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For the last ten years, Guiding Stars has been making nutrition as easy as 1, 2, 3. We analyze foods using a patented algorithm and translate the nutrition information to a rating system that is easy to understand.


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Delhaize Group Merges with Ahold

We’re excited to announce the merger of our parent company Delhaize Group with Netherlands-based global retailer Ahold.

The newly established company, Ahold Delhaize, will include nearly 2,000 stores along the United States East Coast, including Hannaford Supermarkets, Stop & Shop, Giant and Food Lion. Combined with overseas operations, Ahold Delhaize will operate approximately 6,500 stores across 11 countries with 375,000 associates. Guiding Stars is excited about our parent company’s future success and looks forward to continuing its work to bring the latest nutrition guidance to shoppers and diners across the USA and Canada.


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Great nutrition starts in your kitchen. Browse through our extensive recipe database for star-worthy recipes that will inspire you and make feeding your family nutritious food a little easier.

Mindful Meals: Creating Delicious, Nourishing and Satisfying Food

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To celebrate National Nutrition Month®, we took a look at how our choice of foods, the way we prepare those foods and other aspects of meal time impact our satisfaction and eating enjoyment (and ultimately the nutritional quality of our diet).

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Latest from Our Blog

Grilling On the Go

Many of our favorite summertime hangout spots come equipped with those little charcoal grills or firepits. Or maybe your favorite place to cook a meal is over your gas grill on the patio or up to camp. No matter where your wild cookout spot is, good nutrition and easy food prep can seem tough to come by, so we've put together some recipes and tips to make life easier.

Grilling On the Go

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Tinfoil is a grill cook's best friend. Once again, this more complicated recipe is a snap to make at the beach or campground if you do your homework. Make the filling and stuff the peppers at home, wrap your halves in tinfoil, and stack them in a plastic container for easy transportation in the cooler. Toss onto the grill until tender and pop onto paper plates to serve.

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Icy Summer Treats

Frozen treats are hard to resist in summer. Whether we are talking about a trip to your local coffee shop for a frozen beverage (which, by the way, is often way more decadent than you realize) or an evening walk to the ice cream shop, it seems like just about every point in the day calls for an icy treat. Of course, the same way I suggest freezing those holiday cookies once the calendar reads January 2nd, I don’t recommend a daily decadent treat even when the temps are into the 90s. That said, there are many less decadent (and just as refreshing) icy options that will satisfy your desire for something special.

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