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Hy-Vee Dietitians Hosting Free Events in November Focused on Carbohydrate Intake and Providing Free A1C Screenings

October 29, 2021 | News & Press Releases

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (Oct. 29, 2021) — Throughout November, Hy-Vee’s registered dietitians will host free events focused on managing carbohydrate intake. The dietitian team will also host low-carb educational events, including store tours, cooking classes and A1C screenings. The events will offer customers tips and information on how they can shop and prepare foods for the holidays, while making some healthy, low-carb additions to favorite meal traditions.

November FREE A1C Screening Tour
Hy-Vee dietitians will conduct 1,000 free A1C screenings at more than 50 Hy-Vee locations. Hemoglobin A1C is a blood test that individuals living with diabetes use to manage their blood glucose levels that provides information about that individual’s average levels of blood glucose over a 2-3 month period. These screenings are powered by Blue Diamond, Catalina Crunch, Right Rice, Zevia and Quaker. To find a store near you providing A1C screenings, click here.

Virtual Holiday Carb Swap Cooking Classes
Hy-Vee dietitians will lead multiple “Holiday Carb Swap” virtual cooking classes throughout November. Each cooking class will focus on adjusting holiday meal traditions through healthy, low-carb additions. Cost is $10 per class.
•    Saturday, Nov. 6, 1 p.m. 
•    Monday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m.
•    Tuesday, Nov. 16, 12:30 p.m.
•    Thursday, Nov. 18, 5 p.m.
•    Monday, Nov. 29, 5:30 p.m. (also offered in Spanish)

Virtual Freezer Meal Prep Workshop
Free up time in your week by prepping meals ahead in this virtual class. In less than an hour, prepare five freezer meals to feed 4-6 people. Menu includes Slow Cooker Korean Beef, Pork Carnitas, Honey Garlic Chicken, Firecracker Grilled Salmon and Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal. Cost is $10 per class.

Virtual Diabetes Store Tours
Your Hy-Vee dietitian will help you navigate the aisles on this virtual store tour. Learn the basics of a diabetes meal plan. Plus, get shopping tips and product recommendations to help add more nutrition to your cart. This is a complimentary 45-minute store tour.

To learn more about Hy-Vee’s virtual dietitian events, search for your location at The tours and classes listed above will be offered throughout November. 


Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 280 retail stores across eight Midwestern states with sales of $11 billion annually. The supermarket chain is synonymous with quality, variety, convenience, healthy lifestyles, culinary expertise and superior customer service. Hy-Vee ranks in the Top 10 Most Trusted Brands and has been named one of America’s Top 5 favorite grocery stores. The company’s more than 86,000 employees provide “A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle” to customers every day. For additional information, visit