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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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Nutrition for Everyone

Piquante Pepper Snackers

Eating well can be hard. If you've got to feed folks with allergies, poor appetites, special nutritional needs, and strong flavor preferences, making one dish that works for everyone can be next to impossible. These are a few of our favorite choices for keeping everyone at your table happy and nourished.

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Great nutrition starts in your kitchen. Browse through our extensive recipe database for star-worthy recipes that will inspire you and make feeding your family nutritious food a little easier.

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Making the Mediterranean Diet Work For You

Foods in the Mediterranean Diet

Listen as dietitians Allison Stowell and Kit Broihier discuss the Mediterraneant diet in this free, 30-minute webinar to learn more about how it can benefit you.

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What Do I Do With This Weird Veggie?

Beef Stew with Fennel and Shallots

Maybe you’ve got a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share and have received something you don’t recognize. Maybe you saw something new-to-you at the farmer’s market, or maybe you just want to broaden your culinary horizons and picked up something new in the produce department. Whatever the reason, the question “what in the world do I do with this veggie?” is something most of us grapple with at some point.

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We All Scream for Blueberries

Blueberries are a fantastic fruit to include in your diet, and they are well-loved for their bright, sweet flavor that just tastes like summer. This smoothie combines them with cocoa powder and spinach for a delicious treat. If you're serving it to a child or elderly person who struggles to get enough calories, add in a little no-sugar-added nut butter to make it a meal.

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First Bites

We can likely recall early experiences with food, but not how we learned to eat. These early lessons and food connections, however, shape how we eat as adults, and in turn influence the way we communicate messages about food to others, including our own children. When we care for a growing infant, our personal experiences and feelings about food are under a spotlight. For most new parents and caregivers, it starts out easy. We aim for the correct number of ounces, disperse the feedings, and measure the total ounces of the day (along with other signs that a baby is…

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