January 2018

Topic: Retailer for Wellness: Helping to Build Healthy Communities

The Plan Prince George’s 2035 Approved General Plan, has the following Healthy Communities Goal: Create safe, connected communities that promote active lifestyles and provide convenient access to healthy foods.

The grocery store is a primary link to good health by providing good food options that promote a healthy lifestyle. As a long-standing member of the community, Giant Food is taking the next step to become a retailer for wellness, adding In-store Nutritionists and expanding Pharmacy activities.  This presentation will provide insight on how a tour through the grocery store can help you integrate eight important steps to achieve a healthy lifestyle.

Giant is committed to supporting organizations that help eradicate hunger, support the region’s military men and women, and improve the quality of life for children throughout the communities it serves.  

Through its wellness programs and community partnerships, Giant is poised to build a new retail model that provides education and resources to support the need to fight the rise of chronic disease in our community.  

Date Time Location
Wednesday, January 24 10:30 a.m. - 12 noon County Administration Building
4th Floor Boardroom
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Speaker(s) / Instructor(s) Biography

Leslie Jefferson, MS, CNS, LDN 
Leslie Jefferson is a Certified Nutrition Specialist and completed her Master’s degree in Nutrition and Integrative Health, followed by an internship at the Maryland University of Integrative Health. Leslie enjoys motivating others to find their way to optimum health using a functional approach that includes the use of nutritious, super foods. Leslie is passionate about providing nutrition education and solutions for weight management, cardiovascular, sports and cancer support. A native of the Washington Metropolitan area, Leslie loves to line dance, travel, cook, exercise and participate in organized race activities. When it’s time to relax, she hangs out with her coloring book, walks her dog or searches out a new restaurant to enjoy with her husband.

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