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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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