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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.