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    Making healthy choices is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Our Guiding Stars system has taken the guesswork out of reading labels, so you can shop for healthy food with confidence.

1 star =
GOOD nutritional value

2 stars =
BETTER nutritional value

3 stars =
BEST nutritional value

Find healthy food in every aisle.

As you go through each aisle of our store or shop online, you'll see tags on products showing a Guiding Stars rating. These can help you identify more nutritious choices. The more nutritional value a food has, the more stars it gets.

How to shop this site with Guiding Stars

When you browse products on our site, use the Nutrition drop-down menu at the top of the page. Using the filter, you'll see only items that earn Guiding Stars, so adding healthy choices to your shopping list is easy!

Healthy shopping with Guiding Stars – It's as easy as 1, 2, 3!

We believe that the foods you eat are the first step toward a healthy lifestyle, so we created Guiding Stars – a simple tool to help you make healthy choices on the go. All foods are scientifically rated, and those that are more nutritious are marked with tags showing 1, 2 or 3 stars. The more nutritional value a food has, the more Guiding Stars it gets. Look for shelf tags in-store, or filter your Hannaford To Go shopping list for foods that earn Guiding Stars – and you'll be on your way to making healthier food choices for you and your family!

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Add healthy snacks to your cart

Find healthy snacks for you and your family using our Guiding Stars filter in the Nutrition drop-down menu to guide you as you shop.

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Your health and nutrition go hand in hand. If you need to make changes to your diet, our online and in-store dietitians are here to help you with free advice.

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