Nutritionists and Dietitians near Puyallup, WA

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Nutrition Authority, PLLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, CEO, RDN, CD
Verified Verified
Puyallup, WA 98373
Looking for your own personal nutrition expert? The Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN) at Nutrition Authority are uniquely qualified to coach you towards a more healthful lifestyle by providing relevant and credible nutrition information in a personalized (one-on-one) and easy-to-understand format. Do you want to age healthfully or miserably? The choice is yours! Your 'soon-to-be' personal nutritionist is ready to meet you! Contacting the nutrition experts at Nutrition Authority is your first step to making a positive decision to improve your health, vitality and wellness.
Looking for your own personal nutrition expert? The Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN) at Nutrition Authority are uniquely qualified to coach you towards a more healthful lifestyle by providing relevant and credible nutrition information in a personalized (one-on-one) and easy-to-understand format. Do you want to age healthfully or miserably? The choice is yours! Your 'soon-to-be' personal nutritionist is ready to meet you! Contacting the nutrition experts at Nutrition Authority is your first step to making a positive decision to improve your health, vitality and wellness.
(253) 465-6650 View (253) 465-6650
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Misty Nason
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, CSR, CD
Verified Verified
Puyallup, WA 98373
My name is Misty Nason, owner of Viva Nutrition Counseling LLC. I’m a licensed Registered Dietitian and Certified Renal Specialist, lover of food and life-long student. I have been a dietitian for over 21 years and worked with people who have Chronic Kidney Disease and Nephrolithiasis (kidney stones) for the past 19 years. I also have a passion for providing nutrition counseling for Diabetes, Gastrointestinal Disorders, Plant-Based Eating and Sports Nutrition. I have trained extensively in clinical nutrition and integrative functional nutrition.
My name is Misty Nason, owner of Viva Nutrition Counseling LLC. I’m a licensed Registered Dietitian and Certified Renal Specialist, lover of food and life-long student. I have been a dietitian for over 21 years and worked with people who have Chronic Kidney Disease and Nephrolithiasis (kidney stones) for the past 19 years. I also have a passion for providing nutrition counseling for Diabetes, Gastrointestinal Disorders, Plant-Based Eating and Sports Nutrition. I have trained extensively in clinical nutrition and integrative functional nutrition.
(253) 766-5305 View (253) 766-5305
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Ash Linxwiler
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MPH, RD, CD
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98446
We live in a chaotic world full of challenges and deciding what, when and how to eat can be one of them. But it doesn't have to feel like this forever! Whatever your struggle may be, I'd like to help make eating feel less challenging. Using motivational interviewing skills, I focus on understanding the complex and unique struggles each patient is experiencing and helping guide them towards sustainable and manageable solutions to last a lifetime.
We live in a chaotic world full of challenges and deciding what, when and how to eat can be one of them. But it doesn't have to feel like this forever! Whatever your struggle may be, I'd like to help make eating feel less challenging. Using motivational interviewing skills, I focus on understanding the complex and unique struggles each patient is experiencing and helping guide them towards sustainable and manageable solutions to last a lifetime.
(253) 465-4975 View (253) 465-4975
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Lisa Werner
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, CD, CEDS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Puyallup, WA 98375
Not accepting new clients
I'm Lisa (she/her), a Registered Dietitian, with a private practice located in Tacoma, Washington. My goal, desire and commitment to my clients is to help and empower them to make peace with food and their bodies, with a specialty in nutritional counseling for those who struggle with eating disorders, disordered eating, feeding issues and poor body image. I am an "anti-diet" dietitian and practice through a Health at Every Size (HAES) and weight-inclusive care lens, incorporating intuitive and mindful eating principles and practices.
I'm Lisa (she/her), a Registered Dietitian, with a private practice located in Tacoma, Washington. My goal, desire and commitment to my clients is to help and empower them to make peace with food and their bodies, with a specialty in nutritional counseling for those who struggle with eating disorders, disordered eating, feeding issues and poor body image. I am an "anti-diet" dietitian and practice through a Health at Every Size (HAES) and weight-inclusive care lens, incorporating intuitive and mindful eating principles and practices.
(253) 262-0738 View (253) 262-0738
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Kelsey Johnson
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, CEDS, CD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Puyallup, WA 98372
I'm a non-diet and weight-neutral registered dietitian. I'm also a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist. I've been honored to serve adolescents and adults struggling with eating disorders in a variety of treatment settings. My ultimate goal for individuals is to make peace with food and their bodies.
I'm a non-diet and weight-neutral registered dietitian. I'm also a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist. I've been honored to serve adolescents and adults struggling with eating disorders in a variety of treatment settings. My ultimate goal for individuals is to make peace with food and their bodies.
(253) 256-2540 View (253) 256-2540
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AP Nutrition PLLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS
Verified Verified
Puyallup, WA 98371  (Online Only)
I empower clients to achieve their wellness goals, whether it's weight management, disease prevention, sports nutrition, or overall lifestyle improvement.
I empower clients to achieve their wellness goals, whether it's weight management, disease prevention, sports nutrition, or overall lifestyle improvement.
(360) 300-4125 View (360) 300-4125
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Robert W Demko
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, CN
Verified Verified
Lakewood, WA 98409
I enjoy working with people to make realistic dietary changes to improve overall health and wellness. Nutrition plans are customized to meet your individual dietary needs, goals, and preferences. Whether you are seeking assistance to manage weight, dietary changes for medical necessity, or you find yourself overwhelmed by all the conflicting nutrition information in the world today, we will develop your personalized diet plan to promote, easy to follow, optimal eating habits that foster a positive and functional relationship with food.
I enjoy working with people to make realistic dietary changes to improve overall health and wellness. Nutrition plans are customized to meet your individual dietary needs, goals, and preferences. Whether you are seeking assistance to manage weight, dietary changes for medical necessity, or you find yourself overwhelmed by all the conflicting nutrition information in the world today, we will develop your personalized diet plan to promote, easy to follow, optimal eating habits that foster a positive and functional relationship with food.
(844) 705-0990 View (844) 705-0990
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Erika Weber | Cultivated Nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, CD
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98404  (Online Only)
Hi there! I'm Erika, a registered dietitian offering virtual nutrition counseling using a non-diet, weight-inclusive approach. I help individuals nourish their bodies for fertility, during pregnancy, and postpartum as well as provide support for feeding little ones, from babies to older kids. I'm here to guide you and your family in learning to nourish your body without guilt or dieting. I provide nutrition counseling that's personalized to you and will meet you wherever you're at. I offer virtual nutrition counseling nationwide so you never have to leave the comfort of your home!
Hi there! I'm Erika, a registered dietitian offering virtual nutrition counseling using a non-diet, weight-inclusive approach. I help individuals nourish their bodies for fertility, during pregnancy, and postpartum as well as provide support for feeding little ones, from babies to older kids. I'm here to guide you and your family in learning to nourish your body without guilt or dieting. I provide nutrition counseling that's personalized to you and will meet you wherever you're at. I offer virtual nutrition counseling nationwide so you never have to leave the comfort of your home!
(206) 395-9020 View (206) 395-9020
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Kaitlin Benjamin
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MPH, RDN, CD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98404  (Online Only)
Have you ever been so caught up in trying to eat the “right” thing, that you become paralyzed with indecision? Maybe you’ve found yourself so anxious about trying to be healthy that you’re unable to eat anything at all. Even if it feels a long way off, food freedom is possible; yes, even for you! If you’re done with dieting and ready to try a more gentle, enjoyable approach to eating and nutrition, I’m your gal.
Have you ever been so caught up in trying to eat the “right” thing, that you become paralyzed with indecision? Maybe you’ve found yourself so anxious about trying to be healthy that you’re unable to eat anything at all. Even if it feels a long way off, food freedom is possible; yes, even for you! If you’re done with dieting and ready to try a more gentle, enjoyable approach to eating and nutrition, I’m your gal.
(425) 472-4805 View (425) 472-4805
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Crystal Franck
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, CD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98404  (Online Only)
Are you fed-up with the rollercoaster of dieting? Overwhelmed by conflicting diet advice? Are thoughts about food and body claiming too much of your headspace? How would it feel to NOT spend so much time and effort analyzing and second guessing your food choices? You are not alone and you don't have to figure this all out by yourself! Many of us are taught messages about food and health as far back as we can remember, and all of these “rules” can feel overwhelming. I'll help you sort through the noise and find ways to nourish your body in a way that makes sense for you and your goals.
Are you fed-up with the rollercoaster of dieting? Overwhelmed by conflicting diet advice? Are thoughts about food and body claiming too much of your headspace? How would it feel to NOT spend so much time and effort analyzing and second guessing your food choices? You are not alone and you don't have to figure this all out by yourself! Many of us are taught messages about food and health as far back as we can remember, and all of these “rules” can feel overwhelming. I'll help you sort through the noise and find ways to nourish your body in a way that makes sense for you and your goals.
(206) 279-9984 View (206) 279-9984
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Margaret Mills
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, CN
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98402
I love working with clients who are looking ditch diet culture, to redefine what "health" means to them, and to improve their relationship to food and body. But sometimes, the journey toward body acceptance and intuitive eating is complicated. Complex medical issues like autoimmune conditions, food allergies/intolerances, and disordered eating patterns can disrupt the relationship we have to our bodies. Most of my clients are sitting at this intersection, ready to explore a new framework and rebuild trust in their bodies.
I love working with clients who are looking ditch diet culture, to redefine what "health" means to them, and to improve their relationship to food and body. But sometimes, the journey toward body acceptance and intuitive eating is complicated. Complex medical issues like autoimmune conditions, food allergies/intolerances, and disordered eating patterns can disrupt the relationship we have to our bodies. Most of my clients are sitting at this intersection, ready to explore a new framework and rebuild trust in their bodies.
(253) 246-1024 x103 View (253) 246-1024 x103
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Annika Garman
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98404
Struggling with disordered eating can be isolating and scary and no one should have to go it alone. I offer individualized 1:1 support to those wanting to heal their relationship with food. I am rooted in a Health at Every Size and social justice framework. I offer a harm reduction approach to all clients and believe that "recovery" is something that is unique to and should be defined by each person.
Struggling with disordered eating can be isolating and scary and no one should have to go it alone. I offer individualized 1:1 support to those wanting to heal their relationship with food. I am rooted in a Health at Every Size and social justice framework. I offer a harm reduction approach to all clients and believe that "recovery" is something that is unique to and should be defined by each person.
(206) 385-1668 View (206) 385-1668
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Lorraine Chu
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CDN, CDCES
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98402
Do you want to find peace with food and your body? Do you want to break the cycle of disordered eating and stop letting diet culture have control, but don’t know where to start? Or maybe you’re looking for help with diabetes management, but still searching for care that’s weight-inclusive, supportive and sustainable. My approach is trauma-informed, weight-inclusive, and culturally responsive. I specialize in eating disorders, disordered eating, and diabetes management as a CDCES. Together, we'll work to help you feel empowered and confident in your relationship with food, and with time, trust your body.
Do you want to find peace with food and your body? Do you want to break the cycle of disordered eating and stop letting diet culture have control, but don’t know where to start? Or maybe you’re looking for help with diabetes management, but still searching for care that’s weight-inclusive, supportive and sustainable. My approach is trauma-informed, weight-inclusive, and culturally responsive. I specialize in eating disorders, disordered eating, and diabetes management as a CDCES. Together, we'll work to help you feel empowered and confident in your relationship with food, and with time, trust your body.
(714) 364-8087 View (714) 364-8087
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Hilary Regan
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LD, CLT
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98402
On maternity leave until end of September 2024, and will then be accepting clients for fat loss and body transformation. Top of the line coaching. Now in network with Cigna, Premera, Regence, and United (no other insurance accepted). Please go to my website to schedule www.volitiondietitian.com.
On maternity leave until end of September 2024, and will then be accepting clients for fat loss and body transformation. Top of the line coaching. Now in network with Cigna, Premera, Regence, and United (no other insurance accepted). Please go to my website to schedule www.volitiondietitian.com.
(206) 944-5085 View (206) 944-5085
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Akiko Laurendeau | Inclusive Nutrition Counseling
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98404  (Online Only)
Embark on a journey of self-discovery and healing with a passionate advocate for well-being for every body. As a Registered Dietitian and Intuitive Eating Counselor, I am here to guide you towards a transformative relationship with food, your body, and ultimately, yourself. My commitment to this path was born from a personal odyssey – a battle with disordered eating fueled by racism that ignited my passion for nutrition. The journey was challenging, but it equipped me with invaluable insights that empower my mission today.
Embark on a journey of self-discovery and healing with a passionate advocate for well-being for every body. As a Registered Dietitian and Intuitive Eating Counselor, I am here to guide you towards a transformative relationship with food, your body, and ultimately, yourself. My commitment to this path was born from a personal odyssey – a battle with disordered eating fueled by racism that ignited my passion for nutrition. The journey was challenging, but it equipped me with invaluable insights that empower my mission today.
(206) 656-6264 View (206) 656-6264
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Britta Storm
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, CNS, CN
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98404
Imagine waking up each morning feeling energized, revitalized, and ready to seize the day enthusiastically. Picture yourself radiating vitality, confidence, and joy in every aspect of your life. This isn't just a dream—it's a reality waiting for you to claim it. As your dedicated nutrition advocate, I am here to guide and support you every step of the way. Together, we'll craft a personalized plan that empowers you to make informed choices, cultivate healthier habits, and overcome obstacles. But I need your commitment, dedication, and willingness to prioritize your well-being. Just believe in your incredible potential.
Imagine waking up each morning feeling energized, revitalized, and ready to seize the day enthusiastically. Picture yourself radiating vitality, confidence, and joy in every aspect of your life. This isn't just a dream—it's a reality waiting for you to claim it. As your dedicated nutrition advocate, I am here to guide and support you every step of the way. Together, we'll craft a personalized plan that empowers you to make informed choices, cultivate healthier habits, and overcome obstacles. But I need your commitment, dedication, and willingness to prioritize your well-being. Just believe in your incredible potential.
(253) 518-3061 View (253) 518-3061
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Al McKee
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, CD
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98409
I'm here, I'm queer, and I am so excited to support my clients on their journey towards radical body liberation from the overwhelming oppressions of current societal and cultural norms. I believe that we all have rebellion in our roots, and by harnessing that power we can challenge the thoughts and belief systems that no longer serve us and come back to our authentic selves.
I'm here, I'm queer, and I am so excited to support my clients on their journey towards radical body liberation from the overwhelming oppressions of current societal and cultural norms. I believe that we all have rebellion in our roots, and by harnessing that power we can challenge the thoughts and belief systems that no longer serve us and come back to our authentic selves.
(425) 230-5249 View (425) 230-5249
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Erin Greenberg
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, CN
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98402  (Online Only)
Hi! I would love to be your resource and support throughout your health exploration. I created this business in my heart when I realized there had to be more to life than what I was experiencing. I knew there had to be a path that didn’t lead me to burnout, chronic pain, sick and tired of being sick and tired with mood swings, irritability, anxiety, and depressed bouts. In those depths I knew there had to be something other than just trying to survive life. I've learned there are things that can be done to ease those burdens. Let me help you get to the Bare Bones of your health and wellness.
Hi! I would love to be your resource and support throughout your health exploration. I created this business in my heart when I realized there had to be more to life than what I was experiencing. I knew there had to be a path that didn’t lead me to burnout, chronic pain, sick and tired of being sick and tired with mood swings, irritability, anxiety, and depressed bouts. In those depths I knew there had to be something other than just trying to survive life. I've learned there are things that can be done to ease those burdens. Let me help you get to the Bare Bones of your health and wellness.
(541) 641-8879 View (541) 641-8879
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Heather Brummer
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, LAc, CN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98405
Are you tired of being confused about what to eat? I'm here for you! As a nutritionist that has practiced for nearly twenty years, I have seen a lot of fads come and go. And I have worked with so many of you who have come to me unsure about which fad was “right”. Instead of focusing on the perfectly “right” way to eat, I help my clients find the right ways to eat for them, while also helping to reverse prediabetes, improve fertility or symptoms with PCOS, and create a more resilient immune and hormonal balance with autoimmune conditions such as Hashimoto’s disease.
Are you tired of being confused about what to eat? I'm here for you! As a nutritionist that has practiced for nearly twenty years, I have seen a lot of fads come and go. And I have worked with so many of you who have come to me unsure about which fad was “right”. Instead of focusing on the perfectly “right” way to eat, I help my clients find the right ways to eat for them, while also helping to reverse prediabetes, improve fertility or symptoms with PCOS, and create a more resilient immune and hormonal balance with autoimmune conditions such as Hashimoto’s disease.
(206) 687-4281 View (206) 687-4281
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Pacific Northwest Endometriosis Nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, CD, CLC
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98401
I support clients who struggle with endometriosis, unexplained digestive issues, painful periods, and weight changes. I also work alongside clients who are starting a fertility journey, are already pregnant, or are post-partum and looking for nutrition support through this life stage. Through non-restrictive lifestyle changes, we can work together to find foods that are tolerated, nourish your body, reduce inflammation, and improve your relationship with food and body.
I support clients who struggle with endometriosis, unexplained digestive issues, painful periods, and weight changes. I also work alongside clients who are starting a fertility journey, are already pregnant, or are post-partum and looking for nutrition support through this life stage. Through non-restrictive lifestyle changes, we can work together to find foods that are tolerated, nourish your body, reduce inflammation, and improve your relationship with food and body.
(206) 829-6458 View (206) 829-6458
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FAQs - About Nutritionists and Dietitians

How can I find a dietitian or nutritionist in Puyallup?

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.