to providing personalized support and practical advice for lasting well-being.
Nadia is passionate about women’s health, PCOS, fertility, thyroid and autoimmune disorders, renal health, and diabetes management. Her holistic approach focuses on individualized nutrition plans that cater to your unique needs and goals. She emphasizes that there’s no one-size-fits-all diet and aims to empower you with healthy eating habits that resonate with your preferences. Whether you’re addressing imbalances, seeking better habits, or enhancing your relationship with food, Nadia is committed to providing personalized support and practical advice for lasting well-being.
(312) 564-4740 View (312) 564-4740
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Ashleigh Collins
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CNSC
Verified Verified
Keizer, OR 97303
Waitlist for new clients
I am passionate about educating people on ways to maintain good health through optimizing their food and lifestyle choices. Improving your wellbeing through nutrition is a lifelong process with so many benefits. Through evidenced based interventions, I will help you to navigate the many factors in life that shape your habits and help you to create an individualized plan to better your physical and mental health.
I am passionate about educating people on ways to maintain good health through optimizing their food and lifestyle choices. Improving your wellbeing through nutrition is a lifelong process with so many benefits. Through evidenced based interventions, I will help you to navigate the many factors in life that shape your habits and help you to create an individualized plan to better your physical and mental health.
(503) 782-9192 View (503) 782-9192
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Alyson Haebig
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97301
If you are struggling to cultivate a peaceful relationship with food, please know that you are not alone. Conflicting messages telling us how to eat, what to eat, and when to eat can make us wonder why eating has gotten so complicated. The short answer: it does not have to be. Whether you have been diagnosed with an eating disorder, suffer from disordered eating, or just want to know how to nourish your body without going on another diet, I can help.
If you are struggling to cultivate a peaceful relationship with food, please know that you are not alone. Conflicting messages telling us how to eat, what to eat, and when to eat can make us wonder why eating has gotten so complicated. The short answer: it does not have to be. Whether you have been diagnosed with an eating disorder, suffer from disordered eating, or just want to know how to nourish your body without going on another diet, I can help.
(312) 626-7607 View (312) 626-7607
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Kinder Nutrition LLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, CSP, LD
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97301
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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Liat Nadler
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MScN, CN, CNS, LD, LPF
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97301
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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Abby Douglas
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97301
Hi there, I'm Abby! I am currently accepting telehealth clients in both Oregon and Washington. As an Anti-Diet Dietitian, I enjoy helping individuals who want to improve their overall health and vitality through a positive relationship with food, body, and movement. Together, I help my clients find health-promoting behaviors that work for them, rather than implementing strict food rules or diets. Nutrition therapy is not just about what you eat - but the psychology behind how food and eating makes you feel and how past experiences/society may impact that.
Hi there, I'm Abby! I am currently accepting telehealth clients in both Oregon and Washington. As an Anti-Diet Dietitian, I enjoy helping individuals who want to improve their overall health and vitality through a positive relationship with food, body, and movement. Together, I help my clients find health-promoting behaviors that work for them, rather than implementing strict food rules or diets. Nutrition therapy is not just about what you eat - but the psychology behind how food and eating makes you feel and how past experiences/society may impact that.
(360) 226-8935 View (360) 226-8935
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Hannah Saffold
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97301
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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Allison Hoybach
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97302  (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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Carly Leanza
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MPH, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97311  (Online Only)
Carly is a Registered Dietitian who is passionate about helping people live their healthiest lives while fostering a positive relationship with food. She believes in taking a holistic approach to address the complex relationship between nutrition, mental health, and chronic conditions. Carly provides a HAES-aligned, non-diet approach for her nutrition counseling and interventions and collaborates with her clients to find a nutrition lifestyle that is realistic and sustainable. She loves structure and routine while also embracing creativity to meet each client where they are at.
Carly is a Registered Dietitian who is passionate about helping people live their healthiest lives while fostering a positive relationship with food. She believes in taking a holistic approach to address the complex relationship between nutrition, mental health, and chronic conditions. Carly provides a HAES-aligned, non-diet approach for her nutrition counseling and interventions and collaborates with her clients to find a nutrition lifestyle that is realistic and sustainable. She loves structure and routine while also embracing creativity to meet each client where they are at.
(414) 240-5316 View (414) 240-5316
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Adrianna (Andie) Hauck
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97302  (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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Taryn Hand
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, CSSD, LD
Verified Verified
Corvallis, OR 97330
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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FAQs - About Nutritionists and Dietitians

How can I find a dietitian or nutritionist in Salem?

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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.