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

Snack Hacks at Work: Helping Associates Make Healthy Choices

Do you have an interest in employee wellness or healthy snacking? Most of us snack multiple times a day, and snacks can be part of an overall healthy diet. However, many food and beverages Americans snack on aren’t nutrient dense. And making healthy choices can be especially challenging while snacking at work.

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Nourishing Newbies: What Infants & Toddlers Need in Their Diets

Baby eating cereal

Do you have an interest in infant and toddler nutrition? Join dietitians Allison Stowell and Kitty Broihier to explore the relationship between early feeding and childhood health status, including prevention of childhood obesity and how first feedings influence a child’s development as a healthy eater.

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Weighing in on Weight-Loss Diets: What Does the Science Say?

Woman weighing a donut vs an apple

Are you interested in exploring popular commercial weight loss diets and understanding what makes them so attractive to the mainstream population? This timely webinar will examine how each of these popular diets “works” and dive deep into the research that supports or disputes each diet.

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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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