press release

July 11, 2013

Jamie Miller
Giant Food of Landover, MD
(301) 341-8776
jmiller@giantfood.com

Landover, Md. (July 11, 2013) – As part of its commitment to providing health and wellness resources to its customers and with a special focus on children, Giant Food of Landover, Md. is introducing its newly updated and expanded Passport to Nutrition program to organizations that educate and work with children, including schools, summer camps, and scouting groups, among others. Passport to Nutrition is a fun, interactive program that provides the necessary tools to educate kids about nutrition and living healthy lifestyles both at home and at school.

“At Giant, we believe it is part of our responsibility to help customers navigate healthy choices, especially for kids,” said Giant Food Nutritionist Lisa Coleman. “We have a long legacy of providing information and helpful programs, from Healthy Ideas to in–store signage, and we’re excited to expand Passport to Nutrition as a free resource for our community.”

Geared to children ages eight to 12, Giant’s Passport to Nutrition kit features student workbooks and a teacher guide that provide lessons that inspire kids to make small changes every day for better health, including how to build a balanced plate using the new MyPlate guidelines from the United States Department of Agriculture and how to read food labels and understand portion sizes. Posters illustrating MyPlate and food labels are also included to visually reinforce lessons learned. The Passport to Nutrition kit also includes a DVD featuring challenges, kid–friendly songs, and games which can be adapted for classroom use.

If interested in obtaining a complete Passport to Nutrition kit, teachers and organizational leaders can email a request to PTNkit.giantfood.group@giantfood.com. Additional resources about healthy eating can be found on Giant’s website by visiting www.giantfood.com/kidhealthyideas. In addition, Giant also encourages parents who are committed to healthy lifestyles for their children and family to visit the website for ideas they can share at home.

About Giant Food of Landover, Md.

Giant Food LLC, headquartered in Landover, Md., operates 169 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 20,000 associates. Included within the 169 stores are 155 full-service pharmacies. Giant opened the first supermarket in the nation’s capital on February 6, 1936. Giving back to the community is a cornerstone that was instilled by the founders more than 77 years ago. The company’s core areas of giving include hunger, education, health and wellness, and supporting service members and military families. In 2012, Giant’s monetary and in-kind contributions exceeded $12 million, and the nation’s capital grocer helped partners provide 55.2 million meals. For more information on Giant, visit www.GiantFood.com.