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Melissa Boncher

MS, RD, LD
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Melissa Boncher

Melissa Boncher, MS, RD, LD is your Burlington Hy-Vee dietitian. She graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics from the University of Wisconsin Green Bay. She completed her dietetic internship at the University of Nevada Reno and received her Master's degree in human nutrition from the University of Alabama. Prior to her position with Hy-Vee, Melissa worked in multiple areas of dietetics including outpatient clinic, hospital setting, WIC office and health club. She enjoys interacting with customers and looks forward to sharing her passion for wellness with others. Contact Melissa today with any nutrition-related questions!

Special areas of interest include cooking, vegetarian/vegan nutrition and food allergies.

Food Experiences – FREE
Come visit your local Hy-Vee for a fun food experience! See Melissa promote healthy and fun food ideas through cooking demonstrations and food sampling. Dates and times vary. See Melissa's calendar on the Washington Hy-Vee's website or look for posted flyers in the store for upcoming events.

Personal Shopping Assistance - FREE
Are you confused with all of the nutrition information out there? Need help coming up with healthy yet tasty foods to put in your shopping cart? Receive meal suggestions or assistance with special dietary needs. This tour will be tailored to meet your needs (i.e. heart-healthy, diabetes-friendly, low-sodium, gluten-free, plant-based, etc.). Call or email Melissa to set up an appointment.

Answers in the Aisles - FREE
Melissa is available to answer your questions about food, products, nutrition and health. For questions while you shop, request to speak with your Hy-Vee dietitian at Customer Service.

Nutrition Consultations, with physician referral – Cost Varies
Melissa is available to meet with you individually to develop a nutrition plan tailored to your needs (i.e. weight management, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, food allergy/intolerance, etc.) or to help you create health goals. Appointment required.

Group Nutrition Classes – Cost Varies
Know a group of family, friends or co-workers who would like to learn more about nutrition? Schedule an appointment with Melissa to learn more about eating healthy as a team! Appointment required.

Begin Healthy Lifestyle & Weight Management Program
Begin is a ten-week lifestyle management program taught by your Washington Hy-Vee 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 work site for your employees.

Begin Individual Program: $299

1 initial visit with biometric screening (60 minutes)
Seven follow-up sessions (15 minutes)
1 follow-up session including measurements (30 minutes)
1 final visit with biometric screening (30 minutes)

Begin Group Program: $290

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)

Simple Fix Meal Prep Class – Class is FREE, you just pay for the meals you make! Looking to feed your family tasty and nutritious meals but don't have a lot of time or don't know what to fix? Sign up for this monthly class where we do all of the prep work and clean up, you just prepare the meals you want to take home. It's that easy! See Melissa's online calendar for upcoming dates.

Community Presentations – Cost Varies
Nutrition presentations are great for employee wellness programs, schools, churches and more. Melissa will come to your business or organization to present a nutrition topic designed for your group's interest. Popular topics include diabetes, weight management, label reading, quick and healthy cooking, shopping on a budget and many more! Recipes, handouts and food samples provided as appropriate to topic. Contact Melissa today!

Biometrics Screening - $45
Have you had your cholesterol or blood pressure checked recently? Don't let chronic disease sneak up on you! It's as simple as a finger-prick and in a matter of minutes you will learn your total cholesterol, HDL (“good”) cholesterol, LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, triglycerides, blood sugar, blood pressure, body fat percentage and body mass index. Melissa will then provide the nutrition recommendations you need to improve your health.

In-Store Hy-Vee Dietitian E-Newsletter - FREE
This monthly newsletter offers nutrition tips, recipes and healthy product suggestions that can be found at your Hy-Vee. Please e-mail Melissa to be added to the monthly distribution list.

Monthly Events – Cost Varies
Melissa plans events and classes open to the public every month. View the dietitian calendar of events.

Related topics

Begin Program

Wellness Services

Event Schedule
11/19/2019
Dietitian in the Aisles

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Dietitian in the Aisles

11/20/2019
Wellness Wednesday!

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wellness Wednesday!

11/22/2019
Vegetarian HealthMarket Event

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Let us help you plan your plant-based holiday event!

11/23/2019
Dietitian in the Aisles

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Dietitian in the Aisles

11/27/2019
Wellness Wednesday!

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wellness Wednesday!

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