Guiding Stars, the world’s first store-wide nutrition navigation system, announces a partnership with Aurora Information Systems to offer the good-better-best nutrition rating system to college and university dining halls and campus convenience stores across the country.
Guiding Stars is a nutrition guidance program that rates the nutritional quality of food using information from the Nutrition Facts Panel and the ingredients list. Foods are rated and receive a score based on the assignment of credits and debits. Rated foods are marked with easy-to-follow tags indicating 0, 1, 2, or 3 stars. The more nutritional value a food has, the more Guiding Stars it receives. If a food doesn’t receive a star – it means it doesn’t meet our rigorous criteria.
- One Guiding Star indicates good nutritional value
- Two Guiding Stars indicate better nutritional value
- Three Guiding Stars indicate the best nutritional value
As you go through each aisle of a store or navigate through your dining hall, the Guiding Stars program can help you identify more nutritious choices. Guiding Stars is not intended to tell you what to buy, but rather point you toward foods that have more vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, whole grains –and less fats, cholesterol, sugar and sodium.
This interface enables a food service operation to export and then submit their recipe data to Guiding Stars LLC. The experts at Guiding Stars use their proprietary (and patented) methodology to evaluate the submitted data and “rate” each of the recipes. The recipes and their assigned ratings are then sent back to FoodPro via the interface. The rated recipes are then linked with appropriate star rating icon so that they can be used to market the recipes in multiple ways: on the web, on point of service recipe cards, or retail packaging nutrition labels, and more.
Find out more about Guiding Stars by clicking here.