Rochester Hy-Vee Stores Celebrate Earth Day

by Kaitlin Anderson, RD, LD
Community Relations Coordinator

In honor of Earth Day this week, approximately twenty Rochester
Hy-Vee employees participated in a highway clean-up effort on Wednesday, April 20. 

This event was part of the Olmsted County Adopt-a-Highway program.  Hy-Vee adopted a two-mile stretch along County Road 22, also known as West Circle Drive.  This commitment requires at least two clean-up events per year for a minimum of two years, with one event in the spring and the second in late fall.

Hy-Vee’s Adopt-a-Highway effort is just one more way we are making our community a better place to live, work and play.

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For more information: https://www.co.olmsted.mn.us/pw/roadtransportation/contacttransportation/Pages/Adopt-A-Highway.aspx

professional photo 2014Kaitlin Anderson, RD, LD is an award-winning supermarket dietitian. Kaitlin was named one of four finalists for Retail Dietitian of the Year—a national award from the Retail Dietitians Business Alliance—in 2015, a Hy-Vee “Legendary Customer Service Award” winner in 2013 and “Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year” by the Minnesota Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2012. She transitioned into a new role with Hy-Vee in 2015 and is now serving as the community relations coordinator for the Rochester market. Kaitlin’s community involvement includes the Wellness Works Coalition, Making it Better—Olmsted County, Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce—Leadership Greater Rochester and the Go Red for Women Leadership Team. You can also find Kaitlin every Tuesday in the Rochester Post-Bulletin—her column is entitled “Cart Smarts.” She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in dietetics from the College of St. Benedict and completed her dietetic internship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester in 2008. She has spent her entire career with Hy-Vee in Rochester. Kaitlin’s ultimate goal is to leave the grocery store every day having made at least one person’s life easier, healthier, happier. For all of Kaitlin’s blog posts click here.