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Be A Smart Shopper!™

Be A Smart Shopper!™

Be A Smart Shopper!™

For nearly 20 years, Giant Eagle® has teamed with the Field Trip Factory to educate local students about healthy living and nutrition.

Field Trip Factory

Through field trips to your neighborhood Giant Eagle store, the Be A Smart Shopper! program encourages children to become passionate about healthy diets and lifestyles by learning:

  • How to make health-smart choices while grocery shopping.
  • How to plan well-balanced meals using the food groups.
  • How to read nutrition labels and determine portion size.
  • The important benefits of vitamins and minerals.
  • Basic food safety.
  • The benefits of exercise and staying active.


Students learn important life-skill nutrition lessons in a fun and real-life environment through the use of hands-on activities and discussion.

Designed for Preschoolers to Middle Schoolers

Geared for children ages 5 to 12, the Be A Smart Shopper! tour includes two programs to accommodate students in Pre-K to Grade 2 (40 minutes) and Grades 3 to 6 (60 minutes). Best of all, the programs are FREE!

For teachers and homeschoolers alike, the Be A Smart Shopper program is a perfect supplement to lessons on health and nutrition and aligns with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) standards. Plus Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops can use the program towards requirements for merit badges.

Field trips must be scheduled in advance and are typically limited to 30 participants per tour. For more information or to schedule a field trip, call 1.800.987.6409.

Field Trip Factory

Field Trip Factory brings lessons on a variety of subjects, such as the arts, nutrition, the environment and animal welfare, to life by providing hands-on activities in real-world environments. Participants experience learning close to home and in a context relevant to their daily lives. Visit Field Trip Factory to learn more.