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:

  • ​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

MS, RD, LDN
Lead Nutritionist

e-mail: [email protected]

Roxana Ehsani

MS, RD, CSSD, LDN

1400 7th Street NW,
Washington D.C.

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

Emily Craft

MS, RDN, CSP, LDN

573 Governor Ritchie Highway,
Severna Park, MD

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

Leslie Jefferson

MS, CNS, LDN

7546 Annapolis Rd,
Lanham, MD

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

Jillian Griffith

MSPH, RDN, LDN

1535 Alabama Ave SE,
Washington D.C.

Jillian will be at this location starting in January, 2019! To schedule an individual consultation,
e-mail: [email protected]

Thu Huynh

RD, LDN

9719 Traville Gateway Drive,
Rockville, MD

To schedule an individual consultation,
e-mail: [email protected]
or call: (301)-284-7941

Lindsay Martin

MS, RDN

5701 Plank Road,
Fredericksburg, VA

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

Min Krishnamurthy

MS, RD, LDN

621 East Glebe Road,
Alexandria, VA

To schedule an individual consultation,
e-mail: [email protected]
or call: (571) 777-2459

Melanie Berdyck

MS, RD, CSOWM, LDN, CPT

9200 Baltimore National Pike,
Ellicott City, MD

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

Mandy Katz

MS, RD, CLC, LDN

2145 York Road,
Timonium, MD

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

Marissa Donovan

MS, RD, LDN

1454 Chain Bridge Road,
McLean, VA

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

Kristen McGill

RD, LDN

13043 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy,
Fairfax, VA

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

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.

Soul Food’s Lighter Side

Looking for new ways to make your favorite Soul Food just a little bit better for you? Lighten up your favorite recipes without sacrificing any flavor. We'll teach you how! Join an in-store nutritionist at Giant for a class on how to lighten up your recipes without sacrificing flavor!

Register for a class near you:

MARYLAND       WASHINGTON D.C.      

Love Your Heart

You'll learn what you need to know to keep your heart healthy with shopping and cooking tips to manage your blood pressure and cholesterol provided by a Giant in-store nutritionist!

Register for a class near you:

DELAWARE       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:

DELAWARE       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:

DELAWARE       MARYLAND       VIRGINIA       WASHINGTON D.C.      

Flavorful Weeknight Meals

Hi #giantfoodies! Do you like to cook? Do you aspire to curate weeknight meals that have exciting flavors, and exotic yet nourishing ingredients? Yes?! Same- but if you’re anything like me, sometimes my weeknight timing doesn’t align with my foodie ambitions. The good news is that lots of companies have heard our flavor and nutrition loving cries and are starting to provide us with solutions. By keeping some of my favorite lesser- known side dishes around and pairing them with a quick cooking protein source, you can have a uniquely flavored, nutritious dinner on the table in 30 minutes or less!

Dr. McDougall's Quinoa Salad in Black Bean, Lentil, and Pistachio Citrus

These easy microwavable cups technically serve one, but by adding slices of rotisserie chicken and a pack of frozen spinach, you have a 100% whole grain-based meal in under 15 minutes.



I used the Pistachio Citrus Salad for the base of this quick dinner!





Birds Eye Steamfresh Protein and Superfood Blends

I love to tell customers that the frozen vegetable aisle isn’t what it used to be, because the flavor and innovation there is out of control! By picking your favorite blend, like this Southwest Style Protein Blend, and adding a fried egg or two to the top, you’ve got a weeknight dinner that looks and tastes like you’ve been cooking for hours!



Nature’s Promise Quinoa Cup in Sriracha, Basil Pesto, and Sun-dried Tomato

Craving Italian? Want something spicy? Let these quinoa cups cure your cravings. Simply heat, add frozen turkey meatballs and a frozen veg, and let the quinoa cup’s natural flavors do the work!



For this Italian-themed dinner, I used Sundried Tomato. Bon Appetit!





As you can see, it’s not unrealistic to have it all- a dinner that makes you look and feel like a boss in less than 30 minutes. Don’t be afraid to use better-for-you prepared foods to add flavor to your meals- your family will thank you for it.

Until next time, eat well!

Emily is a Registered Dietitian and In-Store Nutritionist for Giant Food. A proud millennial, Emily loves good food made easy and hasn’t met an avocado toast she doesn’t like. If you’re looking for simple and fun, yet better-for-you options, Emily has them! In her series, Emily will serve up creative recipes and uses for trending foods, all of which can be found in-store at Giant Food.

Emily Craft

MS, RDN, CSP, LDN

573 Governor Ritchie Highway,
Severna Park, MD

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

Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, White Chocolate

Today we are going to look at the big three: dark, milk, and white chocolate.

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Healthy Eating on a Budget: Grain Bowls

A week of lunches for Less than $18 ($3.50 a meal)!

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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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