Giant to host Field Trip Factory's Dietitian Summit

Brings together retail dietitians, nutritionists

CARLISLE, Pa. — A health-and-wellness conference that brings together retail dietitians and nutritionists has tapped Ahold USA and its Giant Carlisle division as the event's retail host.

Field Trip Factory's third annual Dietitian Summit, which strives to generate awareness about the food industry's commitment to consumer health, will be held next month at a Giant Super Food store in Willow Grove, Pa. About 40 retail dietitians and nutritionists are expected to attend the three-day conference.

Ahold USA and its supermarket banners, including Giant, provide customers with various health-and-wellness offerings, including an exclusive nutrition labeling system and Passport to Nutrition, a Web-based program designed to educate kids on nutrition and living healthy lifestyles in a fun and interactive way.

"We are very excited to work with Field Trip Factory to offer this to retail nutritionists across the country," said Shirley Axe, Ahold USA health-and-wellness manager. "Hosting the 2011 Dietitian Summit is a wonderful opportunity for Ahold USA to share and demonstrate our own health-and-wellness programs to others within the industry."

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