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How much does a nutritionist cost?

A nutritionist provides expertise and guidance to help clients with all diet-related health matters, including losing weight, gaining muscle, improving their sports performance, and managing diabetes or high cholesterol. Nutritionists can help people learn to follow special diets in a healthy way, such as becoming vegetarian or vegan or developing a low-sodium or gluten-free eating plan. The average national cost of a nutritionist is $60 to $100. Nutritionists often require an initial consultation with a new client, during which they’ll take a medical history, assess the client’s nutritional needs, and determine the best course of action; this first meeting usually averages $100-$120 for a 45-minute to 90-minute consultation. Subsequent nutritional counseling sessions generally cost less, ranging from an average of $45 for a half-hour session to $60-$90 for a one-hour session. Like many professional service providers, nutritionists may offer discounts through package pricing. For instance, a one-month package with two sessions and email support costs an average of $190; a three-month package with three sessions and email support costs an average of $360; and a six-month package with six sessions and email support costs an average of $540.  

Are nutritionists covered by health insurance?

Nutrition counseling can be a critical component of good health care, especially for people recently diagnosed with diabetes or high cholesterol who need to adhere to a specific diet. People also meet with nutritionists for help developing a healthy vegetarian or vegan diet, developing an eating plan to lose weight or gain muscle, or improving their sports performance by changing their diet. Nutritionists may be covered by health insurance depending on your reason for meeting with them. Nutrition counseling is more likely to be covered if it is part of a doctor-prescribed treatment for a particular medical condition, such as diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure or coronary heart disease. For example, Medicare covers medical nutrition therapy services only for people diagnosed with diabetes or kidney disease, as long as they get a referral from their doctor. Also, insurance providers more often cover nutrition visits if the patient has been referred to a registered dietitian within the carrier’s network of providers. Insurance plans vary greatly, so research your benefits before visiting a nutritionist.

Reviews for Vista nutritionists
Thumbtack Customer
We had invited Elle to come out to our office to give our employees a talk about nutrition. Although she had never formally done anything like it before, she did a great job at creating the presentation. Elle went over her background and journey and gave us general information about food and exercise. We really wished more on nutrition itself could have been covered, but time only permitted so much. Overall, working with her to create the content and hearing her passion for the subject were awesome! Thanks Elle!
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As a vegetarian (working toward a vegan) and eating lots of leafy greens, whole grains and other healthy foods, and exercising, I was surprised when I began feeling poorly. I was miserable, suffering from bloating, headaches, and overall just feeling awful. My regular doctor was no help, nor was the GI specialist he sent me to--both just wanted to prescribe drugs. I suspected it had something to with the food I was eating, but didn't know where to turn for help. I did some research and am so thankful I found Donna Wolfe. After reading her qualifications I knew she was someone who could help me. At our first appointment she spent over 90 minutes with me, asking questions about my symptoms and listening to my answers (such a change from my primary care doctor). She did the MRT test and when I went back to hear my results, she again spent quite a bit of time with me, explaining everything and patiently answering my questions. It was a lot of information to take in all at once! As I had questions between appointments, Donna answered my emails promptly. Having her available gave me confidence to make the dietary and lifestyle changes she recommended. Within two weeks of beginning the LEAP protocol, I began feeling better, and now most of my symptoms are gone. I have more energy and am running more often, which is a huge bonus for me. I have learned so much about nutrition and how the foods we eat and products we use impact all aspects of our health. I am so thankful that I took the step to contact Donna. It really has changed my life.
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