Advisors

The Scientists

Scientific Advisory Panel

A team of leading nutrition science, food science, and public health experts make up the Guiding Stars Scientific Advisory Panel. Each one brings a unique perspective to the Guiding Stars algorithm. Together they maintain its integrity to meet evolving national and international dietary standards — not to mention their own high standards.

Meet the Panel »

The Blog Team

Erin Dow
Guiding Stars Expert Chef

Erin is a chef with 20 years of experience in the food business. She is the Director of School Nutrition for Winthrop Public Schools in Winthrop, Maine, her own catering company is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this year, and she works for a mobile catering company that provides backstage catering for the music and movie industry.

Erin has consulted extensively with public school systems, universities, and international corporations on recipe development and large-scale production models geared toward healthy, scratch-cooked and profitable food service operations.

Erin has three children and a new pet crested gecko, who has proven to be her pickiest eater to date.

Allison Stowell
Guiding Stars Dietitian, MS, RD, CDN

As a Registered Dietitian, Allison enables individuals to make positive, sustainable changes in their eating habits by stressing conscious eating, improving relationships with food and offering a non-diet approach for reaching and maintaining ideal body weight.

She joins the Guiding Stars team to help people in a number of sectors (grocery, hospitals, schools and universities) to understand how to use the Guiding Stars nutrition navigation program to make healthier food choices.

Kitty Broihier
Scientific Advisor, MS, RD, LD

Kitty has dedicated her career to helping businesses, public relations agencies, trade associations and the media navigate the ever-changing nutrition landscape. She is the president of NutriComm Inc., a consultancy specializing in food and nutrition communications. Kitty is also an adjunct faculty member of Southern Maine Community College’s Dietetic Technology Department. Kitty has served on the board of the Maine Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for many years, including two terms as president.