Portland, Maine/New York/Mountlake Terrace, Wash. (January 21, 2014)— In partnership with Guiding Stars and Wellness Layers, Premera Blue Cross has launched Serve it Up!™, a free, nutrition-focused social platform that helps people make healthier food choices at home and in the grocery store by “serving up” the most nutritious options first. The platform offers tools to build and share healthy shopping lists and recipes, coupons to lower food shopping costs and social engagement within the Serve it Up! community. Also available as a free mobile application, Serve it Up! is designed to help users make healthier food choices on the go. The Serve it Up! platform is available for license by other population wellness companies and is designed to complement and integrate with wellness incentive programs.
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LaGrangeville, N.Y. – Health Quest has announced its new partnership with Guiding Stars, the nation’s leading independent nutrition guidance program, which is now in place at Vassar Brothers Medical Center and Northern Dutchess Hospital, who join Putnam Hospital Center in this effort. Putnam Hospital Center announced its launch of this same program in April, 2013. The project has been in development since licensing for it began in 2008.
In a major win for heart health in the U.S., the Food and Drug Administration has taken a significant first step toward eliminating harmful trans fats from foods. The agency has issued a preliminary determination that partially hydrogenated oils—the primary source of trans fat in desserts, frozen pizza, margarine and other processed foods—are no longer “generally recognized as safe.”
CONCORD, NH (October 29, 2013)— Brewster Academy, an independent, college preparatory day and boarding school in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, is teaming up with Guiding Stars, the nation’s leading nutrition guidance program, to educate students about healthy eating options and nutrition. The program, which will be implemented in Brewster Academy’s dining hall, is designed to help students make nutritious choices and garner the knowledge needed to make informed choices for years to come.
Portland, Maine (October 24, 2013)—A new study published in the journal Food Policy confirms that Guiding Stars, the nation’s leading nutrition guidance program, influences grocery shoppers’ selections, significantly increasing demand for products that are rated more nutritious, at the expense of those that are not.
CONCORD, NH — Beginning September 30, Concord Hospital will implement the Guiding Stars at-a-glance food nutrition rating system in its cafeteria. The program is designed to help hospital staff and visitors make more nutritious choices when dining at the hospital.
Portland, ME (August 13, 2013) – Making healthier food choices just got easier for Quebec shoppers with the introduction of Guiding Stars at select Loblaw Companies Limited banner stores across the province. As of August 1st, all Loblaws®, Provigo®, and Provigo Le Marche® stores in Quebec will feature Guiding Stars®, an impartial, nutrition navigation program, providing at-a-glance nutritional ratings for foods found in every store aisle. Appearing in 108 stores across the province of Quebec, Guiding Stars will reach millions of shoppers helping to take the guess work out of identifying nutritious foods.