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Sarah Sortino

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Sarah Sortino

Sarah obtained her bachelor's degree in nutritional science and dietetics from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. She completed her internship at the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital near Chicago, Illinois. Sarah is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as well as local state and city dietetics chapters.

Sarah has been working as a registered dietitian for Hy-Vee since 2008. She started her career working in Sioux City, Iowa, before transferring to Council Bluffs, Iowa and Midtown Hy-vee in Omaha. Sarah has a wide range of expertise, including weight management, diabetes, heart disease, food allergies and eating disorders. She is actively involved in helping customers and community members improve their eating habits and overall health by providing “hands-on” nutrition education. She enjoys teaching cooking and weight-loss classes, nutritional counseling and healthy foods grocery store tours.

Sarah believes that taking a preventative approach with nutritious eating and physical activity can help keep the mind and body strong and healthy. Sarah believes all foods can be enjoyed in moderation. Being healthy means having balance in all aspects of your life, including food. Small changes in diet and physical activity can produce tremendous results.

Store Dietitian General Hours: Monday through Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., including some Saturdays and evenings.
Please note: schedule may vary due to nutrition programs, appointments or community events.

Contact Sarah Sortino at 402-553-2664 or [email protected] to confirm availability or to schedule an appointment.

ONGOING SERVICES:
One-on-One nutrition counseling is for you if you're looking for personalized, detailed consultations with the dietitian. Your Hy-Vee dietitian will do an assessment, make recommendations, and devise a menu plan during your first session. Follow-up sessions are highly recommended to allow for time to work on completing all your nutrition and health goals. Call Sarah to discuss any questions or for more information on the Nutrition Counseling sessions.

A nutrition counseling package includes:

  • Comprehensive Nutrition Assessment – To provide your dietitian with your medical and nutrition background, your food likes/dislikes, allergies, intolerances and nutrition concerns to allow for your dietitian to customize a nutrition plan specifically for you.
  • Complete Dietary Analysis – Describe your typical daily dietary intake to help design a plan based off your current eating lifestyle.
  • Healthy Nutrition Resources – Shopping assistance, recipes and on-line resources
  • Personalized Meal Plan to help you reach your nutrition goals
  • Email and telephone access for questions/concerns between appointments.

Nutrition Counseling Packages available:

Super Shopper - $62.50: Includes one-on-one nutrition counseling session (30 minutes) and personalized shopping tour with a 5% discount on your grocery purchases the day of your tour.
Getting Healthy - $125.00: Includes one-on-one nutrition counseling session (30 minutes), two (15-minute) follow-up sessions and a personalized shopping tour with a 5% discount on your grocery purchases the day of your tour.
Making A Change - $250.00: Includes one-on-one nutrition counseling session (1 hour), four (15 minute) follow-up sessions and a personalized shopping tour with a personalized shopping tour with a 5% discount on your grocery purchases the day of your tour.

Call for additional details and insurance acceptance options.

Shop for Health Tours - complimentary by appointment
Whether you are shopping to control diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, food allergies or just want you family to eat healthier, your Midtown Hy-Vee dietitian Sarah has experience and practical ideas to help you. This is a free service, but does require an appointment. Contact Sarah to schedule your Shop for Health store tour.

Group Shop for Health Tours - complimentary by appointment
Whether you are part of a weight loss or wellness group, a women's group or want to take a class on a field trip, this is a prime learning opportunity where the aisles are the best classroom. A Shop for Health store tour can be personalized to meet your group's needs and can be made to fit your schedule. Groups of 10 or fewer are preferred. This is a free service, but does require an appointment. Contact Sarah to schedule your Group Shop for Health store tour.

Cooking Classes
Anyone can learn to cook! Your Hy-Vee dietitian Sarah offers classes to help all ages learn a variety of skills and provide recipes for you to try at home. Check the Midtown Hy-Vee store's website for your Hy-Vee dietitian's class offerings at www.hy-vee.com or call Sarah to discuss your group's needs.

Community Wellness Presentations
If you would like your Hy-Vee dietitian Sarah to speak to your group on a specific wellness or nutrition topic, please contact her for pricing, topic ideas and scheduling. Presentations can range from 30 minutes to one hour.

Corporate Wellness - by appointment
Did you know research has found that if people know their numbers (cholesterol, weight, body mass index) they tend to be more proactive in taking care of their own health? Contact your Hy-Vee dietitian if you'd like her to your company to do cholesterol screenings, metabolic testing, weight loss classes or a series of nutrition presentations. Nutrition education and intervention are effective ways to improve health and save money on healthcare costs. Call or email Sarah to discuss your company's wellness goals.

Metabolic Testing - $65 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 Sarah will be doing private testing in her office by the pharmacy. You must avoid eating, drinking and exercise at least 4 hours prior to testing. Avoid nicotine at least 2 hours prior to testing. Contact Sarah for details or questions and to schedule your personal appointment.

Cholesterol Screening - $45 by appointment
With a quick finger-stick, you can receive your total lipid panel (cholesterol, LDL, HDL, triglycerides) and blood glucose. For accurate results, please fast for 10 to 12 hours prior to the screening. For more information and to schedule an appointment, please contact your Hy-Vee dietitian Sarah.

Body-fat Percentage - $10 by appointment


Hemoglobin A1C Testing - $35 By appointment

The A1C test measures your average blood glucose levels for the past 2 to 3 months. Enjoy fast, accurate results with a simple finger stick in just minutes. Contact Sarah at 402-553-2664 to schedule your appointment.

National Certified Diabetes Education Program
Do you have diabetes or know someone who does? Your Midtown Hy-Vee has a Certified Diabetes Education Program! We're here to help newly diagnosed and those who desire an update on best diabetes management practices. Take charge of your diabetes by working with our Diabetes Program Team exclusively at your Midtown Hy-Vee. Contact your Hy-Vee dietitian at 402-553-2664 to learn more or pick up a brochure in the pharmacy.

Girl Scout and Boy Scout Store Tours & Nutrition Badges - $8 per Scout
Did you know that your Hy-Vee dietitians are here to help promote healthy eating for your Scout troop? Your Hy-Vee dietitian will lead activities to help your Scouts earn nutrition-related badges. For more information or to schedule your event, contact your Hy-Vee dietitian at 402-553-2664 or [email protected]

Wellness E-mail Club - complimentary
Stay informed of the health and wellness events going on at your Midtown Hy-Vee! You will receive health and nutrition information, trends and tips, weekly recipes and information about in-store events sent right to your inbox. Sign up by sending an e-mail to Sarah at [email protected] and request to be added to the Wellness Club.

Begin 10-Week Healthy Lifestyle and Weight Management Program - $290 - held once or twice each year
Contact your Hy-Vee dietitian to see when the next class starts. This course is a comprehensive approach to weight loss... focusing on lifestyle change. Your Midtown Hy-Vee dietitian Sarah will meet individually with all participants the first week to discuss individual goals and perform a fasting biometric screening and body measurements. The remainder of the weekly meetings will be a combination of group settings and individual follow-ups. Some weekly topics include portion control, exercise, fat & sugar intake, healthy cooking and emotional eating. Each participant will receive a fasting biometric screening and body measurements at the completion of the program to show the results of all your hard effort. Your Hy-Vee dietitian will help guide you through this life-changing program with success! Now is the time to "BEGIN" the rest of your life. Contact Sarah if you have questions or if the posted time does not work for you - you may be able to work out another time to meet.

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Event Schedule
11/20/2019
Nutrition Tour - Healthy Holiday Tips for Diabetics

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Join your Midtown Hy-Vee dietitian, Sarah Sortino, as she discusses tips for surviving the holidays with diabetes as she walks you through your Hy-Vee aisles.

11/21/2019
Nutrition Tour - Focus on Heart Health - CANCELED

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Sorry for the inconvenience. We will resume Focus on Heart Health Nutrition Tours this afternoon.

11/21/2019
Nutrition Tour - Focus on Heart Health

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Discover heart-healthy foods throughout the store. Please register at Customer Service or by calling 402-553-2664. Earn a 25-cent Fuel Saver at the completion of the tour.

11/25/2019
Nutrition Tour - Healthy Holiday Tips for Diabetics

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Join your Midtown Hy-Vee dietitian, Sarah Sortino, as she discusses tips for surviving the holidays with diabetes as she walks you through your Hy-Vee aisles.

11/26/2019
Nutrition Tour - Diabetes-Friendly Foods

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Please register at Customer Service or by calling 402-553-2664. Earn a 25-cent Fuel Saver at the completion of the tour!

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