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Dawn Blocklinger

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Dawn Blocklinger, RD, LDN, brings over a decade of experience as a retail dietitian to Hy-Vee. She received her Bachelor of Science in Food/Nutrition and Dietetics from Marycrest College in Davenport, Iowa, and her dietetic internship at the University of Chicago Medicine, Ingalls Memorial. Her practice is centered on the biochemical aspects of nutrition, with her areas of expertise spanning renal, gastrointestinal disorders and food technology.

Blocklinger started her career as a food technologist in the Chicago area before moving into retail dietetics. The Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics nominated her Outstanding Dietitian of the Year. Recently, she received the Care Champion award from Fresenius Kidney Care for her outstanding patient care. She is honored to have been formally recognized by the United States Army for her exceptional contribution to educating soldiers prior to their deployment.

She has appeared as a nutrition expert on various media channels including the New York Times, and has served as president of the Mississippi Valley Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Blocklinger’s passion is promoting nutrition's role in sustaining good health and preventing chronic health conditions. She works to help her patients create long-term healthy habits, with Food as Medicine being the foundation.

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, gardening and outdoor activities.

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Contact Dawn via phone or email at (515) 695-3293 or [email protected].


Dietitian Discovery Session

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On-Demand Freezer Meal Prep

Free up time in your week by prepping meals ahead in this virtual class. Follow along as we walk you through how to prep 5 meals (in under an hour) that you can freeze and make at a later date. Along the way get tips and recommendations from one of our Registered Dietitians! Package includes recording of class, a handout with recipes and a grocery list grouped together by department so you can easily shop for everything you need and an Aisles Online link with all the ingredients already added for you in case you prefer to have us shop for you! Menu changes each month.

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Wellness Wednesday with your Hy-Vee Dietitians

Dietitian will host a complimentary virtual nutrition class on the second Wednesday of the month from 12-12:30 pm (CST) on different hot and trending topics while highlighting simple recipes and go to products to try!

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Healthy Habits - $99

Healthy Habits is a 4-week menu program for customers seeking an eating plan to support a balanced lifestyle with 1:1 support from your dietitian. It includes:

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Nutrition Store Tours

Your Hy-Vee dietitian will help you navigate the aisles on a Nutrition Store Tour. Focus on any of the following topics: general wellness, heart health, diabetes, food and fitness, plant-based eating or one of the top 8 food allergies.

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