Hy-Vee Dietitians to Provide Free Biometric Screenings in February

 

Hy-Vee Dietitians to Provide Free Biometric Screenings in February

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (Jan. 24, 2019) — For the second year, Hy-Vee, Inc. will provide free biometric screenings throughout its eight-state region during Heart Health Month in February. Hy-Vee dietitians working out of Hy-Vee Healthy You Mobiles will offer the free biometric screenings to customers at 150 Hy-Vee stores. Appointments will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

A biometric screening is a combination of measurements and readings about certain health factors that may help in identifying potential risk factors for chronic diseases or conditions, like heart disease, hypertension or diabetes. The dietitians will collect a blood sample from a finger prick that will be used to determine cholesterol levels, triglycerides and glucose levels. They will also take resting blood pressure, measurements of height, weight and waist, and will calculate body mass index.

The entire screening process typically takes 15 to 20 minutes and all results will be reviewed and received during the screening.

Hy-Vee is partnering with Quaker Oats Company to help make these screenings possible. Avocados from Mexico is also a supporting sponsor of the event. Each person who receives a screening will be given a Heart Health giveaway bag that includes samples, coupons and educational materials.

To find local screening dates and locations, click here.

WHAT: Free Biometric Screenings at Hy-Vee

WHEN:  February 2019, Times and dates vary by location

WHERE: Hy-Vee Healthy You Mobiles (150 Hy-Vee store parking lots)


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Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 245 retail stores across eight Midwestern states with sales of $10 billion annually. The supermarket chain is synonymous with quality, variety, convenience, healthy lifestyles, culinary expertise and superior customer service. Hy-Vee ranks in the Top 10 Most Trusted Brands and has been named one of America’s Top 5 favorite grocery stores. The company’s more than 80,000 employees provide “A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle” to customers every day. For additional information, visit www.hy-vee.com.

Source: Hy-Vee | Press Release