A recent study at the University of New Hampshire has show the value of Guiding Stars for university dining services. The research was conducted by Gale Carey, professor emeritus of nutrition; Rochelle L’Italien, dietitian with UNH Dining Services; and Morrell.According to the study, “over time, patrons perceive a benefit from point-of-purchase nutrition information such as Guiding […]
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Understanding the Science behind Guiding Stars
The Guiding Stars® nutrition guidance program is based on national and international dietary recommendations and aligns with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA). The Guiding Stars® program evaluates the nutrient content of foods using nutrition data gleaned from the Nutrition Facts label and the ingredient list on product packaging. For products that do not have food labels such as fresh produce and meats, nutrition data is obtained from the USDA National Nutrient database.