Hy-Vee helps out during Heart Health Month
For the second year, Hy-Vee will provide free biometric screenings throughout its eight-state region during Heart Health Month in February.
The Des Moines, Iowa-based grocer’s dietitians working out of Hy-Vee’s “Healthy You Mobiles” buses will offer the free biometric screenings to customers at 150 Hy-Vee stores.
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.