Guiding Stars Updates Guidance to Reflect Nutrition Science Evolution and Changes in Nutrition Facts Label, FDA’s Daily Values

Patented nutrition algorithm modified to reflect FDA’s Nutrition Facts label updates, credit for omega-3 fatty acids and DHA & EPA, debit for artificial colors Portland, Maine — February 1, 2018 — Guiding Stars, North America’s leading nutrition guidance program, announced today that the organization has updated its algorithm for U.S. foods, the formula it uses to […]

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Guiding Stars Updates Nutrition Guidance to Reflect Evolution In Nutrition Science and Changes in US Dietary Guidelines

Portland, Maine — June 8, 2016 — Guiding Stars, North America’s leading nutrition guidance program, today announced that the organization has updated its approach to factoring dietary cholesterol into its 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.

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Guiding Stars® Adjusts Proprietary Algorithm

Guiding Stars, the world’s first store-wide nutrition navigation system, today announces minor revisions to their evidence-based proprietary algorithm. The Scientific Advisory Panel reviewed the Guiding Stars algorithm and amended it to include the method of calculating debits for foods that are sweetened only with sugar alcohols. The minor change also factors in new key words for obscure variations of ingredients classified as added sugars or whole grains.

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Guiding Stars® Adjusts Proprietary Algorithm

Guiding Stars announces minor revisions to their evidence-based proprietary algorithm. The Guiding Stars algorithm is regularly reviewed by the Guiding Stars Scientific Advisory Panel and amended as needed, based on changes in dietary guidelines, nutrition policy and/or new scientific evidence that comes to light…

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Guiding Stars® To Implement Minor Adjustments To ProprietaryAlgorithm

The Guiding Stars algorithm is regularly reviewed by the Guiding Stars Scientific Advisory Panel and amended as needed, based on changes in dietary guidelines, nutrition policy, and/or new scientific evidence that comes to light. The changes will be implemented on June 17, 2009, and shelf tags will reflect the revised star ratings in stores in late June…

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