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How to Participate…

AS A TEAM (work team, special interest group, or club)

  • Shoot us an email at [email protected]! Let us know you’re participating so we can send you the weekly challenge and tips!

  • Identify a team leader who will coordinate team activities and share the weekly challenge email from Giant Nutrition (video challenge, tips, recipe ideas other resources)

  • Daily: Post photos on company/team Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and/or Twitter pages and tag @GiantFood and uses #HealthyAtHome #GiantFoodChallenge

  • If you want a personalized challenge from the Giant Nutrition team, let us know! We can record a personalized video to get your started or give your group a shoutout on our weekly challenge. For tips that are personalized to your team’s goals, invite us to participate in your next Zoom team meeting!


  • Share a daily Insta-story, Facebook Live or picture on your Instagram, Facebook post and/or TikTok accounts and tag @GiantFood and use #HealthyAtHome and #GiantFoodChallenge


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

Director of Healthy Living

Leslie Jefferson


7546 Annapolis Rd,
Lanham, MD

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

Jillian Griffith


1535 Alabama Ave SE,
Washington D.C.

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

Kristen McGill


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!

Thu Huynh


9719 Traville Gateway Drive,
Rockville, MD

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

Lindsay Martin


5701 Plank Road,
Fredericksburg, VA

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

Emily Massi


13043 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway,
Fairfax, VA 22033

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

Melanie Berdyck


9200 Baltimore National Pike,
Ellicott City, MD

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

Mandy Katz


2145 York Road,
Timonium, MD

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

Josefina Girón


1400 7th St NW
Washington D.C.

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

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.

Learn More

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.

Nutrition At Noon

Join our nutritionists for 15 minutes a day and some Q&A! Our new daily web series will give you something to snack on every day. Airs Monday-Friday at noon.



Upcoming Schedule:

Monday 5/25/20
#HealthyAtHome: Week 4 Challenge with Emily & Josefina

Tuesday 5/26/20
Handheld Health: Wellness Apps with Mandy

Wednesday 5/27/20
Fueling Up & Powering Down with Jillian

Thursday 5/28/20
Love Your Gut: Pre+ Probiotics with Emily

Friday 5/29/20
Nutritionist Picks for Summer with Thu

Monday 6/1/20
#HealthyAtHome: Wrap Up and Keep Going! with Melanie

Eating for Heart Health

Ever wonder how the foods you eat affect your heart? Learn how to eat for your heart, manage cholesterol and hypertension, and improve your numbers (and your health).

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


6 Steps to a Healthier You

Whether you’re concerned about weight, chronic disease management, or just optimizing your health, this class will help you identify relatively simple and gradual changes that add up to major improvements. Join us to identify a step-by-step plan to help you meet your personal wellness goals.

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


Eating for Prediabetes and Diabetes

It's time to take control! Learn practical and delicious ways to manage your prediabetes and diabetes-and keep your blood sugar in check by managing your carbs and protein intake. And explore other lifestyle changes to prevent the progression of prediabetes and diabetes.

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


Other Online Classes

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


With everything going on in our lives right now, easy is a key word when it comes to cooking! Often, people think easy means sacrificing nutrition, which is totally false. Take it from this nutritionist: Easy can be nutritious AND inexpensive. Just use my favorite tip: "make half your plate produce."

In order to help you achieve this goal (and save money), we need to set our sights on seasonal produce and luckily it seems like everything is in season in June! Especially asparagus, cauliflower, green beans, and kale.

While there are so many ways to cook veggies, roasting them in the oven is number one in my book. Everything from asparagus to root vegetables tastes amazing once it’s been roasted to caramelized perfection. As a bonus, roasting is a super easy method of cooking! All you need is a sheet pan, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Just grab your favorite fresh or frozen sale veggies (that’s right—fresh and frozen produce are both great to roast) or try one of my ideas below.

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are delicious when slow roasted all by themselves but add black beans and you’ve got a hash. It’s a perfect main course for any meal of the day! Best of all, you can substitute any root vegetable (like potatoes, parsnips, beets, or carrots) for sweet potatoes—or use a mixture of root vegetables. Throw in your leftover vegetables, too!

Sweet Potato Hash with Black Beans (Serves 4)

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into ½-inch cubes (about 4 cups)
  • 1 large shallot, thinly sliced
  • One 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Toss potatoes and shallots in olive oil and spread on a lined sheet pan. Season with salt and pepper. Roast for about 40 minutes, tossing once during cook time. When soft and lightly browned, add the drained black beans, cumin, and chili powder. Toss and bake 10 minutes more. Drizzle with lime juice.

*Optional: Add eggs for flavor and protein!

Crack 1-2 eggs per person directly on the sheet pan when adding black beans. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes or until yolk is adequately cooked. Serve immediately, with hot sauce if preferred.

Savory Inspiration:

Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash

Brussels sprouts alone make a great component to a meal but adding butternut squash to the mix makes a sweet and savory blend that’s crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Even people who typically don’t care for Brussels sprouts find themselves going back for seconds when they are charred to perfection.

Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Butternut Squash with Balsamic Glaze (Serves 6)

  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts, washed, stems and outer leaves removed, halved
  • 1 medium (about 2 pounds) butternut squash, peeled, seeds removed, and cut into ½ in cubes
  • 1 small red onion, halved, and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Toss Brussels sprouts and squash in olive oil and spread out on a lined sheet pan. Roast for about 40 minutes, tossing once during cook time. While vegetables are in the oven, heat balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan over medium heat until reduced by half, about 20 minutes. Drizzle reduced sauce over the vegetables, toss and return to the oven for another 10 minutes or until tender and crisp.

*Optional: Add chicken for easy protein!

Season boneless chicken thighs with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Roast with Brussels sprouts and butternut squash. Double balsamic vinegar reduction and drizzle over chicken and vegetables.


Savory Inspiration:

Peppers and Onions

At least once a month I see peppers go on sale at 5 for $5. When this happens, I snatch them up and grab my sheet pan! That's because peppers are easily the most versatile sides around and, if I'm lucky, I’ll have leftovers for my eggs in the morning.

Roasted Peppers and Onions (Serves 4)

  • 2 medium onions, sliced thin
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Toss peppers and onions in olive oil and spread out on a lined sheet pan. Roast for about 30 minutes, tossing once during cook time.


  • Italian: Add chicken sausage. Make it a sandwich or a pasta topper with your favorite sauce.
  • Fajitas: Wrap peppers and onions with cooked chicken or shrimp in a tortilla. Add avocado and sour cream as desired.

Savory Inspiration
Savory Magazine and its recipe database at giantfood.com is a great resource for other sheet pan sides and meals. Remember to use store brands to save even more per person.

There you have it: my favorite low-cost sheet pan recipes that will up your vegetable game. Remember, we always want to aim for that half plate of produce, so let these recipes inspire you to meet that goal! Tag us with your sheet pan recipes with #NutritionMadeEasy!

Mandy is a registered dietitian and in-store nutritionist for Giant who is passionate about showing people how to eat healthily (and deliciously) on a budget. As a mom of two teenage boys, she knows how difficult it can be to stay on budget, keep it interesting, AND keep it healthy-ish. Let Mandy check prices and create a plan that will satisfy your tastebuds, wallet, and schedule. In her Healthy on a Budget series, she will convince you that it’s not “too expensive” to eat healthy.

Mandy Katz


2145 York Road,
Timonium, MD

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

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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