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Partnership with Guiding Stars® Nutrition Guidance Program to Help Improve Community Health

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EMHS (Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems), and Guiding Stars®, the world’s first storewide nutrition navigation program, announce a partnership to implement the program throughout its system of hospitals. The partnership seeks to benefit the health of local communities by helping patients, visitors, and employees within EMHS hospitals identify more nutritious food choices.

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Understanding the Science behind Guiding Stars®

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The Guiding Stars® nutrition guidance program is based on national and international dietary recommendations and aligns with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA). The Guiding Stars® program evaluates the nutrient content of foods using nutrition data gleaned from the Nutrition Facts label and the ingredient list on product packaging. For products that do not have food labels such as fresh produce and meats, nutrition data is obtained from the USDA National Nutrient database.

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Guiding Stars® Nutrition Rating Algorithm Goes Public

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American Journal of Health Promotion Publishes Science Behind Food Ratings, Answering Call for Greater Transparency in Nutrition Guidance

Guiding Stars®, the world’s first storewide nutrition guidance program, today announced the online publication of the Guiding Stars algorithm in the November/December 2011 issue of the American Journal of Health Promotion.

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IOM Front-of-Pack Labeling Recommendations Reflect Key Features of Guiding Stars

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On Oct. 20, 2011, the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Food and Nutrition Board presented results and recommendations from the Committee on Examination of Front-of-Package Nutrition Ratings Systems and Symbols (Phase II).

The direction recommended by the IOM is strongly validating of the Guiding Stars nutrition guidance program, which has been in the marketplace now for five years.

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Guiding Stars® Nutrition Guidance Program Debuts in Manchester, NH Schools

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Hillside Middle School Leads Initiative to Improve School Nutrition with Innovative Food Rating System

Guiding Stars®, the world’s first storewide nutrition guidance program is teaming up with Hillside Middle School in Manchester, NH for the debut of its good, better, best food rating system. Thanks to a grant from the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation, Hillside Middle School will be the first public school in New Hampshire to use Guiding Stars to help students and staff to easily identify nutritious food on the menu.

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Guiding Stars® Teams Up with Marsh Supermarkets and healthyAisles® to Launch In-Store Nutrition Guidance Program

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Guiding Stars and healthyAisles Combine with Project 18 to Help Shoppers Easily Identify Healthier Foods

Guiding Stars®, the world’s first store-wide nutrition navigation system, today announces a partnership with Marsh Supermarkets, Vestcom’s healthyAisles® attribute system and Project 18. The new, first-of-its-kind collaboration will empower Marsh shoppers to make informed decisions about healthier food choices.

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