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Claire Henning

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Claire Henning, RD, LD, is your Worthington Hy-Vee dietitian! Claire obtained her bachelor’s degree in dietetics from South Dakota State University and completed a dietetic internship program through the University of South Dakota. Claire is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; the Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) and the Food and Culinary Professionals (FCP) Dietetics Practice Groups; and the Minnesota Dietetic Association.

Claire enjoys the friendly atmosphere at Hy-Vee to promote healthy foods and optimal nutrition and well-being. She works to stay aware of current trends and scientific research through further professional education and training.

Claire also enjoys running, bicycling, swimming, kayaking, volleyball, hiking, fishing, weight-training, dancing, trampoline-jumping, water-skiing, ice-skating, traveling, developing recipes, cooking for friends and family… basically, anything to stay fit and healthy!

Claire is excited to bring you simple and healthy ideas to add to your dinner table as well as offer expert guidance on your nutrition needs.

To contact Claire, please call 507-372-7354 or email her at [email protected].

Services Offered:

Health in Every Aisle Store Tours: By appointment. Free service.
Join Claire, your Hy-Vee dietitian for a scheduled group or individual aisle-by-aisle tour, focusing on a topic of your choice. During your tour, you will discover new food choices, practice reading nutrition labels and obtain meal planning ideas.

Tour topics may include:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart-health
  • Weight management
  • Gluten-free living
  • Many more!

Please make an appointment with Claire to set up your free Health in Every Aisle Store Tour. You may email her at [email protected].

Cholesterol Screenings: By Appointment. Prices Vary.
With a quick finger-stick, you can receive your total lipid profile (total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, triglycerides). For accurate results, please fast for 12 hours before the rest (be sure to drink plenty of water!). Please contact Claire to make an appointment for this screening.

General Nutrition Counseling Available by appointment
Meet with Claire to discuss your nutrition and wellness needs. Claire will coach you in reaching your goals related to your diet, including weight loss/gain, low-sodium/blood pressure, diabetic, gluten-free, vegetarian/vegan, cholesterol/heart-health, prenatal/child needs, and others. Nutrition coaching is a great way to get personalized, expert advice. Package deals available.

Sports Nutrition Counseling: Available by appointment
Sports nutrition provides the optimal fuel for athletes to truly enhance performance. Discover the benefits of a personalized eating plan and learn how to separate fact from fiction. Claire is here to help you optimize your performance!

Community Presentations (school nutrition, corporate seminars, health fairs, support groups, nonprofit organizations): By appointment
Claire can provide a variety of nutrition-related seminars to your employees or organization. Nutrition topics can be designed specifically for your group's interests. Popular topics include Hy-Vee's NuVal nutritional scoring system, weight management, lowering cholesterol, fiber, "super" foods, food trends and fad diets, sports nutrition, budget-friendly meals, healthy lunchbox choices, dining out healthfully and healthy cooking.


Monthly Nutrition E-Newsletter
Stay on top of the health and wellness events going on at your 95th Street Hy-Vee! Sign up to receive the free monthly e-newsletter from your Hy-Vee dietitian, Claire. Claire will share with you nutrition in the news, new food products, the calendar of Hy-Vee nutrition events and the HealthyBites newsletter. Contact Claire to start receiving this newsletter or drop off your request at Customer Service or the Pharmacy. Your e-mail will remain confidential.

Dietitian Picks: New Picks every month!
Look for Claire's Dietitian Pick's in every department! Claire displays nutrition signage throughout the store encouraging healthy picks. You will even find healthy choices in the Kitchen cold and hot cases, Chef's case, Italian Express, Chinese Express, Bakery, and Meat departments. Stop by the HealthMarket to discover the monthly nutrition promotions and specific dietitian recommendations on the endcaps as well as the bulk bin sections.

Low-Sodium & Gluten-Free Product Listings
Stop by the Dietitian's Endcap in the HealthMarket to find a complete, updated listing of all the low-sodium and gluten-free products we carry in the store.

HealthyBites is a weekly dinner menu that coordinates with the Hy-Vee ad. Hy-Vee is committed to helping you eat well and live healthier. If you're on a special diet or have specific nutritional needs, choose from a heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly or weight-control menu. Each weekly menu includes an entree and two sides along with the nutritional breakdown as well as a shopping list. Ask Claire for the latest menu or access the most recent version at

Hy-Vee Eating Well Brochures
Look for these pamphlets in the HealthMarket. You will find nutrition information on topics such as gluten-free, diabetes, lower sodium, lower cholesterol, antioxidants, omega-3 fats, flax seed, low-fat, trans-fat-free, high-fiber, healthy vision, soy, organic and more.

Food Experiences
Claire will provide you with more than a food sample, she will entice you to a memorable food experience that will equip and empower you with increased knowledge of nutrition and health products. The food experience may involve cooking or it may involve Claire just opening up a package and letting you sample right from the package. Food experiences are designed to help you with meal suggestions, ideas on various ways to prepare foods, learn more about the history and health benefits of foods, and introduce you to new and unfamiliar foods. Check the Dietitian's Calendar in the HealthMarket for upcoming Food Experiences.

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