Doctors tell patients to Eat REAL®

Leading physicians leverage REAL Certified® to help consumers identify real food San Francisco, CA (March 22nd, 2017) – Recognizing the irrefutable connection between diet and chronic disease, the medical community is increasingly starting to advise patients on what—and where—to eat. To that end, the United States Healthful Food Council (USHFC) and the Institute for Responsible Nutrition… Read More

To juice, or not to juice?

Originally from Wellseek. Please note, the author’s views do not necessarily reflect the views of USHFC. With juice bars popping up everywhere, the concept of cleansing and detoxing with a liquid diet has never been more mainstream. Let’s get to know this popular trend with nutrition Expert Mascha Davis and how it really impacts our health…. Read More

7 Habits of Highly Effective Fruit & Veggie Marketers

By Dennis Hardy EvansHardy+Young For more food marketing insights, check out their blog. Stephen Covey first published his hugely popular book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, back in 1989. Since then, a cottage industry seems to have risen up with various pundits proposing their own “seven habits” lists for all kinds of industries and… Read More

EatREAL Releases List of Seattle’s Healthiest Restaurants

The United States Healthful Food Council Releases REAL25 Seattle, the City’s Most Healthful and Sustainable Restaurants Press Contact: Melissa Rouse,, 808.960.4593 Seattle, WA (January 17th, 2017) – As part of its efforts to help decrease diet-related disease, the United States Healthful Food Council (USHFC) has released a list of Seattle’s 25 most healthful and environmentally… Read More

What’s Old is New Again, and It’s Here to Stay

Originally posted by the Institute for Responsible Nutrition By Matt Hately For the past 50 years, we’ve suffered with a food system in the US that was intended to feed millions cheaply. While it had good intensions of providing food security for the country, and making sure we could all afford a basic need, it’s… Read More

Sugar is the ‘alcohol of the child’

…yet we let it dominate the breakfast table. Breakfast is considered by most nutrition experts, including Public Health England, to be the most important meal of the day. It gets your brain and your metabolism going, and it suppresses the hunger hormone in your stomach so you won’t overeat at lunch. But in our busy… Read More

How Healthy Pizza Became a Reality in Quick Service

Pizza brands are finding ways to deliver the cleaner ingredients and better-for-you options customers are craving. Originally from QSR Magazine By Mary Avant There are certain words that come to mind whenever pizza is mentioned: indulgent, delicious, comforting, crowd-pleasing. And now another, perhaps surprising, one is entering the lexicon: healthy. That’s because a growing number of limited-service pizza concepts are making… Read More

REAL Certified Restaurants Work to Create Healthier Dinning Out Options Throughout the Nation

Originally posted by Salud America! There are many options for dining out these days, but which restaurants offer healthier and more sustainable options for families? REAL, standing for Responsible, Epicurean, and Agricultural Leadership, is a nationally recognized mark of excellence for food and foodservice operators committed to holistic nutrition and environmental stewardship.  The United States Healthful Food Council… Read More

Boulder Valley Schools first K-12 to get REAL certification

The certification from the United States Healthful Food Council recognizes the district’s excellence in implementing healthy food and sustainability goals. Originally posted in Food Managment By Mike Buzalka The United States Healthful Food Council (USHFC) has awarded the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) in Colorado with its first Responsible Epicurean and Agricultural Leadership (REAL) certification award… Read More

Fresh, Healthy Food Is Not a Trend. It’s a Movement.

Originally posted on Fortune To watch video of the interview, click here.  by John Kell, @johnnerkell  Consumers want fresher, cleaner food labels. The consumer-driven shift toward fresher, cleaner foods isn’t a fad. It is a movement that is here to stay. That’s the expert opinion shared by all three food-focused panelists that appeared at the Fortune MPW… Read More