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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, how to get your kids involved in the kitchen, and get advice on how to choose more nutritious foods – we’ll give you valuable advice on which foods can help with the mental and emotional stresses of life.

Better for your fall potluck

Better-for-You Fall Potluck

According to research, eating with family and friends can boost happiness and alleviate depression. The Fall, plan a potluck meal and invite your favorite people. Potlucks are a great way to try new recipes while catching up with friends! Keep your health goals in mind and follow these tips for a better-for-you gathering:

  • Plan ahead

    Start your day with a healthier mindset by moving your body! Walk around the block or take a group fitness class at the gym. Exercise improves sleep, stress, self-confidence, and energy levels! After your workout, eat a small snack to help prevent over-indulging later in the day.

  • Prepare a Healthy Dish to Share

    Who says a party can't have nutritious options? Your friends will appreciate the variety and color you bring to the table with a vegetable platter, fall salad, fruit tray, bean dip, or hummus. Try this Autumn Salad for a quick, colorful, and nourishing dish to share.

  • Be a Picky Eater!

    Before you fill your plate, scan all of the food options and decide where you want to splurge and what you are willing to leave on the table. Fill your plate with foods that will give you the most nutritional benefit and satisfaction and then skip the rest. Aim for nutrient dense options such as this hearty Kidney Bean Chili!

  • Use a Smaller Plate and Practice Mindful Eating

    Keep your portions in check by using a smaller plate. Appetizer plates will help you eat less and you won’t feel deprived! Studies show that the first few bites of food actually taste the best so savor each bite and listen to your body to know when you are hungry and when you are full.

  • 1/2 Plate Produce

    Fill half your plate with fruits and veggies. Produce is low in calories and high in fiber, which means you'll feel full longer! Give this delicious Apple-Cranberry Salad a try!

  • Swap Ingredients in Your Favorite Recipes

    You can make simple ingredient swaps to traditional potluck picks and make them healthier! Create dressings and dips with Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise and sour cream. Bake your wings instead of frying. Craving something cheesy? Try chicken quesadillas with low-fat cheese, lots of veggies, and whole wheat tortillas. Give this Cheesy Chicken Quesadilla a try!

  • For more better-for-you potluck ideas, visit Savory’s recipe center.

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Our Nutritionists

Put your health in good hands with our Nutritionists. They’re here to help you and your family stay well and make better food choices. Look for them as your shop, attend a class, or schedule a private consultation to discuss your nutritional needs. Read their bios and contact information as well as find their class schedules here.

Sarah Glunz,
MS, CNS, LDN

GIANT Food Stores

As the Lead Nutritionist, I want to ensure that we're doing our best to improve the health and wellness of our customers, associates, and communities. Please reach out to me with any questions or concerns about our nutritionist program. I'm happy to help!

Contact Info:
Call
717-254-2913
[email protected]

Central PA In-Store Nutritionists

Shanna Shultz,
RD, LDN

GIANT Food Stores
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 one or a crew, together we can create meal ideas that fit your dietary needs, budget, and taste buds!

To schedule an individual consultation, call
717-545-0489
shanna.shultz
@giantmartins.com

view my class schedule for July/August (PDF)

view my class schedule for September/October (PDF)

Holly Doan,
RD, LDN

GIANT Food Stores
Enola, 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!

To schedule an individual consultation, call
717-909-7012
[email protected]

view my class schedule for July/August (PDF)

view my class schedule for September/October (PDF)

Madelyn Barrows,
RDN, LDN

GIANT Food Stores
Camp Hill, PA

My passion is for teaching people about the powerful things that food can do! Whether you want to fuel up for your next game, eat right to manage a health condition, or maintain your energy through a busy day, you are not alone on your nutrition journey. Let’s team up today to help reach your goals! Call or email me to learn more about the nutrition services GIANT provides!

To schedule an individual consultation, call
717-724-1166
madelyn.barrows
@giantmartins.com

view my class schedule for September/October (PDF)

View Cooking School Events September/October (.pdf)

Philadelphia Area In-Store Nutritionists

Rabiya Bower,
RD, LDN

GIANT Food Stores
Flourtown, PA

I love talking about healthy food and teaching others about making nutritious (and tasty!) choices. My expertise is in diabetes management, maternal & children's health, and overall physical well-being. I can help you find healthy choices in the store, create enjoyable meals, and manage food allergies or medical conditions. I look forward to working with you to reach your health goals!

To schedule an individual consultation, call
215-836-4300
[email protected]

view my class schedule for July/August (PDF)

view my class schedule for September/October (PDF)

view my kids classes (PDF)

Mary Ann Moylan,
RD, LDN, CDE

GIANT Food Stores
Willow Grove, PA

I can help customers shop and answer questions about special diets. I have a special interest in diabetes and weight management, and am certified in both. I’m most at home teaching people about healthy eating and helping them adjust their eating habits to promote good health.

To schedule an individual consultation, call
215-784-1960
maryann.moylan
@giantmartins.com

view my class schedule for July/August (PDF)

view my class schedule for September/October (PDF)

View Cooking School Events September/October (.pdf)

Christina Fava,
MA, RDN, LDN

GIANT Food Stores
Montgomeryville, PA

I have a passion for helping customers make healthy decisions while they shop, providing one-on-one nutrition consultations and teaching health-related classes. I have a background in diabetes and weight loss education and experience creating individualized meal plans.

To schedule an individual consultation, call
215-661-1025
[email protected]

view my class schedule for July/August (PDF)

view my class schedule for September/October (PDF)

Courtney Schoepe,
MA, RD, LDN

GIANT Food Stores
Havertown, PA

I’m a registered dietitian with a background in counseling clients of all age groups with various health conditions and dietary needs. I look forward to helping customers achieve healthier lifestyles and make better choices as they shop.

To schedule an individual consultation, call
610-449-1161
courtney.schoepe
@giantmartins.com

view my class schedule for July/August (PDF)

view my class schedule for September/October (PDF)

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Healthy Kids

Kids are our future and we want to make it easy for them to learn how to form nutritious choices that last a lifetime. We offer two nutrition programs for parents and educators that help kids discover healthier products in our stores as well as interactive activities for the home and classroom. These programs inspire kids and address physical fitness, feeling good, balance, and energy. We’ve also built a collection of Savory recipes that are kid-friendly and easy enough for kids to help in the kitchen.

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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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Passport to Nutrition packet

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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