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Rooftop Farms and Food Deserts

Rooftop farms have been enjoying growth of attention and resources as innovators look for creative ways to bring fresh, affordable food into highly populated areas where fresh produce isn’t always readily available. Gotham Greens, a company that started in New York, has announced that it will be expanding to Chicago to bring the nation’s largest rooftop farm to date to the Pullman neighborhood, where fresh produce can be tough to come by.

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Partner Spotlight: The University of North Dakota

Partner Spotlight: The University of North Dakota

The University of North Dakota partnered with Guiding Stars to help meet its objectives around nutritious dining. A campus study showed that an overwhelming 94% of diners are aware of Guiding Stars and 82% find the program helpful.

“Educating your diners about healthy food is easy with Guiding Stars. We were looking for a nutrition guidance program that would help our campus community identify healthier options and we found it in Guiding Stars.” Dustin Frize, RD, LRD University of North Dakota Dining Services Dietitian

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Search for any of 50,000 foods in the Guiding Stars database and view the zero, one, two or three star nutrition rating for that food.

ex. Baked Lays