Ashburn, VA 20149

Nutritionists on Thumbtack cost$60 - $80

Average price

23 Nutritionists found near you!

  • Lowest price:$40
  • Most common low price:$60
  • Most common high price:$80
  • Highest price:$100

How much does a nutritionist cost?

Nutritionists provide expertise and guidance for help with weight loss, muscle gain, improved sports performance, management of health conditions such as diabetes and high cholesterol, and better overall health. Nutritional counseling benefits clients of any age, following any particular dietary programs. People can get help with a special diets such as low-sodium, gluten-free, low-carbohydrate, high-protein, vegetarian or vegan. People who have food allergies or diabetic needs can also benefit from the help of a nutritionist. Several factors affect the cost of nutritionist services.

Education

The title "nutritionist" is not protected by law and does not require regulation, whereas the title "dietitian" does require specialized education and clinical training. While many nutritionists may have completed formal training or have university degrees in nutrition, they are not required to do so to use that title. Registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) are regulated and licensed by the state in which they operate. As such, RDNs may have higher fees than someone operating as a nutritionist.

Initial consultation

Many nutritionists and dieticians require an initial consult to assess the client’s nutritional needs and determine the best course of action. Here are pricing examples from two different professionals:

Ongoing sessions

Ongoing sessions are usually priced less than the initial intake session and can be purchased on a visit-by-visit basis. Here are examples of ongoing nutritional counseling session rates:

Packages

Typically, nutrition counseling costs less per session when purchased in bulk or as a package from one service provider. Here’s how Paige Smathers Nutrition breaks down her pricing structure into different types of packaging:

  • One-month package, including an initial 60-minute consult, one 60-minute follow-up session and email support throughout the month: $190

  • Three-month package, including an initial 60-minute consult, three 60-minute follow-up sessions and email support throughout the three months: $360

  • Six-month package, including an initial 60-minute consult, five 60-minute follow-up sessions and email support over six months: $540

Reputation and location

Well-known and sought-after nutritionists often have higher fees per session than those just starting out. Those with advanced degrees and training can also charge more. Geographic location has an affect on the cost of services, with nutrition counselors in larger cities and areas with a higher cost of living charger higher rates.

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