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Nutrition Counseling

Our Philosophy

At Men’s Health Boston, we believe that preventive medicine starts with establishing healthy behaviors. We also know that behavior change is hard, and you shouldn’t have to do hard things alone.

That’s why we’re proud to offer nutrition counseling services as a resource to our patients. Whether you are looking to:

We can help.

What are Nutrition Services? Are you going to put me on a “diet”?


While certain medical conditions do require targeted nutrition therapy, what most people think of as a “diet” is something designed to be short-term and restrictive to achieve a specific goal, such as losing weight. Unfortunately, a large body of research shows that this approach isn’t very effective long-term.

Who should see a dietitian?

Most people benefit from an honest walk-through of their lifestyle and nutrition habits to help identify challenge areas and collaborate on realistic solutions. Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) is an effective tool in a wide range of situations, including:

Will my insurance cover nutrition services?

Most major insurances cover nutrition services to some extent, although individual policies vary and some may require a physician referral. The best way to know what your plan covers is to call your insurance company and speak to a representative about your nutrition coverage details. It is important to distinguish between Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT), which is offered by our dietitian, Zach, and basic “nutrition counseling”, as coverage may be different.

It can be helpful to ask about billing codes 97802 and 97803, the most common codes used for MNT. From there, we can help you determine if you will qualify for “medical necessity”.

What if my insurance says “no” to coverage?

We are committed to making these services available and affordable to patients who want to take charge of their health. If your insurance plan won’t cover nutrition counseling, we offer a flexible pay-for-service program and discounted consultation packages:

Who is your nutritionist and what can I expect from an appointment?

Meet Zach, our Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) with a passion for helping clients reach their health goals through an approach tailored to fit each individual’s unique needs. Zach has a background in preventative nutrition and exercise science, and he believes in providing people with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to take charge of their diet and lifestyle on their terms. 

Zach runs our nutrition and lifestyle program, including:


Do you offer additional services besides nutrition consultations?

Alongside our core programs, we offer our patients a variety of supplementary services including diagnostic tools, dietary supplements, and cutting-edge medical devices.

Dexa Body Composition Scan

the gold-standard in assessing lean muscle, body fat, and bone density

Supplements you can trust

through our partnership with Xymogen, including Vitamin D+K2, Omega-3 Fish Oil, and a Men’s Multivitamin

A comprehensive “Core to Floor” Program

focused on abdominal and pelvic floor strength and musculature

Stress Testing and Exercise Tolerance Evaluations

A comprehensive “Core to Floor” Program

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