Giant Food Announces Free, Weekly Nutrition-Focused Classes in New Virtual Format – PerishableNews

LANDOVER, Md. Giant Food, the leading greaterWashington D.C.regional grocery chain, today announced that it will be offering free, weekly online nutrition and healthy living classes aimed at supporting the greater community, as well as individuals with chronic illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease. At a time when theCDCrecommends individuals postpone regular, non-urgent healthcare visits and instead use telemedicine when available, these free online classes serve as an extra preventative measure to ensure healthy living habits between doctor visits.

Research shows that even limited short term access to regular health care during a crisis can have long lasting effects on lifestyle conditions like diabetes and heart disease, saidLisa Coleman, MS, RD, and Director of Healthy Living at Giant Food. Our customers are cooking more, often on a limited budget, and are feeling uncertain about how to best adapt their routines. Our goal is to provide easily accessible support during this stressful time which can often exacerbate issues like obesity, heart disease, diabetes and more.

Led by Giants in-house team of 11 licensed nutrition professionals, which has traditionally shared essential nutrition resources to the community via in-person classes, consultations and store tours, these free online classes are an important pivot to continue to offer advice for participants to effectively manage their health through simple diet and lifestyle actions.

People can choose from the following online classes based on their current health needs:

Giant is also offering free personalized online consultations with their team of registered and licensed dietitians for customers who have further questions about their health and wellness. Consultations are by appointment only.

To schedule a consultation, sign up for a class or participate in the weekday Nutrition at Noon series, go

About Giant FoodGiant Food is headquartered inLandover, Md.and operates 163 supermarkets inVirginia,Maryland,Delaware, and theDistrict of Columbiawith approximately 20,000 associates. Included within the 163 stores are 154 full-service pharmacies, 81 full-service PNC Banks and 23 Starbucks locations. With flexible options and convenient solutions, Giant fits all the ways todays busy consumers want to shop whether in store, via Giant Pickup or home delivery from Giant Delivers which combined serves 157 store locations. For more information on Giant,

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