8 “Healthy” Foods to Break-Up With

Our relationships with different foods can remarkably resemble our relationships in life: they can be healthy, beneficial, and evolving; or burdensome, boring, and stuck in a rut — following patterns that just don’t serve our best interest. That’s when it’s time to break up with the unhealthy foods that are bringing us down. But what if we think our relationship with a specific food is healthy when, in fact, it’s really undermining our well being?

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Unified Grocers Partners with Guiding Stars® and healthyAisles® To Launch Nutrition Guidance Program for Independent Retailers

(LOS ANGELES) – Unified Grocers, the largest wholesale grocery distributor in the western United States, has partnered with Guiding Stars® and Vestcom’s healthyAisles® to give shoppers of independent grocery stores a quick and easy way to make informed decisions about healthy food choices. This convenient and easy-to-use shelf tag program allows shoppers to see at a glance foods that offer the most nutrition for the calories and identify the key health benefits of each item.

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Guiding Stars Debuts in Canada

Canada has a new partner to help consumers navigate the nutritional value of the food they buy. Loblaw Cos. Ltd., Canada’s largest national grocery chain, introduced a pilot program of the Guiding Stars nutrition guidance system in four of its Toronto-area stores. Guiding Stars has been implemented in a number of U.S. supermarkets since 2006.

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Guiding Stars are a success at IDEXX

From IDEXXpress Online

Since implementing the Guiding Stars nutritional program this April, many IDEXXers have become better equipped to make healthy food choices at our cafeterias. Through the Guiding Stars program, foods are rated based on their nutritional quality in terms of vitamin, mineral, dietary fiber and whole grain content.

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