REAL Certified Businesses

Pickwick Landing, David Crockett State Park Restaurants Achieve REAL Certification

PICKWICK LANDING AND DAVID CROCKETT STATE PARK RESTAURANTS ACHIEVE ‘EAT REAL’ HEALTH AND SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFICATION NASHVILLE – Tennessee State Parks restaurants at Pickwick Landing and David Crockett State Parks have achieved Eat REAL Certified Status, a nationally recognized standard for food service operations focused on sustainability and nutrition. Tennessee State Parks is the only state… Read More


The Wild Cow is the First Silver REAL Certified location in TN

Nashville, TN (PRUnderground) October 3rd, 2018 – The Wild Cow in East Nashville is the first Eat REAL Certified establishment in the state to earn Silver status for nutrition and sustainability. The Wild Cow has participated in Eat REAL Tennessee since the beginning of the initiative in 2013. Upon re-certification this year, The Wild Cow achieved… Read More


Solomon’s Delicatessen becomes the first REAL Certified Jewish Deli

Solomon’s Delicatessen becomes the first REAL Certified Jewish Deli Industry: Health and Nutrition San Francisco, CA (PRUnderground) September 25th, 2018 Solomon’s Delicatessen, in Davis, CA has undergone the Eat REAL® Certified Audit, becoming the first REAL Certified Jewish Deli in the nation. Their nostalgic classics prepared with a  farm-driven California twist are the result of detailed… Read More


Muir Woods Trading Company Becomes REAL Certified

Muir Woods National Monument’s cafe, Muir Woods Trading Company, has achieved REAL Certification status, making Muir Woods the first REAL Certified National Park in California. San Francisco, CA (PRUnderground) September 5th, 2018 Eat REAL® announced today that Muir Woods National Monument’s restaurant, Muir Woods Trading Company, has become the first National Park in California, and… Read More


Interview With an Owner: GreenFare Organic Cafe – A Restaurant on a Mission

GreenFare Organic Cafe of Herndon, VA has achieved Platinum REAL Certification Status. GreenFare is a unique and powerful restaurant concept is driven by the mission to promote health and change the way their community eats. To be awarded Platinum status, Gwyn and her team prepare a 100%  organic plant-based menu without the use of sugar,… Read More


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


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


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


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


REAL Certified Restaurants Work to Create Healthier Dinning Out Options Throughout the Nation

Originally posted by Salud America! There are many options for dining out these days, but which restaurants offer healthier and more sustainable options for families? REAL, standing for Responsible, Epicurean, and Agricultural Leadership, is a nationally recognized mark of excellence for food and foodservice operators committed to holistic nutrition and environmental stewardship.  The United States Healthful Food Council… Read More