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Nutrition Made Easy

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Giant’s Nutrition Made Easy!™ podcast. Whether you’re curious about certain foods and diets, trying to eat better, or just wantto know more about how food affects your health and wellness, this podcast is for you. Hosted by Giant's own nutritionists.

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5 Reasons A COVID Vaccine Will Help You THRIVE

May 14th, 2021


Pharmacist Eric Asanansi and Brandi Petway from Giant's THRIVE BRG do a podcast takeover with Dr. George L. Askew from Prince Georges County Health, Human Services, and Education and Dr. Lawson from the Greater …

WWMD? Spring Cleaning

May 7th, 2021


It's getting warmer, the flowers are blooming and with the windows open we start to think about spring cleaning! With Mother's Day around the corner, this podcast is a twofer - because let's face it - no one cleans more …

Eat the Change: Earth Day

April 23rd, 2021


Celebrity chef and restaurateur Spike Mendelsohn joins the Healthy Living team to discuss how what we eat impacts planet, why chefs are setting the tone for a more sustainable food system, and how we all can make steps …

Try Something New - Spring, Earth Day Edition

April 9th, 2021


Get an insider’s peak at the hottest products for Spring recommended by the Giant Healthy Living Team. All the products this month have a sustainability rating in honor of earth day. #GiantHasIt!

Show Notes:

Shopping …

Don't be April Fooled: Top Food Misconceptions

March 26th, 2021


With so much information out there about the "best" way to shop and eat, it can be hard to sort fact from fiction. Join us as we discuss the top …

Sustainable Seafood: Best for Me. Best for We

March 12th, 2021


What does sustainable seafood mean and why should you care?  Kyle Foley from the Gulf of Maine Research Institute and Lisa Guinther, Seafood Category …

Cultivating Happiness Part 2

March 12th, 2021


Michelle Wax, creator of the American Happiness Documentary, shares what discovered interviewing people across the nation. What creates more …

Cultivating Happiness Part 1

March 12th, 2021


Research shows that happiness and good health go hand-in-hand but what's the key to achieving and maintaining happiness.  Caroline Adams Miller, …

Caffeine: Friend or Foe?

February 26th, 2021


Becki Holmes, a registered dietitian and a regulatory & food safety expert from Foodwit joins the nutritionist to share the 411 on caffeine and …

Diversity on the Shelf

February 12th, 2021


The importance of supplier diversity in the retail marketplace has never been more important. Learn how the pandemic is affecting supplier diversity, …

The Edible Activist Podcast Takeover: Black History Month

January 29th, 2021


February is Black History Month and there is so much richness to explore, especially as food has played a significant role in black culture. In this …

Try Something New - Nutritionist Picks for Winter

January 15th, 2021


Get an insider’s peak at the hottest products for Winter recommended by the Giant Nutritionist Team. #GiantHasIt!

Show Notes:

Guiding Stars Rated …

Life Planning 101 for 2021

January 1st, 2021


A new year often means new goals but what's the best way to set and keep those goals? Life Coach Jessica Rae Levin joins he nutritionists to share …

Giant's Culture of Care: Holiday Gratitude

December 11th, 2020


What does it mean to have a culture of Care? Hear how the Giant Food family thinks about gratitude this holiday season and how COVID 19 hasn't …

Food Traditions: Holiday Edition

November 27th, 2020


Dr. Ashley Rose Young, a Food Historian from the  Smithsonian's National Museum of American History joins the nutritionists to talk about why we eat …

Feeding America: Supporting our Local Food Banks

November 13th, 2020


Lauren Biedron, Vice President of Corporate Partnerships from Feeding America joins the nutritionists to talk about how local food banks are doing …

Why Should I Care About Diabetes?

October 30th, 2020


Matt Petersen, VP of Medical Information from the American Diabetes Association joins us to talk about why we, as a community, as a nation should …

Workplace Wellness

October 16th, 2020


Dr. Enid Chung Roemer, Associate Scientist and Deputy Director, Institute for Health and Productivity Studies at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of …

Building a Healthy Immune System

October 2nd, 2020


Dr. Chris D'Adamo, Director of the Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine joins the nutritionists to …

Online Healthcare: The Future of Wellness

September 18th, 2020


Dr. Helen Hughes and Dr. Brian Hasselfeld from Johns Hopkins Medicine and Nicki Majewski from the Maryland Healthcare Commission join us to discuss the how the transition of healthcare to an online format has affected …

Try Something New - Fall

September 4th, 2020


Get an insider’s peak at the hottest products for Fall recommended by the Giant Nutritionist Team  #GiantHasIt!  


Show Notes: 

  • Starbucks Pumpkin …

Telehealth: 5 Things You Need to Know

August 28th, 2020


Dr. Brian Hasselfeld and Dr. Helen Hughes from Johns Hopkins Medicine join the nutritionist to discuss the top 5 concerns consumers have related to telehealth including why meeting your doctor online may be even better …

Teen Health: Creating Normalcy Amid COVID-19

August 21st, 2020


For teens, the COVID-19 pandemic has severely disrupted many of their rituals and milestones of growing up. Pediatric Psychologist Bradley Schwimmer …

Expanding Young Palates: Tips for Picky Eaters

August 7th, 2020


Is mealtime more about overcoming obstacles than nourishing your child? Registered Dietitian Jennifer Anderson from Kids Eat in Color joins the …

Local Products to Check Out

July 24th, 2020


Buying local means more than just produce! Join us as we talk to three local product innovators and discuss why buying local not only tastes delicious but also helps your neighborhood small businesses give back. …

Where Your Food Comes from: Evans Farms

July 10th, 2020


Get an inside peak at the story behind the foods you eat. Katie Evans joins us to talk about how her family farm in Bridgeville, Delaware brings the flavors of DelMarVa to your local Giant in the form of produce and ice …

Myron Mixon's Tips for Better BBQing

June 26th, 2020


The "Winningest Man in BBQ" joins the nutritionists to talk all things BBQ. He shares his top 5 tips to up your BBQ game, insights into his upcoming cookbook on healthier BBQing, and the dishes and drinks he enjoys when …

The Future of Farming

June 12th, 2020


Julia Cohen from Bowery Farming joins the nutritionists to discuss the technology behind hydroponic, vertical farming and the role it will play in …

Sportscaster Dave Johnson: Sideline Commentary

May 29th, 2020


Dave Johnson, WTOP sports director and radio play-by-play voice of the NBA's Washington Wizards and Major League Soccer's D.C. United, joins us to discuss what he misses most about being on the sidelines during …

First Responders: Hungry for Healthier Times

May 15th, 2020


While many of us are sheltering in place and social distancing, essential personnel like grocery workers, medical providers and firefighters are on the front line every day. Jonathan Tate, DC Firefighter/ EMT and …

Is My Pet Normal? Your Top Questions Answered. 

May 1st, 2020


For most of us, the secret life of pets was just that  - a secret!  Now that we're all spending more time with them, we have so many questions!  Veterinarian Marianne Bailey, from Queenstown Veterinary Hospital, joins …

Shopping for a Healthier Planet

April 17th, 2020


Ethan Soloviev, from HowGood, and Steven Jennings, Giant's health and sustainability lead, join the nutritionist to discuss how to shop more …

Social Distancing With Justin Berk and Weather Wife Shannon

April 1st, 2020


Staying in place to prevent the spread of Coronavirus is a lot like being snowed-in, it makes you think more about toilet paper, getting outside and …

Self Care and Mindfulness for Women

March 10th, 2020


For National Nutrition Month and International women’s Month, Julie Reisler, author of Get a PhD in You, a two time Tedx speaker and host of the …

March Madness, Game Changers and Feeding the Athlete

March 6th, 2020


Scott Maher, Registered Dietitian and Director of Sports Nutrition at the U.S. Naval Academy, joins the nutritionist to talk about March Madness, how …

Boosting Brain Health Through Nutrition

February 28th, 2020


Join the in-store nutritionists for a discussion on the relationship between food and brain health. Learn about the MIND Diet, the 5 types of foods to start including in your diet to support brain health, and lifestyle …

Eating for Anemia

February 28th, 2020


Join the in-store nutritionists for a discussion on the relationship between food and anemia. Learn how simple dietary changes can help to prevent iron-deficiency anemia and pernicious anemia.

Shopping list for anemia …

Why Diversity Matters in Health and Wellness

February 28th, 2020


Physician Assistant Nadia Richmond and Fitness blogger Alexis Reed join the Giant nutritionists for a discussion on why diversity in the health and wellness space is crucial to long term health outcomes in our …

Spice it Up

February 7th, 2020


Kevan Vetter, the executive chef and director of culinary development for McCormick Spice Company joins us to discuss how to spice up meal times, …

Osteoporosis and Bone Health

February 5th, 2020


Join the in-store nutritionists for a discussion on the relationship between food and bone health. Get simple strategies for preventing bone loss and ways to change your diet if you've had a recent diagnoses of …

Beat the Winter Blues with Mood Boosting Foods

January 24th, 2020


Join the nutritionists and clinical psychologist Dr. Rachel E Burnett for expert advice on ways to combat the winter blues, how to distinguish the …

Nutrition and Health Apps Worth Downloading

January 10th, 2020


Join the nutritionists for expert advice on the best apps for meal planning, shopping, and meeting your health and wellness goals.  From allergies, saving money, and sustainability to weight loss, FODMAP and diabetes …

Try Something New - Nutritionist Picks for Winter

December 27th, 2019


Get an insider’s peak at the hottest products for Winter recommended by the Giant Nutritionist Team. From plant-based proteins and winter produce to hot beverages and savory snacks #GiantHasIt!  


Show Notes: 

Holiday Traditions from the Giant Family

December 13th, 2019


Happy Holidays from the Giant Family!  Tis' the season to learn more about the people behind the scenes who help bring the holidays to your local …

Wines & Beer Worth Celebrating

November 29th, 2019


Beer and wine expert Hugh Sisson, founder of Heavy Seas craft beer and host of Cellar Notes on WYPR, discusses his top picks for the holiday season. …

Healthier Holidays

November 15th, 2019


Join the nutritionist team and Maria Yanson from ACAC for a discussion on how to approach your holiday season as an opportunity rather than an …

Friendsgiving: A History and Guide

November 1st, 2019


We'll explore its origins, how a Generation X sitcom written by Baby Boomers compelled Millennials to start their own holiday, and what you can bring …

Immune Boosting Tips to Prevent Cold and Flu

October 18th, 2019


Join your Giant Food wellness team for a discussion on immune boosting foods and the best ways to prepare for the cold and flu season.  You'll learn …

Immune Boosting Tips to Prevent Cold and Flu

October 18th, 2019


Join your Giant Food wellness team for a discussion on immune boosting foods and the best ways to prepare for the cold and flu season.  You'll learn …

Try Something New | Nutritionist picks for Fall

October 4th, 2019


Get an insider’s peak at the hottest products for Fall recommended by the nutritionist team at Giant! From plant-based proteins and specialty ingredients to root vegetables and savory snacks, #GiantHasIt! 


Show Notes: 

Family Meals Month - Nourishing Your Family Unit

September 6th, 2019


Join us for an insightful look into the current state of family meal times and learn simple tips you can use to get your loved ones gathered around …

Fueling Your Run (5k to Marathon)

September 3rd, 2019


Roxana Ehsani, a Board Certified Sports Dietitian, joins us to talk about ways you can fuel your run.  Whether you are a beginner training for a 5k or a more experienced runner working towards your first marathon, we'll …

Back To School Eating: College Edition

September 3rd, 2019


Whether you're a new freshman leaving home for the first time or a third year student who's learning your way around a rental kitchen, eating healthy-ish can be a struggle. Join us for easy tips and tricks on how …

Understanding Food Insecurity

August 2nd, 2019


Lauren Shweder Biel, Executive Director of DC Greens, and Jillian Griffith, Giant Food In-Store Nutritionist in Ward 8 DC, join in the discussion on how we can better understand food insecurity as it affects us as a …

GiantHasIt Local 2019

July 11th, 2019


Join the in-store nutritionists for a discussion on all of the best local products for your summer table.  From produce and crabs to pickles and microbrews from our neighbors right here in the Del, MD, VA, and DC area, …

Feeding Your Newborn to Two Year Old

July 11th, 2019


Pediatric Dietitian Lorilyn Russel and Speech and Language Pathologist Bethany Gallagher from Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital (Baltimore, MD) join …

Breastfeeding Your Baby

July 11th, 2019


Certified Lactation Counselor Mandy Katz and new mom Thu Huynh (both In-Store Nutritionists) offer tips for breastfeeding moms and where to go when you need more information.


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Boost Your BBQ!

June 14th, 2019


Alex Jackson from Freida' s, a specialty produce company, and Chris Capell, BBQ Master from the Dizzy Pig BBQ talk about ways we can expand our summer BBQs beyond Americana and infuse a taste of the tropics. Discover …

Picks for Summer

May 30th, 2019


Get an insiders peak at the best products for Summer recommended by the Giant Nutritionist Team.  From dry rubs and bruschetta to coleslaw kits and …

Cheers to Happy Hour

May 17th, 2019


Dan Simons from Farmers and Distillers, a farm to table restaurant and small batch distiller of spirits, joins us to talk about happy hour trends. We'll focus on why mocktails, food-inspired cocktails, craft beverages, …

At Mom’s Table: Lessons about Life and Food

May 3rd, 2019


Our love of food and the way we cook often starts with the lessons we learn at Mom’s table. Join us for a heartwarming discussion about mom’s from around the world and how their wisdom translates to the American table.

Sustainable Land

April 19th, 2019


Dr. Elizabeth Dahl, professor of chemistry at Loyola College Maryland and the founder of the Baltimore Environmental Film Series joins us to offer …

Managing Your Prediabetes

April 18th, 2019


Managing Your Prediabetes

If you have been diagnosed with prediabetes or have concerns that you may be at risk for diabetes, this is the podcast for you.  Join us for a lively discussion on the connection between …

Sustainable Seafood

April 5th, 2019


Dr. Bernadette Roche, Director of Environmental & Sustainability Studies at Loyal University Maryland, joins us to offer insight on sustainability as it relates to our waterways globally and locally, ways both large …

In the Aisles (Spring)

March 22nd, 2019


Get an insider’s peek at the hottest products for Spring 2019 recommended by the Giant Nutritionist Team. From gut shots and acai bowls to Hawaiian tea and dessert hummus, #Gianthasit!

#GiantHasIt Nutritionist Picks for …

Mindful Eating

March 8th, 2019


The nutritionists speak with Nathalie Savell, licensed Psychotherapist from Upward Spiral Wellness, about the role mindfulness plays in day to day …

Love Your Guts

February 21st, 2019


Gut health is one of the most popular health trends today - and for good reason! Join our nutritionists for a lively discussion on Probiotics and …

Valentine’s Day and Every Day

February 7th, 2019


The nutritionists speak with sex and relationship expert Joanne Bagshaw about the relationships we have with our significant others and those we have with food. 


**This episode contains sexual content that may not be …

Soul Food

January 25th, 2019


Did you know Soul Food is more than just “southern cuisine?” Join Chef Thomas Casey from For the Love of Food and Jillian Griffith, a Giant Food …

Managing Your Diabetes: Part 1

January 18th, 2019


Learn how to live your best life with diabetes.  We will discuss our top 5 tips for maintaining glucose control and review ways you can still eat the …

Managing Your Diabetes: Part 2

January 18th, 2019


Glucose control has a lot to do with carbs.  If you are confused on how to count carbs or how to read a food label, this is the podcast for you. We …

Celiac Disease and the Gluten Free Diet

January 17th, 2019


Join us for a discussion on the role gluten plays in our diet.  We will discuss tips and tricks for individuals with Celiac disease and gluten …

Managing Your Chronic Kidney Disease

January 17th, 2019


If you have been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease, this is the podcast for you. Join us for an informative discussion on kidney health and learn what foods can help you maintain the health of your kidneys.

Heart Health 1: Managing Your Blood Pressure

January 17th, 2019


If you are concerned about your blood pressure or have been told by your doctor to cut back on salt, this is the podcast for you.  Join us for an …

Heart Health 2: Managing Your Cholesterol

January 17th, 2019


If you are concerned about your cholesterol or have been told by your doctor to cut back on fatty foods, this is the podcast  for you. Join us for an …

Feeding Your 2-11 Year Old

January 17th, 2019


If you’ve ever had questions about how to feed your toddler or preteen (or those in-between), this is the podcast for you.  We will focus on what to feed, how to feed, and when to feed your child  and provide tips for …

In the Aisles: Winter Food Trends

January 11th, 2019


Join the in-store nutritionists for a lively discussion about what's new and exciting in the food industry, what fun products you should be looking …

Nutrition Myth Busting

January 2nd, 2019


If you have a hard time sorting through all the nutrition information swirling around on social media and in the news, this is the podcast for you. On this episode, we’ll answer the top questions we receive from …

Managing Your Weight

December 27th, 2018


Join us for a discussion on how to better manage your weight through simple lifestyle changes.  We will discuss how to moving towards a healthier diet and provide practical tips to meet your weight goals. If you want to …

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