Heather Kearney is the registered dietitian at your West Locust Hy-Vee. She earned her Bachelor of Science in nutrition/dietetics at Northern Illinois University, and completed her dietetic internship at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Heather is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Mississippi Valley Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She stays updated with current trends in nutrition and research through further continuing education and training.
Heather is passionate about providing the community the tools to live healthy and happy. She is available to help meet your nutritional needs through various services, which include personal or group supermarket tours, personal nutrition counseling, health screenings and out-of-store nutrition programs.
Cholesterol Screenings - Contact Heather for Pricing
With just a small finger-stick, you can receive your total lipid profile (cholesterol, LDL, HDL, triglycerides and blood glucose). An appointment is required and for best results, please fast for 9 to 12 hours before the screening.
Community Presentations - Contact Heather for Pricing
Nutrition presentations are great for employee wellness programs, schools, churches and more. Heather 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. Heather will bring education materials, recipes and food to sample.
Medical Nutrition Therapy Services
Individual nutrition counseling is for you if you are looking for personalized and detailed help with daily eating. Hy-Vee dietitian Heather Wright will complete an assessment, offer recommendations and help you set goals during your first session. Follow-up sessions are highly recommended to allow time to work on achieving your goals.
A nutrition counseling session includes
Comprehensive Nutrition Assessment – In a pre-consultation questionnaire, you provide details on your medical and nutrition background, food likes/dislikes, allergies, intolerances and nutrition concerns. Completion of the questionnaire along with information you provide during your session allows your Hy-Vee dietitian to customize a nutrition plan specifically for you.
- Complete Dietary Analysis – Describe your typical daily dietary intake to help design a plan based on your current eating lifestyle.
- Healthy Nutrition Resources – Shopping assistance/tips, recipes and on-line resources
- A Personalized Meal Plan to help individuals reach their nutrition goals
- Email and telephone access for follow-up questions/concerns.
Medical Nutrition Therapy Packages
Super Shopper - Contact Heather for Pricing
Includes one-on-one nutrition counseling session (30 minutes and a personalized shopping tour (1 hour), with 5% off grocery purchase to use the day of your tour.
Getting Healthy - Contact Heather for Pricing
Includes one-on-one nutrition counseling session (30 minutes), two (15-minute) follow-up sessions and a personalized shopping tour (1 hour), with 5% off grocery purchase to use the day of your tour.
Making the Change - Contact Heather for Pricing
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), with 5% off grocery purchase to use the day of your tour.
BEGIN Healthy Lifestyle and Weight Management Programs - Contact Heather for Pricing
BEGIN is a healthy lifestyle and weight management program led by your Hy-Vee dietitian. In each of these one-on-one programs, Heather 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.
Contact Heather today for all your health and wellness needs at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (563-324-9948).