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KDADS Partners with Hy-Vee Dietitians to Offer Free Nutrition Counseling Sessions to Kansas Residents 60 Years of Age and Older

For Immediate Release

November 14, 2022

For more information, contact:
Cara Sloan-Ramos

Sessions are limited and are available on a first-come first-served basis

TOPEKA - KDADS announces a partnership with Hy-Vee, Inc. and its team of dietitians to offer free nutrition counseling sessions, health screening tours, on-demand store tours, the Healthy Habits menu program, and group cooking classes to Kansas residents ages 60 and older.

The partnership launches today with free nutrition counseling packages that include a 60-minute initial session and (2) 30-minute follow-up sessions with a Hy-Vee dietitian. These nutrition counseling packages are available to the first 400 individuals who sign up at under Nutrition Counseling Services. Once an individual signs up for a session, a Hy-Vee dietitian will contact them to schedule their appointment. Counseling sessions must take place before May 31, 2023.

Packages are limited to one per person and are conducted primarily via phone or virtually. In-person visits are available at select Hy-Vee locations. Virtual sessions are also available in Spanish. Counseling sessions can cover a wide range of topics, including (but not limited to): diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, food allergies, healthy shopping, cooking for one, and many more.

These packages also include optional on-demand virtual store tours, Wellness Wednesday classes and a choice between a one-week Healthy Habits menu program or three freezer meal prep workshop classes at no cost.


KDADS Aging Services team administers a variety of community-based programs for the aging population through contracts and grants of state and federal funds. The programs administered include Older Americans Act, congregate and home-delivered meals, caregiver programs, in-home services, Senior Care Act services, and the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE).