OurNutritionists

Whether you are concerned about diabetes, heart health, losing weight or just ​want​ to improve family meal times, our team of registered and licensed dietitians can help you make the best shopping choices for your family's health and well-being. Contact the In-Store Nutritionist near you to get expert answers to your nutrition questions.

Services include:

  • ​Personalized consultations*
  • FREE Nutrition store tours and classes
  • FREE Corporate wellness presentations
  • Community events
  • Nutrition Made Easy!™ podcast
  • Webinars (Download Webinar List)

*Consultations by appointment. $25 for a one hour session. Fee is refunded in the form of a $25 Giant gift card.

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Lisa Coleman

MS, RD, LDN
Director of Healthy Living

Leslie Jefferson

MS, CNS, LDN

7546 Annapolis Rd,
Lanham, MD

To schedule an individual consultation,
call: (301) 306-1196

Jillian Griffith

MSPH, RDN, LDN

1535 Alabama Ave SE,
Washington D.C.

To schedule an individual consultation,
call: (202) 610-6494

Kristen McGill

RD, CSOWM

1454 Chain Bridge Road
McLean, VA

(703) 893-0377 (option 9)

621 East Glebe Road
Alexandria, VA

(571) 777-2459

To schedule an individual consultation,
call one of her above locations closest to you!

Josefina Girón

RDN, LDN

1400 7th St NW
Washington D.C.

To schedule an individual consultation,
call: (202) 238-0184

George F. Baldwin

MS, RDN, LDN

573 Governor Ritchie Highway,
Severna Park, MD

To schedule an individual consultation,
call: (410) 975-7186

Min Krishnamurthy

MS, RD

13043 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy,
Fairfax, VA

To schedule an individual consultation,
call: (571) 375-3819

Melanie Berdyck

MS, RD, CSOWM, LDN, CDCES

9200 Baltimore National Pike,
Ellicott City, MD

To schedule an individual consultation,
call: (410) 696-1309

Mandy Katz

MS, RD, CLC, LDN

2145 York Road,
Timonium, MD

To schedule an individual consultation,
call: (410) 308-9791

Thu Huynh

RD, LDN

9719 Traville Gateway Drive,
Rockville, MD

To schedule an individual consultation,
call: (301) 284-7941

Lindsay Martin

MS, RDN

5701 Plank Road,
Fredericksburg, VA

To schedule an individual consultation,
call: (540) 785-1030

Our Programs

Healthy Kids Tour

These free, hands-on tours help kids learn about making healthy choices through good nutrition. Our guided stores tours take kids grades 1-5 throughout our grocery aisles to discover heathy items.

To schedule a tour please call your local Giant and request to speak with a manager.

Guiding Stars

Guiding Stars is a nutrition guidance program to help you quickly navigate to foods with the most nutritional value. Just look for the stars as you shop!

Guiding Stars is an objective, evidence-based, nutrition guidance program. The system rates foods as good, better or best to give consumers at-a-glance advice: the more stars a food earns, the more nutritious it is.

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Guiding Stars helps consumers quickly navigate to foods with the most nutritional value. Products are assigned 1, 2, or 3 Stars, based on their nutritional content. A higher Star rating means the item contains more beneficial nutrients overall, and has fewer nutrients that are best to avoid. With over 100,000 rated foods, making nutritious choices for you and your family is now simple.

Based on the scientific consensus and informed by national or international policy, Guiding Stars has offered transparent and relevant nutritional guidance since 2006. Keep a lookout for the Stars on shelf tags throughout the store! If you don’t see a rating, no worries; not all products meet the Guiding Stars’ criteria to earn a Star rating.

6 Weeks to Wellness

Lifestyle changes can be daunting, but we’re here to help! Join the nutritionist team for a free six-week course and work on your health and wellness together.

Register for a class near you:

MARYLAND       VIRGINIA       WASHINGTON D.C.       ONLINE      

Congress Heights Wellness Space

The Congress Heights Wellness Space located in the Congress Height Giant Food offers FREE classes for community members. For more information or to schedule a community event for your organization, contact Jillian Griffith at [email protected] or call (202) 610-6494

Register for a class:

WASHINGTON D.C.      

Try Something New

If you’re buying the same things every week, this your chance to try something new! Discover the season’s hottest flavors and food trends. Join us to sample the newest products recommended by our Giant nutritionist team.

Register for a class near you:

MARYLAND       VIRGINIA       WASHINGTON D.C.      

Webinars and Online Classes

Join your Giant nutritionist for a live webinar from your laptop or mobile device!

Register for a class:

AVAILABLE WEBINARS & ONLINE CLASSES      

Diabetes & Prediabetes

Join your Giant nutritionist and pharmacist for an education and support class to help you manage your diabetes and prediabetes.

Register for a class near you:

MARYLAND       VIRGINIA       WASHINGTON D.C.       ONLINE      

Sugar in Check | Azúcar Bajo Control

Preventing Diabetes: It doesn’t matter if it runs in your family, Type 2 can stop at you. Take on Type 2 diabetes with this 6-week class.

Previniendo la Diabetes: No importa si tienes historial familiar. Tú puedes detener la Diabetes tipo 2.

Register for a class:

WASHINGTON D.C.      

Registrarse para una clase:

WASHINGTON D.C.      

What Can I Eat?

Are you living with Type 2 diabetes? Join us for an exciting and innovative nutrition focused diabetes self-management support program for adults living with Type 2 diabetes and their families and caregivers. Together, we will answer the number one question people with diabetes have every day – what can I eat? Topics include meal planning, shopping, cooking, eating out, tips for handling special events, and more!

Register for a class near you:

MARYLAND       VIRGINIA       WASHINGTON D.C.      

Who Runs the World?

Queue Beyoncé and put her on repeat because this month, I’d like to give a shout out to women—specifically, the women behind the food products that we, Giant nutritionists, love so much!

First up, Frieda's exotic produce. We LOVE Frieda’s produce! But not only do we love their products, we love their story. A 2nd generation female-owned family business (#girlpower!), Frieda’s is the one responsible for introducing exotic produce to our grocery stores! Did you know that kiwis used to be considered exotic? And guess who first introduced this fruit to the United States? Frieda did!



So mamas, if you’re having a tough time getting your kids to try new fruits or veggies, have them pick something out from Frieda’s, available at Giant, that interests them! Last year, we held Nutrition Made Easy Classes for Kids and featured items such as red dragonfruit, kiwi, and rambutan—the kids loved it!



Next up, Caulipower. Shout out to Founder Gail Becker, helping busy moms everywhere have access to a delicious and convenient cauliflower crust pizza! After facing a Pinterest fail trying to make a tasty cauliflower crust for her two sons with Celiac Disease, Gail decided to create Caulipower. Now, readymade cauliflower crust is available to those who don’t have time to make it from scratch (which, trust me, can be a time-consuming process). You can bet Gail definitely knows a thing or two about being a busy mom!

And with me also being a busy mom, the Margherita Pizza is my fav for a quick dinner! But if you haven’t tried their other products, you’re missing out! Their Sweet PotaTOASTS make breakfast quick and DELICIOUS and are sure to turn your avocado toast game up a notch! I love to top it with slices of avocados from Avocados from Mexico for some of those good fats that’ll keep me satisfied throughout the day. Then, I’ll top it with an egg, sprinkle some red chili pepper flakes, and voila! A simple, nutritious, and delicious breakfast for a busy mama!



And last, but certainly not least, SouperGirl! The name kind of says it all. And I have to admit, I'm kind of biased and love this company even more because they’re local! SouperGirl was founded by Sara Polon, who teamed up with her mom (love it!) to create soups that are locally inspired and nutritious. But not only do they make delicious soup, they also care about our planet and food system by supporting local farms and composting-- you know that I can stand behind that!

So the next time you need a quick meal, don’t forget SouperGirl. You’ll be sure to get your whole grains, plant proteins, and veggies! My favorite? Their Greek Red Lentil Soup. High in protein, high in fiber, low in sodium, and receives a Guiding Stars!



Here’s to good nutrition, delicious food, and women in power!

Thu is a Registered Dietitian and In-Store Nutritionist for Giant Food. A proud millennial mommy, Thu loves good food made easy--saving time for cold brew mornings and evening wine downs. So if you’re looking for simple, fun, yet better-for-you options, Thu has them! In her series, Thu will serve up creative recipes and uses for trending foods, all of which can be found in-store at Giant Food.

Thu Huynh

RD, LDN

9719 Traville Gateway Drive,
Rockville, MD

To schedule an individual consultation,
call: (301) 284-7941

Nutrition Made Easy!™

Whether you’re curious about certain foods and diets, trying to eat better, or just want to know more about how food affects your health and wellness, this podcast is for you. It’s hosted by Giant nutritionist and registered dietitian Mandy Katz and features guest appearances by other members of Giant’s nutritionist team!

If you’re struggling with a recent diagnosis, look for our podcasts on eating for better health. They will provide you with facts you need to know to achieve your health goals. If you’re a foodie, you’ll love our podcasts on the latest food trends, products and topics. They tackle the biggest questions and the latest trends surrounding food with a healthy-ish twist.

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