Finding a dietitian

Katarina Mollo MEd, RDN, LDN
Q: My daughter was diagnosed with celiac disease last May. We removed all gluten from her diet, but would like to see a dietitian to help us. How can we find a dietitian that is knowledgeable about celiac disease?

Answer


Seeing a dietitian skilled in celiac disease and the gluten-free diet is an integral part of getting started on the gluten-free diet and on track to recovery. A dietitian can help you navigate the many pitfalls of the gluten-free diet, as well as help you develop a nutritionally balanced diet to support good health.

Gluten-Free Watchdog Tricia Thompson, who is a registered dietitian, has a state-by-state list of dietitians knowledgeable in celiac disease. You can check it out on her Gluten-Free Dietitian website here: Dietitians Providing Counseling Services to Persons with Celiac Disease.

You can also go The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics find an expert page, and search for a dietitian near you using your zip code. Select “search by expertise” and check “gluten intolerance,” then enter your zip code and it will bring up a list of dietitians near you.

Another way is to contact a celiac center near you for dietitian services, check out this list of celiac centers:

https://nationalceliac.org/resources/national-support-advocacy-links/

Looking for a gastroenterologist? Check out this post on how to find a gastroenterologist specializing in celiac disease:

https://nationalceliac.org/celiac-disease-questions/is-there-a-state-by-state-register-that-lists-gastroenterologists-who-specialize-in-celiac-disease/

Note: This information is provided by NCA and Katarina Mollo MEd, RDN, LDN, NCA's Director of Education. This information is meant for educational purposes only and is not intended to substitute for personalized medical advice or replace any medical advice provided directly to you by your health care provider. No liability is assumed by the NCA or Katarina Mollo, MEd, RDN, LDN by providing this information.

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