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Sara O'Tool

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Sara O'Tool, RD, LD, is your Mason City Hy-Vee Drugstore Dietitian. Sara received her Bachelor of Science Degree in dietetics from Iowa State University (ISU) in 2015 and completed her dietetic internship through ISU at the Nebraska Methodist Hospital in 2015. Sara is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Iowa Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Whether you are looking for general eating guidance, or help with a medical condition such as diabetes, high cholesterol, celiac disease, and more, Sara is here to help you reach your nutrition goals. Her approach is to work at each individual client's pace to make personalized, sustainable changes in nutrition and eating behaviors.

Sara offers a wide range of services for wellness, including weight management and healthy lifestyle programs, personal health assessments, personal shopping assistance, healthy food experience demonstrations, and nutrition consultations specific to individual dietary needs.

Dietitian Availability: Sara is normally available on Mondays and Thursdays from 7am-3pm, but her availability does vary due to nutrition programs and events (Sara also works at Hy-Vee West on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and some Saturdays). Evening and weekend hours are also available by appointment. Please check the dietitian events calendar on the dietitian end cap to see when Sara is available. You can also call/email ahead to ensure her availability.

Dietitian nutrition services available from Hy-Vee:

Answers in the Aisles (Complimentary): Receive answers to your nutrition questions while you shop. Sara is available to help you choose the right foods for you. For questions while you shop, you can request to speak with Sara at Customer Service or the Pharmay.

Store Tours (Complimentary – By appointment): Enjoy an aisle-by-aisle tour to discover healthy new food choices. Tour topics may include healthy shopping, heart-health, diabetes, weight management, and food allergies. Perfect for individual or groups!

Shopping Assistance for Health (Complimentary - By appointment): Take a walk through the aisles with Sara. Find health-promoting foods that appeal to you, receive meal ideas & recipes for how to enjoy these foods and learn how to enhance your health by putting favorable foods in your cart and in your body!

Nutrition E-Newsletter (Complimentary): Sign up for the monthly Nutrition Newsletter to receive the latest nutrition tips, recipes, menus and upcoming events at your Hy-Vee Drugstore. Simply send your e-mail address to [email protected]

Weekly Menu Suggestions (Complimentary):
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. Menus and modified versions of the Weekly Menus are available at and include Diabetic-Friendly, Heart-Healthy, and Weight Control. You can also go online and have the menu suggestions automatically emailed to you each week. Don't miss this fantastic FREE resource!

Nutrition Counseling Packages available:
Super Shopper
- $62.50: Includes one-on-one nutrition counseling session (30 minutes) and personalized shopping tour with a 5% discount on your grocery purchases the day of your tour.
Getting Healthy - $125.00: Includes one-on-one nutrition counseling session (30 minutes), two (15-minute) follow-up sessions and a personalized shopping tour with a 5% discount on your grocery purchases the day of your tour.
Making A Change - $250.00: Includes one-on-one nutrition counseling session (1 hour), four (15 minute) follow-up sessions and a personalized shopping tour with a personalized shopping tour with a 5% discount on your grocery purchases the day of your tour.

Hy-Vee Begin® Program ($290 - By appointment): 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. Contact Sara at [email protected] for more information.

Health Screenings ($45 - By appointment): Don't wait for chronic disease to sneak up on you. Take preventative measures by getting accurate results on cholesterol, blood pressure, body fat and blood sugar. Sara will provide the nutrition recommendations you need to improve your health.

Community and Worksite Wellness Services (Prices vary): Sara will come to your business or organization to teach the Begin program, provide health screenings, participate in health fairs or present a nutrition topic designed for your group's interests.

To schedule an appointment or discuss nutrition services, contact Sara at [email protected] or call 641-424-4181.

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