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Jennifer Scales

Jennifer Scales, RD, LD, earned an Associate of Art degree from Marshalltown Community College. She continued her education and earned a Bachelor of Science in dietetics from Iowa State University in 2002, then completed a dietetic internship though Iowa State University and became a Registered Dietitian in 2003.  Prior to Hy-Vee, Jennifer worked in the areas of clinical nutrition and community nutrition and worked in the public health setting focusing on infant, child and maternal nutrition. Jennifer's goal is to help Hy-Vee customers translate nutrition and healthy habits into their everyday lives. She is here to offer personal shopping assistance, in-store tours, one-on-one nutritional consultations and presentations to local businesses and organizations.

Jennifer's passionate about making Marshalltown a healthier community!

Please stop by the Marshalltown Hy-Vee store or call or email Jennifer with your nutrition questions and concerns, or to set up an appointment. Jennifer is available five days a week with variable night and weekend availability.

Jennifer's contact information:
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (641) 752-4525

List of Services:

Supermarket Tours (Complimentary): Contact your Hy-Vee dietitian to set up an appointment to enjoy an aisle-by-aisle tour to discover healthy new food options. Store tour topics may include healthy shopping, diabetes, cholesterol, NuVal, gluten-free and many more. Perfect for individual or groups!

Personalized Shopping Assistance (Complimentary): Join your Hy-Vee dietitian to learn how to read food labels and discover new food choices. Your tour can be tailored to your special dietary needs such as weight management, heart health, food allergies, quick meal ideas, diabetes and more.

Nutrition E-Newsletter (Complimentary): Would you like to receive nutrition news from your Hy-Vee dietitian via email? The newsletter includes nutrition tips, recipes and upcoming events. Simply send your e-mail address to or sign up with your dietitian, Jennifer, in the store. 

Personal Nutrition Counseling: Meet with your Hy-Vee dietitian for a one-on-one talk about your personal nutrition needs. She can help you make healthier eating habits to fit your lifestyle.

Medical Nutrition Therapy (with physician referral – contact dietitian for details): Meet with your Hy-Vee dietitian to talk about your medical nutrition needs. She can help you develop a nutrition plan tailored to your health care needs, such as weight loss/gain, high blood pressure, diabetes, food allergy/intolerance, high cholesterol or other nutritional concerns. Appointment required.

Begin Program: Begin is a ten-week lifestyle management program led by your Hy-Vee dietitian. This in-store group or individual program emphasizes eating for good health, weight loss and being physically active. Health screens with biometrics and measurements are included with most Begin programs at start and finish. Begin is not a “diet”- Begin is a plan to help with lifelong wellness. To begin your new lifestyle, contact your Hy-Vee dietitian.

Health Screenings: Don't wait for chronic disease to sneak up on you. Take preventative measures by getting 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 make better eating choices.

Community Presentation: A variety of health and wellness programs is available for business or organization. Your group can come to the store or the Hy-Vee dietitian can come to you. Services may include employee health fairs, cooking demonstrations, luncheon presentations or health screenings. Appointment required.
Popular topic for events:

  • Weight Management
  • Disease Prevention
  • Shopping on a Budget
  • Quick and Healthy Meals
  • Healthy Kids
  • And many more!

Monthly Calendar of Events: Your dietitian plans events and classes open to the public every month. Check your Hy-Vee's store website for monthly calendar of events or contact your dietitian for more information.

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