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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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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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