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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 Portland nutritionists
Jami P.
Beau was Johnny on the spot in responding to my nutritionist needs, and I was on the phone structuring a potential meal/workout plan with him only a couple hours after my request. He obviously has done this a time or two and is very passionate about his work. He’s professional but also a nice fella to chat with too so it doesn’t feel like you’re talking with a scientist which is much more productive for me. Overall great experience.
Beau GardnerBeau Gardner
Elena R.
Gentry has been an amazing coach. I personally have learned so much about proper nutrition and mindset to help me lose 12 lbs in my first 3 months with her. We are now in a new phase as I continue to work with her with my new goals of building strength. In fact, I have committed to a full year with her because she has made such a difference for me. She is educated in Psychology which helps with the process of mindset and habits that is such a huge part of the physical journey. I highly recommend Gentry for anyone looking for sustainable lifestyle changes for their health.
GencityFit LLC - Nutritionist & Personal TrainerGencityFit LLC - Nutritionist & Personal Trainer
Bob B.
Our experience with Brian was successful, professional, knowledgeable, and very worthwhile. We originally signed on for our son who was seeking a nutritional “path”. Up to that point, our son was skimming all of his knowledge from the internet and exercise videos. We believe the intent was there but we also believed that he was implementing it in an unhealthy and illogical manner. This led to some eating challenges and some frustration. Over the course of the last 3 months, Brian was more than communicative on a daily basis implementing logical eating and exercise strategies. He provided an extra set of “eyes” on the eating program and became a supportive “arbitrator” to help us all hit the same goals. We have increased calorie intake and have a more confident, knowledgable, and frankly...happier son. Brian’s plans, communication, tools and guidance were instrumental in making this happen and establishing a solid basis for our son moving into high school, athletics and the future.
Brian Parana Health & Nutrition Specialist🥦💪Brian Parana Health & Nutrition Specialist🥦💪
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