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, LDN

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!

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, LDN

13043 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy,
Fairfax, VA

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

Melanie Berdyck

MS, RD, CSOWM, LDN, CPT

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

Kick-start your health and wellness goals with the nutritionist at Giant! Whether your goal is to lose weight, eat healthier or simply learn more about the role food and lifestyle plays in your wellness goals, this is the program for you. This six-week seminar will focus on topics that affect long term wellness including nutrition, exercise, stress management, motivation, and more. Sign up today! Please commit to attending five of the six classes.

Register for a class near you:

MARYLAND       VIRGINIA       WASHINGTON D.C.      

Family Meals Made Easy

Join us for Family Meals Month to learn how to make family meal planning easier. This class will offer recipes, meal planning strategies, building a balanced plate and how to execute family meal time. Registration required.

Register for a class near you:

MARYLAND       VIRGINIA       WASHINGTON D.C.      

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.      

Wellness Walks

Join the Giant In-store Nutritionist for the "Best of the Aisles" store tour. Discover quick and easy meals, new products with tastings plus nutritional advice.

Register for a class near you:

MARYLAND       VIRGINIA       WASHINGTON D.C.      

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.      

Happy back-to-school, #giantfoodies!

I’m not sure how we got here, but these days it seems like packing lunch for your kids is really a competition for Instagram likes. I mean, if you didn’t take a picture of your kid’s lunchbox, did it even happen? Not to encourage this do it for the ‘gram mentality, but if you want to pack a (simple!) lunch your kids will like to eat and look at, I’m here to help. I love a theme, so here are a few themed ideas:

  1. Learning through food!

    Help reinforce your child’s learning by curating lunches around what they see in school. For example:

    Time to Eat: Check out this balanced bento-style lunch that centers on telling time. It’s also super-simple—you won’t spend a busy morning perfecting sandwich art, but it does the trick! Speaking of time, save yourself some by throwing in a Del Monte® No Added Sugar fruit cup and know that your child is getting a healthy side in a snap.



    Lunchtime Spelling Bee: Not a complete meal, but a great investment that sticks with the learning theme! Cookie cutter letters create endless possibilities—I like to use colorful fresh fruit. Learning vowels and consonants? Make vowels red and consonants orange! Add yogurt for dipping to balance out the snack.




  2. Want a fun way to use leftovers? Build-your-own lunches are perfect.



    This taco bar in a box looks good enough to eat five days a week, but don’t limit yourself. Waffles, baked potatoes, and yogurt are all blank palettes for DIY lunches.




  3. Lunch on a stick: Kebabs are a simple way to make lunch more exciting.

    From rainbow fruit kabobs (see June’s Pride Parade blog for inspo!) to dippable proteins, the possibilities are endless. And making kabobs is so simple and fun that the kids might even want to help!

    Sandwich on a stick: One outside-the-box kabob idea is sandwiches on a stick. Use traditional sandwich ingredients and layer foods in fun patterns. Same nutrition, more fun and flavor!




I hope you enjoy (survive?!) the transition back to school and use a few of these ideas to make the first few weeks easier and a little more memorable. I’d love to see your creative lunch ideas! Use #giantfoodies to share these on Instagram! Until next time, eat well!

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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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