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Dawn Blocklinger

Dawn Blocklinger, RD, LDN, completed her Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics at Marycrest College, Davenport, Iowa, and her dietetic internship at Ingalls Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois. She began her career as a quality control technologist for a large food manufacturer in Chicago.

Dawn has since been awarded for her sales and marketing expertise by several Fortune 500 companies. She is past president of the Mississippi Valley Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and has been awarded as Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year and nominated twice for Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics “Outstanding Dietitian of the Year.” Most notably, she has received formal recognition from the U.S. Army for her training of reservists prior to their deployment.

Dawn makes regular appearances as a nutrition expert on television, radio and in print media. She has been featured in Hy-Vee's Seasons magazine and was in the New York Times regarding her role as a “grocery store” dietitian. 

Dawn is a licensed dietitian in Illinois and Iowa and is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Hy-Vee has been the catalyst for educating her customers on the importance of nutrition, disease prevention and healthy living.

Your Bloomington Dietitian Services Include:

Create Your Own Cooking Adventure
Hy-Vee's certified chefs and registered dietitians partner to promote healthy eating. Together, they highlight simple and delicious recipes with fresh and local foods. They help you design a class for your group's needs in two class formats. The Cooking Seminar: Watch, Taste, Learn! or the hands-on Cooking Workshop: Watch, Cook, Eat! is available in our cooking school classroom or in your facility of choice. They cater to corporate wellness programs, homeschool co-ops or groups of friends with topics ranging from Mediterranean cooking, special diets or to the Ultimate Chef Cooking Competition.

The dietitians at your Bloomington Hy-Vee provide a wide range of programs and services - personal nutrition counseling, cholesterol screenings, the Begin weight loss program, luncheon presentations, supermarket tours, nutrition workshops, food allergy information and more!

Monthly Dietitian and HealthMarket E-Newsletter – FREE!
Enroll any time. Become a member of your Bloomington Hy-Vee nutrition email club. Receive menus, recipes, information on new products and quick health tips. All we need is your email address. To become a member, send your email address to [email protected] or call (309) 663-3054.

Personalized Shopping Assistance - FREE!
Are you struggling with what to put in your shopping cart? Make an appointment with Dawn to take an aisle-by-aisle shopping tour to discover healthy food choices. Get help with meal suggestions and receive guidance for special dietary needs. Call or email Dawn to set up an appointment.

Nutritional Packages Personalized to help you manage your unique needs!

Super Shopper –$62.50
Includes one-on-one nutrition counseling session (30 minutes), personalized shopping tour (1 hour) and 10% off Hy-Vee grocery purchase. 

Getting Healthy –$125
Includes one-on-one nutrition counseling session (30 minutes), two (15-minute) follow-up sessions and a personalized shopping tour (1 hour).

Making the Change –$250
Includes one-on-one nutrition counseling session (1 hour), personalized food plan (with meal and recipe ideas), four (15-minute) follow-up sessions and a personalized shopping tour.

BEGIN Healthy Lifestyle and Weight Management Program - $290
BEGIN is a healthy lifestyle and weight management program led by your Hy-Vee dietitian. In each of these one-on-one programs, Dawn will work with you to promote healthy lifestyle changes while emphasizing weight loss, exercise and eating for good health. Additionally, the 10-session program includes a cholesterol and blood glucose screening at the beginning and end of the program to help you track your progress.

Cholesterol and Blood Glucose Screening - $45 (includes FREE blood pressure evaluation)
By appointment.
Knowing your numbers is the first step to a healthier lifestyle. Visit Dawn in the store to get an accurate reading of your cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein (HDL), low-density lipoprotein (LDL), triglycerides, blood glucose and blood pressure for only $45. Tests are administered by your Hy-Vee registered dietitian and results are given within 15 minutes. Speak with your Registered Dietitian Dawn to discover ways to improve your health.

Community Programs - Prices Vary
By appointment
A variety of health and wellness programs is available for your business or organization such as luncheon presentations, health fairs, cooking demonstrations, Begin weight-loss program, diabetes education program, health screenings and much more. Your group can come to our store or the dietitian can come to you. Call Dawn, your Hy-Vee dietitian, to schedule.

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