Eat REAL August Newsletter

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” ― Hippocrates This month we take a look at the importance of thoughtful and nutritious food preparation through new initiatives and inspiration, from our REAL restaurants, and easy ways to incorporate these values at home.  Read on for more updates… Our REAL Values: Epicurean Unique… Read More


Greenfare Organic Becomes the First Platinum REAL Certified® Restaurant in Virginia

Industry: Health and Nutrition Herndon, VA | (PRUnderground) | August 1st, 2018 Virginia health-focused restaurant pioneer, GreenFare Organic Cafe, has undergone the Eat REAL® Certified Audit and became the first in the state to qualify for Platinum level certification. The experience and dishes at Greenfare Organic are not unique and inventive and are designed and crafted… Read More


Breaking Down Fats

August 2018 Newsletter | Kristin Zelhart, Nutrition, Standards and Certification Manager With National Avocado Day this past Tuesday, I was inspired to talk about fats! In the Epicurean Pillar, we focus on reducing “harmful fats”, such as trans fats and instead using healthful fats in food preparation. For this newsletter, I wanted to highlight the… Read More


Understanding Retailers’ Animal Welfare Priorities – ASPCA and Technomic

Understanding Retailers’ Animal Welfare Priorities   Introduction With consumer concerns around farm animal welfare increasing [PDF], interest in products that carry the promise of better welfare is growing. A new survey by Technomic shows that supermarket industry decision-makers are motivated to stock products that promise better animal welfare, and are seeing the benefits of doing… Read More


Interview With an Owner: GreenFare Organic Cafe – A Restaurant on a Mission

Greenfare Organic Cafe of Herndon, VA has achieved Platinum REAL Certification Status. Greenfare is a unique and powerful restaurant concept is driven by the mission to promote health and change the way their community eats. To be awarded Platinum status, Gwyn and her team prepare a 100%  organic plant-based menu without the use of sugar,… Read More


A Final Farewell to Artificial Trans Fat

Center for Science in the Public Interest | June 13, 2018 | The food industry has until Monday to stop producing foods that contain artificial trans fat—a deadline that comes just over 14 years after the Center for Science in the Public Interest petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to revoke partially hydrogenated oil’s regulatory status as safe for… Read More


Drink to Your Health – Kombucha’s unlikely rise from Soviet elixir to modern-day miracle drink

by Danielle Elliot  May 23, 2018, 1:31pm EDT Illustrations by Chrissy Curtin SHARE In May of 1995, Ruth Patras realized that something was wrong with her 5-week-old daughter, Ciara. Initially happy and healthy, about a month after Ciara was born, the whites of her eyes started to turn yellow. Over the next few days, the color deepened, and her… Read More


USDA Unveils Prototypes For GMO Food Labels, And They’re … Confusing

NPR || May 19, 20187:55 AM ET ||MERRIT KENNEDY The USDA has released several options for what the labels might look like.  Department of Agriculture   Foods that contain genetically modified ingredients will soon have a special label. We recently got the first glimpse of what that label might look like when the U.S. Department of… Read More


Grant Aids MDUSD Efforts to Make Nutrition “From Seed to Family Table” Learning

Rick Hurd || East Bay Times || April 17, 2018 El Monte Elementary School garden educator Marian Woodard leads a class on the lifecycle of Ladybugs held in the school’s community garden in Concord, Calif., on Thursday, April 12, 2018. Mt. Diablo Unified School District was recently awarded a grant that will continue to aid… Read More


National Nonprofit Eat REAL wins Battery Powered grant for their role in REAL Food in Schools Collaborative

San Francisco, CA (March 28, 2018) – Eat REAL, as part of the REAL Food in Schools Collaborative, was one of six finalists to receive a prestigious Battery Powered grant for their childhood nutrition project Catalyzing a New Food Culture in Mt. Diablo Schools.  The Collaborative (comprised of Eat REAL, the nonprofits Life Lab and… Read More