Nutritionists and Dietitians near Arlington, TX

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Lesley Lovely
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, CDE
Verified Verified
Arlington, TX 76001
In my practice I specialize in helping people with blood sugar issues (pre-diabetes, diabetes) and those with high cholesterol, high triglycerides, high blood pressure, fatty liver disease, chronic kidney disease, and celiac disease, learn to eat differently to improve these medical conditions. I also work with people who desire to lose weight. I do not believe in rushing through appointments, trying to see several people in one day. Instead, I focus on completing a thorough assessment to help guide me in developing your meal plan. I also allow adequate time at follow up sessions to help ensure your success.
In my practice I specialize in helping people with blood sugar issues (pre-diabetes, diabetes) and those with high cholesterol, high triglycerides, high blood pressure, fatty liver disease, chronic kidney disease, and celiac disease, learn to eat differently to improve these medical conditions. I also work with people who desire to lose weight. I do not believe in rushing through appointments, trying to see several people in one day. Instead, I focus on completing a thorough assessment to help guide me in developing your meal plan. I also allow adequate time at follow up sessions to help ensure your success.
(817) 318-7460 View (817) 318-7460
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Dr. Jasel D Martin
Nutritionist/Dietitian, DRPH, MS, MBA
Verified Verified
Arlington, TX 76003
Are you tired of not feeling well? Are you feeling bloated, exhausted, and depressed? Or maybe you are tired of feeling like the friend who has it together professionally but your health is suffering. Let’s face it, we have all been there. As you get older, your metabolism is going to slow down which means the health problems you are having now will likely only get worse unless you take action. What you are experiencing can be stopped and reversed.
Are you tired of not feeling well? Are you feeling bloated, exhausted, and depressed? Or maybe you are tired of feeling like the friend who has it together professionally but your health is suffering. Let’s face it, we have all been there. As you get older, your metabolism is going to slow down which means the health problems you are having now will likely only get worse unless you take action. What you are experiencing can be stopped and reversed.
(817) 440-7326 View (817) 440-7326
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Excellis Nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian, PhD, RDN, LD
Verified Verified
Cedar Hill, TX 75104
Dr. Stacie Ellis, RDN, LD is a Registered Dietitian with over 10 years of experience. She specializes in weight loss/gain, eating disorders, emotional/stress eating, performance/sports nutrition, nutrition for aesthetic demanding sports/fields, and medical nutrition therapy for many chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, hormonal imbalance, and much more. Excellis Nutrition offers one-on-one consultations/coaching, group classes, cooking classes, and partners with a number of organizations including athletic teams, non-profit, and corporate. Contact Dr. Ellis today to find out how Excellis Nutrition can help you!
Dr. Stacie Ellis, RDN, LD is a Registered Dietitian with over 10 years of experience. She specializes in weight loss/gain, eating disorders, emotional/stress eating, performance/sports nutrition, nutrition for aesthetic demanding sports/fields, and medical nutrition therapy for many chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, hormonal imbalance, and much more. Excellis Nutrition offers one-on-one consultations/coaching, group classes, cooking classes, and partners with a number of organizations including athletic teams, non-profit, and corporate. Contact Dr. Ellis today to find out how Excellis Nutrition can help you!
(469) 410-3519 View (469) 410-3519
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Kat Scheurer
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LD, CPT
Verified Verified
Fort Worth, TX 76109
I truly enjoy working with teens, adults and their families in helping them to achieve their nutrition and exercise goals using a non-diet approach while also working to improve body image. I specialize in eating disorders, disordered eating and sports nutrition.
I truly enjoy working with teens, adults and their families in helping them to achieve their nutrition and exercise goals using a non-diet approach while also working to improve body image. I specialize in eating disorders, disordered eating and sports nutrition.
(469) 904-0242 View (469) 904-0242
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Today's nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LD, CLT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Richland Hills, TX 76180
Cherie's passion and mission is to help people take control of their health by helping them to understand the connection between their health and the foods they eat. Cherie has traveled extensively, both nationally and abroad, to further her studies of the medicinal effects of food on the body. In 2004, Cherie completed her educational curriculum from Texas Women's University at Denton, Texas and earned her R.D., L.D. accreditation and licensure. She has worked on furthering her knowledge by working on her Masters in Nutrition degree at Texas Women's University.
Cherie's passion and mission is to help people take control of their health by helping them to understand the connection between their health and the foods they eat. Cherie has traveled extensively, both nationally and abroad, to further her studies of the medicinal effects of food on the body. In 2004, Cherie completed her educational curriculum from Texas Women's University at Denton, Texas and earned her R.D., L.D. accreditation and licensure. She has worked on furthering her knowledge by working on her Masters in Nutrition degree at Texas Women's University.
(817) 631-2880 View (817) 631-2880
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Debra Hilliard-Jones
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LD, CLT, CGP
Verified Verified
Bedford, TX 76021
I’d love to speak with you and learn how I can be of help. After near 30-years, I have learned that no two healing journey’s will be the same. My experience is that in order to to truly improve health, we must begin by addressing individual root problems like chronic inflammation, compromised gut health, blood sugar / lipid imbalance, immune imbalance, nutrient deficiencies, adverse food reactions, poor sleep, stress etc. What happens is that we equip our body's natural healing systems. This lends to improvements in conditions like digestive disease, diabetes, fatigue, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis and cancer risk for example.
I’d love to speak with you and learn how I can be of help. After near 30-years, I have learned that no two healing journey’s will be the same. My experience is that in order to to truly improve health, we must begin by addressing individual root problems like chronic inflammation, compromised gut health, blood sugar / lipid imbalance, immune imbalance, nutrient deficiencies, adverse food reactions, poor sleep, stress etc. What happens is that we equip our body's natural healing systems. This lends to improvements in conditions like digestive disease, diabetes, fatigue, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis and cancer risk for example.
(817) 381-3780 View (817) 381-3780
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Carrie Grobe
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
Arlington, TX 76011  (Online Only)
Carrie is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist that is passionate about working collaboratively with clients to help them make healthy and sustainable diet changes that support their lifestyle. She believes that food should not only be used to nourish the mind and body, but should be positively enjoyed as well. Carrie takes pride in her extensive experience as an outpatient dietitian. Her active listening skills and knowledge gives her the insight to work closely with clients to create their own individual path to wellness. Carrie values learning about each individual and their story, and believes everyone deserves to feel healthy.
Carrie is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist that is passionate about working collaboratively with clients to help them make healthy and sustainable diet changes that support their lifestyle. She believes that food should not only be used to nourish the mind and body, but should be positively enjoyed as well. Carrie takes pride in her extensive experience as an outpatient dietitian. Her active listening skills and knowledge gives her the insight to work closely with clients to create their own individual path to wellness. Carrie values learning about each individual and their story, and believes everyone deserves to feel healthy.
(331) 259-8859 View (331) 259-8859
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Allie McKinney
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LD
Verified Verified
Arlington, TX 76012
Waitlist for new clients
I am a trauma-informed, weight-inclusive dietitian specialized in all kinds of disordered eating - anorexia, binge-eating, bulimia, OSFED (previously EDNOS), compulsive eating, and chronic dieting. It's never just about the food - our eating is often complicated by life stressors, mental health, medical conditions and more. I have a heart for working with clients who have struggled to feel heard by their medical professionals in the past and need someone willing to actually listen to their needs and symptoms (instead of writing them off based on assumptions about their weight or diagnoses).
I am a trauma-informed, weight-inclusive dietitian specialized in all kinds of disordered eating - anorexia, binge-eating, bulimia, OSFED (previously EDNOS), compulsive eating, and chronic dieting. It's never just about the food - our eating is often complicated by life stressors, mental health, medical conditions and more. I have a heart for working with clients who have struggled to feel heard by their medical professionals in the past and need someone willing to actually listen to their needs and symptoms (instead of writing them off based on assumptions about their weight or diagnoses).
(585) 316-0639 View (585) 316-0639
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Merisa Lyn Martinez
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN
Verified Verified
Arlington, TX 76006
Do you love real food? Do you ever find yourself eating for reasons other than hunger? And looking for a compassionate, intuitive, and caring Dietitian? At Live Nourished Today, I will guide you throughout your journey and support you every step of the way. During the first session, I will do an initial assessment to better understand your needs and nutrition goals. This includes a medical history, health concerns, past and current eating patterns, dieting history, and more.Together we will develop new skills to reach your health goals and find ways to easily fit them into your lifestyle.
Do you love real food? Do you ever find yourself eating for reasons other than hunger? And looking for a compassionate, intuitive, and caring Dietitian? At Live Nourished Today, I will guide you throughout your journey and support you every step of the way. During the first session, I will do an initial assessment to better understand your needs and nutrition goals. This includes a medical history, health concerns, past and current eating patterns, dieting history, and more.Together we will develop new skills to reach your health goals and find ways to easily fit them into your lifestyle.
(512) 647-2570 View (512) 647-2570
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Gina Tran Holmes
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LD
Verified Verified
Fort Worth, TX 76104
Have you spent years trying to “fix” your eating habits or your body but nothing seems to work? Are you totally confused about what to eat? Are your days super busy and it’s hard to find time to eat? Want to eat in a way that feels good and doesn’t stress you out? I get it! I help people discover the joy in eating and pursue well-being without focusing on their weight. As a non-diet dietitian, my goal is to help you stop dieting and obsessing about food and your body, and start living a joyful life with sustainable health, peace, and balance.
Have you spent years trying to “fix” your eating habits or your body but nothing seems to work? Are you totally confused about what to eat? Are your days super busy and it’s hard to find time to eat? Want to eat in a way that feels good and doesn’t stress you out? I get it! I help people discover the joy in eating and pursue well-being without focusing on their weight. As a non-diet dietitian, my goal is to help you stop dieting and obsessing about food and your body, and start living a joyful life with sustainable health, peace, and balance.
(214) 856-7917 View (214) 856-7917
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Zarana Parekh
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LD, CLT, IFNCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Coppell, TX 75019
Imagine learning to make eating healthy and delicious, so you can effortlessly optimize your well-being, improve your metabolism, and support the health of your gut. Your diet can be delicious, nutritious, simple, and help you achieve your ideal health. I can show you how. When we work together, I start by evaluating your individual nutrition needs to find the root cause of your health problems. We evaluate the 4 pillars of health – nutrition, activity, sleep, and stress management to reconnect body and mind. Next, we develop a personalized roadmap to help you achieve your optimal health using the healing power of Nutrition.
Imagine learning to make eating healthy and delicious, so you can effortlessly optimize your well-being, improve your metabolism, and support the health of your gut. Your diet can be delicious, nutritious, simple, and help you achieve your ideal health. I can show you how. When we work together, I start by evaluating your individual nutrition needs to find the root cause of your health problems. We evaluate the 4 pillars of health – nutrition, activity, sleep, and stress management to reconnect body and mind. Next, we develop a personalized roadmap to help you achieve your optimal health using the healing power of Nutrition.
(469) 507-2787 View (469) 507-2787
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Anna Velazquez
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Worth, TX 76104  (Online Only)
Anna is a Registered Dietitian that practices out of Health Loft specializing in working with adults and pediatrics with a history of GI disorders (Celiac, IBS, Low-FODMAP, IBD, Constipation, GERD, lactase and sucrase deficiency), Healthy Eating, Weight Management, Food Allergies, and Pediatric Nutrition. She works collaboratively with clients to set realistic and practical goals reflective of individualized nutrition plans. She believes that balanced nutrition looks differently for everyone, and client’s medical history needs to be considered along with their resources, schedules, and circumstances.
Anna is a Registered Dietitian that practices out of Health Loft specializing in working with adults and pediatrics with a history of GI disorders (Celiac, IBS, Low-FODMAP, IBD, Constipation, GERD, lactase and sucrase deficiency), Healthy Eating, Weight Management, Food Allergies, and Pediatric Nutrition. She works collaboratively with clients to set realistic and practical goals reflective of individualized nutrition plans. She believes that balanced nutrition looks differently for everyone, and client’s medical history needs to be considered along with their resources, schedules, and circumstances.
(469) 436-4959 View (469) 436-4959
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Peyton Plaisance
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN
Verified Verified
Fort Worth, TX 76244  (Online Only)
Hi, gals! My name is Peyton Plaisance - I'm a Registered Dietitian and I am here to help you reach your goals with food and body image. I will equip you to break up with diet culture and live your dream life free of shame and guilt around food and your body. Whether you've struggled your whole life, a few years, or a few months...your journey towards freedom and joy can start today.
Hi, gals! My name is Peyton Plaisance - I'm a Registered Dietitian and I am here to help you reach your goals with food and body image. I will equip you to break up with diet culture and live your dream life free of shame and guilt around food and your body. Whether you've struggled your whole life, a few years, or a few months...your journey towards freedom and joy can start today.
(817) 587-1159 View (817) 587-1159
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Jean Sullivan, RDN,LD
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN
Verified Verified
Southlake, TX 76092
Trusted Registered Dietitian in North Texas for more than 30 years, Jean provides proactive not reactive healthcare, essential during this time in our world. If you are struggling & searching for care in these areas, we are here to help: Eating disorders Digestive Disorders, Anxiety & Depression , insomnia, Metabolic & Hormone imbalance, Fatigue, Addiction, Immune support. We provide Complete Clinical Assessment (Blood, hair, stool, genetic testing) Physical & Mental health history for Meal planning & Trauma Informed Nutrition Therapy to heal mind, body, spirit for EVERYbody!
Trusted Registered Dietitian in North Texas for more than 30 years, Jean provides proactive not reactive healthcare, essential during this time in our world. If you are struggling & searching for care in these areas, we are here to help: Eating disorders Digestive Disorders, Anxiety & Depression , insomnia, Metabolic & Hormone imbalance, Fatigue, Addiction, Immune support. We provide Complete Clinical Assessment (Blood, hair, stool, genetic testing) Physical & Mental health history for Meal planning & Trauma Informed Nutrition Therapy to heal mind, body, spirit for EVERYbody!
(972) 441-7838 View (972) 441-7838
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Anne Suelzer
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
Fort Worth, TX 76104  (Online Only)
Anne is passionate about working collaboratively with clients to help them make healthy and sustainable diet changes that support their lifestyle and hormonal health. She understands food’s crucial role in balancing hormones and believes in the power of evidence-based research to guide her practice. Anne is particularly interested in the gut-brain connection and how it influences overall well-being. She emphasizes the importance of consuming whole foods that nourish the body and believes that access to nutritious food should be available to all.
Anne is passionate about working collaboratively with clients to help them make healthy and sustainable diet changes that support their lifestyle and hormonal health. She understands food’s crucial role in balancing hormones and believes in the power of evidence-based research to guide her practice. Anne is particularly interested in the gut-brain connection and how it influences overall well-being. She emphasizes the importance of consuming whole foods that nourish the body and believes that access to nutritious food should be available to all.
(469) 960-5661 View (469) 960-5661
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Rosemary Holtz
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75202
Rosemary is a Registered Dietitian and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist certified by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. She completed her dietetic clinicals at UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial after graduating from the University of Pittsburgh.Rosemary credits her strong clinical foundation when applying evidenced-based medical nutrition therapy to clients one on one. She believes creating small changes over time will make a large difference - especially when it comes to nutrition! Working together, Rosemary will help you create an individualized nutrition plan to reach your nutrition goals.
Rosemary is a Registered Dietitian and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist certified by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. She completed her dietetic clinicals at UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial after graduating from the University of Pittsburgh.Rosemary credits her strong clinical foundation when applying evidenced-based medical nutrition therapy to clients one on one. She believes creating small changes over time will make a large difference - especially when it comes to nutrition! Working together, Rosemary will help you create an individualized nutrition plan to reach your nutrition goals.
(630) 757-8218 View (630) 757-8218
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Ashley Walls
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Worth, TX 76104  (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 and more. With 3 years of experience at a residential treatment level, Ashley is well versed on the difficulties associated with co-occurring 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 and more. With 3 years of experience at a residential treatment level, Ashley is well versed on the difficulties associated with co-occurring 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.
(469) 820-3567 View (469) 820-3567
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Diabesity Specialist
Nutritionist/Dietitian, CDCES, RD, LD, MS
Verified Verified
Grapevine, TX 76051
I am a firm believer of using food as medicine and using functional medicine approach to treat root causes of disease. I believe all diseases start with unbalanced nutrition. My service is to guide you to build YOUR own individualized healthy dietary habit that you can sustain to manage all chronic diseases including diabetes, prediabetes, and obesity. I can help you stabilize blood sugar level through proper nutrition, medications, exercise, and healthy lifestyle habit. I am your one stop shop for diabetes management by providing both Diabetes Education and Medical Nutrition Therapy.
I am a firm believer of using food as medicine and using functional medicine approach to treat root causes of disease. I believe all diseases start with unbalanced nutrition. My service is to guide you to build YOUR own individualized healthy dietary habit that you can sustain to manage all chronic diseases including diabetes, prediabetes, and obesity. I can help you stabilize blood sugar level through proper nutrition, medications, exercise, and healthy lifestyle habit. I am your one stop shop for diabetes management by providing both Diabetes Education and Medical Nutrition Therapy.
(817) 934-5212 View (817) 934-5212
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Tuesday Joy Brooks
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MBA, RDN, LD
Verified Verified
North Richland Hills, TX 76182
I help cancer survivors thrive during treatment, reduce recurrence risk, and eat without stress and fear so that you can get your energy back and feel like yourself again.
I help cancer survivors thrive during treatment, reduce recurrence risk, and eat without stress and fear so that you can get your energy back and feel like yourself again.
(719) 454-2546 View (719) 454-2546
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Ann M Swanson
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LD, CLT, FMNS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southlake, TX 76092
I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in Southlake, Texas who has a passion for helping you learn how to eat a healthy diet without eliminating all the foods you love. I am here to help make your life better!
I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in Southlake, Texas who has a passion for helping you learn how to eat a healthy diet without eliminating all the foods you love. I am here to help make your life better!
(214) 516-7857 View (214) 516-7857
FAQs - About Nutritionists and Dietitians

How can I find a dietitian or nutritionist in Arlington?

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.