About Webinars

Since 2011, the Guiding Stars team has developed and hosted over 25 webinars covering a wide variety of nutrition-related topics. Thousands of people have watched the live webinars and archived videos. Over a thousand CPE credits have been earned by Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians, Registered. Guiding Stars is proud to provide this free service to help educate consumers and professionals across the U.S. and Canada on the benefits of great nutrition.

Previous Webinars

2019 On the Shelves: Food Trends Lookout

Happy woman shopping for vegetables

Using industry data, recent publications, and their professional expertise, Garrick Brown, Guiding Stars Nutritionist and Anne L’Heureux, Online Hannaford Dietitian, share their insights and highlight the top trends to hit the supermarket shelves in 2019. Their discussion covers the continuing rise of plant-based protein alternatives, Fodmap’s growing impact, the demand for nutrition from processed snacks, the changing view on coconut, and the growing popularity of clean eating.

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Sugar Shake-Up: Examining Sugar’s Status in the Food Industry

Different types of sugar

Are the increasing number of “sugar alternatives” confusing the public? Will the changes to the food label help consumers control their sugar intake? Join Kit and Alli for our next live, 60-minute webinar, which will address these questions and focus on changes in the food industry and marketplace in response to controversies surrounding sugar and its impact on health. This webinar will discuss how to help consumers navigate the retail landscape to choose the products that help them meet their sugar intake goals.

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Making the Mediterranean Diet Work for You

Foods in the Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet emphasizes wholesome fruits, vegetables, legumes and mono- & polyunsaturated fat, while also incorporating lifestyle modifications and a unique approach to eating that is worth highlighting. This webinar shines a light on a bit of the research supporting the diet’s impact on health and offers practical ways to bring the Mediterranean diet to your own table.

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Focus on Fiber: Food Science, Regulations, and Consumers

High-fiber foods

Have you been watching the headlines around the science behind dietary fiber? Join Alli and Kit to expand your understanding of how fiber benefits our health, the many types of fiber in our food supply, and what changes to the Nutrition Facts label will mean for fiber goals and consumption.

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Behind the Changing Stars

The Guiding Stars algorithm was updated in early 2018 The algorithm is the equation we use to determine how foods earn their rating of 0-3 stars, labeling them as good, better, or best nutritional choices. This 30-minute webinar is valuable to anyone who has ever wondered how the stars work.

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2018 On the Shelves: Food Trends Lookout

Join Kit and Alli to learn their insights about trends that are likely to hit supermarket shelves during 2018. Using industry data, recent publications and their personal expertise and know-how, Kit and Alli will highlight their top trends for 2018.

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Fat or Fiction? The Latest Science vs. What People Believe About Fats

Do you want to sort the media hype from the science when it comes to understanding whether a fat is good for you or not? This webinar explores the latest research on dietary fats, how dietary fat is connected to present and future health status, how the food industry impacts our dietary fat choices and what consumers are hearing and understanding regarding fat and health.

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Dodging Dehydration

This webinar addresses risk factors for dehydration, explains why it’s important to stay hydrated, highlights how to recognize when it’s more than just “being thirsty,” and offers the best “hydration helpers” to maintain hydration while avoiding the extra sugar, added calories and other negative attributes that come with some summer drinks.

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