Health nut: Increases in obesity and diabetes will drive demand for industry services

IBISWorld’s Nutritionists & Dietitians Industry Research Report offers insight into the market at the national level. Our analysis highlights macro trends in the overall sector and the micro trends faced by companies that do business in the Nutritionists & Dietitians industry. Our five-year outlook forecasts explain how the market is set to change and the product segments that will drive growth.


Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
Annual Growth

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Growing focus on preventive care services and nutrition will strengthen demand
  • Patients have been better able to afford doctor visits
  • An aging population will create opportunities for industry services in institutionalized care settings

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The United States has been facing a critical obesity problem over the past decade, with skyrocketing levels of diabetes, heart disease and other chronic diseases. As a result, demand for the Nutritionists and Dietitians industry has increased and is expected to continue to rise significantly. Wellness, maintenance and disease prevention have become some of the buzzwords circulating among people who are becoming increasingly concerned about what they eat and how it affects their health. The industry has a positive outlook due to increasing emphasis on disease prevention through improved dietary habits. Growing focus on preventive care services and public interest in nutrition will also underpin demand...

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    Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Nutritionists and Dietitians industry is labor intensive, with each patient requiring individual attention from a nutritionist or dietitian. The industry, like most healthcare services, is labor intensive, and much of that labor is highly skilled and highly paid. Face-to-face personal interaction with clients makes up the majority of the service offered with only minimal reliance on equipment. The industry has also been slow to adopt technologies that could reduce labor costs, such as electronic record keeping and automated healthcare techniques. In 2017, it is expected that labor costs will account for 41.2% of revenue, while depreciation will account for 1.9%. As a result, IBISWorld estimates that industry operators will spend $0.05 on equipment for every $1.00 s..

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    Additional Insights for the Nutritionists & Dietitians Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Nutritionists & Dietitians Industry are

  • Ability to attract local support and frequent referrals
  • Having a high prior success rate
  • Recommendation/accreditation from authoritative source
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Total health expenditure and Number of physician visits in the Nutritionists & Dietitians industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Nutritionists & Dietitians Industry?

    This industry includes establishments of health practitioners who have a bachelor’s degree, licensure, certification or registration in, and primarily advise on, matters of diet and nutrition and their effects on health. These practitioners operate private or group practices in their own offices or in the facilities of others, including hospitals or other medical centers.

    Industry Products
    Clinical dietitians
    Community dietitians
    Management dietitians
    Consultant dietitians
    Industry Activities
    Nutrition counseling
    Planning food programs
    Planning nutrition programs
    Promoting healthy eating habits
    Large-scale meal planning
    Performing nutrition screenings

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Total health expenditure
  • Number of physician visits
  • Healthy eating index
  • Number of adults aged 50 and older
  • Number of K-12 students
  • Number of people with private health insurance

  • Current Performance
  • Growing interest in nutrition spurs demand
  • Industry growth accelerates
  • Battling childhood obesity
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Aging population drives opportunities and challenges
  • Healthcare reform’s focus on preventive care
  • The expanding role of dietitians and nutritionists
  • Table: Nutritionists & Dietitians Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Nutritionists & Dietitians Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Health & Medical Insurance
  • Public Schools
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Employment & Recruiting Agencies
  • Medical Instrument & Supply Manufacturing
  • Vitamin & Supplement Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Clinical dietitians
  • Consultant dietitians
  • Community dietitians
  • Management dietitians
  • Chart: Nutritionists & Dietitians Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers ages 55 and older
  • Consumers ages under 18
  • Consumers ages 35-54
  • Consumers ages 19-34
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Nutritionists & Dietitians Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Rent and utilities
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Nutritionists & Dietitians

  • Basis of Competition
  • Marketing
  • Level and trend of competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Nutritionists & Dietitians Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Nutritionists & Dietitians Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Nutritionists & Dietitians Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Total health expenditure in the US (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Baby Boomers
  • The demographic of Americans born between 1946 and 1964, accounting for a major proportion of the population.
  • Obesity
  • Obesity is having an excess proportion of total body fat. A person is considered obese when his or her weight is at least 20.0% above normal weight.
  • Preventive Care
  • Preventive care consists of measures taken to prevent diseases and better one's health.
  • Wellness Center
  • Facility for promoting healthy living and preventing illness.
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