Wendy Kritenbrink

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Wendy obtained her bachelor’s degree in dietetics from the University of Nebraska. She then completed her dietetic internship through Iowa State University. She has experience working with people of all age groups and various health conditions. Wendy completed the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics' (formerly the American Dietetic Association) additional CDR Certificate in Training in Adult Weight Management. Wendy specializes in weight management,  cholesterol lowering, child and family health, meal planning and gluten intolerance, but as a Registered Dietitian, can help you many nutrition issues.  


Kelsey Engels

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Kelsey EngelsKelsey obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition health science and dietetics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  She then continued on to complete her dietetic internship at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.  Kelsey is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association).  Kelsey enjoys interacting with customers and teaching them how to develop and/or maintain healthy lifestyles.  She is available to answer your questions about food, nutrition, and health and offers a variety of services.  If you have any food or nutrition questions feel free to call or email Kelsey to set up an appointment, or stop in and ask for her while shopping at your Mall of the Bluffs Hy-Vee. 


Personal Nutrition Counseling - Prices Vary
By appointment

Wendy and Kelsey are available for individual nutrition counseling sessions.  Your Hy-Vee dietitian will help you develop a personalized nutrition plan for weight loss, heart disease, diabetes, gluten-free and other food intolerances, or other nutrition concerns. Contact Wendy or Kelsey at (712)322-9260 or wkritenbrink@hy-vee.com or kengels@hy-vee.com for an appointment today!


Metabolic Screenings – $65 
By appointment

This simple, painless test will accurately tell you how many calories you burn each day. Knowing this is the 1st step to successful weight-control efforts. Screenings are done by appointment only. Please contact Wendy or Kelsey, your Mall of the Bluffs Hy-Vee dietitians, to set up an appointment by calling 712-322-9260 or emailing wkritenbrink@hy-vee.com or kengels@hy-vee.com. Coupons are sometimes available for $10 off! Ask your dietitian when you call to make your appointment if coupons are available.


Cholesterol and Glucose Check - $45
By appointment

With a quick finger-stick, you can receive your total lipid profile (cholesterol, LDL, HDL, triglycerides) and blood sugar levels. For accurate results, please fast for 8-12 hours before the test.


Community Presentations, Group Seminars, Health Fairs – Prices Vary 

Nutrition programs are great for all organizations – corporate/employee wellness programs, churches, community clubs and more! Wendy or Kelsey can come to your business or organization and present on a topic of your choice.  Contact your Hy-Vee dietitians today to discuss your options.  

Personalized Store Tour - Free

Whether you are looking for foods to fit special dietary needs or interested in learning more about smart shopping and healthy eating, your Hy-Vee dietitians are available to guide you. Schedule a store tour and have Wendy or Kelsey answer your specific questions on products and labels. 


Kids Cooking Clubs and Parties! - Prices Vary

Little Chefs and Junior Chefs Cooking Clubs meet the 2nd Saturday of every month, $10.00 per child. Dietitian Wendy and Chef Jess get together and the kids create a meal and learn about food preparation, nutirition, MyPlate, and we do something during each class to keep those bodies moving!

Cooking and nutrition classes with store tours availabile for Girl Scouts and Boy Scout troups. Price varies depending on what activities are included. With one snack typically $8 per person. 

Themed Kids cooking and/or nutrition parties available too! Prices vary.


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