Our Story

About Us

Our Mission

Perfect Nutrition for You

We have made it our mission and our goal to provide the best health food, vitamins and supplements and nutritional advice in the state. We have pledged to do business with as many local vendors as we can and to provide the best, and healthiest, groceries to our customers. We feel that when we buy fresh, local produce we can make a difference and help to build a healthier community by providing quality products and being an educational resource for our customers. We are also committed to Central Iowa and are focused on being positive, contributing members of our community.

Our History

Campbell’s Nutrition is Iowa’s first and oldest health food store! Campbell’s Nutrition was founded as a natural food store by the Campbell family in 1937. While the country was trying to pull out of the Great Depression, the concept of a health food store was WAY ahead of its time.

The Campbell family had a passion for nutrition and dreamed of a healthier community. Their first store location was downtown on Locust Street. Diane Lahodny, a Drake student from Hawaii, took a job at Campbell’s Nutrition while attending college. She fell in love with the business and purchased the store.

Thanks to the community’s support, Campbell’s has been running strong for over 80 years!

Diane
Our Story

About Us

For years we have referred to our team at Campbell’s Nutrition as “health nuts!” This is a perfect way to describe our team. We are all nuts about health food, nutrition and eating well. This is not just a “job” for our team, it is a “passion.”

We are passionate about our products, our customers and our community. For over 80 years, Campbell’s Nutrition has been serving Central Iowa. We offer gluten-free products, local organic produce, meats and dairy products as well as a full supplement and vitamin selection. We take our tagline “Don’t start a diet, change your diet. Change your diet and change your life.” to heart. At Campbell’s Nutrition, we know that we have the ability to change people’s lives for the better by recommending the best healthy foods to eat every day we come to work.

We have two stores in Central Iowa, our flagship store in Des Moines is just west of the Drake University area at 42nd and University. Our second store, on 100th Street in Urbandale, is just north of Hickman Road. Both stores offer a complete selection of nutritional supplements, vitamins, nutritional books and other resources. The University store location also offers a large grocery department.

We insist that our staff be well trained and not only ready, but able to answer your questions about eating healthy. We will take the time to make sure you are completely satisfied.

Our Team

 Kale

 Kale

General Manager
Alex

Alex

Produce Manager
Austin

Austin

Team Leader
Holly

Holly

Grocery Manager
Lauren

Lauren

Supplement Expert
Sandy

Sandy

Naturopath

Locations:

  • Visit Us: Des Moines, IA

    4040 University Ave. Des Moines, IA 50311

  • Call Us: 515-277-6351

    Des Moines Location

  • Visit Us: Urbandale, IA

    2749 100th St. Urbandale, IA 50322

  • Call Us: 515-331-1390

    Urbandale Location

  • Email Us: info@campbellsnutrition.com

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