Giant Food’s first-ever podcast, Healthy Living by Giant, will launch its 100th “Food as Medicine” episode on Friday, February 25. by Mandy Katz, MS, RD, CSP, LDN, Healthy Living Manager at Giant Food. The podcast features stories behind the foods customers eat and connects customers to farmers, growers and community experts who support Giant Food’s Five Pillars of Healthy Living: Nutrition, Movement, Physical Health, Emotional Health and Environment staff. The Healthy Living by Giant Podcast is a resource for customers with lifestyle-related illnesses, such as heart health and diabetes, and an inspiration for those looking to try something new or learn something new. more about everything that affects healthy living.
“Customers want more transparency, whether it’s a product’s nutritional value, its impact on the environment, or its connection to our local communities,” said Mandy Katz. “While we share these stories across all of our departments, the podcast allows customers to hear it directly from the experts, which can be very powerful.”
Healthy Living by Giant podcast episodes have included topics related to food history, mindfulness, product transparency, happiness, hydroponics, sustainability and food equity . Featured guests include local experts like Smithsonian food historian Dr. Ashley Rose Young, BBQ master Myron Mixon, famed “Top Chef”, happiness expert Spike Mendelsohn, Caroline Adams Miller, author and applied positive psychology expert, Dr. Enid Chung Roemer, and USO President and CEO of the Washington-Baltimore Metropolitan Area, Lisa Marie Riggins.
“Although we are known as the local grocery store, we are a healthy retailer and are committed to improving the health of the communities we serve through free services like our podcast and other initiatives that provide access to healthy food. and affordable,” said Lisa Coleman, director of healthy living at Giant Food. “No matter where our clients are in their health journey, our goal is to make the process easy and accessible to everyone.”
Healthy Living by Giant is a team of 11 licensed nutrition professionals who provide services to Giant Food customers, associates and communities. This includes free consultations, webinars, store visits and community events. Workplace wellness programs are also available upon request. For more information, email [email protected] or visit giantfood.com/nutrition.
Healthy Living by Giant’s 100th episode, “Food as Medicine,” will focus on diet as preventative medicine. The podcast will promote healthy living and healthy eating as medicine for disease management and treatment. The episode will feature Guiding Stars dietitian Garrick Brown, and listeners will learn simple strategies and tools that make finding healthy foods quick and easy.
The Healthy Living by Giant Podcast is available online at Healthy Living by Giant Podcast (libsyn.com) and on Apple, Google and Spotify.