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How to Find a Nutritionist Near You

by
author image Holly Case
Holly Case has written professionally since 2000. She is a former contributing editor for "ePregnancy" magazine and a current editor for a natural food magazine. She has extensive experience writing about nutrition, pregnancy, infertility, alternative medicine, children's health and women's health issues. Case holds a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and professional writing from Saginaw Valley State University.
How to Find a Nutritionist Near You
You can find a qualified nutritionist near you. Photo Credit woman nutrition image by Julia Britvich from <a href='http://www.fotolia.com'>Fotolia.com</a>

A qualified nutritionist can teach you how to eat a healthy and more balanced diet. Often, an improved diet can help deal with certain health conditions, such as diabetes. Although some people call themselves nutritionists without training, many other nutritionists are certified by the American Dietetic Association. Choosing an association professional is especially important if you are trying to manage a chronic disease. If your health insurance will cover the cost of a nutritionist's services, the insurer might require you to see only a certified professional.

Step 1

Ask your doctor or call your health insurance company for a referral to a local provider. Not all providers accept every type of insurance coverage, and not all insurance policies cover nutritionist services. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than half of all nutritionists work within hospital systems, with other doctors or in nursing homes. Therefore, your doctor or hospital system is a good place to start.

Step 2

Type the address of the American Dietetic Association in your web browser: Click on the button in the upper right-hand corner that reads "Find a Nutritionist." Select either "personal" or "business," based on which applies to your needs. Then select "only registered dietitians" or "all providers," based on the type of nutritionist you seek.

Step 3

Enter your ZIP code or state to display the local providers in your area. Select any additional specialties that may apply to your specific needs, and click "search." The website will display a list of providers.

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