National Influenza Vaccination Week: CVS Health encourages families to get their flu shots in preparation for peak flu season

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2017-Dec-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) is encouraging families to get their flu shots during National Influenza Vaccination Week (Dec. 3-9) in preparation for peak flu season. A recent survey released by CVS Health found that nearly two-thirds (61 percent) of Americans get a flu vaccine every year, or plan to get one this year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) established National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) in 2005 to remind people to get vaccinated through the busy holiday season and into the new year, when cases of the flu typically increase.

According to the CDC, only about 40 percent of the U.S. population reported having been vaccinated by the end of November last year. “National Influenza Vaccination Week is a great reminder to make time during the busy holiday season to get your annual flu shot,” said Papatya Tankut, Vice President of Pharmacy Affairs at CVS Health. “With many people gathering for the holidays and flu activity beginning to increase, getting vaccinated will help ensure a healthier holiday for you and your loved ones.”

The flu vaccine is the most effective way to prevent the flu and is considered a preventive service under the Affordable Care Act. The vaccine is fully covered and available at no cost through most insurance plans. With more than 9,700 CVS Pharmacy stores and 1,100 walk-in MinuteClinic locations accepting most insurance plans, CVS Health has made vaccinations quick, easy and accessible for patients.

This year’s flu survey sheds light on the increasing number of factors families consider when deciding where, when, and how to get vaccinated. Among those who have ever received a flu vaccine, the top considerations on where to receive the vaccine include convenience (37%), doctor recommendations (36%) and where insurance is accepted (35%).

The survey also revealed that nearly two in three (65 percent) employed Americans would still go to work even if they were feeling ill with flu-like symptoms.

“The influenza virus is highly contagious and can be easily spread through a workplace environment through direct contact with co-workers or infected surfaces,” said Angela Patterson, Chief Nurse Practitioner Officer at MinuteClinic. “Influenza infection can have potentially serious effects and getting vaccinated is vital to staying healthy, especially when working alongside co-workers who may have already contracted the virus.”

Getting the flu shot protects you and those around you who may be more vulnerable to serious flu illness, like babies and young children, older people, and people with certain chronic health conditions. With seasonal flu outbreaks beginning as early as October and lasting as late as May, it is not too late to get a flu shot as it is the best defense against getting the flu.

Flu shots are available seven days a week, with no appointment necessary at CVS Pharmacy and MinuteClinic locations nationwide, including locations inside select Target stores.1 Consumers can easily find the store closest to them using CVS.com or the CVS Pharmacy app, and for those patients planning to go to MinuteClinic for their flu shot, location information and current wait times can be found on the CVS Pharmacy app or MinuteClinic.com.

In addition, customers will receive a $5 off $25 coupon when they get a flu shot at CVS Pharmacy or MinuteClinic. Patients who receive a flu shot at CVS Pharmacy or MinuteClinic locations inside select Target stores will receive a $5 Target coupon.2

About CVS Health
CVS Health is a pharmacy innovation company helping people on their path to better health. Through its more than 9,700 retail locations, more than 1,100 walk-in medical clinics, a leading pharmacy benefits manager with nearly 90 million plan members, a dedicated senior pharmacy care business serving more than one million patients per year, expanding specialty pharmacy services, and a leading stand-alone Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, the company enables people, businesses and communities to manage health in more affordable and effective ways. This unique integrated model increases access to quality care, delivers better health outcomes and lowers overall health care costs. Find more information about how CVS Health is shaping the future of health at https://www.cvshealth.com.

1 Flu shots are available when immunizing pharmacist, MinuteClinic nurse practitioner or physician assistant is on duty, while supplies last. Age restrictions apply. Vaccinations vary by state based on regulations. Age restrictions apply.

2 Offer is not valid in the state of AR, HI, NY and NJ. $5 of $25 CVS Pharmacy coupon is not available at MinuteClinic locations in MA, PA and RI. Normal ExtraCare purchase restrictions apply for $5 of $25 CVS Pharmacy coupon. Terms and conditions are applied to coupon. See coupon for details. $5 Target coupon cannot be issued in AR, HI, NJ, and NY and is not available at MinuteClinic locations in MA, PA and RI. Coupon valid for Target merchandise only. Offer available only at CVS Pharmacy and MinuteClinic locations in Target from 8/14/17 through 3/31/18. Limit one per customer.

Media Contact:
Amy Lanctot
CVS Pharmacy
T: 401-770-2931
E: Amy.Lanctot@CVSHealth.com

SOURCE: CVS Health

IGA to raise funds and awareness to help parents and families end the nation’s opioid epidemic

CHICAGO, 2017-Aug-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — IGA USA today (August 8, 2017) announced that it is collaborating with Partnership for Drug-Free Kids to launch the first-ever IGA Cares initiative. Through in-store fundraising activities and the sales of specially marked IGA Exclusive Brand products, the IGA Cares initiative will support the mission of the Partnership, a national nonprofit dedicated to supporting families struggling with their son or daughter’s substance use. During this national campaign – which began running in participating IGA stores on August 1st – IGA will raise both critical funds and awareness to help parents and families and help end the nation’s opioid epidemic.

A number of in-store fundraising activites are available from August to December through the sale of specially marked IGA Exclusive Brand products available for purchase in participating IGA stores, and an instore pin-up promotion that will run in stores from mid-August through October. In addition to fundraising, IGA will help to raise awareness of the nation’s opioid epidemic and spread the word about how families can get help through the Partnership’s resources with an informational web page on www.igabetterchoices.com.

“For more than 90 years now, IGA retailers have been building the brand’s reputation by doing their part to give back and support worthy causes in the communities they serve,” Dave Bennett, IGA senior vice president of Procurement & Private Brands, said. “It is only natural that we would use the power of our IGA Exclusive Brand line to align IGA and its retailers with the causes that matter to today’s consumer on a national level, as well. Working with Partnership for Drug-Free Kids to raise awareness and funds during our first-ever IGA Cares initiative, we can do our part to make sure families in IGA communities across the country who are impacted by their son or daughter’s substance use don’t have to suffer alone.”

“With the launch of this inaugural IGA Cares initiative, IGA is demonstrating the true spirit of corporate social responsibility and solidifying their commitment to making a difference in the lives of so many families,” said Marcia Lee Taylor, Chief Policy Advisor for the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. “We are honored that IGA has chosen to partner with us, especially at this critical time when the country is facing an urgent opioid epidemic. Through this effort, IGA will help us support parents and families who are dealing with a child’s substance use or addiction, and in doing so, they will undoubtedly help local IGA communities nationwide.”

Learn more about the Partnership’s extensive resources for families at drugfree.org. Learn more about IGA at www.iga.com.

About IGA
IGA is the world’s largest voluntary supermarket network with aggregate worldwide retail sales of more than $36 billion per year. The Alliance includes nearly 5,000 Hometown Proud Supermarkets worldwide, supported by 29 distribution centers and more than 30 major manufacturers, vendors and suppliers encompassing everything from grocery to equipment items and retail services. IGA has operations in 46 of the United States and more than 32 countries, commonwealths and territories.

About the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is committed to helping families struggling with their son or daughter’s substance use. We empower families with information, support and guidance to get the help their loved one needs and deserves. On our website, drugfree.org, and through our toll-free helpline (1-855-DRUGFREE), we provide families with direct support and guidance to help them address teen substance use. Finally, we build healthy communities, advocating for greater understanding and more effective programs to treat the disease of addiction. As a national nonprofit, we depend on donations from individuals, corporations, foundations and the public sector and are thankful to SAG-AFTRA and the advertising and media industries for their ongoing generosity. We are proud to receive a Four-Star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities, as well as a National Accredited Charity Seal from the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance.

Contact:

Phone: (773) 693-4520
Fax: (773) 693-4533

Source: IGA

Walgreens announces Memorial Day 20% discount for veterans, active duty military and families on May 29, 2017

DEERFIELD, Ill, 2017-May-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — To honor the service and sacrifices of Americans who served in the armed forces, Walgreens is offering a Memorial Day 20-percent discount to all veterans, active duty military personnel and their immediate family members, including the families of those who lost their lives in service to their country.

“Every day we are honored to serve our veterans, military personnel and their families,” said Richard Ashworth, president, pharmacy and retail operations, Walgreens. “Memorial Day is an opportunity to pay tribute in this small way to their service, commitment and sacrifice, for which we at Walgreens are deeply grateful.”

On Monday, May 29, customers with a Walgreens Balance® Rewards card and valid military ID or proof of service will receive 20 percent off regular price eligible store items* at any Walgreens or Duane Reade drugstore nationwide. A Balance® Rewards customer loyalty program membership is free and can be obtained at checkout.

*Offer valid for veterans, active-duty military and their immediate family members on May 29, 2017, only with Balance®Rewards card and proof of service. In-store offer only valid in Walgreens or Duane Reade stores. Discount valid on regular-price items only. Offer is not combinable with Buy One Get One Free, Buy One Get One 50% Off or Buy 2 Get 3rd Free. Discount not valid on alcohol, dairy, tobacco, stamps, phone/prepaid/gift cards, money orders/transfers, transportation passes, lottery tickets, charitable donations, pseudoephedrine or ephedrine products, clinic services, health tests, prescriptions, pharmacy items or services, sales tax, the Prescription Savings Club membership fee, newspapers, magazines and items or services purchased by prescription and/or submitted to insurance for reimbursement or where otherwise limited by law.

About Walgreens

Walgreens (www.walgreens.com), one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA), the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. More than 10 million customers interact with Walgreens each day in communities across America, using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice. Walgreens operates 8,175 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, along with its omnichannel business, Walgreens.com. Approximately 400 Walgreens stores offer Healthcare Clinic or other provider retail clinic services.

Contact(s):
Jim Graham
847-315-2925
http://news.walgreens.com
@WalgreensNews
facebook.com/Walgreens

Source: Walgreens

Kohl’s partners with wellness ambassadors to inspire families to move towards a healthy lifestyle

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis, 2016-Oct-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) announced today a new partnership with six healthy-living ambassadors to energize families through motivating wellness experiences and personalized content. The company is also making it even easier to find the right active solutions for everyone in the family by enhancing its portfolio of authoritative national brands with new offerings from fitness wearables leader Fitbit and global performance brand Under Armour. Kohl’s compelling combination of engaging partnerships and powerful brand expansions delivers an unmatched wellness experience for families.

“We know Kohl’s customers want to live happy, healthy and fulfilled lives with their families and are looking for ways to bring fitness into real life,” said Michelle Gass, Kohl’s chief merchandising and customer officer. “By connecting our customers to experts who motivate in this space with the launch of our ambassador program and providing inspiration with our growing brand portfolio with new brands like Under Armour, Kohl’s makes it easy for families to integrate wellness into their lives.”

New Partnerships

For the first time, Kohl’s has partnered with six leading experts in the industry to share inspiring wellness tips and product recommendations, showing families how fun and easy it is to make their move towards a healthy lifestyle. The cascade of information will include multiple consumer and fan touch points, including Facebook Live feeds, in-person workouts, demonstrations and more. The wellness ambassadors include:

Tone It Up – Karena Dawn and Katrina Scott are the founders of Tone It Up, a healthy lifestyle brand and community for women. Karena and Katrina are both healthy living and fitness experts, having inspired millions worldwide to pursue their best lives through a fun, energetic and positive approach to all things fitness and nutrition. The duo offers workout content and guidance, the Tone It Up Nutrition Plan and branded active gear and apparel. For Kohl’s, Karena and Katrina will share high-energy exercise routines and wellness tips to motivate families to stay active.

Kevin Curry – Kevin Curry launched the Fit Men Cook blog to share his healthy food ideas and keep his followers motivated on their fitness journey. He has mastered the art of creating mouthwatering dishes that are also affordable. His philosophy is that it is all about everyday people — no matter the fitness level or athletic ability — aiming to live the best life possible through fitness and healthy eating. Kevin will share easyto-do cooking demonstrations and recipes proving how simple and delicious it can be to eat healthy.

Bob Harper – With more than 20 years of experience, Bob Harper is a health and fitness expert, host of NBC’s The Biggest Loser, celebrity trainer and three-time #1 New York Times best-selling author. He is a proven lifestyle expert who is known for full-body exercises and nutrition plans for anyone on a fitness journey. Bob will provide a variety of fun ways for everyone in the family to get moving and enjoy the outdoors.

Sophie Jaffe – Sophie Jaffe is a health and wellness expert, certified as a raw food chef and yoga teacher. She launched Philosophie, a blog with the goal of making it easier, more inspiring and more delicious to attain optimal health and wellness. Sophie’s content for Kohl’s will focus on tips for families to find balance and get active.

Jordan Younger – Jordan Younger is the blogger behind the wellness and lifestyle blog The Balanced Blonde and is the author of the finding-balance memoir Breaking Vegan. She has emerged as a leading voice in the space due to her authenticity, unique voice, passion for all things wellness and relatability. Jordan’s tips and advice will guide families on how to start small on their healthy eating journeys.

Alicia Archer – With a background in dance, Alicia shares her fitness to showcase the power of movement as it relates to living a healthy and active lifestyle. She demonstrates new and exciting ways to get moving, whether in a yoga studio, in a city setting or exploring a new neighborhood park.

Amazing Product

Kohl’s also offers the right mix of products to ensure families across the country can find everything they need to reach their wellness goals. This includes new brand and product offerings with the launch of Under Armour, one of the most authentic and fastest growing active brands in the world, and new fitness trackers and accessories from Fitbit, the pioneer and leader in the connected health and fitness market. These are on top of what customers can already find on shelves with Nike, Columbia, New Balance, adidas and more.

Under Armour – The introduction of Under Armour performance apparel, footwear and accessories in early spring 2017 will be the biggest brand launch in the history of Kohl’s, reinforcing its promise to deliver powerful and relevant national brands that customers want. The innovative, performance-focused brand will take Kohl’s active offerings to a new level both in store and online. Under Armour products, designed to make all athletes better, will be available for the entire family, including men’s, women’s and youth.

Fitbit – Kohl’s has expanded its collection of Fitbit devices with exclusive accessory styles and new product offerings for consumers to have even more choices to express their personal style while leading a healthy, active lifestyle.

o Products available now include:

 Fitbit Alta Activity Tracker ($129.99), a slim, sleek customizable fitness wristband with motivational health and fitness features.
 Fitbit Alta Special Edition Gold Series Activity Tracker ($149.99), a hand-polished, goldplated, stainless steel tracker available in pink or black classic fitness band. Find the pink colorway for a fresh look exclusively at Kohl’s stores nationwide, Kohls.com and Fitbit.com. Additional accessories sold separately.
 Five exclusive Simply Vera Vera Wang for Fitbit Alta ($79.99) accessory designs inspired by Vera Wang’s signature style, ultimately creating unique accessories for everyday wear. Activity tracker sold separately.
 Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate Activity Tracker ($149.99) fitness wristband featuring innovative health and fitness tools based on its continuous wrist-based heart rate tracking technology, an enhanced fitness experience, smarter technology and a sleek new look with interchangeable bands that can easily go from a workout to a night out.

o New merchandise available this November includes:

 Fitbit Flex 2 Activity Tracker ($99.99), the first-ever swim-proof fitness wristband from the company, features an ultra-slim design and removable tracker to effortlessly track all-day activity, exercise and sleep in a style that can be personalized.
 Two Simply Vera Vera Wang for Fitbit Flex 2 hinge bangles ($69.99) that mix super-sleek black or silver metal with understated silicone to create a casual and chic bracelet option for versatile wear. Activity tracker sold separately

Engaging Experiences

This holiday, make your move with Kohl’s by kick-starting the season with an exciting Under Armour customer challenge called “Maintain Your Momentum.” The healthy eating motivator and sweepstakes encourages and rewards participants to log 15 meals on their MyFitnessPal app account during the month of November. Once the 15 meals are recorded starting November 1 through November 30, participants can enter for a chance to win an Under Armour HealthBox Connected Fitness System and Kohl’s gift card. Find additional contest information and terms and conditions at MyFitnessPal’s mobile app.

Incredible Savings On top of offering amazing national brands for all active and wellness needs, Kohl’s makes it easy to save. Customers who sign up for Kohl’s Yes2You Rewards will find extra savings every time they shop. Members earn one point for every dollar they spend, no matter how they pay, with no limit on points earned and no cost to join. They also receive a $5 reward for every 100 points in addition to other exciting benefits, like guaranteed savings offers, chances to earn bonus points and more. Only at Kohl’s, customers can earn $10 Kohl’s Cash for every $50 spent in store or online during Kohl’s Cash promotions. Best of all, there is no limit to how much customers can earn, and they can use it to save on a future purchase.

About Kohl’s

Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a leading specialty department store with more than 1,100 stores in 49 states. With a commitment to inspiring and empowering families to lead fulfilled lives, the company offers amazing national and exclusive brands, incredible savings and inspiring shopping experiences in-store, online at Kohls.com and via mobile devices. Committed to its communities, Kohl’s has raised nearly $300 million for children’s initiatives nationwide through its Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise program, which operates under Kohl’s Cares, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc. For additional information about Kohl’s philanthropic and environmental initiatives, visit http://www.Kohls.com/Cares. For a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit www.Kohls.com

Connect with Kohl’s:
Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/Kohls)
Twitter (http://twitter.com/Kohls)
Google+ (http://plus.google.com/+Kohls)
Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/Kohls)
Instagram (http://instagram.com/Kohls) YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/kohls

Contacts:
Lisa Hellman
Lisa.Hellman@Kohls.com
917.339.7149

Molly Verette
Molly.Verette@Kohls.com
262.703.7008

Source: Kohl’s

NRF: families only halfway done although back-to-school shopping started earlier this year

WASHINGTON, 2016-Aug-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Although back-to-school shopping started earlier this year, families are slowly tackling their supplies lists. According to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, the average family with children in grades K-12 has completed almost half (48 percent) of their shopping as of early August, slightly down from last year (50 percent).

“It is evident that many families are still considering price and value when shopping for their back-to-school and college needs,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “Shopping early and often is a trend we have seen from many budget-conscious consumers over the last few years. In the weeks ahead, parents will take advantage of the aggressive deals that retailers will offer as they get ready to welcome the fall season merchandise.”

K-12 SPENDING UPDATE
According to the survey, only 13 percent of families with children in grades K-12 have completed their shopping lists. However, 22 percent of families have yet to start their shopping, up from last year’s 20 percent.

For the first time, the survey asked consumers which back-to-school items they still needed to complete their shopping list. According to the survey, 77 percent need to buy school supplies, followed by clothing (70 percent) and shoes (57 percent).

When searching for the perfect deals, 48 percent of parents are influenced by coupons, up from 43 percent last year and the highest in the survey’s history. Families will also take advantage of in-store promotions (39 percent) and advertising inserts (33 percent) to complete their shopping lists. For those who started shopping early, half (50 percent) of their purchases were influenced by coupons, sales and/or promotions.

Taking a deeper dive into classroom needs, the survey found that 64 percent of supply purchases for back-to-school are influenced by school requirements. In addition, 45 percent of parents buying electronics were influenced by their schools.

When it comes to where consumers will finish their shopping, 53 percent will head to discount stores, 51 percent to department stores, 39 percent to clothing stores and 37 percent to office supply stores. More will shop online this year, 31 percent compared with 27 percent last year, the highest in the survey’s history.

When asked what payment method families will use most often to complete their purchases, 49 percent will use their debit cards while 29 percent will use their credit cards. Cash (21 percent) and checks (2 percent) will hardly be used as primary forms of payment, reaching the lowest levels ever in survey history.

COLLEGE SPENDING UPDATE
Similar to back-to-school shoppers, college students and families with children in college have completed almost 48 percent of their shopping, slightly down from 49 percent last year. According to the survey, only 15 percent of consumers have completed their shopping lists, compared with 19 percent at this point last year.

“When it comes to big spending events such as back-to-school and back-to-college, families are being very savvy in how they tackle their lists,” Prosper Principal Analyst Pam Goodfellow said. “Families are slowly completing their shopping this season while taking advantage of expected promotions that will continue through Labor Day, and spreading their budget as necessary.”

Consumers were asked for the first time which back-to-college items are still needed to complete their shopping lists. According to the survey, 61 percent still need to purchase school supplies, followed by clothing (50 percent) and personal care items (33 percent).

The survey found college consumers will likely complete the rest of their shopping at discount stores (42 percent, lowest in survey history), followed by department stores (42 percent, highest in survey history) and online shopping (40 percent, also a survey high).

Coupons and promotions are helping consumers with back-to-college purchases: 42 percent of college consumers say they are using coupons to complete their shopping list. A few more college shoppers will take advantage of in-store promotions (32 percent), followed by advertising inserts (29 percent). For those who have already made back-to-college purchases, half were influenced by promotions (50 percent, up from 48 percent last year).

Debit/check cards are the most preferred method of payment for college shoppers, with 44 percent using them. Credit cards continue to make gains, with 36 percent of respondents using them to complete their purchases.

The survey asked 6,915 consumers about both back-to-school and back-to-college shopping plans. It was conducted August 2-9 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.2 percentage points.

About Prosper Insights & Analytics
Prosper Insights & Analytics delivers executives timely, consumer-centric insights from multiple sources. As a comprehensive resource of information, Prosper represents the voice of the consumer and provides knowledge to marketers regarding consumer views on the economy, personal finance, retail, lifestyle, media and domestic and world issues.www.ProsperDiscovery.com

About NRF
NRF is the world’s largest retail trade association, representing discount and department stores, home goods and specialty stores, Main Street merchants, grocers, wholesalers, chain restaurants and Internet retailers from the United States and more than 45 countries. Retail is the nation’s largest private sector employer, supporting one in four U.S. jobs – 42 million working Americans. Contributing $2.6 trillion to annual GDP, retail is a daily barometer for the nation’s economy. NRF’s This is Retail campaign highlights the industry’s opportunities for life-long careers, how retailers strengthen communities, and the critical role retail plays in driving innovation. NRF.com

Contact:
Ana Serafin Smith
(202) 626-8189
press@nrf.com
(855) NRF-Press

Source: NRF

Giant’s new infographic reminds families to keep healthy choices top of mind

Landover, Md., 2016-Aug-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — To help families stay healthy and keep kids fueled during the busy summer season, Giant Food of Landover, Md. offers tips to build a better lunch for camps and other summer activities now – or for school lunches in the fall. With guidance from ChooseMyPlate.gov, Giant’s licensed in-store nutritionists have prepared five tips, illustrated in a new infographic, that can serve as a reminder to keep healthy choices top of mind when feeding your family.

“Parents are looking for easy ways to pack healthier lunches for their children,” said Lisa Coleman, Lead Nutritionist, Giant Food of Landover, Md. “Giant’s nutritionists offer tips to help busy families on the go to save time, save money, and eat well”

Follow these tips to build a better lunch:

  • Choose a grain. Whole grain bread, wraps, crackers, pasta, and cereal are all nutritious options.
  • Add a protein. These can include deli turkey, chicken, tuna salad, a hard-boiled egg, nut or seed butters, beans or hummus.
  • Include a fruit and veggie. Add color to your child’s lunchbox with carrot sticks, tomatoes, cucumber slices, apples, oranges or raisins. Each color provides a different health benefit.
  • Including a dairy food or dairy alternative such as low fat cheese, Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, or milk.
  • Healthy lunch boxes can include something sweet, too. Include a small treat, sticker or note on a napkin to brighten your child’s day and create excitement at lunchtime.

For fast, fresh and easy meal ideas, pick up the latest edition of Giant’s Savory magazine during your next trip to your local store. Families are also encouraged to reach out to their local Giant nutritionist for individualized nutrition recommendations and meal planning:

Lisa Coleman, MS, RD, LDN
York Road Giant
Timonium, MD
lisa.coleman@giantfood.com
(410) 308-9791

Amanda G. Barnes, RD, LDN
Chain Bridge Corner Giant
McLean, VA
amanda.g.barnes@giantfood.com
(703) 893-0377

Roxana Ehsani, RD, LDN, MS
O St. Marketplace Giant
Washington, DC roxana.ehsani@giantfood.com
(202) 238- 0184

Emily Craft, RDN, CSP, LDN
Severna Park Mall Giant
Severna Park, MD
Emily.craft@giantfood.com
(410) 975-7186

Nina El-Chebli, RD, LDN
Shoppes at Traville Giant
Rockville, MD
Nina.el-chebli@giantfood.com
(301) 315-1460

Leslie Jefferson, MS, CNS, LDN
Glenridge Center Giant
Lanham, MD
Leslie.jefferson@giantfood.com
(301) 306-0498

Min Krishnamurthy, MS, RD, LDN
Chatham Station Giant
Ellicott City, MD
Min.krishnamurthy@giantfood.com (410) 696-1309

Natalie Kannan, RD
Greenbriar Shopping Center Giant
Fairfax, VA
Natalie.kannan@giantfood.com
(703) 968-8324

For more information on health and wellness, visit giantfood.com/live-well

. For recipe and meal inspiration, visit Giant’s Pinterest.

Editor’s Note:

If interested in an interview with one of Giant’s nutritionists about building a better lunch for back to school, please contact Jamie Miller at (301) 341-8776 or jmiller@giantfood.com.

About Giant Food, LLC
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 160 full-service pharmacies. Giant is owned by Ahold USA, Inc.

Source: Giant Food, LLC