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Giant Co. Nutritionists Offer Virtual Classes To Create Spooky Snacks

The Giant Co. Swatara

Have an aspiring young chef at home or looking for new ways to enjoy the Halloween season virtually? Every Monday and Wednesday throughout October, kids of all ages can join The Giant Co.’s team of nutritionists in creating spooky snacks live via Zoom.

“The Giant Co. and our new ‘For Today’s Table’ brand platform is all about bringing families together at the table to connect over a meal. What better way to show the importance of gathering together than by cooking along with your kids via our free virtual classes,” said Kilene Knitter, RD, LDN, regional nutritionist with The Giant Co. “While fall activities and the Halloween season might look a little different this year, there are still plenty of fun and delicious food ideas to get the kids into a festive and healthy spirit all month long.”


Spooky snacks for mini chefs

On Mondays at 10:30 a.m., mini chefs ages 6 and under will enjoy a seasonal story and then make a healthy yet spirited snack. The complete schedule includes:

Oct. 5 – Witches Broomstick Snack;

Oct. 12 – Vampire Apple;

Oct. 19 – Strawberry Ghosts; and

Oct. 26 – Chocolate Milk Overnight Oats in Mummy Mason Jars.


Spooky snacks for junior chefs

Every Wednesday at 4 p.m., junior chefs ages 7 to 18 will learn about a seasonal nutrition topic in addition to creating a yummy and healthy snack. The October schedule includes:

Oct. 7 – Mummy Apply Crypts;

Oct. 14 – Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites;

Oct. 21 – Bell Pepper Jack O’ Lantern; and

Oct. 28 – Chocolate Jack O’ Lantern Pumpkin Pancakes.


The classes are free to attend but advanced registration for both Mini Chef Mornings and Junior Chef Creations is required at A complete listing of ingredients needed for each snack is also available on the event page and via the registration confirmation.

Halloween costumes are encouraged for the Oct. 26 and Oct. 28 classes. In addition, if you register with your mailing address for the Oct. 26 or Oct. 28 class by Oct. 11, families will receive a goodie box from the American Dairy Association Northeast.

The Giant Co.’s team of nutritionists is also available virtually for group presentations, lunch and learns and to answer your nutrition questions. Visit the Giant or Martin’s websites for more information and a schedule of upcoming classes.

Founded in 1923 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, The Giant Co. family of brands includes Giant, Martin’s, Giant Heirloom Market, Giant Direct and Martin’s Direct. The Giant Co. is a company of Ahold Delhaize USA.

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