Guiding Stars®, the world’s first storewide nutrition guidance program, today announced it has received U.S. patent No. 7974881 for the Guiding Stars nutrition rating algorithm.
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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.
Health Marketing Pro to Bring Innovation and Experience to Licensee Communications
Guiding Stars Licensing Company today announces the hire of Sue Till as Client Services Manager. In her role, Till will manage and enhance relationships with a wide variety of new and existing clients as well as help in bringing aboard new Guiding Stars licensees.
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.
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.
Hospital Joins Local Hannaford Supermarkets to Help Patients, Visitors and Staff Make More Nutritious Food Choices
Guiding Stars, the world’s first storewide nutrition navigation program, announces a partnership with MaineGeneral Health to help patients, visitors and staff identify more nutritious food choices in the hospital. Guiding Stars is also used in local Hannaford grocery stores.
Guiding Stars will rate prepared meals, snacks and grab-and-go items according to their nutritional value in the medical center’s cafeterias and the food served to patients. Each item will receive zero to three stars for an at-a-glance summary of the food’s nutritional quality.
“Food Finder” Will Be the First Tool Available that Provides UPC-Level
Guiding Stars Ratings to Consumers
With healthier eating a top priority for many Americans, Guiding Stars–the world’s first storewide nutrition guidance program–and Wellness Layers announced the public beta release of a new search engine called the “Food Finder.” This nutrition guidance tool is available on Guiding Stars’ website, and will allow shoppers to search more than 50,000 foods in the Guiding Stars database. The “Food Finder” will be the first tool available that provides UPC-level Guiding Stars ratings to consumers.
With “Food Finder,” consumers can review the products’ nutrition facts label, ingredients information, category, health claims and food allergens. This new tool will allow consumers to immediately identify the more nutritious foods within a category, to compare products, and to…