Guiding Stars helps you easily choose foods and recipes with the most nutrition.
We read nutrition labels so you don't have to.
We evaluate how nutritious a food is, looking for:
- Whole Grains
- Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat
- Added Sodium
- Added Sugars
- Artificial Colors
You choose foods that earn stars to improve your nutrition.
= Good Nutrition
= Better Nutrition
= Best Nutrition
Interested in how we evaluate food? Learn more about the science behind Guiding Stars.
Where can I use Guiding Stars?
In participating stores, Guiding Stars can be found on shelf tags, on prepared foods, on store-brand packaging, and online. See Brands
What about foods that don't have stars?
Foods that don't have any stars don't meet our nutritional criteria to earn at least 1 Guiding Star. Explore more Frequently Asked Questions »
What makes Guiding Stars credible?
Using patented algorithms designed by independent researchers, we analyze the balance of nutrients in a given food using data from nutrition labels, ingredient lists, and the USDA’s National Nutrient Database.