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
- Sugar Alcohols
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
We have over 1,200 Guiding Star-earning recipes, which have been tested by our team to give you great nutrition and flavor. Find Recipes
Wondering how your favorite foods rate? You can use our Food Finder to look up the star-rating of over 100,000 foods. Search Foods
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.