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Ashley Danielson

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Ashley Danielson

Ashley Danielson is always eager to guide others into health and happiness.  She initially received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Entrepreneurial Studies at Iowa State University in 2008.  Following your passion is something that Ashley believes in, and she returned to Iowa State to graduate with her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics in 2017. Additionally, she completed her Dietetic Internship with Iowa State University in Des Moines, Iowa. Ashley is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine (DIFM), Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN), Iowa Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (IAND), and is Monash FODMAP Trained. 

Ashley enjoys living a balanced lifestyle by staying active and learning new things every day, and she loves to educate customers and clients in a fun and lively setting, with simple ways to incorporate delicious food into everyday life.  Believing in yourself and gaining confidence is a big step in your journey, and Ashley is here to help with that - whether it is general nutrition information, diabetes management, weight loss, or food intolerances. 

Please feel free to contact Ashley - you can stop in the store, call or email her with your nutrition questions or to set up an appointment.

To contact Ashley, please call (515) 216-2795 or email [email protected]

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Your West Des Moines Hy-Vee HealthMarket Dietitian services include:

Personalized or group nutrition tours: FREE
Would you like to learn how to shop smart and begin eating healthier? Get an “answer in the aisles” and learn to pick products that will help you meet your healthy lifestyle goals. A shopping tour consists of taking an aisle-by-aisle tour of the grocery store with your West Des Moines Hy-Vee HealthMarket dietitian. The tour can be designed to meet you or your group's specific needs, including diabetic-friendly, heart-healthy, gluten-free, low-sodium, weight management and more. Don't miss out on this FREE service!

Individual Nutrition Counseling: By appointment only. Prices vary.
Come to your West Des Moines Hy-Vee HealthMarket and Ashley will help you develop a personalized nutrition plan for weight loss, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, food allergy/intolerance (such as gluten-free), high cholesterol and other nutritional concerns!

Health Screenings: $45 by appointment only
Your Hy-Vee healthcare team is here to help you identify your numbers. In less than 10 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.

Begin™ (Healthy Lifestyle & Weight Management Program)
Begin is a ten-week lifestyle management program taught by your West Des Moines Hy-Vee HealthMarket dietitian. The program emphasizes weight loss, exercise and eating for good health. Begin may be taught in-store in a group/individual setting or even brought to your worksite for your employees.

Begin Individual Program: $299
1 initial visit with biometric screening (60 minutes)
8 follow-up sessions (30 minutes)
1 final visit with biometric screening (30 minutes)

Begin Group Program: $299
1 individual visit with biometric screening (60 minutes)
Seven group classes (60 minutes)
1 follow-up session including measurements (30 minutes)
1 individual visit with biometric screening (30 minutes)

Begin 4 Kids Individual Program: $399
4 sessions (60 minutes)

Begin 4 Kids Group Program*: $99
4 group classes (60 minutes)
*Note: a $40 fee will be applied for each additional child

Community Health & Wellness Presentations – Prices Vary
Ashley will come to your business or organization to present a nutrition program designed to meet the group's interest. Popular presentation topics include Eating Healthy On-the-Go, Teen/Child Nutrition, Nutrition for Weight Loss, Food Allergies, Eat Well and Exercise Well, Portion Distortion, Super Foods, Eat Well for a Lifetime, MyPlate, Healthy Eating Made Easy, Nutrition and Diabetes, New Trends and more!

Nutrition Email Club – FREE
Become a member of the Hy-Vee Nutrition Email Club. Receive a monthly newsletter providing health and nutrition tips and information on new products and recipes. To join, send your email address to [email protected] and request to be put on the email list.

Weekly Menu Suggestions - FREE
Dinner? DONE! Did you know that every week the Hy-Vee dietitians provide a seven-day menu that includes an entrée and two side dishes? You'll get the recipes and shopping list you need to put it all together. Use the suggestions "as is" or mix and match to suit your tastes and schedule. Modified versions of the Weekly Menus are available at and include Diabetic-Friendly, Heart-Healthy and Weight Control. You can also go to online and have the menu suggestions automatically emailed to you each week. Don't miss this fantastic FREE resource!

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Event Schedule
FREE Dietitian Discovery Sessions

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Looking to improve your personal health or that of your family? Schedule a complimentary 30-minute session today!

Diabetes Nutrition Walk

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Discover diabetes-friendly foods in every aisle and learn how choosing your carbohydrates carefully can make a real difference.

FREE Dietitian Discovery Sessions

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Looking to improve your personal health or that of your family? Schedule a complimentary 30-minute session today!

Heart Health Nutrition Walk

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Walk the aisles with our Dietitian to focus on your heart health!

Sweat for Pets!

11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
Join us at Orangetheory Fitness for 60 minutes of high-intensity interval training all while supporting homeless pets!

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