Posts Categorized: Guiding Stars News

University of North Dakota Dares to Cook

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Elizabeth Caton

Our partners at the University of North Dakota Dining Services just hosted a student cooking competition, “Chopped” style. In the final cook-off, the leading teams were given beef tenderloin and had to prepare dishes including one fruit, one whole grain, and one vegetable from a carefully chosen list as well as the secret ingredient: radishes. We were delighted to support this fantastic effort by donating prizes.

Welcome Elizabeth Caton to Our Team!

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Jim McBride

I am very pleased to announce that Elizabeth Caton recently joined Guiding Stars Licensing Co. as the Client Services Manager. In this role, Elizabeth will manage and enhance relationships with a variety of new and existing retail and food service clients that have a wide range of needs. She will also lead our branding, marketing, communications and outreach for Guiding Stars, leveraging some outstanding business partners.

Welcome Elizabeth Caton to Our Team!

Thanks and Congratulations to Sue Till!

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Jim McBride

It is with a mixture of joy and sadness that I share the news that Sue Till will be leaving Guiding Stars Licensing Co. Sue has accepted a promotion to become the Healthy Living Marketing Manager for Hannaford Supermarkets. Please join me in congratulating Sue on this most well-deserved promotion and wishing her continued success at Hannaford!

Thanks and Congratulations to Sue Till!

Our Algorithm Has Changed!

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Recipes

We’ve updated our approach to factoring dietary cholesterol into our ratings system in response to evolving scientific evidence and changes reflected in the latest 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Guiding Stars’ patented nutrition rating algorithm no longer imposes debits on foods that contain dietary cholesterol. Under the new algorithm, only foods with the very highest amounts of dietary cholesterol, 300 mg or more per 100 calories, will not earn stars.

Our Algorithm Has Changed!

The New Dietary Guidelines for Americans Are Here!

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Jim McBride

We are thrilled to see that the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans have been released! The Guiding Stars Scientific Advisory Panel was actively involved in reviewing proposals that led to the development of the final recommendations, and we are very excited to delve into the finalized details. These guidelines reflect the current consensus and are updated every five years to reflect the latest evidence-based findings about nutrition and healthy, which is why we rely on the Dietary Guidelines as we update and improve our own food-rating algorithms.

Celebrating 10 Years of Guiding Stars!

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Sue Till

We’re delighted to announce that 2016 marks the 10th anniversary of Guiding Stars!

Since our very beginning as a project at Hannaford in 2006, we’ve been delighted to bring our easy-to-use, science-grounded nutritional guidance program into a wider national market and even into Canada. Our algorithms have been awarded three independent patents and our program has been demonstrated as valuable for changing behavior in several independent studies. All of our success and growth has come from the enthusiastic support and advocacy of our partners, who are dedicated to making nutritious choices easier for the people they serve.

Celebrating 10 Years of Guiding Stars!

30 Days on $200 – Say What??

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Sue Till

Yes. You read the title correctly….30 Days on $200. The title refers to a new resource guide developed by University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine student Benjamin Slocum that helps provide a one-month plan for how to shop and eat healthy on a budget.

30 Days on $200 – Say What??