“I Tried It!”

Rochester Hy-Vee dietitians Kathy, Kayley and Sara took part in the School Age Child Care (SACC) “I Tried It” event at three different elementary schools on July 31.  Each dietitian was assigned to a Rochester elementary school: Ben Franklin, Sunset Terrace and Gage.  Each of the schools included approximately 250 students. 

During this presentation children used their five senses to learn about a variety of fruits and vegetables. After learning about the produce, they had the opportunity to try each one to see how they taste.  Each dietitian brought rainbow baby carrots, cauliflower, jicama, pomegranate seeds and mango.  Students were encouraged to try a new fruit or vegetable and received an “I Tried It” sticker. 

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Begin for Diabetes

by Sara Kelly RDN, LDN, CSG

People with diabetes face a specific set of health and nutrition challenges. Hy-Vee has recently launched a program to help meet the needs of this growing population. Begin for Diabetes is a 10-week comprehensive program that focuses on addressing the physical and mental challenges associated with diabetes.

Session topics include:

  • How to make smart choices when dining out.
  • How to count carbs and plan healthy meals.
  • Techniques to cope with the stress that can come with a diabetes diagnosis.
  • How to prevent complications and spot signs of hypo- and hyperglycemia.
  • To control portion size and keep food logs based on their dietary needs.

“About 29 million Americans have diabetes, and managing the disease can come with a significant learning curve,” said Kristin Williams, senior vice president and chief health officer at Hy-Vee. “Our registered dietitians are here to help educate and support program participants on their journey to making their lives healthier and happier.”

Sara Kelly, Registered Dietitian at West Circle Hy-Vee, recently spoke with KIMT Channel 3 about this new program.

To learn more about Begin for Diabetes, contact your local Hy-Vee dietitian.

Sara Kelly, RD, LD, CSG, earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Consumer Science – Dietetics from Minnesota State University in Mankato, Minnesota. She completed her dietetic internship at the Bay Pines Veterans Affairs Healthcare System in Bay Pines, Florida. Sara has worked in several areas of clinical nutrition, including three years as an inpatient clinical dietitian at a large hospital in South Georgia, and two years as a renal dietitian at a dialysis center.  She is a Board Certified Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition (CSG). Sara is a registered, licensed dietitian and a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is passionate about healthy eating and has a special interest in geriatrics as well as vegetarian/vegan nutrition. Sara spends most of her free time chasing after her infant son, Weston. Sara provides a variety of services including store tours, cooking classes, health screenings (biometrics) and individual consultations, as well as answering questions in the aisles. You may contact Sara by email at sakelly@hy-vee.com. View all of Sara’s posts here.

Painting on the Patio

by Sara Kelly, RD, LD

Coming up on Monday, June 5, your West Circle Hy-Vee dietitian is hosting a fun event: Painting on the Patio! Join us on our Market Grille Patio and we will be painting a unique sign to hang on your wall and show your Minnesota pride.

Participants will be painting this “Home” sign, featuring a cut-out of Minnesota. The signs are made from red oak by local company Unique Laser Gifts.  The sign measures 13.5″ wide by 14.5″ tall. Enjoy drink service from our Market Grille while you paint!

A variety of paint colors and brushes will be provided. (If you would like to provide your own paint, please email Sara at SaKelly@hy-vee.com for information on the correct paint to bring.)

The event will be held outside on our patio, weather permitting. (Event will be held inside in the case of inclement weather) Limited space available, please register in advance by Thursday, June 1. Fee: $38. (Drinks ordered from the Market Grille not included in price. Small fee added to Eventbrite registrations).

Questions? Contact Sara at SaKelly@hy-vee.com / 507-292-6004.

*Cancellation Policy: Any event cancellation must be received by e-mail at least 48 hours in advance of the scheduled event time to receive a refund. All event cancellations, questions or concerns should be sent to Sara Kelly, RD, LD at sakelly@hy-vee.com.*

Purchase tickets here!

Sara Kelly, RD, LD, CSG, earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Consumer Science – Dietetics from Minnesota State University in Mankato, Minnesota. She completed her dietetic internship at the Bay Pines Veterans Affairs Healthcare System in Bay Pines, Florida. Sara has worked in several areas of clinical nutrition, including three years as an inpatient clinical dietitian at a large hospital in South Georgia, and two years as a renal dietitian at a dialysis center.  She is a Board Certified Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition (CSG). Sara is a registered, licensed dietitian and a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is passionate about healthy eating and has a special interest in geriatrics as well as vegetarian/vegan nutrition. Sara spends most of her free time chasing after her infant son, Weston. Sara provides a variety of services including store tours, cooking classes, health screenings (biometrics) and individual consultations, as well as answering questions in the aisles. You may contact Sara by email at sakelly@hy-vee.com. View all of Sara’s posts here.

FAQ About Simple Fix

by Sara Kelly, RD, LD

  • What is Simple Fix? Simple Fix is a meal preparation workshop where we save you the time spent shopping and cleaning so you can focus on just assembling the meals for the week. Simple Fix is exclusive to Hy-Vee, and only offered at select stores.
  • Are there certain recipes we have to use? We have more than 100 recipes for you to choose from, including chicken, turkey, beef, pork, fish and meatless meals. You can also submit your own recipes to us for review. We can accommodate most food allergies.

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Wine & Coloring at West Circle Hy-Vee

by Sara Kelly, RD, LD

Coloring is not just for kids! According to Medical Daily, coloring can help adults block out negative thoughts. Coloring in a social setting can help ease stress, and it’s fun! We hosted our first adult Coloring and Wine Night in our Market Grille in January. This sold-out event included dietitian-approved and chef-created appetizers, half-priced sushi and bottles of wine, giveaways, and coloring! Check out our event photos and join us for our next Coloring & Wine Night on Thursday, February 16th at 6pm. Check out our Facebook event page for more details. Hope to see you there!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1354565294600816/ 

Sara Kelly - DietitianSara Kelly, RD, LD, CSG, earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Consumer Science – Dietetics from Minnesota State University in Mankato, Minnesota. She completed her dietetic internship at the Bay Pines Veterans Affairs Healthcare System in Bay Pines, Florida. Sara has worked in several areas of clinical nutrition, including three years as an inpatient clinical dietitian at a large hospital in South Georgia, and two years as a renal dietitian at a dialysis center.  She is a Board Certified Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition (CSG). Sara is a registered, licensed dietitian and a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is passionate about healthy eating and has a special interest in geriatrics as well as vegetarian/vegan nutrition. Sara spends most of her free time chasing after her infant son, Weston. Sara provides a variety of services including store tours, cooking classes, health screenings (biometrics) and individual consultations, as well as answering questions in the aisles. You may contact Sara by email at sakelly@hy-vee.com. View all of Sara’s posts here.