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:

  • ​Individual consultations by appointment ($25 for a one hour session, fee is refunded in the form of a Giant gift card)
  • Classes
  • Store Tours
  • Community outreach and events

Have a question? Email the nutritionist nearest you or [email protected]

Lisa Coleman

Lead Nutritionist

[email protected]

Melanie Berdyck

9200 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD

To schedule an individual consultation, e-mail
[email protected] or call:
(410) 696-1309

Marissa Donovan

1454 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA

To schedule an individual consultation, e-mail
[email protected]or call:
(703) 893-0377

Kristen McGill

13043 Lee Jackson, Memorial Hwy, Fairfax, VA

To schedule an individual consultation, e-mail
[email protected] or call:
(571) 375-3819

Emily Craft

573 Governor Highway, Severna Park, MD

To schedule an individual consultation, e-mail
[email protected] or call:
(410) 975-7186

Roxana Ehsani

1400 7th Street, NW Washington, D.C.

To schedule an individual consultation, e-mail
[email protected] or call:
(202) 238-0184

Min Krishnamurthy

621 East Glebe Road, Alexandria, VA

To schedule an individual consultation, e-mail
[email protected] or call:
(571) 777-2385

Thu Huynh

9719 Traville Gateway Drive, Rockville, MD

To schedule an individual consultation, e-mail
[email protected] or call:

Leslie Jefferson

7546 Annapolis Rd, Lanham, MD

To schedule an individual consultation, e-mail
[email protected]or call:
(301) 306-1196

Mandy Katz

2145 York Road, Timonium, MD

To schedule an individual consultation, e-mail
[email protected] or call:
(410) 308-9791

Lindsay Martin

5701 Plank Road, Fredericksburg, VA

To schedule an individual consultation, e-mail
[email protected] or call:
(540) 785-1030

Our Programs

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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Passport to Nutrition

Curriculum for Teachers & Parents

Passport to Nutrition will help your kids, ages 8-12, learn about the importance of nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. The kit shares fun ways to get moving and eat right with interactive games and activities

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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.

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Health & Wellness Tips

Written by our Nutritionists, we focus on ensuring you’re living a balanced lifestyle that offers a flexible, livable approach to health and wellness. You’ll not only learn how to experiment with fresh products and how to get your kids involved in the kitchen - we'll also give you valuable advice on how to choose more nutritious foods.

Do It Yourself Food Gifts

Even if you feel strapped for cash around the holidays, you never have to show up to a party empty-handed—and we’ll show you how to impress your friends, family, or coworkers in the process.

There are lots of tasty, easy, and healthy ways you can give something special without breaking the bank. These four do-it-yourself (DIY) gifts are sure to impress friends, family and coworkers alike!

Custom Spice Mixes

Some people give artisan salt or pepper at this time of year. Do one better by giving a spice mix of your own making! Do-it-yourself rubs and spice mixes—like our Tuscan Spice Rub, with Mediterranean favorites like basil, oregano, and rosemary—are easy, affordable, and attractive.

Start with an attractive clear container (think mini mason jars or clear ornaments from a craft store) and fill with a spice blend of your making. To complete the package, just give them a recipe to make with it—like our Fiesta Veggie Dip.

Custom Homemade Snack Blends

Who doesn’t love a good snack mix to munch on in front of the fire on a cold day? Choose a snack mix with healthy ingredients—like nuts, seeds, and whole grains—and package it in a glass jar for giving. Make a big batch and you’ve got gifts for everyone! Our recipe for Zesty Mixed Nuts and Seeds packs in healthy fats and fiber alongside delicious flavor. Looking for granola? Try our recipes for Pumpkin Cranberry Granola, Savory Granola, or Homemade Granola. These work great on yogurt and chopped fruit alike.

Do it Yourself Pickles

Pickled foods have been all the rage this year and there’s simply no end in sight. Though they may seem intimidating to make, pickles can be quite simple. This recipe for Quick Pickles takes less than 30 minutes to prepare. Get creative with spices and flavors—almost anything works! Dill, rosemary, garlic cloves, red pepper flakes, onion, and even lemon can add a flavor punch to your pickles. Don’t forget that you can pickle more than just cucumbers. Check out our recipe for Pickled Green Beans for another gift option.

House-Made Apple Chips

Did you go overboard picking apples this fall? Apple chips are a great way to use up your leftover bounty. Packing flavor and crunch, these simple treats are always a crowd pleaser. Whip up our recipe for cinnamon-sprinkled Apple Chips and package in clear bags tied off with colored ribbon for a great holiday gift. Baked Asian Pear Chips with Pumpkin Pie Spice are another great gift option, delivering the flavors of the holiday season in a healthy way! As always, if you’re looking for more seasonal inspiration, ask your nearest In-Store Nutritionist at Giant. We’re always happy to share our latest and greatest healthy inspirations with you.

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