Dawn Blocklinger

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Dawn Blocklinger, RD, LDN, completed her Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics/foods and nutrition at Marycrest College, Davenport, Iowa, and her dietetic internship at Ingalls Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois. She began her career in nutrition as a quality control technologist for a large food manufacturer in Chicago.

Dawn has since been successful in a variety of clinical and community nutrition roles working for several Fortune 500 companies, in which she was awarded for her sales and marketing expertise. She has proven to work successfully on simultaneous consulting projects and positions. She was recently interviewed by the New York Times regarding her role as a “grocery store” dietitian.

Additionally, Dawn has been awarded as Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year by both the West Suburban Dietetic Association in the Chicago area and the Illinois Dietetic Association. She is past president of the Mississippi Valley Dietetic Association and has recently been nominated “Outstanding Dietitian of the Year” for the state of Illinois. She has recently received formal recognition from the U.S. Army for her training of reservists prior to their deployment.

Dawn makes regular appearances as a nutrition expert on television, radio and in print media. The author of several corporate sales training manuals and videos, Dawn is now working on two publications.

Dawn recently completed training as a Wellness Coach from Des Moines University. Dawn is also a certified Food Service Sanitation Manager.

Dawn has spent much of her career in Chicago and recently moved back to the Quad Cities area. Hy-Vee has been the catalyst for educating her community on nutrition and healthy living.

Dawn is licensed as a dietitian in Illinois and Iowa and is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.


Hy-Vee Scouts program - $5 per Scout.  Dawn is now offering special programs for Girl and Boy Scouts.  Join your Moline Hy-Vee dietitian in healthy-eating tours, scavenger hunts and cooking classes to learn about nutrition and meet requirements for your badges.  Contact Dawn to schedule a class.

Personal Shopping Assistance - Free!

Make an appointment with Dawn and take a walk through the supermarket to find healthy foods in every aisle.  Get help with meal suggestions and receive guidance for special dietary needs.  Contact Dawn to arrange a time.

One-on-One Nutrition Consultation - $60.00 per hour

Need help with your special dietary needs?  Visit Dawn for a specialized nutrition consultation.  Dawn will create an individualized meal plan to meet your needs. 

Community Presentations - $100.00 per hour

Dawn will come to your business or organization to present a nutrition topic designed for your group's interests.  Popular topics include diabetes, healthy cooking, packing a healthy lunch, healthy snacks, sports nutrition and lowering cholesterol.  The presentation can be tailored to your group's needs.

Dawn can be contacted at dblocklinger@hy-vee.com or at 309-757-1085 for further information on any of these listed classes.


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