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.
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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IMPORTANT → 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.
• Program Flyer
• Field Trip Highlights & Curriculum Alignment
• Permission Slip (English)
• Permission Slip (Spanish)
• Field Trip Goals
• Field Trip Checklist
• Student-Parent Letter
• PreK - 2 | Pre-Field Trip Activity
• PreK - 2 | Post-Field Trip Activity
• Gr 3 - 6 | Pre-Field Trip Activity
• Gr 3 - 6 | Post-Field Trip Activity
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.)
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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.
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.
Giant Eagle is proud to sponsor Be A Smart Shopper! in all its stores in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, and West Virginia. Programs and initiatives supported include, but are not limited to, Apples for the Students, Labels for Education, Upromise, American Diabetes Association and the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.
"The children had a wonderful time! Thank you for the lessons that you taught and for the wonderful hands-on experiences! The children wrote Thank you letters about their favorite part of the field trip and we are excited to get these to you! Thank you."
Ms. M, Evergreen Elementary Kindergarten Class
"The activities were age appropriate and so much fun. The children learned a lot and really enjoyed their experience. Giant Eagle does an amazing job. We appreciate their generosity, time and kindness."
LuAnn S, Riverside Pre-K Counts
"Being able to see & touch a variety of foods was really great. The students enjoyed learning about foods that they eat and it was great being at a store where they often shop with their parents. The students also enjoyed eating the special treats after our visit. Thank you!"
Heather B, Central Primary School
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Trips vary in length and content based upon the grade level of the participants.
If you have multiple grades in your group, please select the median grade.
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