2016 On the Shelves: Food Trends Lookout

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 12:00 pm EST

During this free, 30-minute webcast, Kit and Alli will share their insights about some of the hot food topics and answers your questions.The webcast will be available live to the first 100 participants who log in. A video of the webcast will be available for viewing later the same day.

As we consider what’s on the top of everyone’s mind in the food world, you’ll develop a deeper understanding of the following ideas and questions.


What does the desire for transparency mean for food labeling and packaging? What will we see food manufacturers changing to meet this demand?

Sustainability & Global Responsibility

What does the need for sustainability mean for food producers and manufacturers? What can we expect to start seeing around ingredient traceability and food safety concerns?

Unexpected Ingredients

Where we get our highest quality, most sustainable nutrition from promises to be changing as scientists and food producers make rapid innovations. What are the hottest up-and-coming ingredients? What are they like and what can you do with them? Where can you find them?

Supporting the Home Cook

Cooking at home is one of the recommended actions for improving your diet, and the market is changing to reflect the need to make life easier for busy and inexperienced cooks. What’s the deal with meal-kits? How can you expect this trend to popularize more exotic flavors?

2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The new DGA will have an impact on individuals, food companies and nutrition labeling programs like Guiding Stars. How will the new guidelines change what we start to see in food labeling and marketing? How will companies change their images to suggest alignment with the guidelines?

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Dietitian Allison Stowell
Allison Stowell, MS, RD, CDN
Guiding Stars Dietitian

Allison J Stowell MS, RD, CDN uses her background as a food and nutrition expert to help others adopt healthier living. She frequently speaks to community groups and leads seminars on nutrition, balanced diet, and disease prevention. As Guiding Stars’ Dietitian, Allison supports Guiding Stars partners in using Guiding Stars algorithms to educate the communities they serve. Her thoughts on nutrition can be found in her Guiding Stars health and wellness blog.

Allison also serves as a Retail Dietitian for Hannaford Supermarket, a Guiding Stars retail partner. Additionally, her professional journey includes maintaining a private practice that emphasizes a non-diet approach and increasing mindful eating to help her clients sustain positive health changes. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, two children and her dog Josie.

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Kitty Broihier, MS, RD, LD
Kitty Broihier, MS, RD, LD
Scientific Advisor

Kitty is a member of the Guiding Stars Scientific Advisory Panel, a panel of experts in the fields of nutrition and public health, formed to develop a set of criteria which resulted in the design of a now patented algorithm used to analyze food products. Kitty is also a food and nutrition communications expert and the owner of NutriComm Inc., a marketing and communications company that services food manufacturers, trade groups and public relations firms nationwide.

Previously on the editorial staff at Good Housekeeping magazine, she has written many magazine articles and contributes regularly to a variety of publications and websites, including the Guiding Stars blog. Kitty is also the co-author of several cookbooks. A member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and several of the association’s practice groups, she served two terms of service as the president of the Maine Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Kitty is also an adjunct instructor in the nutrition department at Southern Maine Community College. A mother to two young adults, she resides in Lisbon, Maine with her husband.

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