Media Coverage

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

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

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

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

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

How Healthy Pizza Became a Reality in Quick Service

By Mary Avant || Originally from QSR Magazine || December 2016 Pizza brands are finding ways to deliver the cleaner ingredients and better-for-you options customers are craving. 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… Read More

Boulder Valley Schools first K-12 to get REAL certification

By Mike Buzalka || Originally posted in Food Managment || December 8, 2016 The certification from the United States Healthful Food Council recognizes the district’s excellence in implementing healthy food and sustainability goals. The United States Healthful Food Council (USHFC) has awarded the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) in Colorado with its first Responsible Epicurean and Agricultural… Read More

BVSD Food Services earns REAL certification from United States Healthful Food Council

  CONTACT: Ann Cooper, 720-561-5042, Melissa Rouse, United States Healthful Food Council, 808.960.4593,   View original press release here. BOULDER, CO: After undergoing an audit to determine its level of healthful and sustainable food service practices, Boulder Valley School District recently became the first public school district in the nation to be REAL Certified… Read More

Hot Italian — a healthy type of pizza

  Jay Gelvezon / Aggie By Betty Wu || Originally posted on The California Aggie || October 30, 2016 Restaurant offers variety of pizza made from local, organic ingredients As an international student studying in the United States, I must admit that I have mixed feelings about American cuisine. Juicy hamburgers, cheesy pizzas and extra-large Cokes are all… Read More