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Melissa McLaughlin

MS, RD, LD
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Melissa McLaughlin

Melissa McLaughlin MS, RD, LD is a registered and licensed dietitian serving customers at the Marion Hy-Vee store. Melissa received a Bachelor of Science degree in human nutrition and dietetics from Metropolitan State University of Denver. She then completed her Dietetic Internship at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Melissa also attended the University of Nebraska Omaha where she obtained her Master of Science in Biology. Prior to working for Hy-Vee, Melissa worked as a Clinical Dietitian at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics where she served both inpatient and outpatient populations. She is passionate about helping others lead healthier and happier lives through nutrition. Melissa is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Iowa Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

SERVICES:

Nutrition Education Store Tour

By appointment, complimentary. Your Hy-Vee Registered Dietitian will provide you with the knowledge needed to select foods throughout the store that suit your specific nutrition needs. Your Hy-Vee dietitian is available to schedule this service at your convenience.

Medical Nutrition Therapy

By appointment, with physician referral. Contact your Hy-Vee Registered Dietitian for fee information and insurance options. Your physician may refer you for an appointment with the Hy-Vee Registered Dietitian for this nutrition counseling service. This service is provided to treat a medical condition and associated symptoms through diet. The Hy-Vee Registered Dietitian will examine your medical history, evaluate your nutrition status and work with you to develop a plan for lifestyle changes based on your unique nutrition needs.

Health Screens

By appointment, prices vary. Don’t wait for chronic diseases to sneak up on you. Take preventative measures by getting a biometric screening provided by your Hy-Vee dietitian. Get quick and accurate results on cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, body fat and body mass index. Your Hy-Vee dietitian can give you the information you need and show you the foods you can choose to improve your health.

 

Community and Corporate Wellness Programs

Prices vary. Health and wellness programs developed by the Hy-Vee Registered Dietitians are available for your business or organization. These programs
may be presented in the store or the dietitian can come to you. Programs may include nutrition presentations, cooking demonstrations, health screening, weight management programs and health fairs. Contact your nearest Hy-Vee Registered Dietitian to discuss program scheduling, topic ideas and fee information.

Kids’ Nutrition Events

Prices vary. A variety of kids’ classes is available, depending on the location. Visit the store’s website or contact the Hy-Vee Registered Dietitian for more information on cooking classes, gardening programs, Girl Scout and Boy Scout badge programs, store tours and birthday parties.

Cooking Classes

Prices vary. Let the cooking adventures begin! Hy-Vee Registered Dietitians team up with the Hy-Vee chefs to offer a variety of cooking classes designed for all skill levels. Learn a new culinary skill, taste new foods and prepare featured foods in new ways. Visit the store’s website or contact the Hy-Vee Registered Dietitian for class information and registration.

Answers in the Aisles

Receive answers to your nutrition questions while you shop. Your Hy-Vee Registered Dietitian can help you choose the right foods for you.

Begin Program

Prices vary. Begin is a ten-week lifestyle management program led by your Hy-Vee dietitian. This in-store, group or individual program emphasizes weight loss, exercise and eating for good health. To begin your new lifestyle, contact your local Hy-Vee dietitian or watch for announcements on the start of the next Begin session.

Monthly Calendar of Events

Hy-Vee Registered Dietitians plan special events and classes every month. To view a store’s calendar of events, go to www.hy-vee.com to search for your local store in the “store finder” by entering your zip code or city and state. Select the store and click on “View All Events.” In addition, contact your Hy-Vee Registered Dietitian to subscribe to the e-newsletter.

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Wellness Services

Event Schedule
8/19/2019
Nutrition Tour- Diabetes

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Throughout the week, your Hy-Vee dietitian Melissa, hosts FREE nutrition tours! Meet at Customer Service and join the group as we tour the store and discuss topics including diabetes, hypertension, and high-cholesterol.

8/21/2019
Nutrition Tour - Blood Pressure - Canceled

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
No nutrition store tour today.

8/23/2019
Nutrition Tour- Cholesterol

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Throughout the week, your Hy-Vee dietitian Melissa, hosts FREE nutrition tours! Meet at Customer Service and join the group as we tour the store and discuss topics including diabetes, hypertension, and high-cholesterol.

8/26/2019
Nutrition Tour- Diabetes

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Throughout the week, your Hy-Vee dietitian Melissa, hosts FREE nutrition tours! Meet at Customer Service and join the group as we tour the store and discuss topics including diabetes, hypertension, and high-cholesterol.

8/28/2019
Nutrition Tour - Blood Pressure

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Throughout the week, your Hy-Vee dietitian Melissa, hosts FREE nutrition tours! Meet at Customer Service and join the group as we tour the store and discuss topics including diabetes, hypertension, and high-cholesterol.

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