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Faribault Dietitian

RD, LD
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Ayn Pavek

RD, LD
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Ayn PavekAyn Pavek, RD, LD, received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus, in the College of Agriculture in food science and nutrition.  She graduated with honors from the Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CUP program) during which she completed a comprehensive internship. Her internship included such diverse areas in food science and nutrition as school foodservice, hospital and long-term care dietetics, renal/dialysis programs, community nutrition, cancer and AIDS programs, and home health care.  Following graduation, Ayn worked as a registered dietitian at Queen of Peace Hospital in New Prague, Minnesota, where, as the in-patient dietitian, she taught pulmonary and cardiac rehabilitation and worked extensively with the out-patient and oncology clinics. Ayn joined the Hy-Vee® team in 2007. Ayn is an ultra-endurance athlete and loves sharing her love of health, fitness and good food with people of all ages. Ayn offers monthly cooking demonstrations, health-based store tours, child and family events, and weight-loss classes.

To schedule an appointment with Ayn, call 507-334-2085 or email [email protected].


DIETITIAN SERVICES INCLUDE:

SHOPPING ASSISTANCE FOR HEALTH
Complimentary | By appointment, walk-ins may be available

Take a walk through the aisles and find health-promoting foods that appeal to you.  Receive meal ideas and recipes for enjoying these foods, and learn how to enhance your health by putting favorable foods in your shopping cart…and in your body! Topics may include but not limited to:

  • Diabetes
  • Gluten-free, allergies, and intolerances
  • Heart Health
  • Vitamin K and warfarin/Coumadin management
  • Weight Management

SUPERMARKET TOURS
Complimentary | By appointment

Enjoy an aisle-by-aisle tour to discover healthy new food choices. Perfect for groups of 2 to 12 people. Popular topics include but not limited to heart health, diabetes, weight management, super foods, food allergies and gluten-free living. Contact your dietitians Ayn at 507-334-2085 or e-mail at [email protected] to set this service up.

HY-VEE FRESH MEAL KITS
Available for Purchase In-Store or Order Ahead
Chef-titian inspired (chef + dietitian). These meal kits are the solution to simplify your time shopping for ingredients and provide a grab-and-go-like opportunity to prepare breakfast, lunch, or dinner! A restaurant quality meal experience yet nutritious, every kit comes packed with freshly picked and portioned controlled ingredients to reduce food waste; as well as, step-by step recipe directions with pictures to assist you in completing a delicious meal! Contact your dietitians Ayn at 507-334-2085 or e-mail at [email protected] to set an order-ahead service.

SIMPLE FIX ™ FREEZER MEAL CLASSES  
Prices vary | By appointment

Gather a group of 6 to 12 people interested in preparing a variety of delicious meals to eat at home later. Each meal item in the menu feeds up to 4 people. You pick your meal package and schedule a date. Our helpful Hy-Vee® staff will shop for all the groceries and provide the space, bowls and utensils. Because food safety is important to us, our chefs will precut and properly package any meats ahead of time. At your Hy-Vee Simple Fix™ event, your group puts together each recipe in separate freezer bags or pans. Each meal includes easy cooking instructions so you can thaw and enjoy them at your convenience. You take home several ready-to-go dinners. We take care of cleaning up. Easy as that! Contact your dietitians Ayn at 507-334-2085 or e-mail at [email protected] on how you can get started! As well, you can also view the calendar in-store or visit the calendar of events link on the left-hand side of the webpage for current Simple Fix™ events open for registration. An example menu you may prepare may be:

  • Southwest Pork Chili
  • Lemon-Roasted Salmon with Asparagus
  • Chicken Burrito Bowls
  • Pork Roast with Apples and Red Potatoes

KIDS CLASSES
Prices vary; 30-minute session to 2 hour sessions | By appointment
From Simple Fix™ classes - kid edition, themed baking or cooking courses, or even a birthday party, our goal is provide nutrition education in a fun and delicious way by incorporating interactive experiences with visual, auditory, and hands-on learning. Nutrition plays a vital role in a child's growth and development and what better way to learn it than at Hy-Vee®! Contact your dietitians Ayn at 507-334-2085 or e-mail at [email protected] to learn more about medical nutrition therapy services.

MEDICAL NUTRITION THERAPY
Prices vary; 1 hour or 30-minute session | By appointment

With referral from a physician, Ayn or Andrew will meet with you individually to develop a personalized plan, with achievable goals, to address your nutrition-related concerns including diabetes, heart disease, weight management and more. During the consultation, Ayn or Andrew will examine your medical history and current health, make nutrition recommendations, and help you with meal planning. Call or email for pricing and to schedule an appointment. Contact your dietitians Ayn at 507-334-2085 or e-mail at [email protected] to learn more about medical nutrition therapy services.

HY-VEE BEGIN™ PROGRAM
Prices vary; group or individual sessions | By appointment

This ten-week healthy lifestyle program emphasizes eating for good health, weight loss and being physically active. Health screens with biometrics and measurements are included. Begin™ is not a “diet”- Begin™ is a plan to help with lifelong wellness.

  • 1 initial visit with biometric screening
  • 7 group or individual sessions
  • 1 follow-up session including measurements
  • 1 final visit with biometric screening

Contact your dietitians Ayn at 507-334-2085 or e-mail at [email protected] to learn more about Begin™.

COMMUNITY & WORKSITE WELLNESS SERVICES
Prices vary | By appointment

Ayn or Andrew can come to your business or organization to conduct cooking classes, teach the Begin™ program, provide health screenings, or present a nutrition topic designed for your group’s interests. Presentations can range from 30 minutes to one hour. Contact your dietitians Ayn at 507-334-2085 or e-mail at [email protected] about setting up a community and/or worksite wellness program.

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING
Complimentary, in-store or when added with another service on location

High blood pressure usually has no symptoms, but increases your risk for serious problems, including heart attack and stroke. Stop at the pharmacy or meet with Ayn for a blood pressure screening.

BIOMETRIC SCREENING
$45 | By appointment

Measures your total, LDL and HDL cholesterol, triglycerides and blood glucose. A simple finger-prick test with results in five minutes. Also included: blood pressure, waist circumference, height, weight, and body mass index measurements. For accurate results, please fast for 12 hours before the test. Contact your dietitians Ayn at 507-334-2085 or e-mail at [email protected] to schedule an appointment.

Related topics

Begin Program

Wellness Services

Event Schedule
11/21/2019
Nutrition Tour - Blood Pressure

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Find foods that fit into a low-sodium diet - and see how some can even naturally lower your blood pressure. You may register at customer service, by calling 507-334-2085, or email Ayn at [email protected]

11/25/2019
Nutrition Tour - Diabetes

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Discover diabetes-friendly foods in every aisle - and learn how choosing your carbohydrates carefully can make a real difference. You may register at customer service, by calling 507-334-2085, or email Ayn at [email protected]

11/27/2019
Nutrition Tour - Blood Pressure

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Find foods that fit into a low-sodium diet - and see how some can even naturally lower your blood pressure. You may register at customer service, by calling 507-334-2085, or email Ayn at [email protected]

12/2/2019
Nutrition Tour - Diabetes

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Discover diabetes-friendly foods in every aisle - and learn how choosing your carbohydrates carefully can make a real difference. You may register at customer service, by calling 507-334-2085, or email Ayn at [email protected]

12/6/2019
Nutrition Tour - Cholesterol

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Learn which foods will lower your bad cholesterol, raise your good cholesterol and help you enjoy improved heart health. You may register at customer service, by calling 507-334-2085, or email Ayn at [email protected]

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