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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.

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5 Unexpected Ways to Use Strawberries

Spring has sprung and that means Spring produce has arrived! Strawberries are a favorite fruit among kids and adults. Rich in folate and vitamin C, strawberries are not only great for you but they are versatile, too! We all know that strawberries are great in shortcake, but strawberry flavors go beyond basic desserts. Just in time for Mother’s Day, check out these creative and unexpected ways to add strawberries to your meals and snacks:

  1. Marinate: For a basic springtime snack or dessert, add fresh strawberries to lime juice and basil for a sweet and savory treat. Try this recipe for Marinated Strawberries with Lime and Basil!
  2. Sip: Looking for a way to really impress mom this Mother’s Day? Treat her to fruit-infused tea! In this recipe for Strawberry Tea, blended strawberries enhance the already—high antioxidant count of tea, keeping you and mom looking and feeling great!
  3. Savor: Ricotta and strawberries are a great appetizer or breakfast combination. Add to a grilled baguette and-voila!-you’ve got an easy but impressive looking bite that will please even the most picky palettes. Check out this recipe for Strawberry and Ricotta Baguette.
  4. Garnish: Adding strawberries to dinner is easy with this creative Pretzel-Crusted Chicken with Strawberry Relish recipe. Salty pretzels and sweet strawberries are a match made in heaven, plus the vitamin C in strawberries helps you absorb the iron from your chicken. How’s that for a perfect pair?
  5. Toss: While you may have already tried strawberries in a traditional salad, in this recipe for Red, White, and Blue Quinoa Salad, strawberries and blueberries come together with the sweet and nutty flavor of quinoa for a protein-rich vegetarian salad that looks as good as it tastes!

For more creative ideas and healthy inspirations, reach out to your local In-Store Nutritionist at Giant Food

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Our Nutritionists

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

Free Diabetes Care Classes at Giant! Join your in-store nutritionist and pharmacist for tips and tricks on how to manage your diabetes and prediabetes. Sign up today! Email [email protected]

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

Guiding Stars, a new nutritious program that's as easy as 1, 2, 3.



Guiding Stars
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Guiding Stars is a nutrition guidance program to help you quickly navigate to foods
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Lisa Coleman, MS, RD, LDN
Lead Nutritionist

Giant Food

e-mail
[email protected]

Roxana Ehsani, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN

Giant Food
O Street Marketplace, Washington DC

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

Emily Craft
RDN, CSP, LDN

Giant Food
Severna Park, MD

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

Leslie Jefferson
MS, CNS, LDN

Giant Food
Lanham, MD

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

Nina El-Chebli
RD, LDN

Giant Food
Rockville, MD

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

Marissa Donovan,
MS, RD, LDN

Giant Food
McLean, VA

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

Lindsay Martin Pugliese
MS, RD, LDN

Giant Food
Fredericksburg, VA

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

Min Krishnamurthy
MS, RD, LDN

Giant Food
Alexandria, VA

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

Melanie Berdyck,
RDN, LDN, ACSM-CPT

Giant Food
Ellicott City, MD

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

Mandy Katz, MS, RD, CLC, LDN

Giant Food
Timonium, MD

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

Natalie Kannan
RD

Giant Food
Fairfax, VA

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

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Healthy Kids

Join Giant Food in our mission to help kids learn healthy ideas that last a lifetime with two kids nutrition programs

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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Store Tours

These free, hands-on store tours help kids learn about making healthy choices through good nutrition. Our guided store tours take kids grades PreK-6th throughout our grocery aisles to discover healthy ideas.

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Guiding Stars... as easy as 1, 2, 3

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.

New program Guiding Stars, helps shoppers quickly find the best foods.

Nutrition as Easy as 1, 2, 3

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.
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Good, Better Best, Guiding Stars is as easy as 1, 2, 3… More: Vitamins Minerals Fiber Whole Grains Omega-3s, and less: Saturated Fat Trans Fat Added Sodium Added Sugars Artificial Colors.

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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