A few key recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee struck a chord with the Guiding Stars Scientific Advisory Panel. Specifically, Guiding Stars supports the recommendation to remove the restriction on dietary cholesterol intake given the lack of evidence linking dietary cholesterol to heart disease risk in the general population. Guiding Stars also expressed support for reducing the intake of added sugars, implementing changes to the Nutrition Facts Label, as well as consumer outreach and education to help achieve improved health for Americans.
Portland, Maine (October 30, 2014)—Guiding Stars, the leading independent nutrition guidance program, today announced it is now the most widely implemented program of its kind in North America, helping consumers in 2,100 grocery stores and supermarkets in the U.S. and 10 Canadian provinces and two territories to make more nutritious choices when shopping for themselves and their families.
Guiding Stars joined the national discussion about long awaited updates and revisions to the Nutrition Facts panel. At the heart of the proposed changes are thoughtful updates that will help consumers make informed and improved food choices. Learn more about Guiding Stars comments in support of FDA’s proposals.
Portland, Maine (June 11, 2014)—With poor diet blamed for killing more Americans than smoking, drinking and drug use combined, a new study indicates that simply adding the Guiding Stars at-a-glance nutrition guidance program to products and supermarket shelf tags across the nation could contribute significantly to curbing the national nutritional health crisis.
Portland, Maine (March 26, 2014)—Guiding Stars, the nation’s leading independent nutrition guidance program, today announced it has been awarded U.S. Patent No. 8,626,796 for its food nutrition database and operating system that is used to score and present nutrition information for food products.
Guiding Stars applauds the effort by First Lady Michelle Obama and the Food and Drug Administration to advocate for good nutrition and healthy families. On behalf of the Guiding Stars Scientific Advisory Panel – experts in the fields of food and nutrition science and public health who are all deeply committed to helping consumers make informed and better food choices – I offer our support and encouragement for a thorough review of the Nutrition Facts label – what’s working and what’s not. All carefully considered efforts to revise this information and make it more useful to all American consumers would be welcome.
Portland, Maine/New York/Mountlake Terrace, Wash. (January 21, 2014)— In partnership with Guiding Stars and Wellness Layers, Premera Blue Cross has launched Serve it Up!™, a free, nutrition-focused social platform that helps people make healthier food choices at home and in the grocery store by “serving up” the most nutritious options first. The platform offers tools to build and share healthy shopping lists and recipes, coupons to lower food shopping costs and social engagement within the Serve it Up! community. Also available as a free mobile application, Serve it Up! is designed to help users make healthier food choices on the go. The Serve it Up! platform is available for license by other population wellness companies and is designed to complement and integrate with wellness incentive programs.