Find delicious, certified, REAL food.

It’s not always easy to find REAL food made with simple, whole ingredients…

That's why the USHFC developed REAL Certified.

1. USHFC’s panel of experts developed REAL Certification criteria.

2. Restaurants, business and foodservice providers apply to be audited by REAL Certified dieticians.

3. Consumers who like clean, delicious food can find certified businesses on

Get Certified

Do you own a business committed to promoting healthful and sustainable food?

  • If so, we would like to help increase awareness of your efforts. We know how much time, money and passion goes into producing REAL food, and it is our goal to recognize and reward those in the industry who are going above and beyond.

Become a
REAL Ambassador

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

Margaret Mead

About REAL Certified

REAL Certified signifies that this house cares.

Ris Lacoste
REAL Certified chef

REAL Certified is the nationally recognized mark of excellence for food and foodservice operators that have gone through a rigorous process to evaluate the healthfulness and sustainability of the food. The comprehensive review process includes menu analysis, invoice and supply chain verification, interviews, and visual assessments of front and back of house operations.

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Keep up to date with information about REAL Certified establishments, sustainability news and REAL growth and opportunities. We do not share your information with third-parties.