With just a few weeks left in the year, it’s time to reminisce and reflect upon 2019. The Guiding Stars program has been bustling with activity this year. To keep you informed, we’ve compiled a few key updates and some of our favorite pieces of content here. Thank you for your continued interest and engagement in Guiding Stars.
This change is making our program even stronger. Integrity and relevancy are critical to the success of the Guiding Stars program and this update supports our standards. So, what does this mean for some of your favorite foods and recipes? The stars are now even better at guiding you toward foods with less added sugar.
All recipes in Savory: Fast, Fresh and Easy magazine’s new “Foods that Fits” issue for January 2019 earn Guiding Stars! The monthly publication offers seasonal recipes, entertaining ideas, and nutrition tips to supermarket shoppers.
As the end of the year approaches, it’s time to look back and review highlights from 2018. We’ve gone through our content and news this year to bring you a list of noteworthy items. Thanks for following and engaging with us throughout this year and in the year ahead.
We just went to the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo. As always, it’s a great time to discover new food products that are coming to stores. We have a number of fun and exciting food trends to report on later this month, so keep and eye out for our post and webinar on food trends for the year ahead! For now, we’ve got a couple of quick reviews for two of the products we tried, Snow Monkey Frozen Superfood Blend (Acai), which earns 2 Guiding Stars and Mooala Bananamilk. The banana milk does not currently earn stars, but they’re working on adding more calcium to the product, so check back in on the rating in January or February.
Ever wonder why store-bought mac and cheese or lemonade appear so bright, while the homemade versions are duller in color? The answer lies in artificial colors or synthetic color additives that have been added to food products to enhance their visual appeal and make them appear more enticing. Many of the natural colors found in […]
Jessica Connell, aka Ms. Jessica, is the Hannaford RD for Exeter and Portsmouth. She recently shared with us about her Kids in the Kitchen program. The class is for kindergarteners and up and runs twice a month in Exeter and once a month in Portsmouth. Each month, about 30 kids attend with an adult.