Ever wonder what it means when you read REAL on a food product while grocery shopping. Terms such as organic, local, grass-fed and cage-free all fall under the REAL umbrella. REAL is an acronym that stands for responsible, epicurean, agricultural and leadership. It is a certification launched this year by the United States Healthful Food Council. Unlike the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s organic certification, REAL has a broader scale level and focuses on nutrition and sustainable best practices. However, Its important to note the label tells you nothing about how nutritious the item is. Check out the article!
By Julia Watson: http://communitymappingforhealthequity.org