Where can I find a dietitian who would help me gain weight?

Amy Jamieson-Petonic
Nutrition & Dietetics
A registered dietitian can help people that need to gain weight. The most important thing is to gain weight slowly, and with the right foods. It's important to avoid saturated fats, trans fats, and added sugars while you are trying to gain weight because these will negatively impact health. You can find a registered dietitian in your area at 
Bethany Thayer
Nutrition & Dietetics
It seems like every where you turn there is information on how to lose weight, but for many, gaining weight is the priority. Working with a registered dietitian can help ensure that the weight you gain is lean tissue and not fat. To find a nutrition expert in your area, visit and click on the "find a registered dietitian" box in the upper right-hand corner.
Jim White
Nutrition & Dietetics
Any dietician should and has the ability to assist you in gaining weight. They will assess you as an individual, your metabolic rate, your needs and goals and determine a healthy way for you to meet those goals whether they be to gain or lose weight.
Kat Barefield, MS RD is a Sharecare expert and a dotFIT lead dietitian. She also was a competitive athlete and works with many others on nutrition for performance and weight gain.

You can visit her on the dotFIT Profile Page and contact her to set up a coaching session through dotFIT. dotFIT profile page:
Jackie Newgent
Nutrition & Dietetics
Visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics's "Find a Registered Dietitian." Enter in your zip code. Click on "Expertise Area" and check the boxes for "Individual Consultation," "Sports Nutrition," and "Weight Control." Then you'll have a list of the RDs that are best able to help you with healthful weight gain. Best of luck.
Christina Rollins
Nutrition & Dietetics
To find a registered dietitian, visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website at Here you can search for registered dietitians in your area who specialize in weight gain. Another great way to identify a registered dietitian is to speak with your family physician. He or she can provide you with a list of resources in the area. Since there is no specific credentialing for weight gain nutrition, any registered dietitian can assist you achieve your weight gain goal. Lastly, if your state has licensure, you may be able to contact the state's department of professional regulations to find licensed professionals in the area. 
There are many places to find a registered dietitian (RD). Many RDs are working in the outpatient department of hospitals, in clinics, and often times, in private practice. Check with your insurance company to see if your policy covers nutrition counseling by an RD as many do. They will also have a list of RD for you to visit.

Another way to find an RD is to visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) website at: Then click on "Find an RD." 

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