Lauren Furgiuele, RD, LD, is the registered dietitian at the Utica Ridge Hy-Vee. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics from Iowa State University and completed her dietetic internship in Galesburg, IL and its surrounding areas through Iowa State University as well. Lauren is a nationally registered dietitian licensed in the state of Iowa, is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and serves on the Marketing Committee of the Mississippi Valley Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Lauren believes that the best place to learn how to begin living a healthier lifestyle is in the aisles at the grocery store. She is passionate about food, trying new recipes, and helping people understand the science behind nutrition, making this career a perfect fit! Feel free to contact Lauren at email@example.com or call (563) 355-5540 for any questions and to help you get started on achieving your nutrition goals!
Lauren’s Nutrition Services:
Shopping Assistance for Health with Your Hy-Vee Dietitian - complimentary
Take a 30- to 45-minute walk through the aisles with Lauren to find health-promoting foods that appeal to you, receive ideas & recipes for how to enjoy these foods, or review the basics on understanding Nutrition Facts labels. Learn how to enhance your health by putting favorable foods in your shopping cart…and in your body!
Community Presentations - prices vary
Nutrition presentations are great for employee wellness programs, schools, churches and more. Lauren will come to your business or organization to present a nutrition topic designed for your group’s interests. Popular topics include diabetes, quick and healthy cooking, packing a healthy lunch, shopping on a budget, “superfoods” and lowering cholesterol. Lauren will bring education materials, recipes and food to sample.
Medical Nutrition Therapy, with physician referral – prices vary
Need help with your special health or dietary needs? Come to Hy-Vee and Lauren will help you develop a personalized nutrition plan for weight loss, heart disease, food allergies and more! With referral from a physician, Lauren will meet with you individually to develop a personalized plan, with achievable goals, to address your nutrition-related concerns. Choose between the options below:
Know Your Numbers - $45
Includes one (15-minute) biometric screening with full lipid (cholesterol) panel, BMI (body mass index), blood pressure and body fat percentage. One-on-one explanation (15-minutes) of results and suggestions on how to improve your numbers, if necessary.
Super Shopper - $62.50
Includes one-on-one nutrition counseling session (30 minutes) and a personalized shopping tour (1 hour).
Getting Healthy - $125
Includes one-on-one nutrition counseling session (30 minutes), two (15-minute) follow-up sessions and a personalized shopping tour (1 hour).
Making the Change - $250
Includes one-on-one nutrition counseling session (1 hour), personalized food plan (with meal and recipe ideas), four (15-minute) follow-up sessions and a personalized shopping tour (1 hour).
BEGIN Healthy Lifestyle and Weight Management Program - $290
BEGIN is a healthy lifestyle and weight management program led by your Hy-Vee dietitian. In each of these one-on-one programs, Lauren will work with you to promote healthy lifestyle changes while emphasizing weight loss, exercise and eating for good health. Additionally, the 10-session program includes a cholesterol and blood glucose screening at the beginning and end of the program to help you track your progress.