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Kara Zigament

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Kara Zigament, RD, LD is the registered dietitian at the Muscatine Hy-Vee Store.   She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Illinois at Chicago.  Kara previously had obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology (with a Supervision minor) at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.  Prior work experience has included working with families in the Department of Health & Human Services, adults in community based mental health programs and providing nutrition care and services in long-term care facilities.

Kara is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and has completed their adult and child weight management certificate of training programs. 

Kara is available at your Muscatine Hy-Vee Store to help you accomplish your goals to live a healthier, happier life.


Kara’s schedule varies with commitments in and out of the store.  Generally, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. or you can always contact her by phone 563-264-2420 or email [email protected] to schedule an appointment or ask a question.

Nutrition Services:

Need help with your special health or dietary needs?  Nutrition services are provided in a variety of ways at the Muscatine Hy-Vee Store.  Come to Hy-Vee and Kara will help guide you through making positive changes to improve blood sugar control, lower cholesterol or triglycerides, avoid gluten or other food allergens, limit sodium in your diet; or just help boost your confidence in shopping for healthy meals on your budget.

Nutrition Consultation

A private nutrition consultation is available for a fee.  This service includes an assessment of your needs, goal setting, education and accountability.

Personal Shopping Assistance – Free

If you need assistance with meal planning, understanding the Nutrition Facts Label and finding foods to help you reach your health goals, a walk through the aisles with your Hy-Vee dietitian to answer those questions is available free of charge.  Schedule a personal shopping tour with Kara, your Muscatine Hy-Vee dietitian, today!  Contact Kara at 563-264-2420 or [email protected]

On-site Health Screenings

A Cholesterol screen includes Total Cholesterol, HDL and LDL Cholesterol, Total Cholesterol-to-HDL Ratio, Triglycerides, and Fasting Glucose.  Fasting is necessary for accurate results.  Allow 20-30 minutes for a complete screen including Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index (BMI), Percentage Body Fat, and Waist Circumference.  Results provided and reviewed at time of screening.  Available by appointment.

In-Store Programs

A variety of programs, cooking classes, and events, often free of charge, designed to make our customers’ lives “Easier, Healthier & Happier”.  You can find information at, posted outside the Dietitian’s Office in the HealthMarket, and on Hy-Vee’s face book page.

Community Programs

A variety of health and wellness programs are available for your school, church, business or organization.  Your group can come to the store Kara can come to you.  For more information or to schedule an event, contact Kara Zigament at 563-264-2420 or [email protected]

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