March 29, 2023 | News & Press Releases
Beginning in April, Hy-Vee registered dietitians will be hosting programs and events to help customers improve blood sugar management including a new virtual program starting in May for those with prediabetes, diabetes or gestational diabetes. Free A1C screenings will be available at select Hy-Vee locations all month.
NEW Balancing Your Blood Sugar Virtual Program
Hy-Vee dietitians will guide individuals with prediabetes, diabetes or gestational diabetes through an action-based virtual group program to reduce sugar intake, control cravings and help reduce inflammation. The virtual sessions are designed to facilitate positive behavior changes through nutrition education, healthy goal planning, group discussions and more. Program participants will receive the following:
- Pre-program A1C and biometric screening (in person with your dietitian at select Hy-Vee locations)
- Four 60-minute sessions (every two weeks over an eight-week period)
- Post program screenings (in person with your dietitian at select Hy-Vee locations)
This program will start in May and those who participate in the April A1C screening are eligible to sign up at a discounted rate.
Free A1C Screening Tours
In addition to the new blood sugar program, Hy-Vee will provide 1,500 free A1C screenings at select Hy-Vee stores throughout its eight-state region. This simple blood test measures average blood sugar levels over the past three months. This is a common test used to identify prediabetes or diabetes. Registration is required for the free A1C screening and can be made online. Once registered, a local Hy-Vee dietitian will reach out to schedule a screening based on availability. Free A1C screenings are only available while supplies last and provided in partnership with RX Sugar, Embecta, Good Measure, Catalina Crunch, and Fairlife! A list of Hy-Vee locations offering the screening can be found here.
Free Virtual Wellness Wednesday Classes
Hy-Vee dietitians will host free virtual classes every Wednesday from noon to 12:30 p.m. featuring simple recipes and products to try. April class topics include Oh Sugar, Brunch Buffet Basics, Dairy-Good Uses for Yogurt, and Balancing Macronutrients! 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. 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.
- Traditional ($10) 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.
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.