Nutritionists and Dietitians in Tennessee

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Photo of Calle Fulton, MS, RD, LDN, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Calle Fulton
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
Johnson City, TN 37604  (Online Only)
I'm Calle! Registered Dietitian and owner of Renourished Co. Functional Nutrition. Picture this: living your best life free of gut issues, hormone imbalances, and with glowing, make-up free skin. It’s truly possible. I am so passionate about helping women with their gut, hormone, and skin issues because I have been in your shoes.
I'm Calle! Registered Dietitian and owner of Renourished Co. Functional Nutrition. Picture this: living your best life free of gut issues, hormone imbalances, and with glowing, make-up free skin. It’s truly possible. I am so passionate about helping women with their gut, hormone, and skin issues because I have been in your shoes.
(423) 583-9797 View (423) 583-9797
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Cari J Riker
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, CDE, CHWC
Verified Verified
Brentwood, TN 37027
Are you experiencing bloating, constipation and/or diarrhea, abdominal pain or cramping after you eat? Are you confused by the variety of information about nutrition and what you are 'supposed' to eat? Have you tried various ‘diets’ and failed? Are you tired of feeling run down? If you answered YES to any of these questions, you are not alone AND you are in the right place!
Are you experiencing bloating, constipation and/or diarrhea, abdominal pain or cramping after you eat? Are you confused by the variety of information about nutrition and what you are 'supposed' to eat? Have you tried various ‘diets’ and failed? Are you tired of feeling run down? If you answered YES to any of these questions, you are not alone AND you are in the right place!
(615) 258-6166 View (615) 258-6166
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Grace Vides Nutrition Counseling, LLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, CDCES
Verified Verified
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
I am a private practice dietitian and certified diabetes educator. I accept all major insurances. I provide one-on-one nutrition counseling services and specialize in diabetes. I help my patients improve their health and blood sugar through providing education, meal planning, reviewing continuous glucose monitoring data/food journals, and creating realistic and sustainable goals. I use an individualized approach to nutrition as I recognize everybody is different! I am passionate about helping people learn and understand food better to eliminate the anxiety and frustration around eating. After all, food is meant to be enjoyed!
I am a private practice dietitian and certified diabetes educator. I accept all major insurances. I provide one-on-one nutrition counseling services and specialize in diabetes. I help my patients improve their health and blood sugar through providing education, meal planning, reviewing continuous glucose monitoring data/food journals, and creating realistic and sustainable goals. I use an individualized approach to nutrition as I recognize everybody is different! I am passionate about helping people learn and understand food better to eliminate the anxiety and frustration around eating. After all, food is meant to be enjoyed!
(615) 576-8311 View (615) 576-8311
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Hannah Kirby
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CD, LDN
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Knoxville, TN 37938
My goal as a dietitian is to help you cultivate a relationship with food, movement, and body image that supports your big dreams-whether that is training to climb mountains, stepping out of a dieting cycle, or feeling more at peace with your body. Much of my experience has been focused on working with adolescents and adults through eating disorder recovery at various levels of care. As an avid adventure seeker, I am also passionate about offering nutrition counseling to help athletes and weekend warriors crush goals in various activities and sports. I offer virtual nutrition counseling services in Washington and Tennessee.
My goal as a dietitian is to help you cultivate a relationship with food, movement, and body image that supports your big dreams-whether that is training to climb mountains, stepping out of a dieting cycle, or feeling more at peace with your body. Much of my experience has been focused on working with adolescents and adults through eating disorder recovery at various levels of care. As an avid adventure seeker, I am also passionate about offering nutrition counseling to help athletes and weekend warriors crush goals in various activities and sports. I offer virtual nutrition counseling services in Washington and Tennessee.
(865) 737-1541 View (865) 737-1541
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Jill Merkel
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, CSSD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clarksville, TN 37040
Sports Nutrition. Disordered Eating. Intuitive Eating. Are you TIRED of dieting and obsessing about food? Do you feel frustrated or unhappy with your relationship with food? Are you an athlete or active individual who is unsure how to fuel properly for performance, feels low on energy or rundown often, or who isn't seeing the performance results that you would like to? I can help you to find freedom from diet rules and restriction and/or fuel for athletic performance.
Sports Nutrition. Disordered Eating. Intuitive Eating. Are you TIRED of dieting and obsessing about food? Do you feel frustrated or unhappy with your relationship with food? Are you an athlete or active individual who is unsure how to fuel properly for performance, feels low on energy or rundown often, or who isn't seeing the performance results that you would like to? I can help you to find freedom from diet rules and restriction and/or fuel for athletic performance.
(615) 549-0627 View (615) 549-0627
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Morgan Labelle
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
Johnson City, TN 37604
After years of battling my own eating disorder, hormone dysfunction, mood disorders, and chronic fatigue, I have learned the importance of nourishing my body through nutrition and managing my stress. I believe our bodies desire to heal when we slow down and give ourselves time and patience to figure out the root cause of our issues. I am passionate about helping others take their health back into their own hands, learn how to eat for their body, and find food freedom in a world plagued by diet culture.
After years of battling my own eating disorder, hormone dysfunction, mood disorders, and chronic fatigue, I have learned the importance of nourishing my body through nutrition and managing my stress. I believe our bodies desire to heal when we slow down and give ourselves time and patience to figure out the root cause of our issues. I am passionate about helping others take their health back into their own hands, learn how to eat for their body, and find food freedom in a world plagued by diet culture.
(423) 405-0686 View (423) 405-0686
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Refresh Nutrition, Inc.
Nutritionist/Dietitian
Verified Verified
Knoxville, TN 37923
At Refresh Nutrition I believe nutrition and diet have a big impact on our day to day. Food can be viewed as a negative part of someones life due to chronic illness, dieting or even misinformation. I would love the opportunity to show you how nutrition therapy can heal a relationship with food and your body. If you need support on your individual nutrition needs I'd be honored to come alongside you and provide that. I have clients with a wide range of needs from chronic illness, intuitive eating, disordered eating and food allergies/sensitivities. Whatever your goal is I'd love to help you find your nutrition balance.
At Refresh Nutrition I believe nutrition and diet have a big impact on our day to day. Food can be viewed as a negative part of someones life due to chronic illness, dieting or even misinformation. I would love the opportunity to show you how nutrition therapy can heal a relationship with food and your body. If you need support on your individual nutrition needs I'd be honored to come alongside you and provide that. I have clients with a wide range of needs from chronic illness, intuitive eating, disordered eating and food allergies/sensitivities. Whatever your goal is I'd love to help you find your nutrition balance.
(865) 674-9671 View (865) 674-9671
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Lisa Davis
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS , RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
Morristown, TN 37814
As a clinician I desire to come along side those who want to become a healthier version of themselves. A few of my passions are supporting those with diabetes, eating disorders and disordered eating, and women's health issues (such PCOS). If your goal is to learn to nourish yourself and your family better then you've come to the right place.
As a clinician I desire to come along side those who want to become a healthier version of themselves. A few of my passions are supporting those with diabetes, eating disorders and disordered eating, and women's health issues (such PCOS). If your goal is to learn to nourish yourself and your family better then you've come to the right place.
(423) 299-4606 View (423) 299-4606
Photo of Caroline Pullen, MS, RD, LDN, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Caroline Pullen
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37212
Partnering with you to create individualized, realistic nutrition solutions that work for your life, your health, and your goals. I’m in network with several health plans, so you may be able to see me at little to no cost to you! I offer one on one nutrition appointments for a variety of health conditions. I specialize in diabetes, prediabetes, PCOS, fertility, pregnancy and preventative nutrition. We can meet in person or virtually.
Partnering with you to create individualized, realistic nutrition solutions that work for your life, your health, and your goals. I’m in network with several health plans, so you may be able to see me at little to no cost to you! I offer one on one nutrition appointments for a variety of health conditions. I specialize in diabetes, prediabetes, PCOS, fertility, pregnancy and preventative nutrition. We can meet in person or virtually.
(629) 263-7679 View (629) 263-7679
Photo of Ryann Hilton - NourishRX Nutrition, RD, LDN, CEDRD, Nutritionist/Dietitian
NourishRX Nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LDN, CEDRD
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37214  (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
(629) 260-3308 View (629) 260-3308
Photo of Patrick Scheel, RDN, LDN, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Patrick Scheel
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Soddy Daisy, TN 37379  (Online Only)
I help people lose fat, build muscle, and improve overall metabolic health. I can help address issues relating to blood sugar, heart health, and promote healthy aging. I provide individualized meal plans and help put together an exercise routine to complement your healthy eating habits.
I help people lose fat, build muscle, and improve overall metabolic health. I can help address issues relating to blood sugar, heart health, and promote healthy aging. I provide individualized meal plans and help put together an exercise routine to complement your healthy eating habits.
(423) 556-3434 View (423) 556-3434
Photo of Kaitlyn Tucker, MS, RDN, LDN, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Kaitlyn Tucker
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
Knoxville, TN 37919
As a dietitian at Focus Integrative Centers, I work with individuals seeking to improve their health, by leaving behind disordered eating, restrictive dieting, & food rules in order to rediscover their intuition surrounding food & body. I take a non-diet approach with you, integrating intuitive eating & mindfulness in our counseling to help you build a healthy relationship w/ food. Whether you need an individualized meal plan, a safe space to discuss a disordered relationship with food, or simply meal preparation & grocery list ideas, together we can work on setting realistic goals to help you build a positive relationship w/ food.
As a dietitian at Focus Integrative Centers, I work with individuals seeking to improve their health, by leaving behind disordered eating, restrictive dieting, & food rules in order to rediscover their intuition surrounding food & body. I take a non-diet approach with you, integrating intuitive eating & mindfulness in our counseling to help you build a healthy relationship w/ food. Whether you need an individualized meal plan, a safe space to discuss a disordered relationship with food, or simply meal preparation & grocery list ideas, together we can work on setting realistic goals to help you build a positive relationship w/ food.
(865) 276-8625 View (865) 276-8625
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Murray Nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
Brentwood, TN 37027
Emily Murray, RD, LDN is extremely passionate about empowering her clients to break free from rigid rules and beliefs around food, helping them find true peace and lasting freedom. Ask yourself: Do your thoughts about food, exercise, and your body feel intrusive and overwhelming? Is your relationship with food negatively impacting your physical, mental, or emotional health? Do you have the desire to change your relationship with food and your body, but have no idea where to start? Good news: It doesn't have to be this way.
Emily Murray, RD, LDN is extremely passionate about empowering her clients to break free from rigid rules and beliefs around food, helping them find true peace and lasting freedom. Ask yourself: Do your thoughts about food, exercise, and your body feel intrusive and overwhelming? Is your relationship with food negatively impacting your physical, mental, or emotional health? Do you have the desire to change your relationship with food and your body, but have no idea where to start? Good news: It doesn't have to be this way.
(615) 551-4732 View (615) 551-4732
Photo of Maria T. Khaled, RD, LD, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Maria T. Khaled
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Germantown, TN 38139
I’m a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist passionate about helping people lose weight and transform into the best version of themselves. At Nutrition Wellness, I work with clients to empower them physically to not only learn how to lose weight and build healthy relationships with food, but also mentally, emotionally and spiritually guide them into becoming the best version of themselves. As a Nutritionist and Wellness coach, I believe that every person has the power to become their physical best, and transform externally and internally, into manifesting their goals and ultimately, living the life they were meant to live.
I’m a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist passionate about helping people lose weight and transform into the best version of themselves. At Nutrition Wellness, I work with clients to empower them physically to not only learn how to lose weight and build healthy relationships with food, but also mentally, emotionally and spiritually guide them into becoming the best version of themselves. As a Nutritionist and Wellness coach, I believe that every person has the power to become their physical best, and transform externally and internally, into manifesting their goals and ultimately, living the life they were meant to live.
(901) 910-1191 View (901) 910-1191
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Crystal Lunenschloss
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LDN, CEDS-C
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37203
I am a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDS) and owner of Horizon Nutrition Counseling, LLC. I focus on healing and liberating clients from the damage of eating and exercise disorders and disordered eating behaviors throughout the lifespan. My approach is centered around trusting relationships with all my clients I have the pleasure of working with.
I am a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDS) and owner of Horizon Nutrition Counseling, LLC. I focus on healing and liberating clients from the damage of eating and exercise disorders and disordered eating behaviors throughout the lifespan. My approach is centered around trusting relationships with all my clients I have the pleasure of working with.
(615) 697-6226 View (615) 697-6226
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Ashley Walls
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37203  (Online Only)
Ashley Walls specializes in working with clients interested in general healthy eating, and conditions including Eating Disorders, Disordered Eating, Celiac, Crohn's, IBS, Intuitive Eating, Weight Management and more. With 3 years of experience at a residential treatment level, Ashley is well versed on the difficulties associated with cooccurring diagnosis and eating disorder recovery. She believes that all foods fit through practice of balance, variety and moderation. Her past experiences as an athlete and personal trainer has prompted a particular interest in sports nutrition.
Ashley Walls specializes in working with clients interested in general healthy eating, and conditions including Eating Disorders, Disordered Eating, Celiac, Crohn's, IBS, Intuitive Eating, Weight Management and more. With 3 years of experience at a residential treatment level, Ashley is well versed on the difficulties associated with cooccurring diagnosis and eating disorder recovery. She believes that all foods fit through practice of balance, variety and moderation. Her past experiences as an athlete and personal trainer has prompted a particular interest in sports nutrition.
(615) 703-3396 View (615) 703-3396
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Dylan Murphy
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37203
There may be a way you can feel proud of your body and in control around food. And I know what you may be thinking, all I've known is calorie counting, weight loss tactics and feeling dissatisfied in my body. Or maybe you're in the trenches of an eating disorder and searching for a way out. Living in a diet saturated world, Dylan knows it can be overwhelming to establish a healthy relationship with food and body. And she also knows there is freedom from that noise that can be found!
There may be a way you can feel proud of your body and in control around food. And I know what you may be thinking, all I've known is calorie counting, weight loss tactics and feeling dissatisfied in my body. Or maybe you're in the trenches of an eating disorder and searching for a way out. Living in a diet saturated world, Dylan knows it can be overwhelming to establish a healthy relationship with food and body. And she also knows there is freedom from that noise that can be found!
(615) 632-6577 View (615) 632-6577
Photo of Jennifer Palevo, BS, RDN, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Jennifer Palevo
Nutritionist/Dietitian, BS, RDN
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37203
I am a Registered Dietitian and specialize in Eating Disorders, Exercise disorders and addiction, Behavior Modification, Body Image, GI Issues, and Diabetes. My practice provides nutrition therapy, education, and counseling. I work closely with clients struggling with dysfunctional eating habits and body image through an individualized approach. I want to help you create a healthy, meaningful life to reach your full potential. I like to meet you wherever you may be on your journey and strive to help you feel confident and empowered to make changes that will better your life in the most positive way.
I am a Registered Dietitian and specialize in Eating Disorders, Exercise disorders and addiction, Behavior Modification, Body Image, GI Issues, and Diabetes. My practice provides nutrition therapy, education, and counseling. I work closely with clients struggling with dysfunctional eating habits and body image through an individualized approach. I want to help you create a healthy, meaningful life to reach your full potential. I like to meet you wherever you may be on your journey and strive to help you feel confident and empowered to make changes that will better your life in the most positive way.
(615) 551-1399 View (615) 551-1399
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Eliza Cheng
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, CD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37210  (Online Only)
Have you ever felt guilty about what you just ate? Do you find yourself frustrated and anxious when thinking about your next meal? Have you tried every diet but failed and are wondering how to eat? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, know that you are not alone. So, if you’re tired of skipping events to avoid food, binging after a date, feeling unsure about how meals and snacks should look after receiving a medical diagnosis, feeling anxious about preparing food in the kitchen, or if you're a little curious about what intuitive eating is - I am here to help!
Have you ever felt guilty about what you just ate? Do you find yourself frustrated and anxious when thinking about your next meal? Have you tried every diet but failed and are wondering how to eat? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, know that you are not alone. So, if you’re tired of skipping events to avoid food, binging after a date, feeling unsure about how meals and snacks should look after receiving a medical diagnosis, feeling anxious about preparing food in the kitchen, or if you're a little curious about what intuitive eating is - I am here to help!
(629) 302-3191 View (629) 302-3191
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Emily Haddock
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37206
Are you struggling with IBS related symptoms: unpredictable digestion, chronic bloating, or uncomfortable abdominal symptoms? Constantly stressed over which foods will make you feel good or which will trigger your symptoms you are left feeling depleted mentally and physically. OR are you someone who has been on and off the diet train, resulting in a poor relationship with food, self-criticism, and feeling controlled by the number on the scale, inconsistent energy levels? You feel like you have tried everything to no avail and you want to know the right foods for you. It can be so frustrating to be in this place.
Are you struggling with IBS related symptoms: unpredictable digestion, chronic bloating, or uncomfortable abdominal symptoms? Constantly stressed over which foods will make you feel good or which will trigger your symptoms you are left feeling depleted mentally and physically. OR are you someone who has been on and off the diet train, resulting in a poor relationship with food, self-criticism, and feeling controlled by the number on the scale, inconsistent energy levels? You feel like you have tried everything to no avail and you want to know the right foods for you. It can be so frustrating to be in this place.
(615) 307-4930 View (615) 307-4930
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FAQs - About Nutritionists and Dietitians

How can I find a dietitian or nutritionist in Tennessee?

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.