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

  • Guiding Stars & Medical Foods
    When you shop with Guiding Stars, you know that you’re working toward your diet goals. You’re filling your shopping cart with foods that are nutritious and lower in negative attributes like added sugars and sodium. That said, there is no such thing as a perfect eater, nor a “perfect” cart. The goal of the Guiding Stars program is to guide you toward the “good, better, and best” options so that you can follow a balanced diet that works for you.
  • Overfed, Undernourished
    The foods we choose throughout the day play a significant role in determining how hungry or full we will be. Honoring hunger and nourishing our bodies with the “right” calories is a balancing act. Sure, a low-calorie beverage makes a lot of sense but, a low-calorie snack may not be the smartest choice. Choose a low-quality calorie option, and you’ll be hungry again soon (which means more calories). Choose a high-quality calorie, and you’ll be fuller longer. This means you’re less likely to eat more than you should over the course of a day. Finally, here’s the conundrum for calorie watchers: sometimes we need to eat more calories in the moment to ultimately eat fewer in the day (yup, you read that right).
  • Breaking Bread Together & Apart
    Reimagine the season and bring better health to your holidays with Guiding Stars recipes that are easy to make and serve a small, distanced crowd. It takes planning, along with embracing ideas for a COVID-safe gathering and accepting a new take on old traditions. While it may not be the holidays you usually picture, with these ideas and tips, it can still be a season that brings family and friends together, even if while staying six feet apart.

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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.