Media Coverage

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


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


Mobile Meals Knoxville Becomes REAL Certified

For Immediate Release April 9, 2018 Contact: Judith Pelot Senior Nutrition Program/Mobile Meals Manager (865) 524-2786 judith.pelot@knoxseniors.org   Knox County Mobile Meals Receives Eat REAL Certification   Knox County Mobile Meals is pleased to announce that they are the first Meals on Wheels program in the nation to receive Eat REAL® certification. REAL Certified is… Read More


New Year, New Leadership for Restaurant & Food Service Certifier, Eat REAL®

National non-profit Eat REAL® is ringing in New Year with new CEO and VP, Operations Originally posted on PR Underground San Francisco, CA (January 9, 2018) – Eat REAL® announced Larry Ruff as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer, and Beth Seligman as Vice President, Operations. Larry will also join the Board of Directors of… Read More


Clif Bar Café Showcases Company’s Wellness Goals

By Mike Buzalka || Food Management || August 18, 2017 Known for its healthful snack products, the company makes a major commitment to nutrition and sustainability in its onsite dining program as well. Kali’s Kitchen feeds an average of 70 at breakfast and 140 at lunch on a typical day. Kali’s Kitchen, the onsite café… Read More


The Plant Café Organic Becomes the First Platinum REAL Certified® Restaurant in the Nation

** To read an interview with Founder and Owner, Matthew Guelke, click here. Originally posted on PR Underground Industry: Restaurant/Hospitality San Francisco, CA (PRUnderground) August 15th, 2017 – Bay Area fast-casual pioneer, The Plant Café Organic, has undergone the Eat REAL® Certified Audit and become the first in the nation to qualify for Platinum level certification. This certification… Read More


Clif Bar & Company’s On-Site Café First in the Nation to Receive Gold REAL Certification

Business Wire || August 2, 2017 EMERYVILLE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Clif Bar & Company’s Kali’s Kitchen, an employee-run sustainable café at Clif’s headquarters, is the first to receive Gold certification in sustainability and nutrition from the United States Healthful Food Council’s (USHFC) non-profit organization Eat REAL. Eat REAL, or Responsible Epicurean Agricultural Leadership, holistically audits food service providers’… Read More


It’s About Time You Learned What Your Meat Labels Mean

by Emma Loewe || Mind Body Green || August 1, 2017 Photo: Agencia As far as fruits and veggies are concerned, there’s one major label that people know they can trust. The USDA Certified Organic seal makes it easy to find produce you can feel good about eating (just make sure it’s 100 percent organic). Shopping for meat, on… Read More


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