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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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Eight Small Choices for Better Health

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At times when so many factors feel out of our control, it’s essential to remember that we can still guide our day and the experience we’ll have, even if it’s not at all the way we pictured it. When life feels uncertain is when we need to embrace the small steps we can take to better our health and feel in control. 

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Listen as Allison Stowell and Kitty Broihier on explore the changes to the Nutrition Facts label in the recording of this free, one-hour webinar.

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Blueprint for Pantry Cooking

I've gotten really practiced at dealing with the challenges involved in cooking to clean out a pantry or working with ingredients that are unfamiliar to me. I know many of you are experiencing these cooking challenges in a freshly unavoidable way as grocery stores have uneven supplies and stay-at-home mandates are making us try to use up what's on hand. I have some ideas that may be of help.

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Practice Cooking Skills with Your Kids

Whether you are like me and spending some extra time at home with your kids during this time of social distancing, or whether you're just looking for some fun things to do on a weekend once this world is more normal again, cooking is a great family activity.

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Foods for Feeling Better

Every cook around the world has recipes they reached for when a loved one isn't feeling well. Nutritious foods nourish our bodies and help us recover. Some sicknesses reduce our appetites or leave us with sensitive digestion for a few days. Some sicknesses congest us and inhibit our tastebuds. The recipes gathered here are meant to help you draw on the wisdom of different cultures to find recipes that will help you and your loved ones nourish a body that's on the way to recovering from illness and offer food comfort to your household on the whole.

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