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Giant kicks off virtual fall family fun classes

Zoom classes highlighting Family Meals Month, Hunger Action Month and Halloween will be available throughout September and October.

Giant is hoping to add some fun and festive meal and snack ideas to family tables this fall, thanks to its team of dietitians, who are back with a full schedule of free, live classes via Zoom this September and October.

Designed for chefs of all ages, the free, live Zoom classes focus on Family Meals Month, Hunger Action Month, Halloween and more.

“For many families, this is a busy time of the year with school, sports and other activities, which is why the team of dietitians is here to help,” said Kilene Knitter, dietitian with Giant. “From family meals to mini chef creations and Halloween goodies, grab your aprons and your tablets and join us in the kitchen this fall.”

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Here’s a sneak peek of  the classes to check out this September and October:

  • Family Meals at 5 – Celebrate Family Meals Month this September by creating a nutritious and delicious meal live in under 30 minutes with one of Giant's dietitians every Tuesday at 5 p.m. Sure to bring everyone around the table, meal ideas include cheesy chicken and broccoli bake, veggie stuffed peppers, au gratin sausage skillet and pasta with chicken, tomatoes and peppers. Also, in honor of Family Meals Month, the dietitians are giving away three pantry makeover experiences worth up to $150 each so consumers can spend more time where it matters most - around the table! Each virtual dietitian class attended throughout September counts as one sweepstakes entry. 
  • Hunger Action Awareness – September is Hunger Action Month. On Thursdays at 12 p.m., the dietitians will show attendees how they can make a difference and participate in their orange plate challenge. Topics covered include paying it forward, budget savvy shopping and meal building with tools.
  • Kids in the Kitchen – Every Saturday at 10 a.m. guest will get for Disney-themed Mini Chef Morning classes. Designed for kids of all ages, the classes will see such dishes as Moana’s coconut pear donuts, Winnie the Pooh’s pasta salad or Rapunzel’s frying pan cookie, plus many more Disney favorites.
  •  Dietitian Myth-Busters – Mondays at 7 p.m. this October, Giant's dietitians are ready to uncover truths to common myths like protein misconceptions, eating healthy is too expensive and the sugar stigma.
  • Celebrate Halloween – Join Giant's dietitians for a spooktacular week of classes leading up to Halloween, including:
  • Oct. 25 at 12 p.m.: Fall Drinks- Hocus Pocus Punch
  • Oct. 26 at 10 a.m.: Better for You Baking Series- Ghost Brownies
  • Oct. 27 at 12 p.m.: National Pasta Month Series- Spaghetti & Eyeballs  
  • Oct. 28 at 12 p.m.: Feature Friday Series- Peace, Love & Candy with SmartSweets
  • Oct. 29 at 10 a.m.: Mini Chef Mornings- Monsters University Apple Nachos
  • Oct. 31 at 12 p.m.: Fall Produce Series- Fresh Pumpkin Pie with Meringue Ghosts

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All classes are free to attend, but advanced registration is required for each class here. A complete listing of all virtual classes and ingredients needed for each class also is available on the event page. In addition, customers can earn 50 Choice Rewards points when they register, provide their card number, and attend the entire class.

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