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Rachel Sweeney

MS, RD, LD
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Rachel Sweeney

Rachel received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Iowa State University in Dietetics and Exercise Science in 2011. She completed her dietetic internship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee in 2012. Prior to working for Hy-Vee, Rachel worked for seven years as a Nutrition and Wellness Specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in southeast Iowa.

Rachel is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Iowa Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (IAND). She has served as the IAND secretary/treasurer and currently serves as a media spokesperson and co-chair of the awards committee.

A native farm girl, Rachel enjoys helping consumers understand food’s farm to fork journey and answering their pressing nutrition questions. Contact her today with your nutrition needs!


Rachel’s Contact Information: 

E-Mail: [email protected]
Phone: 515-832-3117
Office: Located next to the Pharmacy
Hours: Tuesdays from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. – subject to change without notice. Contact Rachel for up-to-date schedule.

Webster City Hy-Vee Dietitian Services:

Personal Shopping Tour – FREE; by appointment
Would you like to learn how to shop smart and begin eating healthier? A shopping tour consists of taking an aisle-by-aisle tour of the grocery store with your Webster City Hy-Vee dietitian. The tour can be designed to meet your individual or group's specific needs. Schedule a tour today and have Rachel answer your specific questions on products and labels!

Biometric Screenings - $45 by appointment only
Your Hy-Vee healthcare team is here to help you identify your numbers. In less than 15 minutes, your screening will reveal the results of a full lipid (cholesterol) panel - the same as you'd get at your physician's office. You will also receive your BMI (body mass index), blood pressure, and body fat percentage. The Hy-Vee difference is that a 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. Contact Rachel to schedule your biometric screening today!

Medical Nutrition Therapy – Prices vary
By appointment, with physician referral. Contact your Hy-Vee Registered Dietitian for fee information and insurance options. Your physician may refer you for an appointment with the Hy-Vee Registered Dietitian for this nutrition counseling service. This service is provided to treat a medical condition and associated symptoms through diet. The Hy-Vee Registered Dietitian will examine your medical history, evaluate your nutrition status and work with you to develop a plan for lifestyle changes based on your unique nutrition needs.

Begin Program – Prices vary
Begin is a ten-week healthy lifestyle and weight management program. This group or individual program emphasizes eating for good health, weight loss and being physically active. Biometrics and measurements are included at the beginning and end of the program.

Community and Corporate Wellness Programs – Prices vary
Health and wellness programs developed by the Hy-Vee Registered Dietitians are available for your business or organization. These programs may be presented in the store or the dietitian can come to you. Programs may include nutrition presentations, cooking demonstrations, health screening, weight management programs and health fairs. Contact Rachel to discuss program scheduling, topic ideas and fee information.

Cooking Classes – Prices vary

Let the cooking adventures begin! Learn a new culinary skill, taste new foods and prepare featured foods in new ways. Visit the store’s website or contact your Webster City Hy-Vee Dietitian for class information and registration.

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Event Schedule
10/29/2019
FREE Blood Pressure Nutrition Store Tour

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Meet Rachel at the Customer Service Desk to find foods that fit into a low sodium diet — and see how some can even naturally lower your blood pressure.

11/5/2019
FREE Diabetes Nutrition Store Tour

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Discover diabetes-friendly foods in every aisle – and learn how choosing your carbohydrates carefully can make a real difference.

11/19/2019
FREE Diabetes Nutrition Store Tour

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Discover diabetes-friendly foods in every aisle – and learn how choosing your carbohydrates carefully can make a real difference.

11/26/2019
FREE Diabetes Nutrition Store Tour

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Discover diabetes-friendly foods in every aisle – and learn how choosing your carbohydrates carefully can make a real difference.

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Raising awareness of food allergies and promoting inclusion of all trick-or-treaters throughout the Halloween season.

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Dietitian Pick October - Pork
October Dietitian's Pick

Pork is a lean nutritional powerhouse! Plus, the American Heart Association has certified the pork tenderloin as a heart-healthy food.

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