REAL 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


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


Organic Doritos Give Snack Giant a Way Into the New Whole Foods

By Jennifer Kaplan || Bloomberg || August 30, 2017 Amazon.com Inc.’s acquisition of Whole Foods is coming at just the right time for Frito-Lay, the snack giant known for Doritos, Ruffles and Funyuns. The division of PepsiCo Inc. now has versions of 11 core chip brands without artificial ingredients — including Lay’s, Tostitos and Cheetos — and… Read More


Is The Secret To A Healthier Microbiome Hidden In The Hadza Diet?

By Michaeleen Doucleff || NPR || August 24, 2017 Hadza man eating honeycomb and larvae from a beehive. || Matthieu Paley/National Geographic The words “endangered species” often conjure up images of big exotic creatures. Think elephants, leopards and polar bears. But there’s another of type of extinction that may be occurring, right now, inside our… Read More


Government Joins Food Fight Over Menu Labeling Requirements

By Frank Eltman || Associated Press|| August 15, 2017 NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government has joined a food fight between New York City and a national group opposing new food labeling regulations for chain grocery and convenience stores. The Department of Justice filed legal papers this week on behalf of the Food and Drug… 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


Plant-based diet should be central to national food policy

By Jean-Pierre Kiekens || Policy Options || July 21, 2017 I recently visited in a university hospital in Montreal a relative who had suffered a significant cardiovascular event. After 24 hours, she was offered a meal: macaroni and cheese. Other options included more junk foods: pizza, hamburger, spaghetti with meat sauce, and so on. There were no… Read More


Study: Nearly all consumers find transparency in food and beverage important

by Megan Poinski || Food Dive  || July 13, 2017 Dive Brief: Consumers are overwhelmingly interested in more transparency in food products, according to a new study from Response Media. Study results say almost everyone finds transparency important in food products — 99% for fresh food and 98% for packaged food — and 70% said their purchases are… Read More