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For the last ten years, 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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Great Flavor for Kitchen Cooperation

Indian food doesn't need to be hard to make, but getting the great flavor from chopped vegetables and tons of spices means recipes tend to have a good number of moving pieces. Measuring out spices is a great teachable moment for younger kids, and older kids can practice their dicing and slicing skills--no matter which way you dish up this delicious meal, you can turn making it into a fun opportunity to come together as a family.

Great Flavor for Kitchen Cooperation

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Get Cozy with Calories, Part 2

Kit Broihier and Allison Stowell chat about calories, common misconceptions about them, and how they can be useful or problematic. Whether you're working to lose weight or trying to understand what a nutritious and nicely proportioned diet looks like for you, they've got insights on how counting calories can help us or skew our perspective.

Get Cozy with Calories, Part 2

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Engaging with Guiding Stars

As we celebrate our 10th anniversary this month, we’ve had stories and photos pouring in from many of Hannaford’s RDs as they share how they’ve used Guiding Stars and our 10th anniversary to inspire more nutritious choices among Hannaford’s customers. For the next couple weeks, we’ll be sharing their stories here on our blog, so be sure to check in for great ideas on how to eat well and how to share knowledge of nutritious eating with others.

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5 Ways to Help Kids Manage “Treat Time”

So how do we help kids manage moments like these and not overdo it? While I am always the first to provide timely tips to help kids learn the skills they need to conquer any tough food moment, I’m also quick to be perfectly practical about the fact that when its “party time” school kids are not focusing on anything but their party and the holiday connected to it. At times like this, our kids need us to buffer their experience like bumpers on a bowling alley, gently keeping them on course.

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