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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


Across The World, If You Eat For Your Health, You’ll Help The Planet

By Dan Charles || From NPR’s The Salt || December 4, 2017 Brahman cattle graze in a field in Innisfail, Queensland, Australia. Researchers can estimate the greenhouse gas emissions and land used to produce various foods in different parts of the world. They’ve used that data to calculate the environmental impact of a shift in… Read More


Twinkies, Carrots, and Farm Policy Reality

By John Ikerd || Civil Eats || December 19, 2017 An agricultural economist writes that treating Twinkies and carrots as the beginning and end of the farm subsidies discussion distracts from useful public discourse. In a recent article, Washington Post food columnist Tamar Haspel took author and journalist Michael Pollan to task for blaming the… Read More


The Cooking Class Bringing Better Health to the U.S-Mexico Border

By Jackie Bryant || originally posted on Civil Eats || December 13, 2017 Cooking for Salud! is graduating kitchenistas armed with cooking and nutrition skills. Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center catches most people by surprise. The large, idyllic, white Craftsman home sits atop a hill, standing out from the small, suburban ranch homes that surround… 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


Program ethically certifies eateries; one in Arkansas takes spot on list

By Nathan Owens || Arkansas Online || July 4, 2017 As a way to make healthful and sustainable foods more profitable for producers and to give consumers peace-of-mind about what they’re eating, the U.S. Healthful Food Council developed Eat REAL, a nonprofit group designed to improve the quality of restaurant fare and treatment of farm animals. With… Read More


Going Rogue: McDonald’s swipes ‘small food’ reformer

By Kate Cox || Originally published on The New Food Economy || April 6, 2017 All about the Benjamin. If food media had a Page Six, you’d surely find this tasty tidbit lurking therein: Claire Benjamin DiMattina, executive director of Food Policy Action (FPA), a group co-founded in 2012 by chef Tom Colicchio to promote policy… Read More


Sugar is the ‘alcohol of the child’

Dr. Robert Lustig || The Guardian || January 4, 2017 “On average, cereal contains a whopping 12g of sugar, all added, in a typical serving.” // Stockbyte/Rex Features Breakfast is considered by most nutrition experts, including Public Health England, to be the most important meal of the day. It gets your brain and your metabolism… Read More