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Guiding Stars Debuts in Canada

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Canada has a new partner to help consumers navigate the nutritional value of the food they buy. Loblaw Cos. Ltd., Canada’s largest national grocery chain, introduced a pilot program of the Guiding Stars nutrition guidance system in four of its Toronto-area stores. Guiding Stars has been implemented in a number of U.S. supermarkets since 2006.

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Guiding Stars are a success at IDEXX

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From IDEXXpress Online

Since implementing the Guiding Stars nutritional program this April, many IDEXXers have become better equipped to make healthy food choices at our cafeterias. Through the Guiding Stars program, foods are rated based on their nutritional quality in terms of vitamin, mineral, dietary fiber and whole grain content.

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Guiding Stars® and IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. Partner to Launch Nutrition Guidance Program in Corporate Cafeteria

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Program to Help Employees Easily Identify Nutritious Food Choices

It’s often difficult to take time during the workday to fit in nutritious food choices. To make healthy eating easier for employees, IDEXX Laboratories, of Westbrook, Maine, partnered with Guiding Stars, the world’s first nutrition guidance program, to offer Guiding Stars in the company’s corporate cafeteria.

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Guiding Stars® Adjusts Proprietary Algorithm

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Guiding Stars, the world’s first store-wide nutrition navigation system, today announces minor revisions to their evidence-based proprietary algorithm. The Scientific Advisory Panel reviewed the Guiding Stars algorithm and amended it to include the method of calculating debits for foods that are sweetened only with sugar alcohols. The minor change also factors in new key words for obscure variations of ingredients classified as added sugars or whole grains.

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Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Iowa to Launch Guiding Stars® Nutrition Guidance Program to Help Improve Community Health

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Partnership will Promote Healthy Eating Habits to Patients, Visitors and Employees

Guiding Stars, the world’s first storewide nutrition navigation program, announces a partnership with Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake, Iowa to help patients, visitors and employees identify more nutritious food choices in the hospital. This partnership is another step in the hospital’s mission to improve the health of the people and communities it serves.

Guiding Stars will rate the nutritional quality of prepared meals, snacks and grab-and-go items in the medical center’s cafeterias as well as the food served to patients. Each item will receive a rating of zero to three stars for a simple, quick at-a-glance summary of the food’s nutritional quality.

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