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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 Washington nutritionists
Thumbtack Customer
June has done an excellent job of creating a customized plan to meet my nutrition and health needs. Her insight and advice have been very helpful throughout my journey to eating healthier and becoming more fit. She is very knowledgeable not only about creating a healthier lifestyle but also on maintaining a work/life balance. I am very pleased thus far with her coaching and would definitely recommend her to people who are tired of fad dieting and truly want to make fundamental lifestyle and nutritional changes.
HEALTHIE SUCCESSHEALTHIE SUCCESS
Asha M.
Jake is fantastic to work with! He pays attention to what you're saying and listens to what you need. He has a great sense of humor which makes it so much easier to work on nutrition. He is very knowledgeable about nutrition and fitness. I also appreciate that he takes time to figure out a fitness routine that works for your schedule and lifestyle. I travel a lot for work and he gave me fantastic workout tips that I can use literally anywhere whether there is a hotel gym or not. It's also easy to tell that he is invested in transforming lives. Helping people achieve goals but also live their best lives. Thank you, Jake!
Body UpgradeBody Upgrade
Aashti A.
I had the toughest time losing weight or getting the will to get up and work out. Working with Brian Parana was the best decision I made for myself and my body. I worked with him for a 12 week momentum challenge where I lost 10lbs in 10 weeks. We had our plateau times but Brian gave me the force to break barriers. I am a transformed individual after 12 weeks. I choose to workout and take care of my body. My lifestyle choices are healthier and I workout 4-5 days a week versus earlier when I used to spend 2 hrs in the gym a week. Brian is also a great support in terms of encouraging and motivating me to work towards my goal and he makes me continue working on it. What I loved most was there were no wonky diets -- in fact I ate more and my body started to sculpt itself. I decide and account for everything that goes into my body and that is such an empowering feeling. Apart from that, he is so responsive. If he says he will get back to you, expect to hear back in the next 30 mins or so. He is friendly, encouraging, values your time and works around your schedule. One of the best part about his challenge and regime is --- accountability and support which lack in most transformation journey and I have so much to thank you for it. I would choose to work with Brian in the future again and if you are looking for a nutritional overview and lifestyle change, Brian will give you a great run for your money :)
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