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Find the Best Sports Nutritionists & Dietitians in Los Angeles

The health professionals at Top Nutrition Coaching are passionate about helping you find long-term success with your health and wellness goals, including better sports performance. We match you with a specialist who has the proper education and expertise to help you fuel your body for optimal health, energy, recovery, and results.

Rachel Garano
Registered Dietitian
Rachel is an athlete herself, having completed a half Ironman, a marathon, and triathlons. With her master’s degree in nutrition communications and sports dietetics certification, she helps her clients understand how to build eating habits that lead to athletic gains.
Michelle Rodgers
Registered Dietitian
Michelle has a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and an AFAA Personal Training Certification. She has extensive experience helping recreational and professional athletes optimize their performance through nutritious food choices, and she’s contributed to nutrition-related articles in Prevention Magazine and the York Daily.
Jaelyn Shipman
Registered Dietitian
Jaelyn has experience working with athletes of all levels, personal backgrounds, and cultures. She is passionate about helping clients improve their overall health and wellness. Jaelyn brings extensive knowledge as a registered dietitian and board-certified specialist in sports dietetics to each client.
Danielle Smith
Registered Dietitian
A registered dietitian, Danielle knows what it’s like to contend with personal health issues that affect wellness and athletic ability. She has used nutrition to treat serious conditions such as Lyme disease and hypothyroidism and brings her unique perspective to help her clients manage their health through diet.
Jordan Hill
Registered Dietitian
Jordan has a master’s degree in clinical dietetics and over five years of experience working with a wide range of clients, including athletes and those battling chronic diseases and gastrointestinal disorders. She helps her clients improve their overall wellness and sports performance through healthy, nutritious food choices.
Karin Evans
Registered Dietitian
Karin has spent over two decades assisting clients in improving their mental and physical health through mindful relationships with food. Her extensive educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in nutrition education. She is currently completing a doctoral degree in health education and promotion.
Aston Dommel
Registered Dietitian
Aston is a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics and a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who’s spent the past 4-plus years counseling athletes on enhancing their nutrition. His primary focus is on clients who want to improve their performance in the gym and kitchen. Specifically, Aston helps athletes eat to improve their fitness and reach healthy weight goals.
Justin Klein
Registered Dietitian
Justin’s bachelor’s degree in Health and Exercise Sciences and master's degree in Dietetics are part of why he’s been a trusted Sports-based Registered-Dietitian for the past 13-plus years. Board Certified as a Sports Dietetics Specialist, Justin counsels a multitude of athletes at the high school, professional, tactical, and recreational levels.
Lacy Puttuck
Registered Dietitian
Lacy’s qualifications as a Sports-based Dietitian Nutritionist include her 12-plus years of counseling experience and her master’s degree in Exercise Physiology. She also has Sports Nutrition and Strength & Conditioning certifications, specializing in clients who want to feel and perform at their best. Lacy’s impressive resume includes working at Dominate Your Game since 2010.
Hayden James
Registered Dietitian
A Board Certified Sports Dietetics Specialist, Hayden has 6-plus years of counseling experience as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. She earned her Master of Arts (MA) in Dietetics from the University of Oklahoma and has worked alongside athletes at the novice and professional levels of all disciplines ever since.

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By completing our quick health assessment, you’ll introduce yourself to our team and tell us about your background and reasons for seeking a sports nutritionist.

Free 15-minute nutrition consultation

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Every prospective Top Nutrition Coaching client is offered a complimentary consultation with one of our nutrition specialists. During this consultation, you’ll discuss athletic interests, activity level, fitness goals, nutrition challenges, medical conditions, time constraints, and lifestyle.

Get matched to the right nutritionist

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The nutrition specialist will use the information provided in your health assessment and nutrition consultation to match you with the ideal nutrition expert for your unique needs and aspirations.

Intro call with your nutritionist

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At your introductory call, you’ll get to know your nutritionist and go over the personalized nutrition program they have created for you. This session is your opportunity to ensure that you are comfortable with your nutritionist and their approach to diet, health, and fitness.

Work with Top Nutrition Coaching

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When you sign up with Top Nutrition Coaching, you’ll have a minimum of two virtual sessions every month with your designated nutrition expert. They’ll support and encourage you as you progress towards your nutrition goals while keeping you accountable and addressing any concerns you may have. Outside of these sessions, you can communicate with your nutritionist at any time through our free messaging service.
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Work with a sports nutritionist in Los Angeles to improve your performance

Free matching service that finds you the right nutritionist:

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We’ll use the information you provide about your wellness and sports performance goals and match you with an expert with the right expertise and personality.

Virtual consultations with your expert, at your pace:

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Attend nutrition counseling sessions with your specialist online at a time that works for your schedule to discuss your plan and progress toward your goals.

Personalized lifestyle plans:

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Don’t worry about confusing materials or one-size-fits-all diet plans. We’ll design a customized road map that’s easy to follow and designed for sustainable success.

Unlimited messaging and 24/7 support:

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Our free messaging service gives you continuous access to your nutritionist’s expertise, guidance, and support at any time, even outside of your scheduled sessions.

Our client outcomes


Clients with IBS symptoms
reduced severity & frequency of IBS symptoms


Clients wanting weight loss
sustained target weight for longer than 12 months


Clients with diabetes
lowered their hb1ac levels and lost weight


Clients with kidney disease
improved symptoms of kidney disease

Benefits of working with a sports nutritionist vs. going it alone

While some people can successfully improve their health and nutrition on their own, most do better with expert support. When you work with a nutritionist at Top Nutrition Coaching, you enjoy several benefits and give yourself the best chance of making sustainable improvements to your health.

A personalized plan

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If you want to change your nutrition for better sports performance, you can find numerous DIY articles, books, and programs that promise results. However, most of these resources offer generic advice that isn’t right for everyone. A nutrition plan for a professional athlete won’t provide the same results for someone who wants to get a better time on their morning run or upgrade their bench press. When we match you with a sports nutritionist, they will complete a nutrition assessment and factor in your unique lifestyle, activities, and physiology to develop a tailor-made plan just for you.

Sustainable habits

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Many people who try to improve their health and fitness on their own are lured in by the promise of instant results from a diet plan, supplement regimen, or intensive workout schedule. These quick fixes usually lead to burnout, and most people eventually end up right back where they started. Your sports nutrition specialist isn’t here to sell you a crash diet or a 30-day workout regimen. Instead, they’ll help you improve your eating habits in a sustainable way for lifelong success.

Better functional fitness

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You enjoy better results when you pair good nutrition with a solid exercise plan. Whether you’re a serious athlete looking to improve your game or a recreational runner preparing for your first race, you can count on your nutritionist to give you the advice and support your need. A customized dietary plan makes it easy to fuel your body correctly so that it has the energy, vitamins, and nutrients it needs to perform optimally and recover quickly.

Your Personal Nutritionist in Los Angeles Is Just a Click Away

Between busy schedules, LA traffic, and social distancing concerns, in-person sessions with a nutritionist aren’t feasible for many people. With Top Nutrition Coaching’s telehealth platform, you can meet with a world-class sports nutritionist in a safe and convenient setting.


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Once you’ve been matched with a specialist in our network, you can start your journey toward better health, wellness, and athletic performance. We will pair you with a nutritionist who has immediate availability, and you can schedule sessions at times that are convenient for you. The program is customized for going at your own pace and scheduling follow-up sessions when they’re right for you. In addition to your nutrition counseling sessions, you can use our messaging feature to reach out to your nutritionist 24/7. Whether you have a quick question, want to share a personal victory, or need a little extra support, we’re there for you.


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Every registered dietitian in our network has met the requirements for work experience hours, but we don’t just hire people who meet the minimum standard. Most of our Los Angeles nutritionists have many years in the field and have worked with clients of various ages and backgrounds with diverse goals. Your clinical nutrition specialist will use their extensive real-world experience to understand your needs and goals. Whether you’re a professional athlete or just starting to focus on your health and physical activity, we can connect you with a nutritionist whose experience matches your needs. Your nutritionist will build a customized healthy eating plan tailored to your preferences, food allergies, and short- and long-term wellness goals.


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Almost anyone can claim they are a nutritionist – there aren’t many legal restrictions on the term. When you’re searching for a nutrition expert online, it can be challenging to determine which candidates have legitimate credentials and which have simply completed a brief online course.With Top Nutrition Coaching, you can feel confident that your specialist is someone with legitimate qualifications. We have strict requirements for the experts in our network, and we hire fewer than 3% of applicants. Our standards go beyond the basic certification and licensure requirements. To work with us, a sports nutritionist must prove that they have a history of helping clients make measurable, sustainable progress.


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When you work with a nutritionist, you’re trusting them with a large piece of your overall health and wellness. That’s a big commitment and not something to take lightly. Every expert in our network is a well-respected professional at the top of their field.We have RDs who have worked with professional sports teams and provided their expertise to major publications and news outlets. Our nutritionists are trustworthy, and they take every client’s needs, challenges, and goals seriously. With Top Nutrition Coaching, you’ll get personalized advice and support from an expert with a proven history of helping clients succeed.
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About Los Angeles Registered Dietitians

There are several requirements to become a registered dietitian (RD) in California.

Education and Age

The minimum age to become an RD is 18 years old. Candidates must have a relevant bachelor’s degree and complete a Didactic Program in Dietetics that is approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. 

Experience and Registration

Candidates much complete at least 1,200 hours of work experience under the direct supervision of a registered dietitian. California doesn’t have a state license for registered dietitians, but RDs must pass an exam and register with the Commission on Dietetic Registration. They must renew their registration every five years and complete 75 hours of continuing professional education during that time.

Get Over the Los Angeles Hurdles and Get Back to Health

In a big city like Los Angeles, you have access to countless resources, diet centers, and nutrition counselors. But all those choices don’t necessarily mean that it’s easy to find a specialist or the right plan for you, especially if you’re looking for improved sports performance instead of a weight loss program. Our goal is to help you overcome the unique challenges Los Angeles presents so you can improve your health.

Unhealthy convenience foods

Many parts of Los Angeles are saturated with fast-food restaurants and small convenience stores packed with highly processed, pre-packaged foods. Takeout and food delivery apps are also very prevalent. Those meals can seem like the best option for overworked professionals and families juggling busy schedules. Without easy access to healthier items, many people rely on processed foods which are quick and simple but detrimental to one’s health.

Transportation issues

Problems with Los Angeles’s public transportation system have existed for a long time, but the Covid-19 pandemic has worsened them. For many LA residents, public transport isn’t available. Meanwhile, Los Angeles is legendary for its traffic issues. Without an easy and reliable way to get to the supermarket, it’s hard for many residents to purchase and store the fresh ingredients they need to prepare healthy meals.

Food deserts

Although some parts of Los Angeles offer easy access to supermarkets, butcher shops, and farmers’ markets with a variety of fresh ingredients, that’s not the case everywhere in this vast city. Studies show that many parts of Los Angeles, especially in the south and east, qualify as food deserts with minimal access to healthy food.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Choosing a sports nutritionist is a big decision. Here are answers to the most common questions we get about our service.

What makes an expert nutritionist?

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There aren’t many restrictions on the term “nutritionist,” but every one of our specialists is a registered dietitian who has met standardized education and work experience requirements. We only hire the very best experts who can show that their clients make lasting progress.

How much does a sports nutritionist cost in Los Angeles?

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Many of the registered dietitians in our network have additional education and credentials in sports nutrition. The nutrition specialist will listen to your health and performance goals and choose the ideal expert to help you develop a functional nutrition strategy for success.

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

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We are committed to your success. If you don’t feel like it’s right for you after two weeks with our service, we will refund 100% of your money.

What does the nutrition specialist help with?

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Many of the registered dietitians in our network have additional education and credentials in sports nutrition. The nutrition specialist will listen to your health and performance goals and choose the ideal expert to help you develop a functional nutrition strategy for success.

What if I don’t like the recommendations the nutrition specialist provides?

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We strive to match every client with the sports nutritionist who best meets their needs. If you don’t think your specialist is a good fit, let us know, and we will work with you to find a nutrition expert whose approach you prefer.

Full Transparency Pros and Cons: 

You can pursue many different avenues to improve your overall health, nutrition, and athletic performance. Use this comparison list to determine which option is right for you.

In-Person Sports Nutritionists


  • Some people prefer the traditional setup of in-person counseling sessions with a nutritionist with whom you can discuss your progress face-to-face. 
  • A nutritionist in your city may understand the unique challenges of eating well and exercising in your local area and can modify your nutrition plan to accommodate those details.


  • By choosing an in-person nutritionist, you limit yourself to the professionals in your local area. With an online platform, you have access to the top nutrition practitioners in the country.
  • You may not be able to find a local specialist who has the experience and education to address your unique needs.
  • In-person sessions are often limited to traditional business hours, which doesn’t work for many people who have busy schedules, family obligations, or rotating work shifts.

Online Meal Plans


  • There are many different online meal plans for specific goals, from weight loss and diabetes management to athletic improvement and overall health management.
  • Online meal plans may be more affordable and accessible than other options, including in-person nutrition counseling sessions and diet plans with prepared meals.


  • It isn’t easy to verify the nutrition and health credentials of many online meal plan providers to know whether their advice is reliable and suitable for your unique goals. 
  • It can be hard to find meal plans that accommodate food allergies, dietary preferences, limited ingredient availability, and time constraints. 

Diet Companies


  • Diet companies offer straightforward weight loss programs for people who are happy to follow a rigorous set of rules.
  • Some diet companies have apps and online forums so that participants can communicate with others. 


  • Diet companies usually promote a one-size-fits-all strategy for weight loss that typically involves caloric restriction. This is hardly ever sustainable in the long run, can result in severe metabolic damage, and can cause people to revert to their former eating habits. 

Most diet companies offer plans focused on weight control rather than fitness and athletic performance. The nutrition advice they provide isn’t likely to help people build strength, speed, or stamina.

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