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.
Our nutritionist writes our Surprising Stars blog series to explain in-depth some of the foods and star ratings that we get asked about.
- Updated Guidance for Infant & Toddler Foods
- Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- Nutrition is Personal
- Canned Vegetables
Our Most-Asked Questions
- Why do some potato chips earn Guiding Stars?
- Why don’t more yogurts earn stars?
- Why don’t more breads earn Guiding Stars?
- Why don’t all canned vegetables earn Guiding Stars?
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