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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Eating healthier is something we all aspire to do, and many of our decisions about how well we’ll eat are made in the grocery store. What choices are making? How do these choices impact their health? We’ve pulled together a few articles that offer a snapshot of the state of nutrition and food shopping.
I had the pleasure of attending the University of New Hampshire’s second annual Healthy Chef competition where students competed for the title of UNH Healthy Chef and the bragging rights of having their winning recipe appear on the UNH menu.