Eat REAL in the News

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


National Nonprofit Eat REAL wins Battery Powered grant for their role in REAL Food in Schools Collaborative

San Francisco, CA (March 28, 2018) – Eat REAL, as part of the REAL Food in Schools Collaborative, was one of six finalists to receive a prestigious Battery Powered grant for their childhood nutrition project Catalyzing a New Food Culture in Mt. Diablo Schools.  The Collaborative (comprised of Eat REAL, the nonprofits Life Lab and… 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


Molinari’s: First Independent Restaurant in PA REAL Certified

Bethlehem, PA (August 15, 2017) – Molinari’s restaurant isthe first independently owned restaurant in the state of Pennsylvania to become REAL Certified®. REAL Certified is the nationally recognized mark of excellence for food and foodservice operators that have gone through a rigorous process to evaluate the healthfulness and sustainability of the food being served. By… 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


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