Laura Schmidt, RD, LD, received a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and Nutrition, Fitness, and Health from Purdue University. Laura completed her dietetic internship at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Minnesota Dietetic Association.
Laura is passionate about nutrition and exercise and wants to inspire and assist others to improve their health and well-being. She enjoys teaching others about new foods and cooking techniques to help lead healthier lifestyles. Laura's special interests include corporate wellness, weight management, food allergies, and disease prevention.
Shopping Assistance for Health - Complimentary, 1-hour session / By appointment
Join your Hy-Vee dietitian for a scheduled aisle-by-aisle tour. During your tour, you will discover new food choices in every aisle. Take a walk through the aisles with your Hy-Vee dietitian. Find health-promoting foods that appeal to you, receive meal ideas and recipes for how to enjoy these foods and learn how to enhance your health by putting favorable foods in your shopping cart... and in your body! Topics may include shopping for:
- Heart Health
- Weight Management
- Gluten-free and other food intolerances
Medical Nutrition Therapy - Prices vary; 1-hour or 30-minute session / By appointment
With referral from a physician, our registered dietitian will meet with you individually to develop a personalized plan, with achievable goals, to address your nutrition-related concerns.
Community & Worksite Wellness Services - Prices vary / By appointment
Our Health and Wellness team will come to your business or organization to conduct cooking classes, teach the Begin program, provide health screenings, offer immunization clinics or present a nutrition topic designed for your group's interests.
Hy-Vee Begin Program - $290; group or individual sessions / By appointment
Begin is a 10-week healthy lifestyles and weight management program:
- 1 initial visit with biometric screening
- 7 group or individual sessions
- 1 follow-up session including measurements
- 1 final visit with biometric screening
Monthly Nutrition Email
Receive free recipes, coupons, information on new products, upcoming events and quick health and exercise tips. All we need is your email address. To become a member, send your email address to your Hy-Vee dietitian.
Blood Pressure Screening - Complimentary, in-store or when added with another service on location
High blood pressure usually has no symptoms, but increases your risk for serious problems, including heart attack and stroke.
Cholesterol Screening - $45
Measures your total, LDL and HDL cholesterol, triglycerides and blood glucose. A simple finger-prick test with results in five minutes. For accurate results, please fast for 12 hours before the test.
Grab a monthly newsletter at the store's entrances or check online at hy-vee.com for a complete schedule.