Unique dishes are the signature of any foodservice operation. While the daily offerings and recipes used differ, the one constant among REAL Certified meals remains the same: the preparation behind each meal served maintains, or enhances the healthfulness of the overall experience.
According to a 2018 Gallup poll*, 49% of Americans eat outside of the home one or two times a week. This change in eating habits gives the foodservice industry more opportunity than ever to positively impact and improve the health of the communities they serve, and many are stepping up to the plate
Newly Silver Certified Fresh Catch Poke uses air frying in place of harmful oils, and offers a menu abundant with whole proteins and vegetables. Platinum certified Greenfare Organic Café’s menu is free of sugar, salt, and fat. Tennesee Tech University is a leader among campus dining, continuously improving and increasing the number of healthy and balanced options available to students and faculty.
The use of healthy fats, whole grains, limiting or eliminating added sugar, and including an abundance of minimally processed whole foods in your diet has been continually proven to prevent metabolic disease and improve your overall health. For years, these practices were not common among food service, but we’re seeing it begin to change.
Through our partnerships and work with restaurants and food service operators, Eat REAL has continued to inspire and drive these changes nationwide.