Nicole Arnold

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Nicole Arnold, RD, LD, received her bachelor of science degree in dietetics from Michigan State University. Her dietetic internship was completed at the University of Michigan hospital in Ann Arbor.
As an Ames resident since 2000, Nicole has worked as a Hy-Vee dietitian since April, 2006.  Nicole has helped many customers reach their personal bests and believes in keeping a simple and holistic approach to health and wellness.

Nicole understands the powerful combination of regular exercise and good nutrition.  She is also a Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise. Nicole has over 10 years of experience in food service management, menu development, special diets and nutrition coaching. She is certified in Adult Weight Management and has completed the Wellcoaches health coach training program.

Nicole offers a wide range of services for wellness, including weight management and healthy lifestyle programs, personal health assessments, personal shopping assistance, kids' cooking club, in-aisle healthy food experiences and nutrition consultations specific to individual dietary needs.

Nicole is passionate about food and people, which makes Hy-Vee the perfect environment for learning about healthy nutrition! 

Dietitian Services


Struggling with what you should be putting in your shopping cart?  Take advantage of this complimentary service!  Make an appointment with Nicole, your West Ames Hy-Vee dietitian, to get personalized advice as you shop your grocery list. Nicole will share healthy options in every aisle and teach about label reading, meal planning, specialized diets and more.  Contact Nicole at 515-292-5543 to schedule a tour.


Join Nicole for an aisle-by-aisle tour.  Individual and group tours are available.  The tour can be tailored to meet your specific needs, including diabetic-friendly, heart-healthy, low-sodium, gluten-free, weight management, healthy shopping using NuVal, budget-friendly and more.

During your tour you will:

  • Discover new food choices in every aisle
  • Sample healthy foods
  • Practice reading food labels
  • Learn about Hy-Vee's NuVal nutritional  scoring system


(includes blood pressure and body composition evaluation)

Knowing your numbers is the first step to a healthier lifestyle.  Vist Nicole in the store to get an accurate reading of your cholesterol including total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, triglycerides and fasting blood sugar.  You recieve your results at the end of the 15-minute appointment and they are interpreted into easy-to-understand terms.  Contact to Nicole to set up a fasting appointment.


Nutrition coaching opens the door to opportunities.  It challenges you to change and discuss the actions you need to take to reach desired outcomes, meet personal goals and attain desired achievements and champions your success.  Nutrition coaching empowers YOU towards an increasing awareness of what's getting in the way of you reaching your goals.

Most people would not expect to learn a foreign language in one class or one visit.  Learning proper nutrition and how to live a healthy lifestyle takes time as well.  Dietitians have found that their most successful clients benefit from more than one session in order to instill accountability..

New Client

1 initial visit (45 to 60 minutes)

1 follow-up visit (20 minutes)

Rejuvenate, Refresh, Renew

30-minute consult with Nicole to recommend product(s) that fit your lifestyle goals.

Package #1 Individual Healthy Eating Program

1 initial visit (45-60 minutes)

Follow-up phone call

3 follow-up visits (20 minutes)

Grocery store tour

Package #2 Individual Healthy Eating Program

1 initial visit (45- 60 minutes)

Follow-up phone call

7 follow-up visits (20 minutes)

Grocery store tour

Package #3 Individual Healthy Eating Program

1 initial visit (45-60 minutes)

Follow-up phone call

4 follow-up sessions (45 minutes)

Grocery store tour


10-week healthy lifestyle and weight management program

includes pre- and post- full cholesterol/glucose biometric screening and is available as a group or individually


Stay on top of the latest nutrition research and trends with our monthy e-newsletter.  To have your email added, please send an email to Nicole at




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Event Schedule
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