Surprising Stars

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Surprised by a Star Rating? That’s when you can trust us the most.

When you’re shopping, you may find Guiding Stars in surprising places, like the salty snack aisle. And you may not find them on something you would expect to find them on, like bread. We are confident in our evaluation and we would like you to be as well.

Guiding Stars evaluates foods according to how much nutrition they provide. We assign one, two, or three Guiding Stars to indicate which foods earn good, better, and best nutrition.

1 star is good; 2 stars is better; 3 stars is best nutrition

Our nutritionist writes our Surprising Stars blog series to explain in-depth some of the foods and star ratings that we get asked about.

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Garrick Brown
Garrick Brown, MS, RD, LD
Nutritionist, Guiding Stars Licensing Company
Garrick is a Registered Dietitian and brings knowledge of nutrition and public health to Guiding Stars. He develops, manages, and coordinates nutrition and wellness programs using Guiding Stars for our clients and community. Garrick earned his bachelor’s in Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Maine and his master’s in Nutrition and Food Science at the University of Rhode Island. He’s passionate about food insecurity and ensuring that all members of our communities have access to nutritious foods. Favorite Guiding Stars Recipe: Two-Lentil Soup

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