In honor of Heart Health Month, Hy-Vee’s registered dietitians will host events focused on heart health and adopting heart-healthy behaviors throughout the month of 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,” the company noted.
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According to the Department of Health & Human Services, African-American individuals are 30% more likely to die from heart disease than non-Hispanic white individuals. Hy-Vee is committed to supporting racial unity and equality across our eight Midwestern states and continues to work with our racial unity and equality partners to address inequalities in health care. The relevant and convenient events and classes outlined below were created with all of its customers in mind, according to the retailer.
Throughout the month, Hy-Vee dietitians will provide 1,000 cholesterol screenings across all eight states in select locations. Participants, who receive their results on the spot, can also obtain information from on-site dietitians about how to improve their results.
Event sponsors include Cardiotabs, Plus it Up!, Kevin’s Natural Foods, Bolthouse Farms and Wonderful Pistachios.
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In addition, complimentary virtual Wellness Wednesday classes will be offered every Wednesday from noon to 12:30 p.m. throughout the month. Each week, Hy-Vee dietitians will cover heart-healthy nutrition topics including heart-healthy hummus, heart-healthy cooking oils, smoothie boosters and dietitian-approved desserts.
Dietitians will also host virtual Freezer Meal Workshop classes, which are set to include meal prep tips and product recommendations to help participants reach their health goals.