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Hannaford Supermarkets’ Guiding Stars nutritional guidance program – which gives products that meet specific criteria one, two or three stars based on whether they are good, better or best for you – got a positive review yesterday at the Weight of the Nation conference in Washington, DC.

Acting Surgeon General, Rear Admiral Steven K. Galson, M.D., M.P.H., described Guiding Stars as an effective way to change consumer behavior, and as an example of a community initiative that can help improve the public’s health through better nutrition choices.
KC's View:
Guiding Stars always has been my favorite of all the nutritional guidance programs that I’ve seen. It’d be nice to see more retailers adopting it, which they can do since Hannaford is willing to license it to non-competing companies. It is a smart program, easily understood.