Partnerships

Interview with an Owner: The Plant Cafe Organic

Motivated by the results he and his family saw after a health retreat, Matthew Guelke joined forces with Mark Lewis to create the Plant Café to provide clean food made with 100% organic ingredients. After leaving the tech industry, they refocused their careers on feeding people healthy, local food with a focus on maintaining a… 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


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® Collaborates with the ASPCA to Provide More Humane Options in Foodservice Establishments

First US foodservice certification program to adopt farm animal welfare standards. San Francisco, CA (PRUnderground) May 2nd, 2017 Eat REAL®, the nation’s leading certifier of nutritional and environmental excellence in foodservice, has announced that by 2021 all REAL Certified® restaurants and foodservice providers will be required to source a significant portion of their animal products… Read More


Food CMO’s Guide to Choosing a Social Monitoring Tool

By Keith Butler || April 4, 2017 Originally posted by EvansHardy+Young The large number of social monitoring tools available makes choosing the correct one a challenge for food commodity and CPG brands. At EvansHardy+Young, we take an aggressive approach to tool selection, and you should too. We know selecting the right tool is a crucial business… 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


ASPCA launches “Shop With Your Heart,” a campaign to help consumers improve farm animals’ lives through more welfare-conscious purchases

Originally posted on PR Newswire NEW YORK, July 7, 2016 — Most Americans don’t know the true meaning of food labels like “cage-free,” “free-range,” or “grass fed” and falsely believe that farm animals are protected by laws or independent oversight according to the results of a new national survey* released today by the ASPCA® (The American… Read More


Tennessee Tech Becomes the First REAL Certified Campus in the State

Originally posted on Digital Journal The United States Healthful Food Council (USHFC) announced today that Tennessee Technological University has become the first university in the state and is the third nationwide, to be audited and certified for Responsible Epicurean and Agricultural Leadership (REAL). REAL Certified is the nationally recognized mark of excellence for food and… Read More


Tasteful and REAL Certified Join Forces to Help Consumers Identify Top Healthy Restaurants

Originally posted on Market Wired Healthy Lifestyle Companies Partner to Create the REAL 25, a List of Top 25 Restaurants in Major Cities That Provide Real, Quality Food SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – Feb 24, 2016) – Healthy restaurant finder app, Tasteful, today announced that it is partnering with the foodservice certification program REAL Certified to… Read More