February 28, 2023 | News & Press Releases
Hy-Vee, Inc. announces today that it will provide 2,000 free omega-3 index screenings at select Hy-Vee stores throughout its eight-state region as a part of National Nutrition Month during March.
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential to the body as they support a healthy heart. They also work to lower cholesterol, specifically triglyceride levels. The omega-3 index screening measures the amount of omega-3 in the bloodstream and can help identify heart-risk factors.
An omega-3 index screening is administered via a simple finger stick. A few weeks after the screening appointment, individuals will be contacted by their local Hy-Vee dietitian to setup an appointment to go through their results and discuss steps that can be taken to improve their omega-3 levels. The follow-up visits can take place in person, by phone or virtually. Registration is required for the free omega-3 index screening and can be made online. Once registered, a local Hy-Vee dietitian will reach out to schedule a screening based off screening availability. Omega-3 index screenings are only available while supplies last and provided in partnership with GOED and Nordic Naturals. A list of Hy-Vee locations offering the screening can be found here.
Hy-Vee dietitians will also be offering the following events throughout the month:
New In-Store Personalized Nutrition Shopping Assistance (available at select locations)
Hy-Vee dietitians are launching a new service this month to help customers navigate the aisles and discover nutritious products that align with their personal health goals. During the one-hour personalized shopping experience, customers can shop the aisles of Hy-Vee with a dietitian to get product recommendations tailored to their lifestyle, whether seeking better-for-you ingredients, dairy- or gluten-free options, foods that support heart health, simple meal planning tips and more. The service is only $25 and is waived with a $100 grocery purchase.* Customers must register online for a personal nutrition shopping tour.
Free Virtual Wellness Wednesday Classes
Hy-Vee dietitians will host free virtual classes every Wednesday from noon to 12:30 p.m. focused on highlighting simple recipes and products to try. March class topics include Boosting Brain Health, Friday Fish Fry Reinvented, Soup’s On, Figuring out Fats, and Chocolate 101! Registration is available online.
Virtual Freezer Meal Workshops
Hy-Vee dietitians will host virtual Freezer Meal Workshops designed to help families save time and money by prepping five flavorful meals ahead. Participants have the option between two workshops and will receive a step-by-step guide, recipes and a Hy-Vee Aisles Online shoppable link with all of the ingredients already added for easy shopping.
Gluten Free and Dairy Free ($10)
Hy-Vee dietitians make it easy for individuals to manage their dietary restrictions related to allergies and food sensitivities. In this freezer meal workshop, individuals will prepare five flavorful, budget-friendly meals. Registration is available online.
In this freezer meal workshop, individuals will learn how to prep every day meals ahead of time to help individuals and families reach their health goals. Registration is available online.
To learn more about Hy-Vee’s dietitian events and services, search by location.
*Certain purchases do not apply, including tobacco, alcohol, lottery, gift cards and fuel. Ask a Hy-Vee dietitian for details.
Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 285 retail stores across eight Midwestern states with sales of more than $13 billion annually. The supermarket chain is synonymous with quality, variety, convenience, healthy lifestyles, culinary expertise and superior customer service. Hy-Vee ranks in the Top 5 Most Trusted Brands and has been named one of America’s Top 3 favorite grocery stores. The company’s more than 80,000 employees provide “A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle” to customers every day. For additional information, visit www.hy-vee.com.