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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


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


The #GiveHealthy Movement

  The #GiveHealthy Movement is designed to solve a big problem. Donating food to food drives is one of the most popular forms of giving in the US.  More people donate food than watch the Super Bowl each year, a great display of the public’s interest in supporting one of our most pressing social issues… 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


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