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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.

Everything you need to know about sodium and the best practices to follow when consuming or using sodium.


Living gluten-free is not easy, hidden sources of gluten seem to be everywhere. Read on to discover some of these hidden sources and to take control of your gluten-free diet.

Eating a balanced snack is an important part of your day, especially if your meals are more than four hours apart. Read on for some balanced snacks ideas.

Your kids depend on you to give them the habits they need to live a healthy lifestyle. Read on for suggestions on how to encourage your kids to live this type of lifestyle.

Did you know you can gain insight into a fruit or vegetable's nutritional benefit just by looking at its color? Read on to see the various color groups and their corresponding benefits.

We all know that eating healthy can be expensive, however, with the right knowledge everyone can eat healthy and save money at the same time.

OUR NUTRITIONISTS

Holly Doan
RD, LDN

Western and Central PA

I find great joy in helping customers develop healthy habits in an effort to meet their overall wellness goals. My favorite part about my job as an in-store nutritionist is being a support to my clients on their journey to a new lifestyle. I am passionate about empowering you to make the best choices for yourself and your family. I would love to hear your story and get to know a little more about your aspirations and goals. Can't wait to hear from you!

To connect with Holly call or email:
717-909-7012
[email protected]


Shanna Shultz
RD, LDN

Harrisburg, PA

A dash of color, a pinch of portions, and a sprinkle of variety is my recipe for a fun food experience! In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, my hope is to cheer you on in meeting your nutrition goals while maintaining a positive and exciting outlook toward the vitality of food. Whether you're cooking for yourself or a crew, we can create meal ideas together that fit your dietary needs, budget, and most importantly, taste buds!

To connect with Shanna call or email:
717-545-0489
[email protected]


Mary Robinson
RD, LDN

Willow Grove, PA

From crafting delicious dinners to highlighting important vitamins and minerals for your health, I am passionate about providing you with the tools to make the most nutritious choices! With so many different options and opinions, it can be overwhelming to find what works best for your lifestyle. Let's partner together and create a recipe for a healthier you!

To connect with Mary call or email:
215-784-1960
[email protected]


Sarah Glunz
MS, CNS, LDN

Lehigh Valley, Northeastern PA, Northern Philly areas

I am passionate about nutrition because it never ceases to amaze me how the food we eat helps to create who we are. At GIANT I have the opportunity to do group education in the community and in our stores as well as focus my efforts on our own associates' health and wellness.

To connect with Sarah call or email:
717-254-2913
[email protected]


Kilene Knitter
RD, LDN

Lancaster, York and Chester Counties

I believe in a balanced lifestyle approach that brings joy to your life and a smile to your face. Whether you are taking the first step or are already on your wellness journey, I am excited to encourage and work with you to meet your health goals! Together we can find creative ways to enjoy the foods you love and build healthy habits that fit into your lifestyle.

To connect with Kilene call or email:
717-293-1462
[email protected]

Rabiya Bower
RD, LDN

Philly area

As a body positive dietitian, I believe in the strength of wholesome foods to power a healthy lifestyle. I can help you discover nutritious and delicious meals and snacks through workshops for your organization, in-store wellness walks, or other events. I enjoy working with and presenting to diverse groups, from children to senior citizens. Together we can elevate the health and wellness of our community.

To connect with Rabiya call or email:
215-836-4300
[email protected]

Joni Rampolla
RDN, LDN

Southcentral PA

I love working in the grocery store right where food choices are made! I am your enthusiastic and knowledgeable advocate who helps people develop eating and lifestyle solutions for a delicious, healthier life. I can guide you to manage your weight, control a disease state, make healthier choices, avoid an allergen or be a confident shopper who knows how to choose the best foods for your family!

To connect with Joni call or email:
410-552-5107
[email protected]


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!

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GIANT Cooking School

Learn about new products and get recipe ideas from chefs and nutritionists. Click the links below to learn more and to register.

Camp Hill | Willow Grove

Wellness Walks

Take a walk through the store with one of our nutritionists to discover her favorite products and learn quick tips for making better choices. Plus, get samples and coupons! All for free! Find your nearest store location below and register by emailing us or by calling us directly.


               

  Central PA



Hershey - 1250 Cocoa Ave - Wednesday, April 24, 11am

Camp Hill Cooking School - 3301 E. Trindle Road, Wednesday, May 1, 5:30-6:30pm – Blueberry Bliss

Harrisburg - 5005 Jonestown Road, Thursday, May 2, 2-3pm – Nutrition Store Tour

Camp Hill Cooking School - 3301 E. Trindle Road, Saturday, May 4, 1-2pm – Kids Create: Ice Cream Sundaes

Camp Hill Cooking School - 3301 E. Trindle Road, Wednesday, May 8, 11-12pm – Make Your Own: Overnight Oats

Camp Hill Cooking School - 3301 E. Trindle Road, Wednesday, May 9, 10:30-12pm – Guest Chef

Camp Hill Cooking School - 3301 E. Trindle Road, Tuesday, May 14, 5:30-6:30pm – Picnic in an Instant

Harrisburg - 4211 Union Deposit Road, Saturday, May 18, 3-4pm – Nutrition Store Tour

Camp Hill Cooking School - 3301 E. Trindle Road, Wednesday, May 22, 5:30-6:30pm – Mommy and Me Snack Time

Camp Hill - 3301 E. Trindle Road, Wednesday, May 29, 10-11am – Nutrition Store Tour

Camp Hill Cooking School - 3301 E. Trindle Road, Thursday, May 30, 5:30-6:30pm – Simply Strawberries



  Northeastern PA



Trexlertown - 7150 Hamilton Blvd | Tuesday, April 23, 10-11am – Diabetes Store Tour

Bethlehem, 2174 West Union Blvd, Tuesday, May 14, 1-2pm – Diabetes Store Tour




  Philly Area



Abington - 2350 Susquehanna Rd., Thursday, April 25, 2-3pm – Diabetes Store Tour

Newtown Square - 4855 W. Chester Pike, Thursday, April 25, 2-3pm – Guiding Stars Store Tour

Broomall - 2910 Springfield Rd., Thursday, April 25, 6-7pm – Diabetes Store Tour

West Chester - 1375 Boot Rd, May 1, 1-2pm – Flavors of the Mediterranean Store Tour

Levittown - 4001 New Falls Rd., Thursday, May 2, 10-11am – Guiding Stars Store Tour

Wynnewood - 50 E. Wynwood Rd., Thursday, May 2, 10-11am – Guiding Stars Store Tour

Brookhaven - 4930 Edgemont Ave., Thursday, May 2, 2-3pm – Heart Health Store Tour

Willow Grove Cooking School - 315 York Rd., Tuesday, May 7, 2-3pm or 6-7pm – Simply Strawberries

King of Prussia - 310 S. Henderson Rd., Thursday, May 9, 10-11am – Guiding Stars Store Tour

Aldan - 539 North Oak Ave., Thursday, May 16, 10-11am – Diabetes Store Tour

Willow Grove - 315 York Rd., Thursday, May 16, 2-3pm or 6-7pm – Food Allergy Awareness Store Tour

Willow Grove Cooking School - 315 York Rd., Wednesday, May 22, 1-2pm or 6-7pm – Mediterranean Meal Makeover

Gilbertsville - 173 Holly Road, Wednesday, May 29, 5:30-6:30pm – Flavors of the Mediterranean Store Tour

Philadelphia - 2550 Grant Ave., Thursday, May 30, 2-3pm – Guiding Stars Store Tour

Willow Grove - 315 York Rd., Thursday, May 30, 6-7pm – Guiding Stars Store Tour



  York/Lancaster Area



Ephrata - 850 East Main Street, Wednesday, May 8, 5:30-6:30pm - Flavors of the Mediterranean

York - 275 Pauline Drive, Wednesday, May 22, 1-2pm - Flavors of the Mediterranean

Guiding Stars

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.


What is Guiding Stars?

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 simpler than ever.

Guiding stars logo

Food with Guiding Stars Have:


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Vitamins
Minerals
Fiber
Whole Grains
Omega-3s

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Saturated Fat
Trans Fat
Added Sodium
Added Sugars
Artificial Colors



Look for the Guiding Stars on Products as you Shop

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.

Customer looking at guiding stars rating for kale

Still have questions? See FAQs about Guiding Stars or learn more at guidingstars.com.