Heather Illg

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Heather Illg, RD, LD, has been the Urbandale Hy-Vee dietitian since June 2006.  She previously spent eight years in clinical positions and gained valuable experience at both Broadlawns Medical Center and Mercy Medical Center in the Des Moines area.

In 1998, Heather completed the Coordinated Undergraduate Program in Dietetics and received her Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State University.  She completed the CDR Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management from the American Dietetic Association (ADA) in March 2003. 

Heather is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) and the Iowa Dietetic Association.  Other professional memberships have included the ADA’s Dietetic Practice Groups for Weight Management, Food and Culinary Professionals and Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine as well as the Central Iowa District Dietetic Association.

Contact Heather:      • hillg@hy-vee.com        • 515-251-5284 

Elizabeth Pohlman

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Also offering the services of dietitian Elizabeth Pohlman, RD, LD

 Elizabeth Pohlman, RD, LD, received her Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State University. She then went on to complete her dietetic internship through East Carolina University at Wilson Medical Center in Wilson, North Carolina. Elizabeth has 5 years of experience as a Hy-Vee dietitian and specializes in diabetes, weight loss, food allergies, and basic nutrition counseling. She provides a variety of services including personal nutrition counseling, supermarket tours, health screenings, Begin weight loss program, cooking classes and lunch-and-learns. Elizabeth is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association), Iowa Dietetic Association and a certified Health and Wellness Coach. She is ready to provide you with a creative and realistic way to make healthy eating a part of your daily routine.

Contact Elizabeth: • epohlman@hy-vee.com • 515-251-5284


Store Tours / Personal Shopping Assistance - FREE

Ever wish there was someone who could help you decipher food labels, find healthy meal choices and make sense of the maze of products available to you? You're in luck! Your Urbandale Hy-Vee dietitian provides this service to you for free! To make sure a dietitian is available, schedule an appointment by phone or email - or, when you're in the store, ask Customer Service to locate Heather or Elizabeth for you.

Wellness Wednesday HealthMarket Discount Days - 10% off every Wednesday

Come shop the HealthMarket aisles on Wednesdays to take advantage of the 10% discount on all HealthMarket items at the Urbandale Hy-Vee.

Health & Wellness Presentations
Your Hy-Vee registered and licensed dietitian is available to present to your group.  Wellness programming can help significantly reduce health care costs.  An Urbandale Hy-Vee dietitian will come to your business or organization to present a nutrition topic designed to meet your group’s needs and interests.  Popular topics include diabetes, quick & healthy cooking, packing a healthy lunch, shopping on a budget, "superfoods" and lowering cholesterol.  Contact Elizabeth or Heather for topics to choose from and for additional details.

Luncheon Presentation - $200 for a 45-minute presentation.

Cooking Classes - Buy three sessions and get the fourth 50% off.  Includes 3 recipes prepared live with samples for tasting:

• 20 people - $250

• 30 people - $350

• 40 people - $450

Health Fairs - generally free

Biometric Screenings - $45 by appointment only

Your Hy-Vee healthcare team is here to help you identify your numbers.  In less than 10 minutes, your screening will reveal the results of a full lipid (cholesterol) panel - the same as you'd get at your physician's office. You will also receive your BMI (body mass index) and blood pressure. This data will be assessed to see how your health measures up! The Hy-Vee difference is that a dietitian will explain your results and provide suggestions on how to improve your numbers, if necessary. A pharmacist is also available to discuss any medication questions.

Dietitian Wellness Services   

Seeking the services of a registered and licensed dietitian is an investment in your health.  A dietitian is going to do much more than tell you what to do - in some cases, you already know what to do! The trick is to identify what you’re not doing.  No one expects to learn a foreign language in one session.  Learning proper nutrition and how to create a healthy lifestyle takes time, too. That’s why we offer a variety of packages that allow you to choose the number of visits with your Hy-Vee dietitian.  We are here to make your life easier, healthier and happier!

• Package #1 for New Clients - $125

1 initial visit (45 minutes)
1 additional visit (15 minutes)

Grocery store tour

• Bronze VIP Package- $189

1 initial visit (45 minutes)
Additional session phone call

3 additional sessions (15 minutes each)
Grocery store tour

• Silver VIP Package - $319

1 initial visit (45 minutes)

Additional session phone call
7 additional sessions (15 minutes each)
Grocery store tour

• Gold VIP Package  - $469

1 initial visit (45 minutes)
Additional session phone call
4 additional sessions (45 minutes each)
Grocery store tour

Package Extensions: - $149

5 sessions (15 minutes each)

Platinum-BEGIN – Healthy Lifestyle & Weight Management Program:
• Begin Individual Program - $399

1 initial visit with biometric screening (60 minutes)
8 additional sessions (30 minutes each)
1 final visit with biometric screening (30 minutes)

• Begin Group Program - $290

1 individual visit with biometric screening (60 minutes)
7 group classes (60 minutes)
1  individual session including measurements (30 minutes)
1 individual visit with biometric screening (30 minutes)

Weekly Menu Suggestions - FREE

Dinner? DONE! Did you know that every week the Hy-Vee dietitians provide a seven-day menu that includes an entrée and two side dishes?  You'll get the recipes and shopping list you need to put it all together.  Use the suggestions "as is" or mix and match to suit your tastes and schedule.  Pick up each week's menu from the dietitian end cap in the HealthMarket.  Modified versions of the Weekly Menus are available at www.hy-vee.com and include Diabetic-Friendly, Heart-Healthy and Weight Control.  You can also go to online and have the menu suggestions automatically emailed to you each week. Don't miss this fantastic FREE resource!

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