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Hy-Vee Dietitians Host Heart Health Events in February

Specialty Food Association

In honor of Heart Health Month, Hy-Vee’s registered dietitians will host events focused on heart health and adopting heart healthy behaviors throughout February. The dietitian team will host educational events, including virtual cooking and nutrition classes, as well as free in-person cholesterol screenings at select locations.

February is also Black History Month, and this year’s theme is “Black Health and Wellness.” According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, African Americans are 30 percent more likely to die from heart disease than non-Hispanic white individuals. Hy-Vee is committed to supporting racial unity and equality across its eight Midwestern states and continues to work with its racial unity and equality partners to address inequalities in healthcare.

The events and classes outlined below were created with Hy-Vee customers in mind:

• Free In-Person “Meet Your Metrics” Screenings: Hy-Vee dietitians will provide 1,000 cholesterol screenings across all eight states in select locations. Test results will be provided on the spot. Screening appointments will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

• Virtual Wellness Wednesday Classes with Hy-Vee Dietitians: Complimentary virtual classes are offered every Wednesday from 12 to 12:30 p.m. Each week throughout February, dietitians will cover heart-healthy nutrition topics including heart-healthy hummus, heart-healthy cooking oils, smoothie boosters, and dietitian-approved desserts. Each class will include a recipe and demonstration. Advanced registration is required.

• Virtual Freezer Meal Workshops: Classes will include meal prep tips and product recommendations to help participants reach their health goals. Registrants will receive a step-by-step guide, recipes, shopping lists, and a Hy-Vee Aisles Online shoppable link.

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