Guiding Stars® To Present School Nutrition Webinar on June 19

Guiding Stars Expert Chef Erin Dow and Consulting Dietitian Allison Stowell to Discuss Future of School Nutrition

PORTLAND, Maine, (June 6, 2012)—Guiding Stars, the first store-wide nutrition guidance program for rating food, today announced plans to present a free, open-to-all webinar on the impact of school nutrition programs and strategies for improving the diets of school-age children, scheduled for June 19th at 2:00pm EDT.

The webinar will feature Guiding Stars Expert Chef Erin Dow, and Guiding Stars Consulting Dietitian, Allison Stowell MS, RD, CDN. During the webinar, Dow and Stowell will offer insights on:

  • Recent research on childhood obesity and the impact of a child’s diet on their overall health.
  • How school nutrition programs are developed, as well as the limitations involved in changing them.
  • How to positively change school nutrition programs to improve the quality of meals served.
  • Formulating messages to educate their communities on methods for improving school nutrition programs.
  • Implementing cost effective tips and strategies that can be used to improve the quality of school food service.

The live, one-hour webinar will target Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians, as well as those who have an interest in understanding how school nutrition programs and our approach to feeding our children will impact their future health.  The webinar is registered and approved for one CPE unit and meets learning codes 4100, 5070, 8000 and 8100.

“In the Guiding Stars webinar, we will highlight some of the most pressing changes that need to be made to provide U.S. children with more nutritious food and school nutrition programs,” said Erin Dow.

“Throughout the U.S.—in Daycares, Schools, Kid’s Camp and Children’s Hospital Food Service—the impact of poor nutrition is detrimental to a child’s health. Our webinar is designed to provide cost effective strategies you can use to provide children with nutritious food in the future,” said Allison Stowell.

For more information on the Guiding Stars webinar, or to reserve your spot, visit

About Guiding Stars Licensing Co.

Since 2006, Guiding Stars has been leading the way in helping consumers make nutritious food choices and recently received a U.S. Patent for the Guiding Stars nutrition rating algorithm. The Guiding Stars nutrition guidance program is a simple, easy-to-understand tool for making good nutrition choices and is designed to make a positive and lasting impact on public health. Guiding Stars is currently found in more than 1,700 supermarkets including Food Lion, Hannaford, Sweetbay, Homeland, Kings Super Market and Marsh Supermarkets. Guiding Stars has also expanded into public schools, colleges and hospitals and appears on the Shopper mobile iPhone application. Additional information can be found at

Maya Zarchan for Guiding Stars
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