We know that not all foods are good for you, and we also know that some foods are better than others. And if you watch the news, this information seems to change quite frequently.
Guiding Stars® makes choosing healthy foods so much easier!!
Guiding Stars is a nutrition program that rates foods based on its nutritional value and assigns 1, 2 or 3 stars; with three stars being the highest rating within the Guiding Stars® program. Guiding Stars® ultimately helps guide you to nutritious options on our store’s shelves.
Guiding Stars® scores foods based on a balance of credits and debits.
Foods are credited for vitamins, minerals, dietary fibre, whole grains and omega-3s, and debited for saturated fats, trans fats, added sodium and added sugars. Items are rated impartially using an algorithm based on information from the food package or a Canadian nutrition database.
There is a whole scientific algorithm behind it all! And they explain it here — http://guidingstars.ca/science/
Stars are easy to find!
As we made our way around the store, the stars were easy to find.
And was a bit eye opening. Why were Rachel’s favourite melons only 2 stars versus blueberries which were 3 stars?
Food Finder – How is your favourites rated?
Huh. Honeydew melon has more sodium. Blueberries have more fibre.
Your Personal Profile lets you know how you’re doing!
We had been earning stars all along and didn’t know it.
Look how we’re doing so far!