Program ethically certifies eateries; one in Arkansas takes spot on list

By Nathan Owens || Arkansas Online || July 4, 2017 As a way to make healthful and sustainable foods more profitable for producers and to give consumers peace-of-mind about what they’re eating, the U.S. Healthful Food Council developed Eat REAL, a nonprofit group designed to improve the quality of restaurant fare and treatment of farm animals. With… Read More


Seattle restaurant recommendations: Where to go pre-karaoke, hailing the best Caesar salad and more

True Viral News || 06.07.2017 Questions! You, dear readers, have restaurant-related questions, and when you write to me with them, I (try to!) always (eventually!) answer. Herewith, three recent inquiries that I took way too long thinking about. Dear Bethany, My dearest old friends and I will be going out to kill it at karaoke… Read More


June Newsletter

Happy 4th of July! Here are a few notes from a busy June at Eat REAL®. Earlier this month, Eat REAL signed on in support of the implementation of a new rule to the USDA Organic label. The Organic Livestock & Poultry Practices (OLPP) rule, finalized by the USDA this January (2017), aims to increase… Read More


Eat REAL Statement of Support – Organic Livestock & Poultry Practices Rule

The United States Healthful Food Council® (DBA Eat REAL®) has been built upon growing consumer demand for transparency and sustainability in foodservice and food production. As such, Eat REAL stands in support of the Organic Livestock & Poultry Practices (OLPP) rule, finalized by the USDA this January (2017), which aims to increase the animal welfare regulations… Read More


Does your restaurant get 5 stars for animal welfare?

by Zlati Meyer || USA TODAY || June 8, 2017   For diners who want to know what kind of life the animals on their dinner plates had, there’s a new source of insight. An independent program that certifies restaurants, cafeterias and some packaged-goods companies as meeting certain health and nutrition standards now include certification for animal welfare. The… Read More


This new food label goes further than any previous certification

By Maria LaMagna || MarketWatch || June 5, 2017 MarketWatch photo illustration/iStockphoto: Friesian cattle in a farmers field taken from under a tree. Your head may already be spinning when trying to remember the differences between food labels including “organic,” “fair trade” and “non-genetically modified.” Here’s one more you may start seeing at your local… Read More


When Kids Eat At Restaurants, The Food Is Not As Healthy For Children As You Think

By Alyssa Moran and Christina Roberto || The Conversation || April 29, 2017 This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Chain restaurants are not known for serving up healthy kids’ meals. Most entrees on a kids’ menu are either fried, breaded or doused in cheese. Fresh fruits and vegetables are rare side dish… Read More


Eat REAL® Collaborates with the ASPCA to Provide More Humane Options in Foodservice Establishments

First US foodservice certification program to adopt farm animal welfare standards. San Francisco, CA (PRUnderground) May 2nd, 2017 Eat REAL®, the nation’s leading certifier of nutritional and environmental excellence in foodservice, has announced that by 2021 all REAL Certified® restaurants and foodservice providers will be required to source a significant portion of their animal products… Read More


Food CMO’s Guide to Choosing a Social Monitoring Tool

By Keith Butler || April 4, 2017 Originally posted by EvansHardy+Young The large number of social monitoring tools available makes choosing the correct one a challenge for food commodity and CPG brands. At EvansHardy+Young, we take an aggressive approach to tool selection, and you should too. We know selecting the right tool is a crucial business… Read More


Eat REAL Creates Market-Based Incentives For Healthy, Sustainable Food

By Danielle Gould || Food Tech Connect || April 3, 2017 Many foodservice operators are benefiting from the halo effect of sustainability, but it’s hard to tell how truthful their sustainability claims really are. Similar to what LEED certification did for the building industry, United States Healthful Food Council (USHFC) is bringing transparency and guidance to the food… Read More