Courtney Kruse is your 95th Street Hy-Vee dietitian! Courtney obtained her bachelor’s degree in dietetics from Iowa State University and completed a 10-month dietetic internship program through ARAMARK in Kansas City, Missouri. She has worked for Well*Life through Carondelet Health conducting health risk assessments and providing nutrition education to clients.
Courtney is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association); the Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) and the Food and Culinary Professionals (FCP) Dietetics Practice Groups; the Kansas Dietetic Association; and the Kansas City Dietetic Association. She is registered and licensed in the state of Kansas. Courtney also served as president of the Kansas City Chapter #4 Celiac Sprue Association (CSA) in 2008 & 2009 and still serves as a member of the Kansas City CSA Chapter.
Courtney has completed Hy-Vee’s Wellness Coach Training Program which was developed by Des Moines University with support from the Iowa Chronic Care Consortium and the Wellness Council of Iowa. Courtney is proud to provide wellness coaching in making lives “easier, healthier, happier.”
Courtney enjoys the friendly atmosphere at Hy-Vee to promote healthy foods and optimal nutrition and well-being. She works to stay aware of current trends and scientific research through further professional education and training. Ask Courtney about Hy-Vee's nutritional scoring system - NuVal™!
Courtney also enjoys running marathons and ultra-marathons, bicycling, swimming, kayaking, tennis, hiking, fishing, weight-training, dancing, trampoline-jumping, water-skiing, ice-skating, traveling, developing recipes, cooking for friends and family…basically anything to stay fit and healthy!
Courtney is excited to bring you simple and healthy ideas to add to your dinner table as well as offer expert guidance on your nutrition needs.
To contact Courtney, please call 913-894-1983 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BEGIN Healthy Lifestyle Program Contact Courtney by phone or e-mail to reserve your spot in the upcoming class
Begin is a ten-week, lifestyle management program led by your 95th Street Hy-Vee dietitian, Courtney. Begin includes individual and group sessions and emphasizes weight loss, exercise and eating for good health. To begin your new lifestyle, contact Courtney to pre-register.
General Nutrition Counseling Available by appointment; Contact Courtney by phone or e-mail to schedule an appointment
Meet with Courtney to discuss your nutrition and wellness needs. Courtney will coach you in reaching your goals related to your diet, including weight loss/gain, low-sodium/blood pressure, diabetic, gluten-free, vegetarian/vegan, cholesterol/heart-health, prenatal/child needs, and others. Nutrition coaching is a great way to get personalized, expert advice. Package deals available.
Sports Nutrition Counseling Available by appointment; Contact Courtney by phone or e-mail to schedule an appointment
Sports nutrition provides the optimal fuel for athletes to truly enhance performance. Discover the benefits of a personalized eating plan and learn how to separate fact from fiction. Courtney is here to help you optimize your performance!
Hy-Vee Girl Scout and Boy Scout Nutrition Programs By appointment: contact Courtney by phone or e-mail
Your 95th Street Hy-Vee offers special programs for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts! Join your Hy-Vee dietitian, Courtney, in healthy-eating tours, cooking classes, scavenger hunts, NuVal scoring games and other activities to learn about nutrition and meet requirements for your badges. Contact Courtney for more information or to set up a class.
Cholesterol & Blood Glucose Screenings (includes FREE blood pressure evaluation)
By appointment: contact Courtney by phone or e-mail
Know your numbers so that you know your risks! Visit Courtney in the store to get an accurate, confidential reading of your cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein (HDL), low-density lipoprotein (LDL), triglycerides, blood glucose and blood pressure. Tests are administered by Courtney, your Hy-Vee registered and licensed dietitian, and results are given within 15 minutes. Speak with Courtney to discover ways to improve your health.
Personal Shopping Assistance By appointment: contact Courtney by phone or e-mail
Struggling with what you should be putting in your shopping cart? Turn your grocery-shopping experience into a healthy one! Make an appointment with Courtney to take an aisle-by-aisle (of your choice) tour of your 95th Street Hy-Vee supermarket. Bring your shopping list. Get help with meal suggestions and receive guidance for special dietary needs as well as learn how to use NuVal to help you shop easier and healthier. Take advantage of this free but valuable service.
Community Presentations (school nutrition, corporate seminars, health fairs, support groups, nonprofit organizations)
By appointment: contact Courtney by phone or e-mail
Courtney can provide a variety of nutrition-related seminars to your employees or organization. Nutrition topics can be designed specifically for your group's interests. Popular topics include Hy-Vee's NuVal nutritional scoring system, weight management, lowering cholesterol, fiber, "super" foods, food trends and fad diets, sports nutrition, budget-friendly meals, healthy lunchbox choices, dining out healthfully and healthy cooking.
Individual or Group Store Tour By appointment: contact Courtney by phone or e-mail
Schedule a supermarket tour for yourself or for a group; you pick the topic. Courtney will guide you through the aisles to discover and sample healthy foods, learn about label reading and budget-saving tips, incorporate NuVal to shop healthier, and understand the basics of nutrition and healthy eating. Popular topics include diabetes, heart health, cholesterol, hypertension, vegetarianism, gluten-free needs, weight management, food allergies and shopping on a budget. The tour can be adapted to your needs!
Continuing Education Courses taught by your Hy-Vee Dietitian
Contact Courtney by phone or e-mail
Do you or employees of your organization need to earn continuing education credit hours? Courtney can present a lecture, interactive presentation or any type of hands-on activity at Hy-Vee or at your location to help you meet your continuing education goals. You choose the topic or Courtney will choose a relevant, up-to-date nutrition-related topic. She will also submit the course objectives/outline prior to the presentation and provide handout materials for continuing education approval. Contact Courtney today to learn more about how you can meet your continuing education goals through Hy-Vee!
School Nutrition Contact Courtney by phone or e-mail
Courtney can present a fun, interactive, hands-on learning experience to your school or classroom to teach students of all ages about healthy eating. Courtney's activities may involve food tasting, label reading, "Name that Food" guessing game, NuVal scoring activities, healthy snack preparation, Choose MyPlate basics and much more. Teachers are encouraged to bring the students INTO the store for an even more enriched learning experience!
Monthly Nutrition E-Newsletter Contact Courtney to receive the newsletter
Stay on top of the health and wellness events going on at your 95th Street Hy-Vee! Sign up to receive the free monthly e-newsletter from your Hy-Vee dietitian, Courtney. Courtney will share with you nutrition in the news, new food products, the calendar of Hy-Vee nutrition events and the HealthyBites newsletter. Contact Courtney to start receiving this newsletter or drop off your request at Customer Service or the Pharmacy. Your e-mail will remain confidential.
Dietitian PicksNew Picks every month!
Look for Courtney's Dietitian Pick's in every department! Courtney displays nutrition signage throughout the store encouraging healthy picks. You will even find healthy choices in the Kitchen cold and hot cases, Chef's case, Italian Express, Chinese Express, Bakery and Meat departments. Stop by the HealthMarket to discover the monthly nutrition promotions and specific dietitian recommendations on the endcaps as well as the bulk bin sections.
Low-Sodium & Gluten-Free Product Listings
Stop by the Dietitian's Endcap in the HealthMarket to find a complete, updated listing of all the low-sodium and gluten-free products we carry in the store.
The NuVal™ Nutritional Scoring System helps you cut through confusing nutrition information so you can make decisions about food quickly and easily – and feel good about your choices. Courtney provides guidance on the NuVal™ Nutritional Scoring System through store stores, personal shopping assistance, floor demonstrations and activities, culinary demonstrations, and during your nutrition counseling sessions. You can even pick up information on Nuval™ on the Dietitian's Endcap in the HealthMarket. Find out how NuVal™ can help you quickly shop for the healthier foods!
HealthyBites is a weekly dinner menu that coordinates with the Hy-Vee ad. Hy-Vee is committed to helping you eat well and live healthy. If you're on a special diet or have specific nutritional needs, choose from a heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly or weight-control menu. Each weekly menu includes an entree and two sides along with the nutritional breakdown as well as a shopping list. Ask Courtney for the latest menu or access the most recent version at www.hy-vee.com.
Hy-Vee Eating Well Brochures
Look for these pamphlets in the HealthMarket. You will find nutrition information on topics such as gluten-free, diabetes, lower sodium, lower cholesterol, antioxidants, omega-3 fats, flax seed, low-fat, trans fat-free, high-fiber, healthy vision, soy, organic and more.
Delicious, Dietitian-Approved Recipes
Delicious, healthful and budget-friendly recipes can be found in the HealthMarket and throughout the fresh departments.
Come through Checklane #5 to browse (and grab last-minute) healthy snack choices as you empty your shopping cart into the checkout. You will be tempted to reach for a healthy granola bar (among other choices) versus a Snickers bar!
Courtney will provide you with more than a food sample, she will entice you to a memorable food experience that will equip and empower you with increased knowledge on nutrition and healthy products. The food experience may involve cooking or it may involve Courtney just opening up a package and letting you sample right from the package. Food experiences are designed to help you with meal suggestions, ideas on various ways to prepare foods, learn more about the history and health benefits of foods, and introduce you to new and unfamiliar foods. Check the Dietitian's Calendar in the HealthMarket for upcoming Food Experiences.