Kris Eising

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Kris Eising, RD, LD, earned her Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. She then completed the Tri-City Dietetic Internship, in Michigan, on her way to becoming a registered dietitian with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and licensed dietitian in the state of Minnesota. Kris also earned the Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Kris brings over 20 years of valuable experience as a dietitian to the aisles of Hy-Vee. She combines her background as a clinical dietitian and nutrition educator in hospitals and corporate wellness programs, with the practical lessons she has learned raising three active children.
Kris looks forward to helping shoppers of all ages discover simple ways Hy-Vee can help make their days easier, healthier and happier.


Jess Pavlinec

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Jess Pavlinec is your Registered Dietitian. She graduated from the coordinated dietetics program at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Jess is registered and licensed by the Commission on Dietetic Registration and by the state of Iowa. Her passions are food, nutrition and trying new recipes that are not only healthy but taste wonderful too. Jess provides a variety of services including store tours, nutritional counseling and cooking classes, and is available to answer any of your questions in the aisles. Jess believes in making your life easier, happier and healthier. You’re welcome to visit Jess at your Rochester #1 store. You may contact her by email at

Services include:

NuVal™ Nutritional Scoring System
Introducing NuVal, the nutritional scoring system that summarizes the overall nutritional value of a food item, from 1 to 100. Look for NuVal scores on price tags today! For more information, check out If you have any questions regarding NuVal, or you would like an individualized tour, contact Kris or Jess. FREE

Hy-Vee Dietitian e-Newsletter
Sign up for the e-newsletter! Simply email Kris or Jess and she'll will add you to the e-newsletter distribution list. - FREE

Personalized Shopping Assistance
Having trouble finding the right foods to meet your dietary needs? Kris, your Hy-Vee South dietitian, is available for FREE personalized grocery shopping assistance. By appointment - FREE

Supermarket Tours
Your Hy-Vee dietitian is able to provide free supermarket tours to any group of people - kids or adults. Carol will guide you through the aisles and point out healthy foods available to you. Call (507) 289-7500 or email Kris or Jess to schedule your group tour today. - FREE

Community Presentations
If you or your business is interested in having a community talk about a nutrition-related topic, please call (507) 289-7500 or e-mail Kris or Jess. Popular topics include NuVal Nutritional Scoring System, healthy grocery shopping, meal planning, disease-fighting foods, recipe modification and weight management. The presentation can be tailored to your group's needs. NuVal presentations are FREE; prices vary on individual topics.

Biometrics Screening
Have you had your cholesterol or blood pressure checked recently? Your local Hy-Vee dietitian can help in offering a health risk screening. Screenings include LDL, HDL, total cholesterol, triglycerides, blood glucose, free blood pressure and body mass index. If you are interested in learning more about a biometrics screening, please call (507) 289-7500 or e-mail Kris or Jess to set up your appointment today! – Cost: $45 per person

Menu Ideas
Are you looking for new recipe ideas and help planning menus? Your Rochester South Hy-Vee dietitian has the solution! Stop by the store today. You will find the recipe and menu center located right beside the Pharmacy. - FREE

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