WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Beginning this month, in-store dietitians at more than 190 Hy-Vee locations throughout its eight-state region will offer weekly health shopping tours that focus on the nutritional aspects of lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, as well as managing diabetes. The tours are free and will be offered every week.
Tours will be held at noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on the following rotation:
- Monday (Diabetes): Discover diabetes-friendly foods in every aisle, and learn how choosing your carbohydrates carefully can make a real difference.
- Wednesday (Blood pressure): Find foods that fit into a low-sodium diet, and see how some can even naturally lower your blood pressure.
- Friday (Cholesterol): Learn which foods will lower your bad cholesterol, raise your good cholesterol and help you enjoy improved heart health.
“Hy-Vee’s mission is to make people’s lives easier, healthier and happier, and these free tours are a way for our customers to learn the important role food choices play in their overall health,” said Kristin Williams, senior vice president and chief health officer for Hy-Vee. “Our company’s approach to health and wellness makes these tours a perfect complement to the wide array of services our in-store dietitians already offer.”
Attendees are not required to sign up in advance, but are welcome to call and reserve a spot if they would like. All tours will begin at the store’s customer service counter. To learn more about the tours and to find out if your Hy-Vee is participating, please contact your nearest Hy-Vee store.