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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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Bumps for the Road

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bumps

If you're out on a long bike ride or energy-draining hike and need a light, filling, nutritious snack that will make your tastebuds smile, reach for these! They're easy to make and store well at room temperature--perfect for busy days on the go.

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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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Help Fight Summer Hunger Near You

Nutritious school lunch

When most people think about summer vacation, they imagine care-free children enjoying their freedom away from school. However, many children who rely on school meals struggle to get enough to eat during these months at home. In fact, it may be the hungriest time of the year for families that rely on food assistance. Let’s discuss what already exists to help, how many children are reached, and what we can all do to support these families in our communities.

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Smoking Hot

As much as you might enjoy smoked foods, you might be wondering about the food safety aspects of smoking foods at home, and whether smoked foods in general should be a regular part of your diet. Here are a few things we think you should know about cooking and eating smoked foods…

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Packing Pumpkin

Pumpkin cookies may sound like fall to you, but don't pass them over for summer snacking! Packed with fiber and providing a great balance of nutrients, they're a wonderful little treat to boost your energy during your busy summer activities.

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