How to Start a Dietitian Private Practice

Dietetics is an expensive field to join, but the conventional clinical route often comes with unsatisfying pay and rigid hours. Between crushing student loans and finding work with fair compensation, it’s common for dietitians to feel like they’re stuck in a loop. If the 9-to-5 pace doesn’t offer the personal fulfillment or financial freedom you hoped, it’s time to learn how to start a dietitian private practice.

We’ve assembled our top tips for launching your personal brand in this easy-to-follow guide. Let’s pull back the curtain on dietetics' best-kept secret: you can go independent and create the lifestyle you want as a Registered Dietitian!

Research Your Market and Ideal Client

Before you go full steam and sign a lease for office space, it’s wise to invest in market research. Whether you rent a brick-and-mortar location or meet clients online, learning about the current landscape will reveal opportunities, like market gaps. This is also...

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Onboard Your First Hire With Ease Online Dietitian Private Practice


In my pursuit to successfully hire my first Dietitian for my private practice, I recognize the importance of a well-structured hiring and onboarding process. This includes drafting a comprehensive job description and clearly articulating my company's mission and vision. I also acknowledge the significance of making a thoughtful welcoming gesture. Building a robust team, distinguishing between employees and contractors, and setting up improvement plans and scorecards are paramount. I understand the necessity of regular feedback sessions, clear company goals, and using resources such as free guides. I also recognize the importance of treating contractors and employees differently, especially when it comes to reviews and improvement plans.

What you’ll learn from watching this weeks video:

  • The importance and intricacies of hiring your first dietitian in your private practice.
  • How to streamline the hiring process and establish a solid rapport with your new hire.
  • The relevance of a...
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Difficult Conversations with an Online Dietitian who Disagrees with You


in this video I talk about the issues of conflict and challenging conversations within the realm of dietetics, especially in the online space. It's crucial to recognize the value of honing in our communication skills. 

I share practical guidance for dealing with tricky conversations that can feel overwhelming. Examples provided include engaging respectfully, ignoring, deleting comments, or even blocking individuals if the situation warrants it online. I also talk about leaning into empathy and ensuring that our responses align with our personal values and professional ethics. 

What you’ll learn from watching this weeks video:

  • The importance of developing effective communication skills and not avoiding sensitive or controversial topics is emphasized.

  • Practical advice is provided on how to handle difficult conversations, including options like engaging respectfully, ignoring, deleting comments, or blocking individuals if needed.

  • The significance of approaching...

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Registered Dietitian Salary in California


I explore how a dietitian’s salary is calculated via experience, location, specialization, post-grad programs, and work settings, all of which can impact your earning potential. Specifically, I'll mention that in California, the salary typically falls within the range of $53,000 to $72,500 annually in Los Angeles, with variations due to the cost of living disparities in different regions. 

What you will learn from watching:

  • Factors influencing salary, such as experience, location, specialization, post-grad programs, and work settings.
  • The salary range for registered dietitians in California, with a focus on Los Angeles.
  • The availability of a salary calculator from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Tips for maximizing your salary, including expanding your skill set, improving negotiation skills, networking, and considering private practice.
  • The importance of skill development and how it can contribute to increasing your income.
  • The benefits of building relationships...
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Online Dietitian Day in the Life Before Vacation


Planning for a vacation as an online dietitian is all about managing your business efficiently. It involves setting clear boundaries and communicating your vacation policy to your clients. You'll need to organize client schedules, set up automated systems, and ensure all communication channels are in place. Admin tasks like tracking client progress and managing billing and invoicing should be up-to-date before you leave. Having well-documented processes and systems in place allows your business to continue running smoothly in your absence, even if you check in briefly during your vacation. Establishing these boundaries and being proactive with your business management ensures you can enjoy a well-deserved break without compromising your practice. 

In this episode, you'll learn:

  • Establish Clear Boundaries: Clearly communicate your vacation policy to your clients, specifying when you won't be available and how much notice you need to give them. This helps manage client...

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Popular Online Dietitians Who Represent Intuitive Eating


Thinking about specializing in intuitive eating? In today's video, we'll explore this approach and its representation by dietitians. Intuitive eating, popularized by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch since 1995, emphasizes developing a healthy relationship with food and honoring your body's signals. It's an extremely popular approach in dietetics. The main advantage of intuitive eating is rejecting traditional diet culture, which often focuses on external cues and restrictive eating. Traditional dieting can perpetuate unrealistic beauty standards, which many are tired of. In contrast, intuitive eating encourages listening to internal cues, promoting balance and a sustainable approach to eating. Dietitian boss alumni, Bonnie Roney, exemplifies this approach with her brand, Diet Culture Rebel, helping clients find food freedom. She shares how working with us at Dietitian Boss transformed her career, from changing her mindset to setting up her virtual private practice. She's also seen...

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The Pros and Cons of Specializing in Intuitive Eating as Virtual Dietitian


In this video, I discussed the concept of intuitive eating and its potential for online dietitians. It highlights the pros, including empowering clients and building long-term relationships, but also points out the cons, such as limited market reach, complex client needs, and the need for ongoing research in the evolving field of intuitive eating. The importance of understanding one's target audience and adapting communication is emphasized. The video also suggests seeking inspiration from popular dietitians in the intuitive eating space and the value of providing client-centered support and guidance.

In this episode, you'll learn:

  • The concept of intuitive eating and how it differs from traditional diets.
  • The nuances of specializing in intuitive eating as an online dietitian.
  • The potential benefits of specializing in intuitive eating, including helping clients develop a healthier relationship with food and empowering them.
  • The importance of building long-term relationships...
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Using AI to create a meal plan as an online dietitian


In this video, I will guide you through the use of AI, specifically Chat GPT, to create personalized meal plans as a registered dietitian. I encourage you to join me by logging into Chat GPT and experiencing the exercise to assess the accuracy and validity of the generated meal plans.

Throughout the video, I will demonstrate how to use Chat GPT to develop a three-day meal plan tailored to your specific needs. Together, we will explore the customization options, including portion sizes and calorie considerations, to ensure the meal plans align with your goals. I will provide examples of the meal plans generated, covering breakfast, lunch, and snacks.

Please keep in mind that this video aims to introduce and demonstrate the capabilities of Chat GPT, rather than provide an exhaustive review. Your feedback and suggestions for future topics are highly appreciated. Let's discover how AI tools like Chat GPT can enhance our practice as dietitians. Join me by logging into Chat GPT and let's...

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