Giant Eagle - Be A Smart Shopper!

be a smart shopper

Visit your local Giant Eagle store for an interactive adventure!


Part of being a smart shopper is making healthy choices. During this hands-on nutrition-based field trip, students practice healthy decision making with the help of MyPlate principles and nutrition facts. The Be A Smart Shopper! program opens the doors of your neighborhood Giant Eagle to teach valuable lessons on health and well-being. Expert dietitians and Field Trip Factory educators review the field trip content to ensure grade appropriateness, support of standards, and to create lasting memories long after the trip is over. Content includes building healthy habits, understanding portion size, making balanced meal choices and the benefits of staying active.

Key Concepts





Supports Learning Standards

All Field Trip Factory programs are grade/age appropriate and align with national/local learning standards. (See the program and highlights flyers for more details - available in the Resources Tab above)


Age Range & Duration

PreK - 3 | Approximately ~ 60 minutes

Grades 4 - 6 | Approximately ~ 90 minutes


Group Size Limit

7 - 35 Students
(Individual stores may vary group size accomodations - see booking form details)



FREE   (You are responsible for transportation for your group to/from the event location )


" The students were engaged during the whole trip and enjoyed all activities they participated in. Great job Giant Eagle! "

Denise M. - Bristol Elementary School


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→ Be sure to check out the pre/post field trip activity sheets located in the Resources Tab above

Code of Conduct:

• Please let FTF know if you cannot make the scheduled day/time.

• Always let us know if your group size is changing.

• Please make sure that you have at least 1 adult chaperone for every 8 students in your group AND that chaperones are ready to help the field trip leader, if needed.

• Please call FTF with special requests - Do NOT add them in notes where they may go unseen by the store contact.

• Please arrange transportation to avoid last minute conflicts and cancellations.

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Additional Resources


The MyPlate athletes compete for victory in this series of 5-minute videos geared to help students make healthy choices, including FREE bonus activities! (Requires free site-registration and log-in.)

→ Learn more


Get involved, Columbus! You can play a role in creating a better learning environment in local schools simply by doing your everyday shopping. Giant Eagle's Apples for the Students program supports schools by supplying funds to improve educational technology; playground equipment; art, science and music supplies; and more.

→ Learn more


Little Shopper Treat Card

For $1, you can purchase a Little Shopper Treat Card for your child and do something great to help other kids in need. Each time the card is presented at your local Giant Eagle Bakery, Deli Counter, or when you visit our special Produce Stand, your child will get a free treat (one per visit) — and 100% of proceeds benefit local children's hospitals.

→ Learn more

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Enter your zip/postal code

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Enter a grade level

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Select a location

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Select an available date for the location you choose

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Select an available start time

Available Times for:
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Specify your group size

Number of Students

Number of Chaperones

This site accommodates groups of 5 to 35


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Or a tour specialist could call you within 48 hours to determine the best way to schedule your trip.

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