Jennifer Hackbarth

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Jennifer Hackbarth received her Bachelor of Science in nutrition and community medical dietetics from Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin in 2012.  She completed her dietetic internships with Mayo Health Systems in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and Winona Hy-Vee in Winona, Minnesota. Shortly after she began her dietetic career with the Humboldt and Algona Hy-Vee’s in North Central Iowa.  There she developed a passion for the retail dietitian position.  She recently transferred to the Winona Hy-Vee and is thrilled to be taking on the dietitian position in her home territory.

Jennifer is a registered dietitian, a member of the Winona County Healthy Foods in the Community Committee, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Minnesota Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Kids Eat Right Campaign.  She is passionate about nutrition and preventative health. Jennifer offers a wide range of programs and services that include wellness programs, gardening classes, cooking classes, weight loss, diabetes, heart disease, food sensitivities and other disease-specific needs. Her goal is to help you live an easier, happier and healthier life.


Kids in the Kitchen

$5 per child

Contact your Winona Hy-Vee dietitian for more information about her monthly Kids in the Kitchen cooking class. Presentations are also available for Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and other groups upon request.

Hy-Vee Begin Program

Prices vary; group or individual sessions

Begin is a 10-week healthy lifestyle and weight management program.

• 1 initial visit with biometric screening

• 7 group or individual sessions

• 1 follow-up session including measurements

• 1 final visit with biometric screening

Hy-Vee One Step Garden

Youth gardens can grow more than plants. They can grow healthy kids and plant seeds for healthy habits that will last a lifetime! The “Hy-Vee One Step Garden” program has been developed to promote healthier lifestyles in school-aged children. During the months of June, July and August, classes are held in an outdoor garden classroom at the Winona Hy-Vee that focuses on one target vegetable each week.

Our summer sessions include:

• Gardening with a focus on fruits and vegetable and the health benefits they offer.

• Making healthy choices fun through cooking and educational activities kids will enjoy.

• Fostering family connections with garden-fresh produce sent home with a recipe and a goal of cooking a healthy recipe in the kitchen together as a family.

The main goals of the program are:

• Children making healthier choices through increased fruit and vegetable intake.

• Teaching the connection of fresh food and good health.

• Teaching preparation of healthier meals.

• Reinforcing positive perceptions of healthy foods.


Answers in the Aisles -

Receive answers to your nutrition questions while you shop. Jennifer is available to help you choose the right foods. Cost - Free.

Winona Hy-Vee Dietitian’s E-Newsletter –

Sign up to receive monthly nutrition news from your Winona Hy-Vee dietitian.  Jennifer will share the latest nutrition news, recipes and her event calendar.  Email Jennifer at to start receiving yours today! - Complimentary

Shopping for Health Tours (Smart Cart Tours) –

A Shopping for Health Tour involves walking the aisles of the grocery store discovering healthy and delicious foods, learning about label reading, receiving budget-friendly saving tips and discussing the basics of nutrition and healthy eating. Your tour can be tailored to your needs such as weight management, heart health, diabetes, quick-meal ideas and more! Shopping for Health Tours are perfect for individuals or groups of 2–12 people. Appointment required. Cost – Free.

Medical Nutrition Therapy with Physician Referral –

By appointment | Prices vary

Need help with your special health or dietary needs? With a referral from a physician, Jennifer will meet with you individually to develop a personalized plan, with achievable goals, to address your nutrition-related concerns. Any nutrition topic can be addressed, including weight loss, diabetes, heart health and family meal planning. 

In-Store Health Screenings

Appointment required. Cost - $45 per screening.

Don't wait for chronic diseases to sneak up on you. Take preventative measures with a biometric assessment. Get quick and accurate results on cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and body mass index. Jennifer can give you the information you need and show you the foods you can choose to improve your lab values. Health screening will require fasting.

Wellness Presentations

Jennifer is available to come to your organization and can provide a variety of nutrition-related seminars, luncheon presentations and even cooking classes. These can be tailored to your needs and interests. Please contact her at Winona Hy-Vee for pricing and scheduling. Appointment required. Cost varies.

For details and more information on any of the programs or services Jennifer offers contact her at Hy-Vee by phone 507-452-5411 or by e-mail


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