MS, RD, LD
Becoming a dietitian for Hy-Vee in 2003 felt like a natural fit for Judy Fitzgibbons, MS, RD, LD. Early in her career she operated a grocery shopping service and for 10 years wrote a nationally syndicated newspaper column that evaluated new food products.
“Hy-Vee provides a wonderful setting where I can help consumers use the best nutrition science in practical, down-to-earth ways. Food’s meant to be flavorful and appealing as well as nutritious. “
Judy draws upon her diverse experience to assist her customers: Extension Service nutritionist, clinical dietitian, community college instructor, hospital weight management and nutrition counselor, and corporate wellness consultant. She especially enjoys helping customers find solutions for weight management, diabetes and food intolerances.
Judy earned her master's degree in human nutrition from Iowa State University and her bachelor's degree in home economics from Oregon State University.
In 2008 Judy received the Recognized Outstanding Dietitian award from the Iowa Dietetic Association.
Judy's Beyond Rice Flour Presentation - Download Presentation (PDF)
Personal Wellness Coaching
Your Johnson Ave. Hy-Vee dietitian/pharmacist team is here to help you with personal wellness coaching. A basic coaching session includes a personal nutrition consultation and supermarket walk, blood pressure measurement, body mass index (BMI) calculation and medication review. Put together a personal package that can include partial or full lipid profile, resting metabolism measurement and/or activity plan. We’ll tailor it to your interests and needs.
Group Supermarket Tours – Free!
Schedule a special program for your group or club. Come to Hy-Vee and tour the aisles. Focus on a particular concern or just learn what’s new in the supermarket. Window shopping is fun! Arrange a tour by contacting Judy Fitzgibbons 365-0477.
Nutrition Education Store Tour
By appointment, complimentary
Your Hy-Vee Registered Dietitian will provide you with the knowledge needed to select foods throughout the store that suit your specific nutrition needs. Your Hy-Vee dietitian is available to schedule this service at your convenience.
Medical Nutrition Therapy
By appointment, with physician referral. Contact your Hy-Vee Registered Dietitian for fee information and insurance options. Your physician may refer you for an appointment with the Hy-Vee Registered Dietitian for this nutrition counseling service. This service is provided to treat a medical condition and associated symptoms through diet. The Hy-Vee Registered Dietitian will examine your medical history, evaluate your nutrition status and work with you to develop a plan for lifestyle changes based on your unique nutrition needs.
By appointment, prices vary. Don’t wait for chronic diseases to sneak up on you. Take preventative measures by getting a biometric screening provided by your Hy-Vee dietitian. Get quick and accurate results on cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, body fat and body mass index. Your Hy-Vee dietitian can give you the information you need and show you the foods you can choose to improve your health.
Community and Corporate Wellness Programs
Prices vary. Health and wellness programs developed by the Hy-Vee Registered Dietitians are available for your business or organization. These programs
may be presented in the store or the dietitian can come to you. Programs may include nutrition presentations, cooking demonstrations, health screening, weight management programs and health fairs. Contact your nearest Hy-Vee Registered Dietitian to discuss program scheduling, topic ideas and fee information.
Kids’ Nutrition Events
Prices vary. A variety of kids’ classes is available, depending on the location. Visit the store’s website or contact the Hy-Vee Registered Dietitian for more information on cooking classes, gardening programs, Girl Scout and Boy Scout badge programs, store tours and birthday parties.
Prices vary. Let the cooking adventures begin! Hy-Vee Registered Dietitians team up with the Hy-Vee chefs to offer a variety of cooking classes designed for all skill levels. Learn a new culinary skill, taste new foods and prepare featured foods in new ways. Visit the store’s website or contact the Hy-Vee Registered Dietitian for class information and registration.
Answers in the Aisles
Receive answers to your nutrition questions while you shop. Your Hy-Vee Registered Dietitian can help you choose the right foods for you.
Prices vary. Begin is a ten-week lifestyle management program led by your Hy-Vee dietitian. This in-store, group or individual program emphasizes weight loss, exercise and eating for good health. To begin your new lifestyle, contact your local Hy-Vee dietitian or watch for announcements on the start of the next Begin session.
Monthly Calendar of Events
Hy-Vee Registered Dietitians plan special events and classes every month. To view a store’s calendar of events, go to www.hy-vee.com to search for your local store in the “store finder” by entering your zip code or city and state. Select the store and click on “View All Events.” In addition, contact your Hy-Vee Registered Dietitian to subscribe to the e-newsletter.