More Beverages Now Earn Stars Portland, Maine (March 8, 2022) — The Guiding Stars nutrition guidance program has announced an exciting enhancement to its algorithms, the formula it uses to assign stars to foods and beverages. Drink options that are calorie free, like water and seltzer, are now eligible to earn stars, enabling customers to […]
This change is making our program even stronger. Integrity and relevancy are critical to the success of the Guiding Stars program and this update supports our standards. So, what does this mean for some of your favorite foods and recipes? The stars are now even better at guiding you toward foods with less added sugar. […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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…
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…