Alicia Aguiar

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Hy-Vee Registered Dietitian Services - Alicia Aguiar, MS RD LD

Our store's dietitian is available for a variety of services, here to enhance your health, as well as your shopping experience.

Personalized Shopping Assistance - Schedule an aisle-by-aisle shopping tour to learn the NuVal nutrition scoring system or make appopriate purchases for a specialized diet or allergy.  This service is offered by appoinment and free of charge.

Nutrition Counseling - Receive personalized medical nutrition therapy for weight managment, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, kidney diseease or other nutrition-related diseases and develop measurable goals and outcomes related to your health.  This fee-based service is available by appointment and requires a referral from your physician or specialist.

Group Sessions and Cooking Classes - Various in-store group classes and tours are available upon request; prices vary.   These can be tailored to the educational needs of the group and can include sampling of foods and recipes.

Make an appointment for any of these services by contacting Alicia at the store, Monday, Thursday and Friday (319) 364-4196 or e-mailing at

Alicia Aguiar, MS, RD, LD
Alicia is a native of western Nebraska and graduated with an undergraduate degree in nutrition and food service management from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She pursued her Master’s degree in clinical nutrition from Rush University Medical School in Chicago, Illinois, and remained in Chicago for six years, employed in the areas of food service and clinical nutrition management.

Prior to joining Hy-Vee in 2012, Alicia worked in long-term care industry as a quality assurance consultant and regional marketing director for care centers, assisted living and home care services across the state of Iowa. She has been an adjunct faculty member at Kirkwood Community College since 1996, and teaches several undergraduate nutrition courses throughout the year, as well as continuing education courses. Passionate about dietetics education, Alicia is an accreditation site visitor for the dietetics accrediting body, reviewing dietetics programs across the U.S.

Alicia is an avid runner and sings professionally. She loves exposing people to new fruits and vegetables or enjoying traditional foods in new ways.

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