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Kaitlyn Tusha

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Kaitlyn Tusha

Kaitlyn is your new Vermillion Hy-Vee dietitian. She received her Master’s in Nutrition and Exercise Science, with an emphasis in Nutrition from South Dakota State University. During a yearlong internship, she gained valuable experience in community, clinical, and foodservice settings. She is also a member of the South Dakota Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  

Kaitlyn is very excited to start her career with Hy-Vee and help many people with their nutrition needs. She truly believes everyone can benefit from making small lifestyle changes, and it is never too late to start.

In her spare time, Kaitlyn likes to be outside, cook, bake, travel, and spend time with her husband and two dogs. She loves working with people to better their health and overall life. She believes that every food can be a part of a healthful diet. She has experience in weight loss, weight gain, diabetes management, food allergies, and much more.

Dietitian Services:

 Nutrition Walks - Free

Kaitlyn is offering free group nutrition walks multiple times per month and on an individual basis as well. These tours can be focused on heart healthy diets, general healthy living, diabetes, or whatever you would like it be. Pre-registration is preferred but not necessary.

 Personal Shopping Assistance - Free 

Medical Nutrition Therapy – Prices Vary

With or without physician referral you can meet with Kaitlyn to develop a personalized nutrition plan. No health condition is too big or too small to address during this session. Call or email Kaitlyn to set up your appointment.

Monthly Cooking Classes - Cost- $10 per person

Kaitlyn will be hosting a cooking class (or two) per month. Pre-registration is required to attend. Sign up online or at the customer service desk. Space will be limited.

Hy-Vee Girl Scout and Boy Scout Badge Program - $10 per Scout

Kaitlyn offers healthy eating tours, cooking classes, scavenger huts, and other nutrition activities that can help Boy or Girl Scout troops meet their badge requirements.

Child Birthday Parties- Prices Vary

Kaitlyn offers personalized cooking classes for your child and their friends. You pick the date, time, and the theme/menu. What a fun way to celebrate a birthday and eat delicious food.  Scavenger hunts and other nutrition activities can be added to the birthday party as well.

Health and Wellness Community Presentations- Prices Vary

To schedule a health and wellness presentation at your event or workplace please call or email Kaitlyn directly.  Topics can be tailored towards your event but typically will be focused on healthy eating, weight management, recipe modifications, meal preparation, or healthy eating on a budget. Health screenings can also be performed, if desired.

Cholesterol and Blood Sugar Screenings - $45 per screening

Using our Cholestech LDX System, Kaitlyn can give you a print out of your: total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, triglycerides, TC/HDL ratio and glucose level all within minutes. Must be fasting for at least 8 hours prior to appointment. During this screening we will also measure your blood pressure, height, weight, and body mass index. Based on your results, Kaitlyn will tell you how you what changes you can make to improve your health.

Hy-Vee Begin Program – Prices Vary

 Begin is a 10 week healthy lifestyle and weight management program that offers:

  • 1 initial visit and biometric screen/measurements
  • 7 group or individual sessions
  • 1 follow up visit and biometric screen/measurements

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