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Abby Luitjens

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Abby Luitjens, MS, RDN, LD, is your Le Mars Hy-Vee registered dietitian. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from South Dakota State University with a minor in Health Sciences. Abby went on to earn her master’s degree through a combined dietetic internship and master’s program at Illinois State University. Abby is a current member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Iowa Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Abby is originally from Windom, Minnesota, and excited to live in Northwest Iowa. She is eager to be a part of the Hy-Vee team at both Le Mars and Sheldon locations. Abby hopes to have a positive impact on people’s lives and help them make healthier lifestyle choices. She is passionate about helping people make their lives easier, healthier and happier!

Services Include:
Personal Nutrition Counseling – $125 per hour, $62.50 per half-hour or $31.25 for 15 minutes, $290 for a 10-appointment package. We also offer a 4-appointment package for kids for $99.
Come to Hy-Vee and Abby will help you develop a personalized nutrition plan for weight loss, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, food allergies and more! For more information, please call (712) 546-7816 or email [email protected].

Cholesterol Screenings - $45
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.

Begin Weight Loss Program - $290
This 10-week program focuses on a comprehensive approach to weight loss. The first appointment will be an individual meeting followed by both group sessions and individual follow-ups. Some of the topics are portion control, exercise, emotional eating, fat and sugar intake and more. Contact Abby for more details and to get signed up.

Personal Shopping Assistance – FREE
Struggling with what you should be putting into your shopping cart? Make an appointment with your Le Mars Hy-Vee dietitian to take an aisle-by-aisle tour of the supermarket. The tour can be tailored to meet your specific needs, including diabetic-friendly, heart-healthy, gluten-free, low-sodium, weight management and more.  Don’t miss out on this FREE service!  Make an appointment today by calling (712) 546-7816.

Group Supermarket Tours – FREE
Schedule a supermarket tour for a group of friends or your organization. Popular tour topics include weight management, heart health, diabetes, NuVal™ and other topics by request. Call (712) 546-7816 to schedule a tour.

Hy-Vee Wellness Club: Monthly Nutrition E-Newsletter – FREE
Ongoing: Contact your Hy-Vee dietitian to receive a newsletter.
This newsletter will keep you informed regarding monthly wellness events occurring at your Hy-Vee. Also included in the newsletter are the latest nutritional news, new food products and the HealthyBites newsletter.

Lunch and Learn Presentations – Prices vary
Abby will come to your business or organization to present a nutrition program designed to meet the group's interest. Popular presentation topics include Eating Healthy on The Go, Childhood Obesity, Nutrition for Weight Loss, Fad Diets, Portion Distortion, Super Foods, Nutrition and Diabetes and more! Recipes, nutrition handouts, snacks and samples are always provided! For more information, please contact Abby at (712) 546-7816 or [email protected].

Girl and Boy Scout Store Tours & Nutrition Badges – $8/Scout
Hy-Vee dietitians are here to help promote healthy eating for your Scouts. Your Hy-Vee dietitian will lead activities that help your Scouts earn nutrition-related badges.

Percent Body Fat - $5.00
Get a painless, accurate reading in just seconds. The fat loss monitor uses the bioelectrical impedance method. Body fat percentage is calculated by a formula that uses electric resistance, height, weight, age and gender. Appointment required.

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