Guiding Stars Dietitian

Looking for a little help to find a healthy relationship with food? Our dietitian has a wealth of advice to make eating nutritiously a snap.

Allison Stowell, MS, RD, CDN joined the Guiding Stars team to help people in a number of sectors (grocery, hospitals, schools and universities) to understand how to use the Guiding Stars nutrition guidance program to make healthier food choices. She regularly offers great advice to enable individuals to make positive, sustainable changes in their eating habits. Allison also appears often in Guiding Stars Webinars.

Get Started with Healthy Eating

  • 5 Easy Nutrition Swaps for Home Cooking
    There are few ways we can modify, enhance, and boost a recipe to make it more likely that a developed dish will earn Guiding Stars. As you may know, a food earns one or more stars when it offers vitamins and minerals and is higher in fiber and heart healthy fat (including omega fats), while also being low in added salt, sugar, trans fats, and artificial colors. Making a recipe from ingredients that reflect these attributes means the recipe is more likely to earn Guiding Stars.
  • Plant-Based Proteins Roundup
    We know plant-based diets have benefits for sustainability. When followed as part of a balanced diet, carefully chosen plant-based products can also be part of a healthy diet. Some options, however, contain high amounts of saturated fat, sodium, or other negative attributes. Seek Guiding Stars-rated choices. This will ensure your plant-based diet is helping you meet all your health goals.
  • Guiding Stars & National Nutrition Month
    It’s National Nutrition Month® (NNM)! This year’s theme, “Personalize Your Plate” highlights that we are all unique with different nutrition needs, diet goals, and cultural backgrounds that guide our food choices. These differences can be honored while still following a healthy diet. Guiding Stars, which embraces a variety of foods while guiding you toward nutrient dense options, partners perfectly with this year’s NNM theme.

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Watch Allison’s Videos

Allison offers quick tips on everything from the basics of using Guiding Stars to the myth of low-fat diets.