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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New Study: Guiding Stars® System in Supermarkets Measurably Improves Consumers’ Nutritional Choices, Increases Store Sales and Revenue

Investigation Has Major Implications for Policymakers Addressing Public Health Crisis Caused by Poor Diet Portland, Maine, December 7, 2017 — Guiding Stars®, North America’s leading nutrition guidance program, today announced that a recently published study found that the introduction of the Guiding Stars system in supermarkets “translated into measurable nutritional benefits” by prompting customers to make […]

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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 is Now Largest Nutrition Guidance Program in North America

Portland, Maine (October 30, 2014)—Guiding Stars, the leading independent nutrition guidance program, today announced it is now the most widely implemented program of its kind in North America, helping consumers in 2,100 grocery stores and supermarkets in the U.S. and 10 Canadian provinces and two territories to make more nutritious choices when shopping for themselves and their families.

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