Dietitians in Illinois

Chicago (580)Springfield (49)Hines (44)Peoria (44)Rockford (38)
Danville (35)Naperville (35)Schaumburg (31)Hinsdale (30)Decatur (29)Evanston (26)Glenview (26)Skokie (24)Quincy (23)Joliet (22)Oak Park (22)Park Ridge (21)Urbana (20)Wheaton (20)Aurora (19)Mattoon (19)Crystal Lake (18)Downers Grove (18)Elgin (18)Marion (18)Kankakee (17)Moline (17)North Chicago (17)Vernon Hills (17)Barrington (16)Hoffman Estates (15)Northbrook (15)Lake Forest (14)Champaign (13)Libertyville (13)Zion (13)Berwyn (12)Elmhurst (12)Oak Lawn (12)Orland Park (12)Arlington Heights (10)Evergreen Park (10)McHenry (10)Morris (10)Belleville (9)Blue Island (9)Des Plaines (9)Frankfort (9)Freeport (9)Oak Brook (9)Sterling (9)Westmont (9)Glen Ellyn (8)Hazel Crest (8)Highland Park (8)Spring Valley (8)Galesburg (7)Grayslake (7)Lisle (7)Olympia Fields (7)Dekalb (6)Elk Grove Village (6)Geneva (6)Hopedale (6)Huntley (6)Lockport (6)Maywood (6)Melrose Park (6)Peru (6)Waukegan (6)Winfield (6)Woodstock (6)Bloomington (5)Bolingbrook (5)Buffalo Grove (5)Canton (5)Edwardsville (5)Flossmoor (5)Palos Heights (5)Plainfield (5)Silvis (5)Tinley Park (5)Bloomingdale (4)Bourbonnais (4)Centreville (4)Effingham (4)Geneseo (4)Harvey (4)Maryville (4)Mokena (4)Mount Vernon (4)Murphysboro (4)St Charles (4)Villa Park (4)Willowbrook (4)Woodridge (4)Alton (3)Bannockburn (3)Bartlett (3)Carterville (3)Dixon (3)Forsyth (3)Granite City (3)Great Lakes (3)Gurnee (3)Harrisburg (3)Harvard (3)Hoopeston (3)Kewanee (3)La Grange (3)Lombard (3)Macomb (3)Monticello (3)Niles (3)Normal (3)O Fallon (3)Oakbrook Terrace (3)Oswego (3)Princeton (3)Riverside (3)Scott Air Force Base (3)Sparta (3)Warrenville (3)Wheeling (3)

Learn more about Dietitians

A dietitian is a healthcare provider who specializes in promoting optimal health and preventing and treating diseases through the science of nutrition. In fact, some dietitians use ‘registered dietitian nutritionist’ (RDN) as a professional title to reflect their specialty. They use food and nutrition to help people of all ages manage their weight, medical conditions, food allergies, and wellness. Dietitians work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, food service settings, education, research, and community agencies.

A dietitian typically: 

  • Reviews and evaluates a patient’s health history, current diet, and physical activity practices
  • Teaches and counsels patients and caregivers about healthy eating habits, menu planning, and lifestyle choices
  • Recommends nutrition strategies, monitors your progress, and adjusts your nutrition plan
  • Designs and implements medical nutrition therapy including diet supplementation, feeding tube nutrition, and intravenous (IV) nutrition
  • Orders and interprets nutrition-related laboratory tests
  • Works closely with a patient’s entire medical team, as well as with family members, social workers, and teachers as needed
  • Advises athletes and other exercise-conscious people about the role food and nutrition plays in their fitness, performance, and overall health
  • Oversees food service operations in hospitals and other healthcare facilities, school cafeterias, day care centers, food corporations, and correctional facilities

A dietitian may also be known by the following names: registered dietitian (RD), nutritionist, registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN), nutrition counselor, and dietetic counselor.


There are 1944 specialists practicing Dietetics in Illinois with an overall average rating of 4.5 stars. There are 56 hospitals in Illinois with affiliated Dietetics specialists, including AMITA Health St. Alexius Medical Center Hoffman Estates, Cancer Treatment Center of America, Chicago and AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Medical Center Elk Grove Village.