press release

June 7, 2013

Christopher Brand
[email protected]


Carlisle, PA – GIANT Food Stores along with Pinnacle Health, Capital BlueCross and the American Diabetes Association is hosting “Living with Diabetes,” a fun and interactive health and education fair for those with diabetes and their families. This free event is Saturday, June 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Community Center at the GIANT Super Food Store located at 2300 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg.

“More than 25 million people in the United States today have diabetes and 79 million have prediabetes,” said Sarah Glunz, in-store nutritionist at GIANT. “We encourage both those who have already been diagnosed with diabetes and those trying to prevent it to attend our health fair and learn how they can take control of the disease by eating properly, exercising and living an overall healthy lifestyle.”

The event features free health screenings provided by PinnacleHealth, weight-bearing exercise by Capital BlueCross, Soul Line Dancing by Delta Sigma Theta, a healthy cooking demo by Camp Hill GIANT cooking school coordinator Kathy Wickert and nutritional shopping tips from Glunz.

An expert panel will also be on hand from 1 – 2 p.m. to answer questions on learning how to prevent or manage diabetes and live a full, active and healthy lifestyle. Panelists include:

  • Dr. Renu Joshi, Medical Director, Endocrinology
  • Hilda Rivera, RN, BSN, CDE, Diabetes Educator
  • Deb Gochenour, MEd, RD, LDN, CDE, Outpatient Nutrition Therapy
  • Dr. David Loran, Cardiovascular Surgeon
  • Dr. Anuj Prashar, General and Bariatric Surgeon

For more information about the “Living with Diabetes” event, please call Sarah Glunz at 717¬545-0489.


Celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2013, GIANT/MARTIN’S, headquartered in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, operates nearly 200 grocery stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, under the names of GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets. GIANT/MARTIN’S employs more than 31,000 associates. Founded in 1923, GIANT and MARTIN’S have a long-standing commitment to eradicate hunger and improve the quality of life for children in addition to working with hundreds of local organizations annually. The company was recognized for its leadership in the fight against hunger with the Golden Grocer Award by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In addition, GIANT/MARTIN’S is one of the top ten fund-raisers in the country for local Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. GIANT and MARTIN’S are Ahold companies. For more information visit and Find us on Facebook at and