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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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Creative Smoothies

Smoothies can be a convenient way to squish a little more produce into your diet, but they can become monotonous very easily when your ideas for new combinations run a little dry. These recipes involved some less common smoothie ingredients (and temperatures) for liquid nutrition that's handy on the go.

Creative Smoothies

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Probiotics Primer


Join us on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 2:00 PM ET to hear dietitians Allison Stowell and Kit Broihier discuss the role that probiotics and gut bacteria play in nutrition and digestive health.

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Latest from Our Blog

Welcome, Ken Holt!

I am very pleased to announce that Ken Holt recently joined Guiding Stars Licensing Co. as our new Project and Systems Manager. In this role, Ken will manage all systems development, enhancements, and interactions with other platforms at Ahold Delhaize and outside Guiding Stars clients. He will analyze our business problems to identify possible solutions, and then plan and manage the project stages to ensure that our various Guiding Stars systems support our evolving strategic needs.

Welcome, Ken Holt!

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Farewell to Paul Doucette

I want to share a huge shout out to our long-time friend and GSLC colleague, Paul Doucette, who retired last month after 35+ years at Hannaford, Delhaize America & Guiding Stars. Paul was excited to try the retired life and spend more time with his hobbies and his family. Paul joined the Guiding Stars team over 11 years ago and as our Systems Specialist, he helped in every phase of our development and expansion.

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(Healthy) Vacation…All I Ever Wanted

My family recently went on a 2,000 mile road trip. On paper, this eight state tour looked like a serious culinary challenge. After all, I’m naturally particular about fast food fare and convenience products, and two members of my family of four have celiac disease, which means that very little is “fast” and just about nothing is “convenient.” Unless, of course, you make it that way. Whether you are tackling a big road trip, spending too many hours at a hotel, or checking into a hotel for a week, you can eat well while you’re traveling and at your destination too.

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