Eat REAL in the News

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?

Zlati Meyer , USA TODAY || 7:02 a.m. ET 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… Read More


This new food label goes further than any previous certification

By Maria LaMagna for MarketWatch. Published: June 5, 2017 10:54 a.m. ET 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… 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


UCSF Becomes the First REAL Certified® Medical Center in the Nation

San Francisco, CA (PRUnderground) March 29th, 2017 University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Health’s Nutrition and Food Services has become the first healthcare organization to be REAL Certified® for its use of nutrition and sustainability best practices. Serving over 8,000 patients, customers, faculty, staff, and students per day, UCSF joins other institutions in higher education… 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


EatREAL Releases List of Seattle’s Healthiest Restaurants

The United States Healthful Food Council Releases REAL25 Seattle, the City’s Most Healthful and Sustainable Restaurants Press Contact: Melissa Rouse, melissa@ushfc.org, 808.960.4593 Seattle, WA (January 17th, 2017) – As part of its efforts to help decrease diet-related disease, the United States Healthful Food Council (USHFC) has released a list of Seattle’s 25 most healthful and environmentally… Read More