PORTLAND, MAINE (July 17, 2012)— Shoppers at Apple Markets of St. Joseph, Mo., now have a faster, easier way to make healthier food choices when shopping for their family. Apple Markets of St. Joe’s today become the first Midwestern grocery retailer to launch the Guiding Stars® nutrition guidance program at all three St. Joe’s locations, providing an at-a-glance nutritional rating system to help customers quickly and easily identify products that offer a better nutritional value.
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(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.
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.
PORTLAND, Maine, (May 15, 2012)—Guiding Stars, the first store-wide nutrition guidance program for rating food, today announced its participation in Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day through its Expert Chef Erin Dow. Dow is among the official participants in this first-ever worldwide day of actions focused on highlighting locally sourced, fresh food and the need for better food education.
Yakima, Wash. –Now entering its second decade of providing crisp quality and distinctive flavor to apple lovers around the world, the Pink Lady® Brand Apple has earned a coveted three Guiding Stars® for offering ‘the best nutritional value’ based on the Guiding Stars objective food-rating system.
New data from the patented nutrition guidance program Guiding Stars® suggests food manufacturers are responding to consumer demand for healthier choices by making positive changes to the nutrient content of packaged food products. As a result, supermarkets are now able to offer a broader selection of products lower in saturated fat, sodium and added sugars and containing more fiber, whole grains, vitamins and minerals.
Guiding Stars Expert Chef Erin Dow today announced her involvement in Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day, a first-ever nationwide day of actions focused on highlighting locally sourced, fresh food and the need for better food education. Alongside schools, business, restaurants and food experts, Guiding Stars Chef Erin Dow will connect with her community to ensure change in people’s food habits and promote the mission for better food and education about food choices.