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“My RD listens, advises, and encourages me to continue with my health journey. I highly recommend Culina Health for lifelong lifestyle changes.” - Eli A.

“My RD listens, advises, and encourages me to continue with my health journey. I highly recommend Culina Health for lifelong lifestyle changes.” 
- Eli A.

Best-in-Class Virtual Nutrition Care, Covered by Insurance.

What our patients say

"After 9 months of working with my dietitian, I am 25 pounds lighter and have kept it off."

I wanted to lose weight, but more importantly, I wanted to figure out what works for me to maintain it. About 9 months after working with my dietitian, I am 25 pounds lighter and have kept it off for about 4 months - a really impressive achievement for me! I am also more active and don't feel like I am dieting or "watching what I eat" - this is just my lifestyle. I've most valued having my RD as a partner in my health.

Marina L.

“After trying paleo, Whole30, and Noom without success, I’ve now lost over 15 pounds with my dietitian, and my heartburn has stopped.”

My dietitian helped me figure out things like eating intentions when traveling, pre-workout meals, how to address high cholesterol, and determining a supplement routine, among other things. The one quality I most appreciate is her encouragement, reminders to give myself grace when facing challenges, and celebrating successes even when small. I feel much happier and healthier.

Kevyn D.

“To date I’ve dropped my A1C from a 9 to a 5.4 (and lost almost 60 lbs in the process)!”

When I first met my dietitian, I was struggling to keep my sugar levels in check and making bad decisions despite my best intentions. Yes, she was able to create a program that matched my goals but, more importantly, she was able to integrate good nutrition into my existing lifestyle rather than changing it completely. Working with my dietitian has truly changed my attitude toward nutrition. 

Suzanne H.

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Nutrition counseling centered around you

Our registered dietitians:

Our Commitment to Clinical Quality

Culina Health was co-founded by registered dietitians and healthcare leaders who wanted to increase access to nutrition care for people from all backgrounds.

Founded by RDs and healthcare leaders

Our dietitians all have hospital experience, work with a variety of health conditions, and receive ongoing professional development and training in cultural competency. 

Rigorous vetting and training

The Culina Health Method™ emphasizes clinical excellence and best practices. Our care leads to above-industry-average patient outcomes. 

Trademarked care methodology

Award-Winning Care

Best Overall Online Nutritionists 2022 & 2023 - Shape Magazine
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Best Nutritionists, In-Network Coverage 2022 & 2023 - VeryWell Health
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NFL Players Association Pitch Day 2023 Winner - NFLPA
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Long-term, Sustainable Weight Loss

-5% average body weight loss between 6-12 months of care
⬆️ 22% above standard of care

Our Results

The Culina Health Method™ has demonstrated sustained weight loss and effective management and prevention of chronic diseases. Our nutrition interventions help patients achieve health outcomes that exceed current industry standards for nutrition care. 

-6% average body weight loss between 1-2 years of care
⬆️ 40% above standard of care
-6% average body weight loss after 2+ years of care
⬆️ 80% above standard of care
9% no longer obese at year 1

Chronic Disease Prevention and Management

-18.3mg/DL LDL-Cholesterol reduction in 4 months
⬆️ 44% above standard of care
-9.2 mmHg Systolic Blood Pressure reduction in 2 months
⬆️ 97% above standard of care
-7.1 mmHg Diastolic Blood Pressure reduction in 2 months
⬆️ 132% above standard of care
-2.2 points Type 2 Diabetes A1c Reduction in 4 months
⬆️ 115% above standard of care

How Virtual Nutrition Care Works

One-on-one support on your schedule, in the comfort of your own space.
Match with a Registered Dietitian
Reflect on goals and fill out intake forms
Meet your RD
one-on-one virtually
Use our app for ongoing support

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Conditions We Treat

Our registered dietitian nutritionists meet with patients virtually to support their nutrition care for a variety of health diagnoses and conditions, including patients with chronic diseases and presenting with multiple conditions. We always take into account patient lifestyle, culture, environment, schedule, and other preferences in our care plans.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Culina Health?

Culina Health is a group of experienced registered dietitians on a mission to make quality nutrition care accessible to everyone regardless of socioeconomic background, race, age, or gender. Our diverse group of dietitians speak 14 languages and provide empathetic and culturally-competent care nationwide via telehealth. Most of our patients receive insurance coverage, and we also offer affordable self-pay options. Get started. 

 What services does Culina Health offer? 

We offer one-on-one and group virtual nutrition counseling services to patients for a variety of health concerns, from navigating nutrition misinformation and improving relationship with food, to nutrition care for chronic diseases, comorbidities, and complex health conditions. We specialize in sustainable weight loss nutrition, gastrointestinal and digestive health, heart and cardiovascular health, diabetes and prediabetes, hormone health, general healthy eating and wellness, among other areas of expertise.

What populations does Culina Health work with?

We work with all populations! Our patients span all ages, races, ethnicities, and gender and sexual identities. The majority of our patients are adults, and we also have dietitians who specialize in working with children and teens. We believe that everyone should have access to clinically excellent, culturally affirming nutrition care. Learn more about our care method.

What is a registered dietitian nutritionist? Are they the same as nutritionists?

Registered dietitians (RDs) or registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) are nationally-recognized food and nutrition healthcare professionals who are uniquely qualified to provide medical nutrition therapy (MNT). RDs complete extensive nutrition education and 1,000+ hours of clinical training. They must pass national board exams for licensure, and stay up-to-date on current evidence-based guidelines with mandatory continuing education credits.

RDs receive an NPI number (National Provider Identifier Number), which authorizes them to bill insurance for nutrition care. RDs work in both inpatient and outpatient clinical settings, including hospitals, alongside physicians and other healthcare providers. There is no comparable national standard of education, training, or licensure for nutritionists, who do not offer insurance coverage for their services. Read this blog post for more details.

Are my visits covered by insurance?

Most likely! If you have a commercial insurance plan from a major provider, chances are you have some coverage for registered dietitian visits. 93% of our patients receive insurance coverage. Visit our insurance page to learn more. Get started here. 

How do I make an appointment with a registered dietitian? How many appointments will I need? 

You can schedule your first session on our website. We will ask you some questions to learn more about your needs, and then match you with a registered dietitian who specializes in your health condition(s), meets your preferences, and practices in your state. 

At your first session, you and your dietitian will decide how frequently you will meet, and whether you might benefit from any other support. The number of sessions needed to achieve and maintain lasting change varies greatly from person to person. Your dietitian will likely be able to best advise on a recommended duration of care after 1-2 appointments. Read more about how to prepare for your first session. 

How effective is it to work with a registered dietitian virtually? 

It’s very effective! Your dietitian is equipped to engage in meaningful conversations as well as share key visuals and resources with you in session. In fact, many of our patients prefer meeting virtually as it allows more flexibility to select the time and location that is most comfortable for them. We have weekday, evening, and weekend availability so you can find the best time that works for your schedule. Book your virtual dietitian session. 

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