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Holly Ellison

Holly Ellison, RD, LD, is a Hy-Vee Registered Dietitian who received a Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics and exercise science from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Holly completed her dietetic internship through the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Minnesota Dietetic Association.

Holly is passionate about nutrition and exercise. She enjoys teaching others about new foods and cooking techniques and she is committed to helping individuals of all ages achieve their health and nutrition goals.

Through your Mankato Riverfront Hy-Vee, Holly offers group and individual store tours, personalized nutrition counseling, various nutrition-related classes, on- and off-site presentations as well as answering questions you may have.

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Looking for healthy menu ideas? Hy-Vee has you covered. Check out this week's weekly menu for great recipes.

Services Offered at Your Mankato Riverfront Hy-Vee:

Simple Fix - Freezer Meal Prep Class. Full-Set $99 (4 servings for all 7 recipes) or Half-Set $50 (2 servings for all 7 recipes)
Simple Fix is a program in which groups of people gather at Hy-Vee to prepare a variety of fast and delicious meals to be kept in the freezer. We shop for all the groceries, provides the space, bowls and utensils AND do the clean-up. You put the recipes together in freezer bags or pans and take them home with cooking instructions so you can eat them at your convenience. Simple Fix is here to make your lives easier!

How does Simple Fix work?

Set-up your own private class:

  1. Get a group of 6-24 people together and call or e-mail your Riverfront Hy-Vee dietitian, Holly Ellison ([email protected] or 507-625-1107) or to schedule your class.
  2. Pick a day and time to complete your Simple Fix class. Coordinate a time that works with your group.
  3. You and your group get to select 7 recipes from our data base of over 200 recipes!
  4. Complete registration and payment one week prior to the class.
  5. Prepare the recipes with your friends and have fun!
  6. Take home your delicious meals, save them in the freezer and ENJOY!

Register for an open-registration class:

For a full list of upcoming classes and menus contact your Hy-Vee dietitian by phone (507.625.1107) or email ([email protected]) or view the events calendar.

Private Supermarket Tours: By appointment. Free Service.
Join Holly, your Hy-Vee dietitian, for a scheduled group or individual aisle-by-aisle tour, focusing on a topic of your choice. During your tour, you will discover new food choices, practice reading nutrition labels and obtain meal planning ideas.

Tour topics may include:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart-health
  • Weight management
  • Gluten-free living
  • Food allergies
  • Many more!

Please make an appointment with Holly to set up your free Health in Every Aisle Store Tour. You may email her at [email protected].

Personalized Shopping Assistance: By Appointment. Free Service.
If you are struggling to put clinical advice into practice or are looking for additional assistance in achieving your healthy eating goals, let Holly take you through the store to help find foods that fit your dietary needs. Holly, your Riverfront Mankato Hy-Vee dietitian, is available for FREE individualized shopping assistance. Make an appointment with Holly to tour the store and learn about healthy food in every aisle.

Nutrition Counseling: By Appointment. Prices Vary.
If you have questions about a specific diet – weight loss, low-sodium, diabetes, cholesterol-lowering and more – nutrition counseling is a great way to get individualized advice. Holly is available for private nutrition counseling by appointment.

Healthy Food Demonstrations: Free service.
Holly will demonstrate in-store how to prepare healthy and delicious meals. Please check Holly's calendar of events for upcoming healthy food demonstrations. Recipes will be provided for each food demonstration.

Community Wellness Presentations: By Appointment. Free service.
Holly will come to your non-profit organization and present a health and wellness topic of your choice.

Business Wellness Presentations: By Appointment. Prices Vary.
Holly will come to your business and present a health and wellness topic of your choice. Encourage your place of business to put an emphasis on employee wellness.

Hy-Vee Dietitian e-Newsletter. Free service.
Receive free recipes, coupons, information on new products, upcoming events, and quick health and exercise tips. All we need is your e-mail address. To become a member, send your e-mail address to [email protected].

Cholesterol Screenings. By appointment. Prices vary.
With this finger-stick test, you'll find out your heart disease risk in just 10 minutes. Test includes total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, triglycerides and blood glucose. You will need to fast for 10 to 12 hours prior to this test (water only). Make an appointment by calling the store and asking for Holly or sending an email to [email protected].

Answers in the Aisles. Free service.
Holly is available to answer your questions about foods related to health. Check out a food demo or stop in to chat! Just ask for Holly at the Customer Service counter.

In-Store Events. Prices vary.
Grab a monthly newsletter at the store's entrances or check online at for a complete schedule.

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