Nutritionists and Dietitians in Rhode Island

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Melissa Kirdzik
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LDN, CSSD
Verified Verified
Newport, RI 02840
Growing up with an herbalist mother, need I say more...I will customize your diet to meet your specific health, nutrition & sports goals. I am a participating provider with most health insurance companies, making it affordable to maximize your health and reach your goals. All ages are welcome, I have experience with children, teens and adults.
Growing up with an herbalist mother, need I say more...I will customize your diet to meet your specific health, nutrition & sports goals. I am a participating provider with most health insurance companies, making it affordable to maximize your health and reach your goals. All ages are welcome, I have experience with children, teens and adults.
(401) 486-7089 View (401) 486-7089
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Gretchen Stalters
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD
Verified Verified
Lincoln, RI 02865
I will work with you to help make some gradual changes in order to feel good about yourself and see positive results. I am an experienced professional treating a diversity of patients and believe in treatment that includes a combination of evidence based therapeutic and dietetic practices. We will work together to improve your Diabetes, Cardiovascular, GI health, or relationship with food over time and help you to feel physically well. I have worked for many years with children and teens in addition to adults.
I will work with you to help make some gradual changes in order to feel good about yourself and see positive results. I am an experienced professional treating a diversity of patients and believe in treatment that includes a combination of evidence based therapeutic and dietetic practices. We will work together to improve your Diabetes, Cardiovascular, GI health, or relationship with food over time and help you to feel physically well. I have worked for many years with children and teens in addition to adults.
(401) 812-3875 View (401) 812-3875
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Naturally Natalie RDN
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LDN, RYT
Verified Verified
Providence, RI 02908
With experience working in clinical dietetics, nutrition education, and eating disorder treatment, I've seen just how important a good nutritional foundation is for our physical, mental, and emotional well-being. I see clients via Telehealth in my virtual practice to help with various concerns such as eating disorders and disordered eating, stress management, pregnancy and postpartum nutrition, family nutrition (from introducing solids to picky eaters to growth and development), intuitive eating, health concerns (stress, cardiac issues, blood sugar management, etc.), or just a desire to improve overall health and well-being.
With experience working in clinical dietetics, nutrition education, and eating disorder treatment, I've seen just how important a good nutritional foundation is for our physical, mental, and emotional well-being. I see clients via Telehealth in my virtual practice to help with various concerns such as eating disorders and disordered eating, stress management, pregnancy and postpartum nutrition, family nutrition (from introducing solids to picky eaters to growth and development), intuitive eating, health concerns (stress, cardiac issues, blood sugar management, etc.), or just a desire to improve overall health and well-being.
(401) 210-0678 View (401) 210-0678
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Laila Shanaa
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LDN, CEDS
Verified Verified
Providence, RI 02909  (Online Only)
With my previous position as adolescent dietitian for in higher levels of eating disorder care, I have a special passion for eating disorder work. I may have years of formal education under my belt, but what I will never presume to know is how you “should eat.” I love helping people find an eating pattern that suits their needs, wants, and circumstances. I practice with a Health at Every Size framework that allows you to explore your health values regardless of your body size.
With my previous position as adolescent dietitian for in higher levels of eating disorder care, I have a special passion for eating disorder work. I may have years of formal education under my belt, but what I will never presume to know is how you “should eat.” I love helping people find an eating pattern that suits their needs, wants, and circumstances. I practice with a Health at Every Size framework that allows you to explore your health values regardless of your body size.
(508) 504-7611 View (508) 504-7611
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Feed Your Soul Nutrition, LLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
Barrington, RI 02806  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with the diet cycle? Trying one after another but never able to keep the weight off? I'm going to let you in on a secret - diets don't work. You may experience success in the beginning followed by guilt if you "fall off" the plan, intense cravings and feeling unable to keep up with the strict rules of your diet, and so the cycle continues. If you relate to this maybe it's time to live a life free of diets. No more rules around food and movement. No more focusing solely on the scale. Let's heal your relationship with food and body. It's time to nourish yourself and find the joy in food again.
Are you struggling with the diet cycle? Trying one after another but never able to keep the weight off? I'm going to let you in on a secret - diets don't work. You may experience success in the beginning followed by guilt if you "fall off" the plan, intense cravings and feeling unable to keep up with the strict rules of your diet, and so the cycle continues. If you relate to this maybe it's time to live a life free of diets. No more rules around food and movement. No more focusing solely on the scale. Let's heal your relationship with food and body. It's time to nourish yourself and find the joy in food again.
(401) 289-1624 View (401) 289-1624
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Atlantic Registered Dietitian Services, LLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD
Verified Verified
Warwick, RI 02888
My primary focus is to understand and analyze your lifestyle in order to create a nutrition plan that provides you a lifetime of healthy habits that are attainable and sustainable. I can assist individuals trying to manage their diabetes, reach and/or maintain a healthy weight, and face disordered eating behaviors. Through personal and professional experience, I understand the difficulties needed to confront and alleviate obstacles that may be standing in your way. My goal is to help create a nutrition plan based on your nutrition status, medical condition, and personal goals.
My primary focus is to understand and analyze your lifestyle in order to create a nutrition plan that provides you a lifetime of healthy habits that are attainable and sustainable. I can assist individuals trying to manage their diabetes, reach and/or maintain a healthy weight, and face disordered eating behaviors. Through personal and professional experience, I understand the difficulties needed to confront and alleviate obstacles that may be standing in your way. My goal is to help create a nutrition plan based on your nutrition status, medical condition, and personal goals.
(401) 357-0823 View (401) 357-0823
Photo of Meg Marie Orourke - Harmony With FOOD, Meg Marie O'Rourke RD , RD, LDN, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Harmony With FOOD, Meg Marie O'Rourke RD
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
Riverside, RI 02915
Test Don't Guess. Learn exactly what foods, drinks and supplements you should or should not be consuming. Are you suffering with Thyroid issues, Diabetes or Weight Loss Resistance? Are your GI Issues (constipation, bloating, diarrhea) affecting your work life, social life and home life? You deserve to resolve these issues, so that you can function optimally at work, socially and at home. We also offer personalized nutrition testing at our Bio-unique Boutique: "(One Size Does Not Fit All)": food sensitivity testing, micronutrient testing, food additive testing, Microbiome testing & more. All Tele-medicine or phone at this time.
Test Don't Guess. Learn exactly what foods, drinks and supplements you should or should not be consuming. Are you suffering with Thyroid issues, Diabetes or Weight Loss Resistance? Are your GI Issues (constipation, bloating, diarrhea) affecting your work life, social life and home life? You deserve to resolve these issues, so that you can function optimally at work, socially and at home. We also offer personalized nutrition testing at our Bio-unique Boutique: "(One Size Does Not Fit All)": food sensitivity testing, micronutrient testing, food additive testing, Microbiome testing & more. All Tele-medicine or phone at this time.
(401) 324-0372 View (401) 324-0372
Photo of Shira Hirshberg - All Foods Nutrition, MS, RDN, LDN, Nutritionist/Dietitian
All Foods Nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
Providence, RI 02903
I focus on women's health and gastrointestinal problems (like IBS).
I focus on women's health and gastrointestinal problems (like IBS).
(401) 371-9460 View (401) 371-9460
Photo of Amber Yui, MPH, RDN, LDN, CHES, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Amber Yui
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MPH, RDN, LDN, CHES
Verified Verified
Barrington, RI 02806
Amber is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a Master's in Public Health. She discovered her passion when she became a mother and started merging her background in nutrition with early childhood development and mindful eating practices. She began teaching a course in Family Food & Nutrition in 2008 and has been teaching college courses while juggling motherhood ever since. Her integrative approach to health and wellness in combination with her background in nutrition and experience as a mother make her a wonderful resource. She enjoys interacting with clients to consider how best to help them reach their unique goals.
Amber is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a Master's in Public Health. She discovered her passion when she became a mother and started merging her background in nutrition with early childhood development and mindful eating practices. She began teaching a course in Family Food & Nutrition in 2008 and has been teaching college courses while juggling motherhood ever since. Her integrative approach to health and wellness in combination with her background in nutrition and experience as a mother make her a wonderful resource. She enjoys interacting with clients to consider how best to help them reach their unique goals.
(401) 400-4823 View (401) 400-4823
Photo of Samantha DeMello, RD, LD, in RI, NH, MA, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Samantha DeMello
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LD, in RI, NH, MA
Verified Verified
I believe that everyone deserves to have a basic understanding of nutrition, and my goal is to help clients meet their individual nutritional needs and set realistic, achievable goals. I understand that improving health is about more than just “knowing what to do,” and that seeing me is often not your first step towards better health. Part of working with me is identifying and helping you overcome past and present obstacles in order to create lasting lifestyle changes.
I believe that everyone deserves to have a basic understanding of nutrition, and my goal is to help clients meet their individual nutritional needs and set realistic, achievable goals. I understand that improving health is about more than just “knowing what to do,” and that seeing me is often not your first step towards better health. Part of working with me is identifying and helping you overcome past and present obstacles in order to create lasting lifestyle changes.
(401) 594-4603 View (401) 594-4603
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Lesley Varone
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
Providence, RI 02906
Hi there! My name is Lesley Varone and I am glad you are here. I live by the belief that there is no such thing as a “good” or “bad” food, they are simply different. My goal is to empower clients to live well by cultivating a positive and nourishing connection with food, fostering body acceptance, challenging diet culture norms, and understanding the broader societal influences on food and body image.
Hi there! My name is Lesley Varone and I am glad you are here. I live by the belief that there is no such thing as a “good” or “bad” food, they are simply different. My goal is to empower clients to live well by cultivating a positive and nourishing connection with food, fostering body acceptance, challenging diet culture norms, and understanding the broader societal influences on food and body image.
(401) 343-7573 View (401) 343-7573
Photo of Nicolette Fraza, MS, RDN, LDN, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Nicolette Fraza
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
Providence, RI 02903
I believe everyone has the right to live an energetic, symptom free life and have epic daily poops. Bloating, reflux, irregular bowel movements, gas, food sensitivities, chronic fatigue, weight fluctuations and skin issues are not normaI and are not all in your head. I help people struggling with chronic gut health issues overcome their symptoms through evidence based, plant centered nutrition strategies when conventional medicine has failed them. Together we will take an individualized, holistic approach to restore your gut health, calm inflammation and ditch the diets so you can feel confident in the way you eat, look, and feel.
I believe everyone has the right to live an energetic, symptom free life and have epic daily poops. Bloating, reflux, irregular bowel movements, gas, food sensitivities, chronic fatigue, weight fluctuations and skin issues are not normaI and are not all in your head. I help people struggling with chronic gut health issues overcome their symptoms through evidence based, plant centered nutrition strategies when conventional medicine has failed them. Together we will take an individualized, holistic approach to restore your gut health, calm inflammation and ditch the diets so you can feel confident in the way you eat, look, and feel.
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Photo of Alexa Siminsky, RD, LDN, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Alexa Siminsky
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
Providence, RI 02906
Welcome! I am a Registered Dietitian in Providence, Rhode Island. I enjoy helping my clients make realistic changes that they can incorporate into their lifestyle. I chose to pursue a career in nutrition to be a reliable source for those seeking guidance on their nutritional health.
Welcome! I am a Registered Dietitian in Providence, Rhode Island. I enjoy helping my clients make realistic changes that they can incorporate into their lifestyle. I chose to pursue a career in nutrition to be a reliable source for those seeking guidance on their nutritional health.
(848) 256-0724 View (848) 256-0724
Photo of Nicole Arruda - Nutrition Thyme, LLC, RD, LDN, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Nutrition Thyme, LLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
Providence, RI 02906
I work with clients that have diabetes, high blood pressure/cholesterol, and GI disorders. I also work with clients with eating disorders that require outpatient or intensive outpatient (IOP) level of care.
I work with clients that have diabetes, high blood pressure/cholesterol, and GI disorders. I also work with clients with eating disorders that require outpatient or intensive outpatient (IOP) level of care.
(401) 283-7957 View (401) 283-7957
Photo of Jennifer DiBello, MS, RD, CDOE, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Jennifer DiBello
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, CDOE
Verified Verified
Everyone has a unique food story, some are filled with joy or comfort and others with regret, shame and frustration. No matter what your relationship with food has been, I can work with you to make changes. If you have suffered with an eating disorder or engage in behaviors that you do not feel are "normal," let's talk and figure out how to make realistic changes that work for you. Even if you have been suffering with this for years, I can help. Do you have a diabetes diagnosis and need help with figuring out what or how to eat, do you have bloating, diarrhea and constipation and are frustrated because you don't know why?
Everyone has a unique food story, some are filled with joy or comfort and others with regret, shame and frustration. No matter what your relationship with food has been, I can work with you to make changes. If you have suffered with an eating disorder or engage in behaviors that you do not feel are "normal," let's talk and figure out how to make realistic changes that work for you. Even if you have been suffering with this for years, I can help. Do you have a diabetes diagnosis and need help with figuring out what or how to eat, do you have bloating, diarrhea and constipation and are frustrated because you don't know why?
(401) 812-4648 View (401) 812-4648
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Laura E Kilcline
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LDN, CPT
Verified Verified
Providence, RI 02906
I specialize in helping adults with sports/performance nutrition, mindful eating, and balanced lifestyle habits. I empower my clients to feel their best through nutrition and health habits and teach them how to fuel their bodies properly to crush their goals. I give my clients strategies and knowledge for balanced eating habits that are sustainable, where you can enjoy all of your favorite foods and still reach your goals! My coaching style as informative, positive, and supportive in a judgement-free environment. I provide my clients with ongoing support in reaching their nutrition and health goals.
I specialize in helping adults with sports/performance nutrition, mindful eating, and balanced lifestyle habits. I empower my clients to feel their best through nutrition and health habits and teach them how to fuel their bodies properly to crush their goals. I give my clients strategies and knowledge for balanced eating habits that are sustainable, where you can enjoy all of your favorite foods and still reach your goals! My coaching style as informative, positive, and supportive in a judgement-free environment. I provide my clients with ongoing support in reaching their nutrition and health goals.
(401) 314-9667 View (401) 314-9667
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Rachel Tenuta
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LDN, CDOE
Verified Verified
I am a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Diabetes Outpatient Educator who works with both adults and the pediatric population. I earned my bachelors of science from the University of Rhode Island, and completed by Dietetic Internship at New York University, Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein Hospital in New York City. My specialties include Diabetes, Digestive Disorders, Vegansim, and Weight Management, with a certificate of training in weight managment. My education and work experience, coupled with my passion for nutrition, has allowed me to successfully assist others in obtaining and sustaining healthy eating behaviors and balanced lifestyles.
I am a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Diabetes Outpatient Educator who works with both adults and the pediatric population. I earned my bachelors of science from the University of Rhode Island, and completed by Dietetic Internship at New York University, Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein Hospital in New York City. My specialties include Diabetes, Digestive Disorders, Vegansim, and Weight Management, with a certificate of training in weight managment. My education and work experience, coupled with my passion for nutrition, has allowed me to successfully assist others in obtaining and sustaining healthy eating behaviors and balanced lifestyles.
(401) 307-4813 View (401) 307-4813
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HealThy Self Nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LDN, CLT
Verified Verified
Warren, RI 02885
The diet that is right for you has no name. I know you’ve tried everything because I was you. It was not until I stopped working against my body that I learned I was in control of how good I could feel. I also know you don’t feel well. No one seems to understand why you’d rather stay home, or why it takes you so long to get ready. You don’t recognize yourself anymore. You’re tired of waiting for answers. Most importantly, you just want to feel normal again.
The diet that is right for you has no name. I know you’ve tried everything because I was you. It was not until I stopped working against my body that I learned I was in control of how good I could feel. I also know you don’t feel well. No one seems to understand why you’d rather stay home, or why it takes you so long to get ready. You don’t recognize yourself anymore. You’re tired of waiting for answers. Most importantly, you just want to feel normal again.
(401) 246-8577 View (401) 246-8577
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Adriana Brayman
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
I am a Non Diet/HAES Dietitian and a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. My passion is to help people who struggle with chronic dieting and eating disorders. I help my clients develop a healthy REAL INTUITIVE relationship with food, by stopping the "food worrying" and labeling food as "good or bad" and becoming their own experts when it comes to listening to their bodies. My approach is very unique and individualized. I work with children, adolescents, college students, adults and all genders.
I am a Non Diet/HAES Dietitian and a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. My passion is to help people who struggle with chronic dieting and eating disorders. I help my clients develop a healthy REAL INTUITIVE relationship with food, by stopping the "food worrying" and labeling food as "good or bad" and becoming their own experts when it comes to listening to their bodies. My approach is very unique and individualized. I work with children, adolescents, college students, adults and all genders.
(401) 466-4310 View (401) 466-4310
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Aileen Birkitt Rd Ldn
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
Are you tired of dieting, only to gain it all back? Are you confused on what to eat/not eat due to all the confusing information from friends and social media? Are you frustrated with why you tend to binge eat at night when you think you've been "good" all day? Are you tired of suffering from an IBS diagnosis with constant bloating and constipation? The good news is that I can help you with all these issues and help you to finally start feeling better!
Are you tired of dieting, only to gain it all back? Are you confused on what to eat/not eat due to all the confusing information from friends and social media? Are you frustrated with why you tend to binge eat at night when you think you've been "good" all day? Are you tired of suffering from an IBS diagnosis with constant bloating and constipation? The good news is that I can help you with all these issues and help you to finally start feeling better!
(401) 329-2138 View (401) 329-2138
FAQs - About Nutritionists and Dietitians

How can I find a dietitian or nutritionist in Rhode Island?

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.