Karen Hanson

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Karen obtained her bachelor’s degree in dietetics and institutional management from Kansas State University. She is certified as a health and fitness specialist through the American College of Sports Medicine and as an adult weight management specialist through the American Dietetic Association. Karen is also a certified personal chef. Karen’s areas of expertise include wellness coaching for people of all ages, heart health and diabetes counseling, and nutrition teaching. Karen considers Hy-Vee her teaching laboratory and enjoys the friendly atmosphere to promote healthy foods and optimal nutrition and well-being. She works to stay aware of current trends and scientific research through further education and training. Karen also enjoys developing healthy recipes, cooking, walking and running, and most of all spending time with her family and friends.

Karen is here to help answer your questions and conerns about food, products, nutrition and health.

Dietitian general hours & contact information:
Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
**Includes some Saturdays and evenings; will vary due to nutrition programs and appointments
Email: karenhanson@hy-vee.com Phone: (785) 587-8609


Metabolic Testing - $45 *PRICE REDUCED*
By appointment
Do you need help losing weight or getting past the dreaded plateau? If you do, then come in and get your metabolic rate measured. This painless, yet in-depth, test will measure your resting metabolic rate and tell you how many calories you burn per day. Your Hy-Vee dietitian, Karen, will be doing private testing. You must avoid eating, drinking, exercises and nicotine at least 4 hours prior to testing. Call Karen for details or to make your appointment at (785) 587-8609.

Personal and Family Nutrition Counseling - Fee varies 
By appointment
Meet with Karen Hanson, RD, LD, CHFS, to talk about your medical nutrition needs - weight management, heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, high blood pressure, food allergies and more. Five- and eight-session packages available. Make an appointment today by calling (785) 587-8609 or by emailing karenhanson@hy-vee.com.

Personal Shopping Assistance - Free
By appointment
Join your Hy-Vee dietitian Karen as she guides you through the store and discusses healthy options in every aisle. Get help with label reading, meal planning, specialized diets and more. Specialized tours are available for diabetes, weight loss, celiac, heart disease and blood pressure. Call to schedule an appointment for yourself or group of friends today by calling (785) 587-8609, ext.164.

Private Parties - Fee varies
Book your private cooking or nutrition class with your Hy-Vee dietitian in our culinary Club Room. Karen will help select the topic and menu that is perfect for your group. Call Karen at (785) 587-8609 for more information.

Corporate Wellness - Fee varies
By appointment
Your Hy-Vee dietitian, Karen Hanson, RD, LD, CHFS, is available to come to your workplace or organization to provide a variety of nutrition-related seminars or lunch-and-learns. Karen is also available for health fairs and weight loss programs for your staff. Contact Karen at (785) 587-8609 or karenhanson@hy-vee.com for more information. 

Group Supermarket Tours
By Appointment
Join your Hy-Vee dietitian for a scheduled aisle-by-aisle tour. During your tour, discover new food choices, sample healthy foods and practice reading food labels. Tour topics may include shopping for heart health, diabetes, weight management, bone density, hypertension and special topics by request.

Community Programs
Karen will come to your business or organization to present a nutrition program. Popular topics include  weight management, quick and healthy meal ideas, kids' nutrition, nutrition and aging, food trends and fad diets.

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