Enhanced Guidance for Beverages
- Beverages are evaluated based on a 12oz serving size.
- Star-earning beverages provide hydration, promote good health, and prevent chronic disease.
- Examples of Star-earning beverages include water, seltzer, unsweetened tea, unsweetened coffee, coconut water, kombucha, and 100% juice.
More Star-earning beverages choices
Guiding Stars is backed by science and built for speed, so you can quickly make the best beverage choices as you shop!
Beverages that earn the best possible rating of 3 Guiding Stars, contain no sweeteners, no additives to limit, and no added sodium.
Calorie-free beverages, like water and seltzer, can now earn Guiding Stars.
What does the Beverage Algorithm examine?
- Live Active Cultures
- Added Sugars
- Natural Sugars
- Saturated Fat
- Added Sodium
- Additives to Limit
Questions on the Beverages Algorithm
What criteria are considered for assigning Stars to individual beverages?
Are the Guiding Stars criteria the same for all foods and beverages in the store?