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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, CSOWM, 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.


               

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  Central PA



Camp Hill - 3301 Trindle Road, Tuesday, July 2, 5:30-6:30pm – Watermelon Workshop

Camp Hill - 3301 Trindle Road, Monday, July 8, 1-2pm – Cool as a Cucumber: A Guide to Infused Waters

Harrisburg - 2300 Linglestown Road, Wednesday, July 10, 2-3pm – Store Tour

Camp Hill - 3301 Trindle Road, Thursday, July 11, 10-11am – Mommy & Me Time: Snack & Support

Mechanicsburg - 6560 Carlisle Pike, Sunday, July 14, 11am-2pm – Silver Spring Family Wellness Fair

Mechanicsburg - 6560 Carlisle Pike, Thursday, July 18, 5:30-6:30pm – Store Tour

Camp Hill - 3301 Trindle Road, Thursday, July 25, 5:30-6:30pm – Salsa Spectacular

Harrisburg - 4211 Union Deposit Road, Sunday, July 28, 11am-1pm – Brews & Brunch Sampling Event

Camp Hill - 3301 Trindle Road, Monday, July 29, 1-2pm – Mini Chef Monday: Beach Treat

Camp Hill - 3301 Trindle Road, Tuesday, July 30, 6-7pm – Girls' Night

Hershey - 1250 Cocoa Ave., Monday, August 5, 10am-1pm – Mini Chef Monday - Summertime Skewers

Camp Hill - 3301 Trindle Road, Monday, August 5, 10am-1pm – Mini Chef Monday - Summertime Skewers

Mechanicsburg - 6560 Carlisle Pike, Saturday, August 10, 10am-2pm – Back to School Bash

Harrisburg - 136 Kline Village, Saturday, August 10, 10am-2pm – Back to School Bash

Middletown - 450 East Main St., Saturday, August 10, 10am-2pm – Back to School Bash

Halifax - 3777 Peters Mtn., Saturday, August 10, 10am-2pm – Back to School Bash

Hershey - 1250 Cocoa Ave., Saturday, August 10, 10am-2pm – Back to School Bash

Newport - 12 Newport Plz., Saturday, August 10, 10am-2pm – Back to School Bash

Mechanicsburg - 255 Cumberland Pkwy., Saturday, August 10, 10am-2pm – Back to School Bash

New Cumberland - 130 Old York Rd., Saturday, August 10, 10am-2pm – Back to School Bash

Camp Hill - 3301 E. Trindle Rd., Saturday, August 10, 10am-2pm – Back to School Bash

Hummelstown - 277 Hershey Rd., Saturday, August 10, 10am-2pm – Back to School Bash

Harrisburg - 4211 Union Deposit Rd., Saturday, August 10, 10am-2pm – Back to School Bash

Mechanicsburg - 5301 Simpson Ferry Rd., Saturday, August 10, 10am-2pm – Back to School Bash

Harrisburg - 2300 Linglestown Rd., Saturday, August 10, 10am-2pm – Back to School Bash

Enola - 4510 Marketplace Way, Saturday, August 10, 10am-2pm – Back to School Bash

Harrisburg - 5005 Jonestown Rd., Saturday, August 10, 10am-2pm – Back to School Bash



  Eastern PA



Trexlertown - 7150 Hamilton Blvd., Wednesday, July 17, 10am-12pm – Mini Chef Creations

Trexlertown - 7150 Hamilton Blvd., Wednesday, July 17, 1-2pm – Nutrition Store Tour

Coplay - 202 Chestnut Street, Tuesday, July 30, 5:30-6:30pm – Nutrition Store Tour

Allentown - 3015 W. Emmaus Ave., Thursday, August 22, 10-11am – Nutrition Store Tour

Nazareth - 859 Nazareth Pike, Wednesday, August 28 5:30-6:30pm – Nutrition Store Tour



  Philly Area



West Chester - 1393 Dilworthtown Rd., Monday, July 8, 1-2pm – Nutrition Store Tour

Willow Grove - 315 York Ave., Wednesday, July 10, 1-2pm or 6-7pm – Cool as a Cucumber: A Guide to Infused Waters

Langhorne - 3 Double Woods Rd., Thursday, July 11, 2-3pm – Diabetes Store Tour

Norristown - 2670 Egypt Rd., Thursday, July 11, 10-11am – Heart Health Store Tour

Yardley - 700 Stony Hill Rd., Thursday, July 18, 10-11am – Guiding Stars Store Tour

Saint Davids (Wayne) - 550 E. Lancaster Ave., Thursday, July 18, 2-3pm – Heart Health Store Tour

Willow Grove - 315 York Ave., Thursday, July 18, 1-2pm or 6-7pm – Understanding the Nutrition Facts Label

Aston - 3281 Concord Rd., Thursday, July 25, 10-11am – Diabetes Store Tour

Aldan - 539 North Oak Ave., Thursday, July 25, 2-3pm – Guiding Stars Store Tour

Havertown - 116 West Township Line, Thursday, August 1, 10-11am – Diabetes Store Tour

Willow Grove - 315 York Ave., Thursday, August 1, 1-2pm or 6-7pm – Summer Skinny Dipping

Warrington - 1661 S. Easton Rd., Monday, August 5, 10am-1pm – Mini Chef Monday - Summertime Skewers

King of Prussia - S Henderson Rd., Monday, August 5, 10am-1pm – Mini Chef Monday - Summertime Skewers

Spring House - 1211 Bethlehem Pike, Monday August 5, 10am-12pm – Mini Chef Monday - Summertime skewers

North Wales - 1201 Knapp Rd., Thursday, August 8, 10am-11am – Nutrition Store Tour

Morrisville - 833 W. Trenton Ave., Thursday, August 8, 10-11am – Heart Health Store Tour

Conshohocken - 10 E. Ridge Pike, Thursday, August 8, 6-7pm – Diabetes Store Tour

Willow Grove - 315 York Ave., Wednesday, August 14, 1-2pm or 6-7pm – Build a Balanced Lunchbox

Warminster - 720 Street Rd., Thursday, August 15, 6-7pm – Heart Health Store Tour

Royersford - 1824 East Ridge Pike, Tuesday, August 20, 1-2pm – Nutrition Store Tour

Flourtown - 1874 Bethlehem Pike, Thursday, August 22, 6-7pm – Diabetes Store Tour

Exton - 141 E Swedesford Road, Tuesday, August 27, 5:30-6:30pm – Nutrition Store Tour

Horsham - 314 Horsham Rd., Thursday, August 29, 6-7pm – Guiding Stars Store Tour



  York/Lancaster Area



Lancaster - 1605 Lititz Pike, Tuesday, July 2, 5:30-6:30pm – Star-Spangled Snacks

Leola - 10 Newport Rd., Tuesday, July 9, 1-2pm – Nutrition Store Tour

York - 2415 East Market St., Thursday, July 11, 1-2pm – Nutrition Store Tour

Red Lion - 3175 Cape Horn Road, Wednesday, July 31, 2-3pm – Diabetes Management Class

Lancaster - 550 Centerville Rd., Monday, August 5, 10am-1pm – Mini Chef Monday - Summertime Skewers

Elizabethtown - 1278 S Market Street, Wednesday, August 7, 1-2pm – Nutrition Store Tour

Quarryville - 100 Townsedge Drive, Monday, August 12, 5:30-6:30pm – Nutrition Store Tour

Lancaster - 1605 Lititz Pike, Friday, August 23, 11:30-1pm – Mini Chef Creations: Buggy Snacks

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.