Eat REAL in the News

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


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

  CONTACT: Ann Cooper, 720-561-5042, ann.cooper@bvsd.org Melissa Rouse, United States Healthful Food Council, 808.960.4593, melissa@eatreal.org   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


Marist College Becomes New York State’s First REAL Certified University

Washington, DC (PRUnderground) November 2nd, 2016 Download PDF here: Marist College Press Release PDF The United States Healthful Food Council (USHFC) announced today that Marist College has become the first university in the state of New York to be audited and certified for Responsible Epicurean and Agricultural Leadership (REAL). “The REAL certification is one of many… Read More


Sacred Heart University Becomes the First REAL Certified College Campus in CT

Originally posted on Digital Journal Washington, DC (September 27th, 2016) The United States Healthful Food Council (USHFC) announced today that Sacred Heart University has become the first higher-education provider in the state of Connecticut to be audited and certified for Responsible Epicurean and Agricultural Leadership (REAL). “The food environment has a tremendous influence on dietary… 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


UC Davis becomes second university to be REAL Certified

Original Article on University Business Wednesday, January 27, 2016 The United States Healthful Food Council (USHFC) announced today that the University of California, Davis, has become only the second university in the nation to be audited and certified for Responsible Epicurean and Agricultural Leadership (REAL). “UC Davis recognizes the critical link between food, health and… Read More