Jena Pape

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Jena Pape is your Austin Hy-Vee’s Registered Dietitian.  She received a Bachelor of Science degree in community medical dietetics and a minor in psychology from Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin.  She is a registered and licensed dietitian and current member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Jena believes in helping people find simple and realistic ways to make healthy eating a part of their lifestyle.  She is passionate about food and nutrition, and is excited to be at Hy-Vee doing what she loves. 

Hours: Jena is available Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Evening and weekend hours available. Please note: schedule may change due to nutrition programs and events. Please call ahead to ensure her availability.  You may contact her by phone at (507) 437-7625 or by email at

Services include:

Hy-Vee One Step Garden Program

The One Step garden program takes place at your Austin Hy-Vee each summer. The nutrition and garden-based program began in 2012 and is taught by your Hy-Vee registered dietitian. The program consist of helping to maintain the garden, participating in food tastings and learning about healthy eating. Classes are held at Hy-Vee; a fenced, raised-bed style garden is located on the northeast side of the store. For questions about the program, please contact your Hy-Vee dietitian at 507-437-7625. 

Weekly Newspaper Column

Look for your Austin Hy-Vee dietitian in the Austin Daily Herald every Sunday in the Spotlight section.  Jena's column focuses on helping people find simple and realistic ways to make healthy eating a part of their everyday lifestyles.

NuVal™ Nutritional Scoring System Store Tour (Complimentary): The NuVal™ score found on the price tag is a scoring system that summarizes the nutritional value of a food item. Meet with Jena and tour the store to learn more about how NuVal™ can help you choose healthier foods.

Personal Shopping Assistance: Are you looking for special foods based on your dietary needs? Your Hy-Vee dietitian is available to help direct you with any dietary needs, so you are not left feeling limited in your food choices. Please see Jena’s schedule for time availability and call or e-mail to set up your appointment today!

Health and Wellness Presentations, Health Fairs, Community Presentations: 

Jena will visit your business or organization to participate in health fairs or present on a nutrition topic.  Community programs can be tailored to the group's interest, but popular topics include NuVal™ Nutritional Scoring System, eating healthy on a budget, and family meals. Call or email for more information on how to schedule a presentation (prices vary).

Biometric Screenings

Have you had your cholesterol or blood pressure checked recently? If your answer is "no" or "I don't know,” your local Hy-Vee dietitian can help. Jena is now offering health risk screenings ($45). These quick and easy screenings will provide you with instant results which include total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, triglycerides, blood glucose, blood pressure, weight, waist circumference and body mass index. Call or email to set up an appointment.

In-Store Hy-Vee Dietitian E-Newsletter: This is a FREE monthly newsletter that allows you to follow healthy products offered by Hy-Vee. Please e-mail Jena at to be added to the monthly distribution list.

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