Nutritionists and Dietitians near Bothell, WA

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Nutrition & Lactation with Janai, LLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LD, IBCLC, CCE, RYT
Verified Verified
Bothell, WA 98012
I believe you found me for a reason! I am a Women's Health Functional Dietitian and Lactation Consultant. Empowering women from perinatal to perimenopause to take charge of their health with integrative support, tailored, realistic nutrition goals, supplements, sleep hygiene, meditation, breathwork, and yoga are just a few paths to your whole; authentic, healthy self. Are you ready?
I believe you found me for a reason! I am a Women's Health Functional Dietitian and Lactation Consultant. Empowering women from perinatal to perimenopause to take charge of their health with integrative support, tailored, realistic nutrition goals, supplements, sleep hygiene, meditation, breathwork, and yoga are just a few paths to your whole; authentic, healthy self. Are you ready?
(888) 625-7488 View (888) 625-7488
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Rene Munday
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, CN
Verified Verified
Bothell, WA 98011
I bring a unique approach to wellness for perimenopausal women, providing personalized guidance tailored to each individual's lifestyle and needs. With a master's degree in nutrition and formal education in herbal science, cooking, and Ayurvedic medicine, my philosophy blends up-to-date science, modern natural medicine, and Eastern philosophy. I believe in caring for both the body and emotional well-being for optimal health. My passion lies in educating and empowering people to take control of their health. I align with natural cycles and provide support that goes beyond food, to feel your best.
I bring a unique approach to wellness for perimenopausal women, providing personalized guidance tailored to each individual's lifestyle and needs. With a master's degree in nutrition and formal education in herbal science, cooking, and Ayurvedic medicine, my philosophy blends up-to-date science, modern natural medicine, and Eastern philosophy. I believe in caring for both the body and emotional well-being for optimal health. My passion lies in educating and empowering people to take control of their health. I align with natural cycles and provide support that goes beyond food, to feel your best.
(206) 746-2885 View (206) 746-2885
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Kiersten Brown Honey Nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD
Verified Verified
Bothell, WA 98011  (Online Only)
My name is Kiersten, although I go by Kiersti. I am a registered dietitian that values individuals and their holistic needs. My hope for each client is that their new healthy habits can become second nature and that I provide a warm and safe environment to bring up nutrition concerns free of judgement or weight stigma. I have a strong background in eating disorders and disordered eating. I am passionate about helping those with health concerns navigate their nutrition choices without a focus on weight loss. Whether you have an eating disorder or a new diabetes diagnosis, I would love to work with you.
My name is Kiersten, although I go by Kiersti. I am a registered dietitian that values individuals and their holistic needs. My hope for each client is that their new healthy habits can become second nature and that I provide a warm and safe environment to bring up nutrition concerns free of judgement or weight stigma. I have a strong background in eating disorders and disordered eating. I am passionate about helping those with health concerns navigate their nutrition choices without a focus on weight loss. Whether you have an eating disorder or a new diabetes diagnosis, I would love to work with you.
(206) 829-6243 View (206) 829-6243
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Sound Dietitians LLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CDE, Owner
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bothell, WA 98011
Sound Dietitians brings the nutrition expertise of a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) to you. We have RDNs in various locations around the Puget Sound region and can meet with individual clients for customized nutrition counseling. We partner with clinics and facilities to make Medical Nutrition Therapy accessible and convenient. We provide on-site presentations and nutrition counseling as part of business and government Wellness Programs.
Sound Dietitians brings the nutrition expertise of a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) to you. We have RDNs in various locations around the Puget Sound region and can meet with individual clients for customized nutrition counseling. We partner with clinics and facilities to make Medical Nutrition Therapy accessible and convenient. We provide on-site presentations and nutrition counseling as part of business and government Wellness Programs.
(425) 332-7999 View (425) 332-7999
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Alexis B Villaret | Sensibly Sprouted
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CD
Verified Verified
Woodinville, WA 98072
I am an enthusiastic and dedicated dietitian who is also a self-proclaimed habit-itian. Why? Because I believe that maintaining a healthy lifestyle relies on our daily habits which go beyond what we eat. As a result, I can help you discover the powerful connections between stress, sleep, movement, and how they correlate to your overall health.
I am an enthusiastic and dedicated dietitian who is also a self-proclaimed habit-itian. Why? Because I believe that maintaining a healthy lifestyle relies on our daily habits which go beyond what we eat. As a result, I can help you discover the powerful connections between stress, sleep, movement, and how they correlate to your overall health.
(206) 208-6916 View (206) 208-6916
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KOKUA Lifestyle and Nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CD
Verified Verified
Kirkland, WA 98034
An impassioned self- employed private practice Health, Wellness, and Lifestyle expert with 6 years of experience working with individuals wishing to learn about or change their relationship with food and physical activity. Well versed in performing health and nutrition assessments and implementing customized lifestyle plans with a variety of health conditions and clients. Bound and committed to helping individuals achieve symptom remission and improved health through sharing knowledge, professional, and personal experience.
An impassioned self- employed private practice Health, Wellness, and Lifestyle expert with 6 years of experience working with individuals wishing to learn about or change their relationship with food and physical activity. Well versed in performing health and nutrition assessments and implementing customized lifestyle plans with a variety of health conditions and clients. Bound and committed to helping individuals achieve symptom remission and improved health through sharing knowledge, professional, and personal experience.
(425) 549-9875 View (425) 549-9875
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Dr. Cristen Harris
Nutritionist/Dietitian, PhD, RDN, CEDS, CSSD, CEP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kenmore, WA 98028  (Online Only)
Dr. Harris (she/her) is passionate about empowering clients to nourish the joy in eating, feeding, and moving. Dr. Harris' weight-neutral and trauma-informed approach to counseling, education, and parenting are grounded in the evidence-based Eating Competence model that incorporates flexibility, attunement, trust, and embodiment in eating and moving.
Dr. Harris (she/her) is passionate about empowering clients to nourish the joy in eating, feeding, and moving. Dr. Harris' weight-neutral and trauma-informed approach to counseling, education, and parenting are grounded in the evidence-based Eating Competence model that incorporates flexibility, attunement, trust, and embodiment in eating and moving.
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Catherine Margaret Howard
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CDCES
Verified Verified
Bothell, WA 98021  (Online Only)
Ready to ditch diet distress for good? It's possible, and it's what I help my clients with most often. If you're tired of constantly wondering whether you're eating well for your health, feeling overwhelmed by planning and preparing food in a way that's helpful for you, or wanting to learn more about eating to prevent or manage a health condition, my unique and proven approach will help you learn about what you need, then develop habits so you consistently have what you need.
Ready to ditch diet distress for good? It's possible, and it's what I help my clients with most often. If you're tired of constantly wondering whether you're eating well for your health, feeling overwhelmed by planning and preparing food in a way that's helpful for you, or wanting to learn more about eating to prevent or manage a health condition, my unique and proven approach will help you learn about what you need, then develop habits so you consistently have what you need.
(425) 906-3989 View (425) 906-3989
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Teresa L Yi | Sensibly Sprouted
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CD
Verified Verified
Kenmore, WA 98028
My ideal client is proactive and motivated to improve their health, dealing with challenges like diabetes, weight management, or food sensitivities. They seek not just a diet, but a sustainable, balanced lifestyle. Their goal is to understand their condition, learn how to nourish their body correctly, and feel empowered in their food choices. They want guidance to navigate their dietary needs without feeling overwhelmed, aiming for a healthier, happier life. The why is clear: to take control of their health, experience wellness, and enjoy life to its fullest.
My ideal client is proactive and motivated to improve their health, dealing with challenges like diabetes, weight management, or food sensitivities. They seek not just a diet, but a sustainable, balanced lifestyle. Their goal is to understand their condition, learn how to nourish their body correctly, and feel empowered in their food choices. They want guidance to navigate their dietary needs without feeling overwhelmed, aiming for a healthier, happier life. The why is clear: to take control of their health, experience wellness, and enjoy life to its fullest.
(206) 202-9184 View (206) 202-9184
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Negin Ebrahimifard
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, CDCES, CD
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98125
Are you looking for support with managing type 1, gestational, or type 2 diabetes? Are you confused about what/when to eat? Do you worry that your food choices will lead to blood sugars that are above or below your target range? As a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist and my personal experience of living with diabetes for the past 20 years, I am devoted to providing support, education, and compassionate understanding to you. Often our health and what we can and cannot eat are used to define us. Let's restore the joy of eating while empowering you to be your best self!
Are you looking for support with managing type 1, gestational, or type 2 diabetes? Are you confused about what/when to eat? Do you worry that your food choices will lead to blood sugars that are above or below your target range? As a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist and my personal experience of living with diabetes for the past 20 years, I am devoted to providing support, education, and compassionate understanding to you. Often our health and what we can and cannot eat are used to define us. Let's restore the joy of eating while empowering you to be your best self!
(206) 385-1827 View (206) 385-1827
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Alex Gavronsky
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CDN, CNSC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98125
Alex is a board-certified lead dietitian at one of New York's largest hospitals. He started his private practice to improve access to nutritional counseling and build deep, long-term relationships with patients who are managing nutrition-related health conditions. His work focuses on patients with both chronic and acute/severe conditions, ranging from rapid weight change to cancer. Regardless of health reason, Alex strives to always create a kind and caring environment for his patients.
Alex is a board-certified lead dietitian at one of New York's largest hospitals. He started his private practice to improve access to nutritional counseling and build deep, long-term relationships with patients who are managing nutrition-related health conditions. His work focuses on patients with both chronic and acute/severe conditions, ranging from rapid weight change to cancer. Regardless of health reason, Alex strives to always create a kind and caring environment for his patients.
(716) 576-3638 View (716) 576-3638
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Nataly Nislow
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, CNS, CN
Verified Verified
Kirkland, WA 98034  (Online Only)
Nataly Nislow is a Certified Nutrition Specialist and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor specializing in supporting individuals navigating the complexities of eating disorders, disordered eating, intuitive eating, body acceptance, and recovery from chronic dieting. Nataly finds fulfillment in working closely with those diagnosed with OCD, ADHD, anxiety, and depression. Beyond her expertise in mental health nutrition, Nataly extends her services to individuals living with heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and digestive disorders.
Nataly Nislow is a Certified Nutrition Specialist and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor specializing in supporting individuals navigating the complexities of eating disorders, disordered eating, intuitive eating, body acceptance, and recovery from chronic dieting. Nataly finds fulfillment in working closely with those diagnosed with OCD, ADHD, anxiety, and depression. Beyond her expertise in mental health nutrition, Nataly extends her services to individuals living with heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and digestive disorders.
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Lauren Rice
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MPH, RDN, CD
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98125
Waitlist for new clients
Prospective Client? Please visit my website to request an appointment or get on my waitlist! I pride myself on being described as warm, authentic, and fiercely devoted to what I am passionate about: helping you! I support adults and adolescents (13+) struggling with disordered eating or eating disorder recovery. I have a particular interest in supporting athletes and clients who engage in dysfunctional exercise. My counseling style is one that works with you, not against you. My role is not to lecture at you, but team with you on a foundation of shared expertise. You, as the expert of your own life. Me, as the nutrition expert.
Prospective Client? Please visit my website to request an appointment or get on my waitlist! I pride myself on being described as warm, authentic, and fiercely devoted to what I am passionate about: helping you! I support adults and adolescents (13+) struggling with disordered eating or eating disorder recovery. I have a particular interest in supporting athletes and clients who engage in dysfunctional exercise. My counseling style is one that works with you, not against you. My role is not to lecture at you, but team with you on a foundation of shared expertise. You, as the expert of your own life. Me, as the nutrition expert.
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Danielle O'Keefe
Nutritionist/Dietitian, CN, LMHCA, LMT
Verified Verified
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
As an anti-diet, weight-inclusive nutritionist, I create a trusting and collaborative space to explore your relationship with food, body, and movement. With so much conflicting nutrition information in the world, often promoting restriction or ignoring what your body is telling you it needs and wants, my goal is to help you rediscover your body's inner wisdom. Diet culture and systems of oppression that tell us who we are and how we should be disconnect us from ourselves, crippling our ability to orient toward our own well-being. We may be a good fit for working together if you're looking for help:
As an anti-diet, weight-inclusive nutritionist, I create a trusting and collaborative space to explore your relationship with food, body, and movement. With so much conflicting nutrition information in the world, often promoting restriction or ignoring what your body is telling you it needs and wants, my goal is to help you rediscover your body's inner wisdom. Diet culture and systems of oppression that tell us who we are and how we should be disconnect us from ourselves, crippling our ability to orient toward our own well-being. We may be a good fit for working together if you're looking for help:
(425) 537-7847 View (425) 537-7847
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Kathleen Putnam
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98125
My mission and vision is to prevent needless suffering caused by hurtful messaging and misinformation from our culture, family, or health care system that disrupts the connection and/or enjoyment of your body, food, and eating. Shame, guilt, and stigma have no place in healthcare. I am committed to providing trauma informed care and seek to help provide tools and skills to help learn to self regulate and improve tolerance connecting the body and eating. I provide practical, realistic strategies resulting in long-term success. Stop overthinking food, hating your body, emotional eating, or regrets. I'm here to help!
My mission and vision is to prevent needless suffering caused by hurtful messaging and misinformation from our culture, family, or health care system that disrupts the connection and/or enjoyment of your body, food, and eating. Shame, guilt, and stigma have no place in healthcare. I am committed to providing trauma informed care and seek to help provide tools and skills to help learn to self regulate and improve tolerance connecting the body and eating. I provide practical, realistic strategies resulting in long-term success. Stop overthinking food, hating your body, emotional eating, or regrets. I'm here to help!
(206) 258-8191 View (206) 258-8191
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Maryrose Brown
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98125  (Online Only)
MaryRose Brown is a passionate and dedicated Registered Dietitian committed to empowering individuals on their journey to a healthier relationship with food and their bodies. With a foundation rooted in a weight-inclusive and "all foods fit" philosophy, she firmly believes that everybody deserves respect, care, and nourishment. MaryRose's approach is rooted in empathy, understanding, and evidence-based techniques. She applies a Family-Based Treatment (FBT) approach when working with children, adolescents, and their families, emphasizing the importance of involving the entire family unit in the process.
MaryRose Brown is a passionate and dedicated Registered Dietitian committed to empowering individuals on their journey to a healthier relationship with food and their bodies. With a foundation rooted in a weight-inclusive and "all foods fit" philosophy, she firmly believes that everybody deserves respect, care, and nourishment. MaryRose's approach is rooted in empathy, understanding, and evidence-based techniques. She applies a Family-Based Treatment (FBT) approach when working with children, adolescents, and their families, emphasizing the importance of involving the entire family unit in the process.
(970) 446-9105 View (970) 446-9105
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Olivia R Love | Sensibly Sprouted
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, CD,
Verified Verified
Shoreline, WA 98155
Whether life has just presented you with a new health concern, or you are looking to rekindle your relationship with food, or anywhere in between, I am here to help! There are many factors to consider when striving to live well, and they can understandably lead to frustration! Eating is something we are biologically required to do, so why not make it a positive experience?
Whether life has just presented you with a new health concern, or you are looking to rekindle your relationship with food, or anywhere in between, I am here to help! There are many factors to consider when striving to live well, and they can understandably lead to frustration! Eating is something we are biologically required to do, so why not make it a positive experience?
(206) 582-6597 View (206) 582-6597
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Rosie Mayfield
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN
Verified Verified
Woodinville, WA 98072
Everyone deserves peace with food and their body and I have hope that it is possible for you. I enjoy working with the LGBTQ+ community, with a special interest in transgender and gender-affirming care. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community myself, I am thoughtful about the intersectionality between this community, eating disorders, and body image concerns. I understand the complex relationships we have with our bodies and strive to help others untangle the different systems of oppression and societal factors that play a role in how we see ourselves.
Everyone deserves peace with food and their body and I have hope that it is possible for you. I enjoy working with the LGBTQ+ community, with a special interest in transgender and gender-affirming care. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community myself, I am thoughtful about the intersectionality between this community, eating disorders, and body image concerns. I understand the complex relationships we have with our bodies and strive to help others untangle the different systems of oppression and societal factors that play a role in how we see ourselves.
(425) 728-2356 View (425) 728-2356
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Seattle Nutrition - Beve Kindblade Consulting
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CD
Verified Verified
Kirkland, WA 98034  (Online Only)
Experience counts! Why trust your nutritional health to just anyone? Private practice offers a unique opportunity to discuss your health and wellness goals; any medical issues; and evaluate your latest labs (or any labs needed) to see how you are digesting and absorbing nutrients from your diet and supplements. Beve will create a customized Nutrition Care Plan for you. Tired? Sleep issues? Weight changes? Let's find out "why?" Combining the best of traditional medicine with a natural health approach has been Beve's intention and purpose with clients for more than 32 years. Seattle Nutrition - the missing L-I-N-K in your healthcare.
Experience counts! Why trust your nutritional health to just anyone? Private practice offers a unique opportunity to discuss your health and wellness goals; any medical issues; and evaluate your latest labs (or any labs needed) to see how you are digesting and absorbing nutrients from your diet and supplements. Beve will create a customized Nutrition Care Plan for you. Tired? Sleep issues? Weight changes? Let's find out "why?" Combining the best of traditional medicine with a natural health approach has been Beve's intention and purpose with clients for more than 32 years. Seattle Nutrition - the missing L-I-N-K in your healthcare.
(206) 745-0525 View (206) 745-0525
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Karen Petermeyer
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, CD
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98125
Feeling overwhelmed and out of control? Is food often a reward or a punishment? Do you find yourself feeling guilty around your food choices or how much you eat? Do you find yourself skipping meals or changing how you eat because you are with other people? Do you struggle with feeling comfortable in your body? Are you eating or exercising to change the way you look? Food is not made to be overwhelming, stressful, guilt-provoking.
Feeling overwhelmed and out of control? Is food often a reward or a punishment? Do you find yourself feeling guilty around your food choices or how much you eat? Do you find yourself skipping meals or changing how you eat because you are with other people? Do you struggle with feeling comfortable in your body? Are you eating or exercising to change the way you look? Food is not made to be overwhelming, stressful, guilt-provoking.
(503) 862-6188 View (503) 862-6188
FAQs - About Nutritionists and Dietitians

How can I find a dietitian or nutritionist in Bothell?

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.