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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 STORES

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Our Nutritionists

Put your health in good hands with our Nutritionists. They are 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
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Guiding Stars

It's as easy as 1, 2, 3...

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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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

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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
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Kilene Knitter,
RD, LDN

GIANT Food Stores
Lancaster, PA

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 personal health goals! Together we can develop an individualized approach that finds creative ways to enjoy the foods you love and build healthy habits that fit into your lifestyle. Looking forward to meeting you soon!

To schedule an individual consultation, call
717-293-1462
kilene.knitter
@giantmartins.com

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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

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Philadelphia Area In-Store Nutritionists

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
[email protected]

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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
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Lehigh Valley In-Store Nutritionists

Mary Ann Moylan,
RD, LDN, CDE

GIANT Food Stores
Trexlertown, 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
610-391-0152
maryann.moylan
@giantmartins.com

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Healthy Kids

Join GIANT FOOD STORES 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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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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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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