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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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The Food Waste Challenge and Your School

Sustainability encompasses many meanings, the least of which is the ability for something to be maintained for future generation use. One important aspect of sustainability is food security, which is defined by the United Nations as the availability and access to sufficient, safe, nutritious food to maintain a healthy and active life. The USDA has compiled data over the years reporting 12.7 percent (15.8 million) of U.S. households to be food insecure at some time during 2015. This includes households which are uncertain of having, or unable to acquire, at some time during the year, enough food to meet the needs of all their members due to insufficient money or other resources for food. From 2013 to 2015, the U.S. national average of food insecurity came in just below 14 percent.

The Food Waste Challenge and Your School

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Nom-Worthy Meatless Tacos

up one ounce of flavor. That's where stir-fried tofu comes in: it picks up flavors like you would not believe, and balanced with the sweet crunch of cabbage and carrot, this taco is a flavor powerhouse...no meat required.

Nom-Worthy Meatless Tacos

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Easy, Affordable School Lunches

There are three pieces to the “school lunch puzzle” that make it challenging for childcare providers. The first is the “what,” while the second is the “how” and the last is the task of keeping it affordable. In the midst of a busy week that tugs on our time and resources, how do we fit these puzzle pieces into a perfect picture five lunches that work for both your student and you? We start with a plan (and the right tools).

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Smoky Pork, FTW

Pork tenderloin is a fantastic choice for sandwiches. It's cheaper per pound than your average deli meat, cooks up in a jiffy as roasts go, adapts itself beautifully to a huge range of flavors, and tastes great cold. And because you're cooking it yourself, you can control the flavors and the amount of salt. It's a win-win-win-win-win sandwich filling, and this is the perfect recipe to start playing with it.

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