Portland, Maine (October 30, 2014)—Guiding Stars, the leading independent nutrition guidance program, today announced it is now the most widely implemented program of its kind in North America, helping consumers in 2,100 grocery stores and supermarkets in the U.S. and 10 Canadian provinces and two territories to make more nutritious choices when shopping for themselves and their families
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CTV Atlantic takes a quick look at Guiding Stars as it goes nationwide in Canada.
Guiding Stars joined the national discussion about Health Canada’s proposed changes to serving size guidance. At the heart of the proposed changes are thoughtful updates that will help consumers make informed and improved food choices. Learn more about Guiding Stars comments in support of Health Canada’s proposals here:
Portland, Maine (June 11, 2014)—With poor diet blamed for killing more Americans than smoking, drinking and drug use combined, a new study indicates that simply adding the Guiding Stars at-a-glance nutrition guidance program to products and supermarket shelf tags across the nation could contribute significantly to curbing the national nutritional health crisis.
Portland, Maine (October 24, 2013)—A new study published in the journal Food Policy confirms that Guiding Stars, the nation’s leading nutrition guidance program, influences grocery shoppers’ selections, significantly increasing demand for products that are rated more nutritious, at the expense of those that are not.
Montréal, Québec, August 13, 2013 (TSX:L) – According to a survey* conducted by CROP for Loblaw, 90 per cent of Quebecers say they want to make healthier food choices, and 80 percent say they could use some help to achieve this goal. To support Quebecers in making better choices Provigo®, Loblaws® and Provigo Le MarchéTM banner stores in the province have launched the Guiding Stars® program — a simple, user-friendly tool that assists consumers in quickly identifying nutritious foods throughout the grocery store.
TORONTO, ON – February 21, 2013 (TSX: L) – Starting February 22, Loblaw banner stores across Ontario now feature Guiding Stars®, giving shoppers a faster, easier way to make nutritious food choices at the grocery store. The Guiding Stars program is exclusive to Loblaws®, Fortinos®, Real Canadian Superstore®, Your Independent Grocer®, valu-mart® and Zehrs Markets® locations across Ontario.
PORTLAND, MAINE (December 4, 2012)—Guiding Stars, provider of the first store-wide nutrition guidance program, today announced it has received a patent in Canada—Canadian patent number 2,652,379—for the Guiding Stars® nutrition rating algorithm, ensuring official patent protection for the science-based algorithm in both Canada and the United States.
Exclusive nutritional rating program, Guiding Stars®, available in Ontario Loblaws® stores Starting August 10, customers at Loblaws® stores in Ontario will have a faster, easier way to make healthier food choices when shopping for groceries for their family. Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw) is the first Canadian grocery retailer to launch Guiding Stars®, an impartial, nutrition… Read more »
The National Post recently reviewed Guiding Stars, the nutritional rating system that recently debuted in Canada at the national grocery chain Loblaws Cos. Ltd. Guiding Stars is designed to help consumers make healthier eating choices without an advanced degree in interpreting nutrition labels. Such nutritional rating systems are becoming more popular: what makes Guiding Stars… Read more »