Choosing foods with the best nutritional value can happen almost anywhere. Here are some examples of places where you can find the Guiding Stars program.
Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C., is a subsidiary of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (NYSE: DEG). The company strives to deliver quality products, low prices and great service to customers in 10 Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states.
Hannaford Supermarkets, based in Scarborough, Maine, is a subsidiary of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (NYSE: DEG) and operates in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont. The stores offer good prices and value, top-quality fresh foods supported by daily deliveries and friendly, efficient service. Hannaford developed the Guiding Stars System in 2006 with the help of a scientific advisory panel.
Loblaw Companies Limited, a subsidiary of George Weston Limited, is Canada’s largest food retailer and a leading provider of drugstore, general merchandise and financial products and services. Loblaw is one of the largest private sector employers in Canada.
Headquartered in Maine, IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. employs more than 4,800 people and offers products to customers in over 100 countries. IDEXX is a leader in pet healthcare innovation, serving practicing veterinarians around the world with a broad range of diagnostic and information technology-based products and services.
The University of New Hampshire, founded in 1866, is a world-class public research university with the feel of a New England liberal arts college. A land, sea and space-grant university, UNH is the state’s flagship public institution, enrolling 12,200 undergraduate and 2,300 graduate students.
The University of North Dakota is the state’s most comprehensive intensive research university and the primary center for professional and educational training. Founded by the Dakota Territorial Assembly in 1883, UND has remained a university with a strong liberal arts foundation surrounded by a variety of professional and specialized programs. UND is one of 47 public universities in the nation with both accredited graduate schools of law and medicine. UND enrolls over 13,000 students in 217 fields of study from baccalaureate through doctoral and professional degrees.
Concord Hospital is a nationally accredited medical center providing comprehensive acute-care services and programs to residents throughout New Hampshire. Our cornerstone Centers of Excellence for orthopedics, cancer, cardiac, urology and women’s health reinforce Concord Hospital as a regional, medical resource for specialized care that consistently provides unprecedented diagnoses, treatment and support for more than 40 medical specialties. As a charitable organization, Concord Hospital provided more than $38 million in community benefit programs and services, including $14.5 million in charitable care in 2012.
Eastern Maine Health System is committed to helping the residents of the communities we serve have access to quality healthcare. EMHS serves communities from Greenville to Blue Hill and Waterville to Presque Isle in Maine. EMHS members include The Acadia Hospital, Affiliated Healthcare Systems, The Aroostook Medical Center, Blue Hill Memorial Hospital, Charles A Dean Memorial Hospital, Eastern Maine HomeCare, Eastern Maine Medical Center, Healthcare Charities, Inland Hospital, Rosscare and Sebasticook Valley Health.
Sebasticook Valley Hospital (SVH) is a progressive Joint Commission accredited 25-bed critical access hospital in Pittsfield, Maine. It was established in 1963 by a group of community leaders. The hospital is an integral member of the communities it serves.
McLaughlin Middle School, named after Henry J. McLaughlin, Jr., was the first middle school in the City of Manchester. There are over 850 6th, 7th, and 8th graders at the School and the educational programs are student-centered, team-oriented, and provide a hands-on/experimental approach.
Hillside Middle School is located in Manchester, New Hampshire and has a population of approximately 870 students in grades 6 through 8. Hillside serves a range of students. Thirty-one native languages are represented in the school.
Serving the towns of Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Harpswell and Topsham, Maine SAD 75 is dedicated to creating a community of fluent learners, critical thinkers and creative contributors. SAD 75 is the seventh largest school district in the state of Maine and is the second largest district geographically and strives to partner with colleges and their community to offer their students non-traditional and powerful learning experiences that will pave their students way to a bright future.
Aurora Information Systems offers consulting, software development and support for food service management systems. Their flagship product, FoodPro(R), is a full-service software application addressing all functional areas of the food service business including forecasting and precosting, menu planning, food purchasing, production and inventory control, catering, nutritive analysis, point-of-sale interface, post cost reporting and financial analysis.
Midcentury Media, a New York-based company is building the premier in-store mobile shopping assistant to help consumers decide where to shop and what to buy. MCM’s iPhone application, Shopper, has consistently been a top seller in the lifestyle category of the iTunes App Store, where it continues to delight consumers with a simple and intuitive interface.
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is dedicated to protecting and promoting the health of all New Yorkers through education, service and governance.
Since 2007, shines & jecker laboratories has been a full-service web design and development company and have been a core part of developing the Guiding Stars web presence. Their goal is to help businesses and non-profits build, manage, and grow their online presence. Their philosophy is that web technology should be efficient and accessible to everyone.
Since 1982, Solutran has provided a full range of treasury management solutions to the nation’s top corporations and state governments. Solutran’s services span the payment spectrum, from paper check processing and conversion to fully electronic payments and WIC processing. Their mission is to manage the flow of financial transactions for clients who issue or receive high volumes of payments.
Wellness Layers is a leading provider of branded web and mobile portal ecosystems. They offer special platform editions for the healthcare, nutrition and diet, fitness, pharma and social ecommerce markets. Their mission is to help each of their clients transfer their products, services and brands into the online and mobile realm without losing their brand messaging in translation.