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Thrive is focused on making sure you find long-term health and wellness, whether you need help with weight loss, sports performance, or managing your diabetes. We do that because we only allow specialists into our network who have a track record of producing results. Here are some of many members of our team.

Karin Evans
Registered Dietitian
Karin is a nutritionist with a lot of experience helping clients reach their optimal level of health. She has over twenty years of experience helping people find the best foods for overall wellness, losing weight, or battling disordered eating. Karin has a bachelor's degree in Psychology and a master's degree in Nutrition Education. She is also a certified Health Education Specialist and Intuitive Eating Counselor.
Jordan Hill
Registered Dietitian
Jordan has helped clients lose weight, deal with disordered eating, and improve their GI health and overall health for a number of years. Jordan is a highly-trained nutritionist with a lot of nutritional knowledge she gained in a Bachelor of Science in both Dietetics and Consumer Foods and a Master of Clinical Dietetics.
Dana Kearney
Registered Dietitian
Dana is a highly-trained nutritionist with over 20 years of experience helping clients manage diabetes, improve their heart health, lose weight, and improve how healthy they feel, as well as their overall wellness. Dana has a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree. She is a certified Clinical Research Coordinator and a certified Health Coach. Dana also earned a Food Allergies Certification: Diagnosis and Management.
Michelle Rodgers
Registered Dietitian
Michelle has extensive knowledge of nutrition. Michelle graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition. Michelle completed a Dietetic Internship at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center and an Externship at Johns Hopkins. Michelle is certified in Adult Weight Management from ADA and was previously certified in Personal Training and Fitness from AFAA.
Nicolette Star Maggiolo
Registered Dietitian
Nicolette is a registered dietitian with many years of experience helping clients with a wide range of expertise, including finding the best food for their needs. Nicolette’s nutrition areas of expertise include mental and brain health, chronic disease, oncology, and general health and wellness. Nicolette has a Bachelor of Science degree in nutritional science and serves as the president of the Massachusetts Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Emma Liu
Registered Dietitian
Emma has an impressive amount of training and education in nutritional sciences and helping clients. Emma earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Public Health in Nutrition, both from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Emma also earned a certificate of Training in Diabetes Mellitus, a certificate of Training in Health and Wellness Coaching, and a certificate of Training in Obesity in Pediatrics and Adults.
Kim Collins
Registered Dietitian
Kim is a registered dietitian with over 18 years of experience working in nutrition to help clients improve their overall health and wellness. Kim also specializes in helping people with disordered eating, diabetes, renal diets, and bariatric surgery. Kim gained her nutritional knowledge by earning a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and a Master of Science in Dietetics with an emphasis in Counseling.
Stacey Simon
Registered Dietitian
Stacey has over eight years of experience in helping clients in many different areas of expertise. Stacey’s areas of expertise include heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes, older adult nutrition, general health and wellness, renal diets, and intuitive eating. Stacey earned her nutritional knowledge while studying for her Bachelor of Science in nutritional science and her Master of Science in clinical nutrition. Stacey is a certified dietitian-nutritionist in New York State and a Board Certified Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition.
Jaelyn Shipman
Registered Dietitian
Jaelyn is a registered dietitian with several years of experience in many areas of expertise. Jaelyn has experience helping people in sports nutrition, diabetes and heart disease, weight loss, overall wellness, and prenatal/postpartum nutrition. Jaelyn earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition from Clemson University. Jaelyn completed her dietetic internship after earning her Bachelor of Science degree, and she is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics.
Manju Karkare
Registered Dietitian
Manju is a registered dietitian with over 20 years of experience helping people improve their overall wellness. Manju also helps clients with heart disease, weight loss, GI health, diabetes, oncology, and disordered eating. Manju has an MS in Nutrition and has earned a Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management, and she is a Certified LEAP Therapist. Manju received an Excellence in Service Award and an Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award.

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Nutritionists for Your Every Need

Whether you are looking for assistance with sports or weight loss, a chronic illness, or a pregnancy, our team of nutritionists specializes in various areas of expertise.

Weight Loss
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A weight loss nutritionist can help clients set calorie goals, create meal plans, recommend healthy foods, teach portion control, and provide guidance on healthy lifestyle behaviors.

Sports Nutritionist
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A sports nutritionist can provide guidance on proper fueling for training and competition, develop strategies for weight management, and provide education on how to make healthy food choices to promote optimal health and performance.

Prenatal & Postpartum
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A renal nutritionist can help individuals with kidney disease or those at risk of developing kidney disease manage their diet. They can provide guidance on how to choose and prepare foods that are beneficial for kidney health and tailored to the individual's needs.

Heart Health
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A heart health nutritionist can help with various cardiovascular issues, including providing guidance on the best foods to eat for heart health, developing meal plans, providing nutrition education, and helping with weight management.

GI & Gut Health
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A GI and gut health nutritionist can help with a range of digestive health issues, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and more. This health professional can also help with food intolerances, weight management, and other nutrition-related issues.

Pediatric
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A pediatric nutritionist can help children and adolescents make healthy food choices, develop healthy eating habits, and manage medical conditions related to nutrition, such as obesity, food allergies, and eating disorders.

Renal
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A renal nutritionist can help individuals with kidney disease or those at risk of developing kidney disease manage their diet. They can provide guidance on how to choose and prepare foods that are beneficial for kidney health and tailored to the individual's needs.

Diabetes
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A diabetes nutritionist can help create meal plans that are tailored to a person's specific needs, provide guidance on healthy eating habits, offer advice on how to modify recipes to make them healthier, provide tips on how to better manage blood sugar levels, and teach how to incorporate physical activity into your lifestyle.

Women's Health
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A women's health nutritionist can help with a variety of issues related to nutrition and health, including weight management, hormone balance, and fertility. They can also provide advice on eating for specific conditions such as diabetes, thyroid dysfunction, and PCOS.

Disordered Eating
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An eating disorder nutritionist can help individuals with eating disorders make positive changes to their diet, understand the relationships between food and mood, develop healthy eating habits, and provide support and guidance to help individuals develop healthier relationships with food.

Weight Loss
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By adhering to the recommendations of a weight loss nutritionist on how many calories to consume each day, you can lose weight gradually and healthily. They can help you develop healthy eating habits so you can permanently change your lifestyle.

Sports Nutritionist
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Sports nutritionists offer advice to athletes on the best nutrition therapy for exercise training, competition, recovery from an activity program, weight management, hydration, immunity, disordered eating, travel, and supplementation.

Prenatal & Postpartum
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Renal dietitians are dietitians who focus on nutrition for people with kidney disease. In order to advance your best health, your dietitian works closely with the other members of your care team.

Heart Health
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Our cardiovascular dietitians specialize in aiding patients in adopting healthy intuitive eating habits and an active, positive lifestyle to maximize cardiovascular health and general well-being through preventive nutrition counseling and nutrition therapy under medical supervision.

GI & Gut Health
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Nutritionists that focus on gut health are skilled at putting the pieces of your digestive system's puzzle together to improve digestive health, lessen symptoms, and improve your mood. No one should think that they must go without food, and you can engage in food freedom!

Pediatric
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Our pediatric nutritionists are specialists in the dietary needs of growing infants and children. In order to prevent and treat illnesses like diabetes and obesity, they encourage healthy eating habits among their patients and their families. Additionally, they design nutrition therapy regimens.

Renal
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Renal dietitians are dietitians who focus on nutrition for people with kidney disease. In order to advance your best health, your dietitian works closely with the other members of your care team.

Diabetes
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A qualified dietitian who provides targeted nutritional counseling beginning with diagnosis and ongoing follow-up treatment is a crucial component of the diabetes care team. The growth and development of a person, their intuitive eating habits, nutritional preferences, and mealtime routines will all be assessed by a qualified dietitian.

Women's Health
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Women’s nutritionists and dietitians provide nutritional guidance to women of all ages for a range of health conditions.

Disordered Eating
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Managing disordered eating is a specialty area for certain nutritionists. Nutritionists with expertise in the field of disordered eating provide nutrition education and counseling, create meal plans, provide accountability and motivation, and address food anxieties and weight concerns in order to assist you in recovering from eating disorders and achieving food independence.

Weight Loss
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A weight loss nutrition expert helps you develop a unique eating plan that helps you reach your weight loss goals and develop the skills for long-term success.

Sports Nutritionist
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A sports nutritionist helps you understand how to optimize your performance through food, build a meal plan that works, and reach your athletic goals.

Prenatal & Postpartum
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Personal renal dietitians use nutrition science to advise patients on how dietary choices and lifestyle changes can manage or prevent renal disease and early CKD.

Heart Health
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Working with a heart health nutritionist guides you through the building blocks of healthy eating to help prevent the onset of heart disease or reduce the severity of current symptoms.

GI & Gut Health
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A gut health nutritionist helps patients identify foods that worsen the symptoms of Celiacs, IBS, and other GI concerns and how to choose foods that support a healthy gut.

Pediatric
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A pediatric nutritionist can help children manage a range of health concerns by helping them learn healthy eating habits that they actually enjoy!

Renal
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Personal renal dietitians use nutrition science to advise patients on how dietary choices and lifestyle changes can manage or prevent renal disease and early CKD.

Diabetes
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If you’re at risk of diabetes or have already been diagnosed, your expert diabetes nutritionist is the most effective way to receive personalized guidance on healthy eating and weight management.

Women's Health
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A nutritionist for women’s health can provide factual information on how to eat a vitamin-rich eating plan to address health concerns like menopause, hormonal imbalances, and more.

Disordered Eating
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Since eating disorder recovery looks different for everyone. Eating disorder nutritionists are the most effective way to ensure patients receive proper nutrition and personalized health care.

Weight Loss
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You can lose weight steadily and safely by following the advice of nutritionists for weight loss on how many calories to consume each day. They can assist you in creating wholesome eating routines so you can permanently alter your way of life.

Sports Nutritionist
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The best nutrition therapy for exercise training, competition, recovery from an exercise program, weight management, hydration, immunity, disordered eating, travel, and supplementation are all topics that sports nutritionists advise athletes on.

Prenatal & Postpartum
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Dietitians that specialize in nutrition for persons with kidney disease are known as renal dietitians. Your dietitian is a crucial member of your care team and collaborates closely with them to promote your optimal health.

Heart Health
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Through preventive nutrition counseling and nutrition therapy under medical supervision, our cardiovascular dietitians assist patients in making healthy intuitive food habits and active, positive lifestyle decisions to maximize cardiovascular health and general well-being.

GI & Gut Health
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Nutritionists that specialize in gut health are adept at putting the pieces of your digestive health puzzle together to enhance your digestive health, reduce your symptoms, and make you feel better. No one should believe that they must live a life without eating anything, and you can practice food freedom!

Pediatric
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Our pediatric nutritionists are experts in the dietary requirements of developing babies and kids. They promote good eating habits for patients and their families in order to prevent and treat conditions like diabetes and obesity. They also plan nutrition treatment programs.

Renal
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Dietitians that specialize in nutrition for persons with kidney disease are known as renal dietitians. Your dietitian is a crucial member of your care team and collaborates closely with them to promote your optimal health.

Diabetes
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An essential element of the diabetes care team is a licensed dietitian who offers targeted dietary counseling beginning with diagnosis and ongoing follow-up care. A licensed dietitian will also evaluate a person's growth and development, intuitive eating patterns, dietary preferences, and meal schedules.

Women's Health
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Women of all ages receive nutritional counseling from women's nutritionists and dietitians for a variety of health issues.

Disordered Eating
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Some nutritionists have received specialized training in dealing with eating disorders and disordered eating. In order to help you recover from eating disorders and experience food independence, nutritionists who specialize in the field of disordered eating offer nutrition education and counseling, develop meal plans, offer accountability and motivation, and address food anxieties and weight worries.

Weight Loss
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Weight loss nutritionists help patients find effective ways to meet their health goals by developing meal plans that are personalized to the patient’s unique nutritional needs.

Sports Nutritionist
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Athletes can boost their performance by working with an expert sports nutritionist to learn how food and lifestyle choices can impact endurance, recovery time, and more.

Prenatal & Postpartum
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Work with a renal nutritionist to learn how dietary choices, lifestyle, and exercise habits can impact the symptoms of renal disease and early CKD.

Heart Health
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A heart health dietitian helps people at risk or diagnosed with heart disease to manage their symptoms by incorporating heart-healthy foods into their daily diet.

GI & Gut Health
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Gut health nutritionists help patients manage a range of GI concerns such as Celiac, Crohn’s, IBS, and other problems to help them build the foundation for long-term gut health.

Pediatric
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Caretakers may choose to work with a pediatric dietitian to develop eating plans that are rich in healthy foods and enjoyed by their kids and infants!

Renal
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Work with a renal nutritionist to learn how dietary choices, lifestyle, and exercise habits can impact the symptoms of renal disease and early CKD.

Diabetes
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Diabetes nutritionists help people avoid getting diabetes or deal with its symptoms by teaching them how to eat healthy, making personalized diet plans for them, and being there for them.

Women's Health
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Women’s health nutritionists can help address health challenges like hypothyroidism, menopause symptoms, or iron deficiencies by educating patients on food and healthy lifestyle changes.

Disordered Eating
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Patients in eating disorder recovery benefit from working with a personalized nutritionist since they can help ensure that patients receive proper nutrition and personalized health care.

Weight Loss
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A skilled and well-trained nutritionist can help you find the best foods and nutrition to help you have lasting results in your weight loss journey. A knowledgeable weight loss nutritionist can help you say goodbye to yo-yo dieting.

Sports Nutritionist
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Every athlete should keep their body at its optimal level to avoid injury or fatigue. A sports nutritionist helps each client fuel their body well so they can stay active.

Prenatal & Postpartum
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If you live with kidney disease or want to avoid health concerns related to your kidneys, a renal diet may be the best choice for you. A renal nutritionist can give you food choices that best fit a renal diet to help you achieve optimal kidney health.

Heart Health
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There are certain foods that fit within a heart health diet and some foods that are best to avoid while on a heart health diet. A heart health nutritionist can help you find the best heart healthy foods for your lifestyle.

GI & Gut Health
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Gut health can have a large impact on many other parts of your body, and there are certain foods that can help your gut feel its best. A gut health nutritionist can help you improve your gut health with nutrition.

Pediatric
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A pediatric nutritionist can give you a well-rounded perspective on your nutrition and how it impacts your child’s health. A pediatric nutritionist can help you find the best foods for your child.

Renal
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If you live with kidney disease or want to avoid health concerns related to your kidneys, a renal diet may be the best choice for you. A renal nutritionist can give you food choices that best fit a renal diet to help you achieve optimal kidney health.

Diabetes
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If you have dietary restrictions related to diabetes, you may benefit from the help of a diabetes nutritionist. A diabetes nutritionist can help you feel your best by recommending foods for your specific diabetes health concerns.

Women's Health
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A women’s health nutritionist can also help their clients feel their best by recommending foods that promote hormonal balance and optimal health. A women’s health nutritionist can consider your unique circumstances to create the best wellness plan for you.

Disordered Eating
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Whether you live with an eating disorder or are recovering from an eating disorder, an eating disorder nutritionist can create a plan for your nutritional needs and circumstances.

Weight Loss
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An expert weight loss nutritionist helps build individual plans to help you lose weight safely. As a result, you'll have an improved understanding of overall nutrition to maintain your weight loss goals over the long term.

Sports Nutritionist
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Sports & athletics nutritionists work with recreational, amateur, and professional athletes to build the best health and nutritional plans for their performance goals.

Prenatal & Postpartum
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Renal nutritionists help mitigate kidney conditions by developing informed and tailored meal plans for their patients. They help you understand what may affect your kidney health and how to care for it.

Heart Health
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Heart health nutritionists work with clients to build the best nutritional and health plans for their heart-specific needs or conditions, such as heart disease.

GI & Gut Health
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Gut health and GI nutritionists can help patients who experience gastrointestinal issues. Gut specialists consider your current health and symptoms to develop the best nutritional treatment program.

Pediatric
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Pediatric nutritionists work with children and their parents to develop healthy meal plans or address specific pediatric dietary conditions, such as picky eating.

Renal
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Renal nutritionists help mitigate kidney conditions by developing informed and tailored meal plans for their patients. They help you understand what may affect your kidney health and how to care for it.

Diabetes
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Diabetes nutritionists work with pre-diabetic or diabetic patients to formulate the most effective meal and nutritional plans to manage their conditions.

Women's Health
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Nutritionists who specialize in women's health can help women understand their health and what nutritional factors affect their overall wellness. They learn about your conditions and symptoms and what treatments work for you.

Disordered Eating
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Nutritionists specializing in disordered eating can help adults or children overcome these conditions. They work with clients individually and confidentially to assist with creating nutritional plans or routines.

Weight Loss
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Nutritionists for weight loss will tell you how many calories to eat per day to lose weight steadily and safely. They can help you create a healthy, nutritious eating patterns  so you can make positive active lifestyle changes that last.

Sports Nutritionist
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Sports nutritionists counsel athletes on optimal nutrition for exercise training (match nutrition to training phases and goals), competition, recovery from exercise, weight management, hydration, immunity, disordered eating, travel, and supplementation.

Prenatal & Postpartum
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Renal dietitians are experts in diet and nutrition, specifically for people with kidney disease. Your dietitian is an essential member of your care team, and they work closely with the other members to help you be as healthy as possible.

Heart Health
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Our cardiovascular dieticians specialize in supporting people to choose healthy, intuitive eating habits and active, positive lifestyles to optimize cardiovascular health and overall well-being through preventive nutrition counseling and medical nutrition therapy.

GI & Gut Health
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Gut health nutritionists are skilled at putting together the pieces of your digestive health puzzle to improve your digestive health and your symptoms and get you feeling better. Nobody should feel like they must cut out every food forever, and you can practice food freedom!

Pediatric
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Our pediatric nutritionists specialize in the dietary needs of growing infants and children. They plan nutrition programs, can design a fitness program, and advise patients and their families on developing healthy eating habits to prevent and care for health issues such as diabetes and obesity.

Renal
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Renal dietitians are experts in diet and nutrition, specifically for people with kidney disease. Your dietitian is an essential member of your care team, and they work closely with the other members to help you be as healthy as possible.

Diabetes
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A registered dietitian is a critical member of the diabetes team who provides focused nutrition education from diagnosis and routine follow-up care. A registered dietician also assesses growth and development, intuitive eating behaviors, food choices, and meal patterns.

Women's Health
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Women's nutritionists and dietitians provide nutritional counseling for various health concerns for women of all ages.

Disordered Eating
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Some nutritionists are specially trained to address disordered eating. Nutritionists in the disordered eating field provide nutrition education and counseling, create meal plans, provide accountability and motivation, and address food fears and weight concerns to help you heal from disordered eating and enjoy food freedom.

We Connect You with the Right Expert

Start with a short holistic health assessment

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This short holistic health assessment will help our matching specialist better understand your needs so they can match you with a nutritionist who is just right for you. This assessment gives nutritionist specialists a well-rounded image of your lifestyle and goals, whether you have kidney disease, high blood pressure, or special nutritional needs.

Speak with a matching specialist in a 15-minute phone call

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You will have the opportunity to speak with a matching specialist to ensure they pick the perfect nutritionist for your goals and your health needs. This conversation will help them narrow their search for the right nutritionist to help you meet your goals and be your greatest self.

The matching specialist will hand-pick a nutritionist just right for you

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The matching specialist considers all your health needs and your lifestyle to get an idea of the best nutritionist for you.

Get to know your nutritionist with an introductory phone call

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You can speak with your nutritionist before you start your nutritional program. This phone call will help break the ice as you get to know your dietitian in this introductory call. You can ask any questions you have in mind before your first visit and nutritional consultation with your nutritionist. They may discuss whether you have received treatment or take supplements for specific conditions.

Reach your health goals with Top Nutrition Coaching

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Once the matching specialist matches you with a nutritionist and you get to know them better in a quick introductory phone call, you can begin your nutritional sessions in your first virtual appointment. Each of these sessions brings you one step closer to reaching a healthy state in a way that will help you feel good.
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Free matching service that finds you the right dietitian:

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The right Tampa dietitian or nutritionist will help their clients better understand their nutritional needs. They will not cut corners by giving you a cookie-cutter plan. Instead, the right dietitian and nutritionist will share specific insight into the best nutrition and eating patterns to help you reach your goals.

Virtual consultations with your expert, at your pace:

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Virtual consultations while in Tampa allow you to have non-judgmental nutrition counseling sessions from home. Virtual nutrition counseling sessions will help you avoid traffic, crowded waiting rooms, or appointments that are running late.

Personalized nutrition and lifestyle plans:

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Your nutritionist is giving you the best information to support you as you work toward your nutrition goals in your nutritional coaching sessions. Whether you want to nurture healthy eating habits to help lower your high blood pressure or improve the state of any digestive disorders you may have, this knowledge will last a lifetime. The nutrition goals and information you get in your nutritional coaching sessions can apply to your health journey for years to come. The meal plans, lifestyle plans, and nutritional advice will stick with you and support you long after you are no longer with your nutritionist because these plans focus on formulating healthy eating habits and lifestyle. These food plans allow you to continue to pursue your nutrition goals and receive the benefits of working with a nutritionist as time passes.

Unlimited messaging and support:

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You no longer need to carry the struggle of maintaining healthy eating and healthy eating alone. If you need to reach your dietitian, you can do so with unlimited messaging whenever you need it.

Our client outcomes

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Achieved sustained weight loss (>12 months)
84%
Reduced frequency and severity of binges
92%
had improved energy and mobility
87%
improved sleep and reduced levels of stress

Benefits of Working with a Nutritionist vs. Going It Alone

If you are unsure whether you could use the help of a nutritionist or not, keep these benefits in mind.

Greater Accountability

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When you are going it alone, it might be easier to set aside your nutrition goals in a moment of weakness. But knowing that someone else is rooting for you and giving you the support you need to reach your goals will give you accountability in a way going it alone will not. It might just be the accountability of working with an expert nutritionist that makes the difference between you reaching your goals or not. A nutritionist can help you stay on track to reach your goals in a way that going it alone cannot, whether you want to lose weight or eat a heart-healthy diet.

Advice from an Expert

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When you work with an expert nutritionist or dietitian to support you, you should feel confident that you are getting the best personalized nutritional advice available. When working with the right company, you can trust that your nutritionist has expert knowledge in nutrition that will help you reach your goals. Many dietitians and nutritionists not only have a bachelor's degree in science or nutrition. Many also have master's degrees or certifications to supplement their general nutritional knowledge.

Knowledge That Lasts a Lifetime

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Your nutritionist is giving you the best information to support you as you work toward your nutrition goals in your nutritional coaching sessions. Whether you want to nurture healthy eating habits to help lower your high blood pressure or improve the state of any digestive disorders you may have, this knowledge will last a lifetime. The nutrition goals and information you get in your nutritional coaching sessions can apply to your health journey for years to come. The meal plans, lifestyle plans, and nutritional advice will stick with you and support you long after you are no longer with your nutritionist because these plans focus on formulating healthy eating habits and lifestyle. These food plans allow you to continue to pursue your nutrition goals and receive the benefits of working with a nutritionist as time passes.

Your Personal Nutritionist in Tampa is Just a Click Away

Considering the pros and cons, working with an online nutritionist offers you a better selection of nutritionists and more convenience. There are several reasons that working with the best nutritionists in Tampa can help you be your best self with nutrition counseling.

Availability

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An online nutritionist should be easy to reach whenever you need their support or expertise. Our nutritionists are available to you 24/7 with unlimited messaging and your 12 scheduled virtual nutrition counseling sessions. A nutritionist's availability can mean the difference between you succeeding in reaching your goals to be healthy or not. Your nutritionist's availability also creates a sense of accountability when you’re able to contact your nutritionist when you need them. If you can message your nutritionist when you need support, they will be able to encourage you to stick to your nutritional meal plans and lifestyle plans. This availability can make the difference between you making progress in your health journey or being set back in your health journey.

Qualifications

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When you choose the right company, you have a wide selection of nutritionists to work with. We have a rigorous recruiting process, and we do all of the research and work for you. We thoroughly screen each candidate based on their qualifications, eliminating any candidates that don’t meet specific standards. A rigorous recruiting process allows you to rest easy, knowing that any nutritionists in Tampa available will have met the highest standards for nutritionists in the industry. If you choose to work with a nutritionist in your area, you will likely need to do your research to find the best fit for your health needs.

Reputation

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You want to work with a company that has a reputation for giving people-long lasting results with attainable nutrition goals. You should be able to trust that the knowledge you’re getting is relevant to your health journey and will help you reach and maintain your best level of health. Whether you need a renal diet, a postpartum nutrition plan, or a plan specific to heart disease, you need to trust that your health needs will be met by a registered dietitian or nutritionist. You should work with a company that is transparent in the experiences of its customers by sharing customer ratings and reviews on its website.

Experience

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Our nutritionists are extremely knowledgeable in their nutrition knowledge and personable in the way they approach each client. You will not get generic diet plans with us, but instead, you will get individualized and well-researched plans made just for you. These plans will be made just for you, whether you want to lose weight or set postpartum nutrition goals. Our nutritionists have the experience necessary to give you the tools that will make the difference between success and failure. Your nutritionist’s level of experience is essential in making sure you are equipped to pursue your best health. Each of our nutritionists must demonstrate a level of experience that involves elements of creativity and resourcefulness to best help all patients.

About Tampa Specific Registered Dietitians

There are a few steps that Tampa Bay residents must complete to become registered dietitians or nutritionists in Tampa, Fl. To begin, Tampa residents must get their registered dietitian training and education in Florida. After they have completed their degree or degrees, these students can then apply for their Florida Dietetic Internship.

Many Florida college campuses offer ACEND-accredited Dietetic Internships. Once they’ve completed their Dietetic Internship, aspiring dietitians can then take the Dietetic Registration Exam. Once they’ve passed, they can then apply for licensure as a dietitian in Florida. After completing each of these steps, these individuals will be fully licensed, registered dietitians in the state of Florida.

Get Over the Tampa Hurdles and Get Back to Health

Tampa Bay, like any other place, has its positives and negatives, but some of those negatives can impact your health.

Lack of Health Equity

Tampa is a diverse city in many different ways. Unfortunately, Tampa has a lack of health equity, which means that its residents don’t have equal access to healthcare or health-focused practices. This lack of health equity stems from several different issues within the Tampa area that make access to healthcare difficult for many Tampa residents to find.

Certain factors like transportation, neighborhood location, income, and education all play a factor in whether Tampa residents can get adequate healthcare. Without access to healthcare, people living in Tampa can’t reach their optimal health. Personalized nutritional counseling can help people living in Tampa get access to quality nutrition knowledge and wellness plans.

Food Desert

A food desert exists in places where it is difficult for residents to find affordable or good-quality fresh food. Since 2020, food deserts have impacted Tampa, Florida residents in a way that is detrimental to their health. According to ABC News, experts expect prices to continue to rise, which will make the current food desert situation in Tampa worse. 

A nutritionist can help you navigate Tampa’s food deserts, giving you expert advice and meal plans to help you get nutrition support in Tampa. Food deserts can be dangerous for anyone in need of special diets or foods, like someone with diabetes or high cholesterol.

Poor Transportation Structure

In addition to the lack of health equity and the food deserts in Tampa, a poor transportation structure can also negatively impact a person’s health. Five years into the Sentinel Communities Surveillance Project, Tampa, Fl, has made some improvements in the promotion of healthy living for Tampa residents. This helps Tampa residents from all over, including those familiar with places like Land O Lakes, New Port Richey, Pinellas Park, Wesley Chapel, and Tarpon Springs.

But there are still some areas of growth in Tampa that make it very difficult for residents to have access to good nutrition and food. Tampa has a poor transportation structure that creates the city’s biggest transportation challenges. Without adequate transportation, residents can’t easily get their hands on quality nutritional foods. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes an expert nutritionist?

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An expert Tampa nutritionist has extensive knowledge of nutrition and how the body interacts with different nutritional sources. An expert nutritionist or registered dietitian is a highly-trained and well-educated professional with comprehensive knowledge of up-to-date medical studies and information.

How much does a nutritionist cost in Tampa?

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There is not one set cost for working with a nutritionist, no matter their location. The cost of working with nutritionists in Tampa will vary based on a nutritionist’s expertise and years of experience. The cost could also vary based on your needs and whether they accept insurance.

What does a two-week risk-free trial mean?

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A two-week risk-free trial means that you have two weeks to work with us to decide if it’s right for you. If you decide that the service isn’t for you, then you will get a 100% refund on your money.

What does the matching specialist help with?

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A matching specialist takes the information from your initial quiz and analyzes the quiz across 27 different variables to get a better understanding of your health and goals. They’ll use this information to match you with a compatible nutritionist that will help you meet your overall goals.

What if I don't like the recommendations a matching specialist provides?

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You’ll need to let a matching specialist know that things aren’t working out with your nutritionist and that you’d like them to match you with someone else. They will ask you to share some information so they can refine their search to best fit your needs.

Full Transparency Pros and Cons

When looking for the best nutritionist, it is a good idea to consider the pros and cons of working with a virtual nutritionist compared to an in-person nutritionist.

In-Person Nutrition Counseling

Pros

  • When working with an in-person nutritionist, you may know friends and family who have had experiences with that specific nutritionist. Your friends and family might be able to give you insight into what it is like working with that particular nutritionist, which is the insight you likely will not receive when working within a larger pool of online nutritionists. They may also easily share what health insurance providers these nutrition clinics accept. Depending on the insurance providers accepted, you may choose a different nutrition clinic.
  • You may prefer working with an in-person nutritionist if you value the opportunity to observe someone’s body language in person. When you meet virtually, you will likely only see them from the shoulders and up. You can read a person’s facial expressions online, but it can be harder to see certain hand gestures.
  • If you have a shorter attention span, working with an in-person nutritionist may be more valuable. Some individuals who are easily distractible struggle to sit and stare at a screen for long periods of time and take information in. 

Cons

  • Working with an-in person nutritionist limits you to only the people you’re willing to drive to for nutritional counseling. You will need to determine if the nutritionists in your area are well-qualified and a good match for you. This research can take quite some time, depending on how many nutritional practices you’re researching.
  • You will have to consider parking, traffic, and the weather each time you go out for your appointments. You will have to take all of these things into consideration when you plan to visit your nutritionist as these things can add time to your commute. You would need to leave earlier on some days to make it to your appointment on time.
  • In-person nutritionists tend to be more expensive compared to online nutrition services. The rates of in-person nutritionists are most likely higher due to the fact that the cost of renting a physical space for the practice, as well as the costs associated with running a private practice, are typically higher than the costs associated with running a virtual practice.

Online meal plans

Pros

  • If you’re aware of your nutritional needs, you can specifically search for an online meal plan to help you reach your health goals. If you’re a vegetarian or prefer to eat more fish than red meat, you can narrow your search to these specifications to find a meal plan for you.
  • An online meal plan can help you save time when it comes to grocery shopping, meal preparation, and possibly even cooking. 

Cons

  • It might be hard to find a meal plan that helps a person with multiple health goals or needs. If you’re lactose intolerant and eat a vegetarian diet, it may be harder to find a meal plan that is right for you.
  • These meal plans may not be customizable, so you will have to adjust the meal plan to fit your caloric needs or doctor recommendations.

Diet companies

Pros

  • Diet companies can help you achieve weight loss, and many of them can help you reach your weight goals quickly. Some of these diet companies may have years of experience helping clients reach their weight loss goals, so they’ve determined the best practices to help clients lose weight.
  • Working with a diet company can help you meet people with similar health goals. These people could possibly serve as accountability partners for you as your work toward reaching your weight loss goals.

Cons

  • Some diet companies will use extreme weight loss practices that can lead to you losing weight quickly and gaining it all back, and more. The practices they use aren’t sustainable and can be harmful.
  • Diet companies don’t necessarily teach you how to properly nourish your body, but instead they give you tactics to lose weight. Losing weight is not the same as nourishing your body, building muscle, and getting fit.
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