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Since 2006, Guiding Stars has been making nutrition as easy as 1, 2, 3. We analyze foods using a patented algorithm and translate the nutrition information to a rating system that is easy to understand.

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Creative Pesto

Pesto is a fantastic way to use up a large amount of greens before they go bad, but don't feel like you need to confine yourself to basil and spinach! Leftover asparagus also plays nicely with a typical pesto recipe. Use this recipe as a template for trying out different raw or lightly steamed veggies as the base for your own pestos!

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Watch the recording of this free, 30-minute webcast to hear dietitians Allison Stowell and Kit Broihier discuss the 2017 theme of National Nutrition Month (NNM), “Put Your Best Fork Forward.”

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Let's Waste Less Food

Did you know that 40% of food produced in the US ends up in our landfills? Such a staggering statistic like this makes it a logical issue to focus on in 2017. Reducing wasted food not only helps the planet, but also saves money- something everyone loves!

Let's Waste Less Food

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Garden to Plate: Inspiring Children to Eat Veggies

April is Kids Garden Month, a month devoted to highlighting the many reasons why we should get kids into the garden and a time to remind us that there are many resources available to help us do just that. The big take away is that you don’t have to be a master gardener to develop a child with green thumb, you just need to get them into the garden and learn along with them.

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Veggies with a Mediterranean Twist

Spring is here and with it, the time for refreshing veggies salads for lunch or dinner. This Mediterranean-inspired tomato salad is packed with the fresh flavor of herbs and a bright kiss of lemon for a light meal that's delicious on its own or the perfect side to a bit of grilled fish.

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