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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Your Hosts

Allison Stowell, MS, RD, CDN
Guiding Stars Dietitian

As a Registered Dietitian, Allison enables individuals to make positive, sustainable changes in their eating habits by stressing conscious eating, improving relationships with food and offering a non-diet approach for reaching and maintaining ideal body weight.

She joins the Guiding Stars team to help people in a number of sectors (grocery, hospitals, schools and universities) to understand how to use the Guiding Stars nutrition navigation program to make healthier food choices.

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Kitty Broihier, MS, RD, LD
Scientific Advisor

Kitty has dedicated her career to helping businesses, public relations agencies, trade associations and the media navigate the ever-changing nutrition landscape. She is the president of NutriComm Inc., a consultancy specializing in food and nutrition communications. Kitty is also an adjunct faculty member of Southern Maine Community College’s Nutrition Department. Kitty has served on the board of the Maine Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for many years, including two terms as president.

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