A regional grocer offers free online classes and consultations for customers seeking nutritional advice during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Giant Food will offer free weekly online nutrition and healthy lifestyles classes for all consumers, as well as content for people with chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. These virtual classrooms are designed to serve as an additional preventative measure to ensure healthy lifestyles between elective medical visits that may be delayed due to COVID-19 health care demands.
People can choose from online courses that include general healthy lifestyles, healthy food selection, gradual lifestyle changes for healthier living, and diets for prediabetes and diabetes. Giant also offers free personalized online consultations with its team of registered dietitians and registered dietitians for clients who have other questions about their health and wellness. Consultations are only by appointment.
“Research shows that even limited short-term access to regular health care during a crisis can have lasting effects on living conditions like diabetes and heart disease,” said Lisa Coleman, Director of Lifestyles healthy at Giant Food. “Our customers cook more, often on a budget, and don’t know how to best fit their routines. Our goal is to provide easily accessible support during this stressful time which can often exacerbate problems like obesity, heart disease. , diabetes and more. “
Giant Food is headquartered in Landover, Maryland, and operates 163 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia.