Dietitian’s Hub

Dietitian’s Hub Guiding Stars resources for nutrition professionals

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Program Overview

Guiding Stars helps consumers easily choose foods and recipes with the most nutrition. We read nutrition labels so consumers don’t have to. We analyze nutrition density with evidence-based nutrition science looking for:

Whole Grains
Saturated Fat
Trans Fat
Added Sodium
Added Sugars
Artificial Colors

Guiding Stars helps your clients choose foods to improve their nutrition by easily putting one, two, or three stars on good, better, and best food choices.

Interested in how we evaluate food? Learn more about the science behind Guiding Stars or dig deep into how stars are assigned.

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Continuing Professional Education for RDs and DTRs

We offer 2 FREE webinars annually that provide 1 CPE credit for Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians, Registered. Explore all webinars or sign up for our newsletter and never miss a webinar!

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Download brochures, Guiding Stars branding materials, infographics, kid-friendly resources, and more via our client toolkit.

Help Answer Consumer Questions

Why don’t some foods have any stars? Why do some “junk foods” earn stars? What do the stars mean? If you’re hearing questions about Guiding Stars from consumers, we’ve probably heard them too. We have a robust Frequently Asked Questions section to help you respond to client and consumer concerns about our program. We also have a page dedicated to exploring more challenging FAQs in depth.

If you can’t find the answers you need on our FAQ page, contact our on-staff nutritionist directly for help.

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Registered Dietitian, Allison J. Stowell MS, RD, CDN

RD Picks

Explore lists created by Guiding Stars Dietitian, Allison Stowell, to provide guidance to shoppers and retail dietitians.

The Science Behind Guiding Stars

The Guiding Stars algorithms are patented and publicly available in our white paper. Our program has been studied in multiple independent, peer-reviewed, published academic studies.