Our Expert Chef Erin Dow visited The Morning Report on WCSH6 and helped Jackie Ward prepare her Pumped Up Pumpkin Bread. Check it out. All 100 cookbooks are gone, but you can still get the electronic version here (PDF). You can also view her interview portion below:
The cereal aisle can be a confusing place for everyone. Look for the labels with at least one Guiding Star to know that your family is choosing an option with more whole grains, vitamins and minerals.
A little juice goes a long way – a recommended serving is only 4 oz. Try mixing it with mineral water or seltzer to make the drink go further. Choose only juices with 100% fruit juice, avoiding sweeteners (real and artificial).
Recently, I found myself back in my hometown of Fort Kent, ME, serving as the caterer and concessionaire for a leg of the IBU Biathlon World Cup. While I was there I took my crew to visit Joey and Janice Bouchard, the owners/operators of Bouchard Family Farms, where ployes, the traditional buckwheat pancake endemic to northern Maine and Atlantic Canada, are produced. After Janice invited everyone into her kitchen for a taste of their products, the Bouchards took us on a tour of their buckwheat mill. We learned about the buckwheat plant–an herb in the rhubarb family–and we learned that their variety of buckwheat has a neutral taste unlike other species; best of all, buckwheat is gluten free.
At Guiding Stars, we realize the supermarket can be a hectic place and decoding nutrition labels can be confusing… so we created a food rating system with easy-to-follow tags to help simplify your shopping process.
In grocery stores featuring the program, you can find Guiding Stars throughout the store– in produce, packaged food aisles, seafood, dairy, the meat counter, and the bakery. You will also find Guiding Stars on shelf unit price tags for foods earning stars, and even on private label brand packaging.
Check out our latest video!
In case you missed last night’s news magazine show “207,” Guiding Stars was included among the best fitness websites. Tech guru Rich Brooks highlights Guiding Stars ease of use, scientific base, newly launched Expert Chef Erin Dow and Shopper iPhone app.
Trouble viewing the video? Watch the segment on the 207 Web site. Guiding Stars starts at 3:56.
Rich Brooks: The Best Fitness Websites
- American Council on Fitness’s Get Fit site
- Let’s Move!
- Diddit’s Fitness & Health
- Cooking Light
- Guiding Stars
207 is a news magazine show produced by WCSH6 the NBC station in Portland, Maine. 207 is hosted by Rob Caldwell and Kathleen Shannon and runs Monday through Friday at 7pm and Saturdays at 7:30pm.
Guiding Stars Scientific Advisor, Tracy Fox, joins C-SPAN’s Washington Journal to talk about childhood obesity & factors that contribute to the growing number of overweight & obese Americans. Running time: 28 min…