Find a Registered Dietitian (RD)

Registered Dietitians are food and nutrition experts translating the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy eating. When you need factual information about any type of vegetarian diet, in any age groups rely on the knowledge of a Registered Dietitian.

Below are Registered Dietitians who provide expertise via various websites, or use the “Find a Dietitian” button to the right and locate one near you.

Featured Dietitians


Sharon Palmer, RD
Duarte, CA »

Offering the most up-to-date findings in nutrition to explain both why you should eat more plant-based fare and exactly how to do so. Everyone from longtime vegans to committed omnivores will discover the benefits of filling more of their plates with whole plant foods.


Reed Mangels, PhD, RD
Baltimore, MD »

The Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG) is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public on vegetarianism.  Learn about the Vegetarian Journal, VRG cookbooks, and other vegetarian resources.

Vesanto Melina, MS, RD

Vesanto Melina, MS, RD
Vancouver, BC »

Speaker, consultant, and co-author of ten books including the new Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition, the award winning Becoming Vegan: Express Edition, and the classics Becoming Raw, The New Becoming Vegetarian, the Raw Food Revolution Diet, Cooking Vegan, Raising Vegetarian Children, and Food Allergy Survival Guide.


Jill Nussinow, MS, RD
Santa Rosa, CA »

Find taste tempting vegetarian recipes using a pressure cooker.  Share the author’s passion for plant foods and the delicious ways to prepare them.


Diana Cullum-Dugan RD LDN
Watertown, MA »

A dietitian and yoga teacher, Diana Cullum-Dugan becomes your partner to identify deep-seated patterns that do not align with your internal and conscious goals. You’ll discover personal desires and establish realistic expectations as you reconnect to the real you. Individual counseling offered for weight control, disordered eating, and more plus group Yoga for Mindful Eating series ongoing. Enjoy weekly online tips and a blog.


Janet Bond Brill, Ph.D., R.D., LDN
Coral Springs, FL »

Nutrition and fitness expert, keeps question & answer health blog, and is author of Cholesterol Down, Ten Simple Steps to Lower Your Cholesterol in Four Weeks–Without Prescription Drugs.

Suzy Sorensen

Suzy Sorensen RD, LD, CDE
St. Paul, MN »

Move2Veg provides nutrition counseling with a focus on plant-based eating. Whether already vegetarian or vegan, or simply moving toward a healthier eating style, Move2Veg works with clients to optimize nutritional health.

Joan B. Hogan, RD, CSR, CD, CLT

Joan B. Hogan, RD, CSR, CD, CLT
Tacoma, WA »

Specializing in Migraine, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Kidney Disease and other pain disorders related to food and food chemical sensitivity. Author of “The Vegetarian Diet for Kidney Disease Treatment”


Gita Patel MS RD CDE LD
Etna, NH »

Learn how to translate the science of nutrition into the art of healthy cooking.  Find information and services in Medical Nutrition Therapy via the telephone or in person.

Vandana Sheth

Vandana Sheth, RDN, CDE
Torrance, CA »

As a lifelong vegetarian, I am passionate about helping people enjoy more plant-based foods. Whether you are a vegan, vegetarian, or someone who simply wants to enjoy more plant-based foods, I would be honored to guide you in this journey. Are you trying to eat more meatless meals but are not sure how to make flavorful, tasty meals that are satisfying for your family?  Contact me now to get started.


Dina Aronson, MS, RD
Montclair, NJ »

An on-line magazine dedicated to vegan issues, such as use of B12, can I eat vegan while pregnant, and the VegFamily’s Vegan Weight Loss Club.

Matt Ruscigno

Matt Ruscigno
San Diego, CA »

I became a vegan almost 20 years ago and in my spare time I race marathons, iron-man triathlons, 200+ mile cycling events and 24-hour races. I am co-author of the No Meat Athlete book with Matt Frazier, Appetite for Reduction with Isa Moskowitz, and a frequent speaker on plant-based nutrition. Let me analyze your current eating habits and create a realistic meal plan that takes into consideration your unique lifestyle.


Julieanna Hever, M.S., R.D., C.P.T
Thousand Oaks, CA »

Provides in-home nutrition counseling, personal training. Specializes in women’s health, pediatric nutrition, and weight loss.

Mark Rifkin

Mark Rifkin, MS, RD, LDN
Baltimore, MD »

Focusing on whole food plant-based diets to prevent and treat chronic
conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure,
and depression – I show clients how to optimize their plant-based,
vegetarian or vegan lifestyles.

Brenda Davis HBSc, RD

Brenda Davis, HBSc, RD
Kelowna, BC »

Popular speaker and co-author of nine books including Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition, Becoming Vegan: Express Edition, Becoming Raw, Becoming Vegetarian, and Defeating Diabetes.  My website provides additional information on vegan diets and delicious recipes.


Kristine Duncan, MS, RD, CDE
Bellingham, Washington »

See what’s for dinner while you follow this vegetarian food diary written a Registered Dietitian.