Heather Ware, RD, LD, is your South Ottumwa Hy-Vee dietitian and HealthMarket Manager. Heather was born and raised in Ottumwa and is happy to be back home providing nutrition services throughout the community. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State University, and completed her dietetic internship through the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Iowa Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Heather is here to help you with all your nutrition needs. Contact Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (641) 682-4516 for supermarket tours, meal planning assistance, consultations, community events and more!
Watch Heather on KTVO every Monday morning at 6:45 a.m.
Hours: Heather is available Friday 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Evening and weekend hours available. Please note: schedule may change due to nutrition programs and events. Please call ahead to ensure her availability.
Answers in the Aisles – Complimentary
Receive answers to your nutrition questions while you shop. Heather, our in-store registered dietitian, can help you choose the right foods to fit your needs. To speak to Heather, ask any Hy-Vee employee.
Personal or Group Supermarket Tours – Complimentary, By appointment
Experience an aisle-by-aisle tour to discover new food choices and learn more about food labels. Schedule a tour by yourself or with your family, friends or organization. Popular topics include low-sodium, cholesterol-removing foods, diabetes, weight management, healthy eating on a budget, NuVal® and other topics by request.
Personalized Wellness Coaching – Prices vary, By appointment
Meet with Heather one-on-one to help you reach your health goals. She will help you develop a personalized wellness plan.
Medical Nutrition Therapy with Physician Referral – Prices vary, By appointment
With referral from a physician, Heather will meet with you individually to develop a personalized plan, with achievable goals, to address your nutrition-related concerns. Your health insurance plan may cover Medical Nutrition Therapy.
Begin Lifestyle and Weight Management Program - $290, By appointment
Ten weekly sessions with your Hy-Vee dietitian to a healthier, happier you. Session 1 is 60 minutes, with 15- to 30-minute follow-ups. You'll learn about healthy portion sizes, NuVal, physical activity, disease prevention, healthy cooking, emotional eating and more! Two Biometric Screenings ($90 value) are included with the Begin program.
Biometric Screening – $45, By appointment
No time to get to the doctor’s office? Your Hy-Vee dietitian is here to help. In less than 10 minutes, your screening will reveal the results of a full lipid (cholesterol) panel - the same as you'd get at your physician's office. Your screen also includes blood sugar, blood pressure, BMI (body mass index) and body fat analyses. The Hy-Vee difference is that our dietitian will explain your results and provide suggestions on how to improve your numbers, if necessary. A pharmacist is also available to discuss any medication questions.
Community Health & Wellness Programs – Prices vary, By appointment
A variety of health and wellness programs are available for your business, school or organization, such as luncheon presentations, health fairs, cooking demonstrations, Begin lifestyle program, NuVal, health screenings and more. Your group can come to our store or your Hy-Vee dietitian can come to you. Recipes, nutrition handouts and samples are always provided! Contact Heather to discuss topic ideas and fee information.
Hy-Vee Dietitian’s E-Newsletter – Complimentary
Sign up to receive monthly nutrition news from your South Ottumwa Hy-Vee dietitian. Heather will share the latest nutrition news, her event calendar and the HealthyBites newsletter. To subscribe, e-mail Heather at email@example.com and ask to be added to the newsletter. You can also sign up in the store by inquiring at Customer Service.