Root & Stem is excited to announce we have just become the first caterer ever to receive REAL Verification by the US Healthful Food Council marking the efforts we take to provide healthy, local, sustainable foods for all our clients.


We are also excited that our café at 2941 Fairview Park has received the certification as well.


A little information about REAL Verification from USHFC directly taken from their website


Responsible Epicurean and Agricultural Leadership (REAL) is a voluntary, points-based nutrition and sustainability best practices certification program established by the United States Healthful Food Council (USHFC).


REAL signifies wholesome, nutritious and sustainable. Developed with the input of experts in nutrition, health, sustainability, and behavioral economics, the REAL Index is the standard when it comes to recognizing restaurants that do right by you.


In order to achieve REAL Certification, each restaurant undergoes an extensive, third-party certification process that includes:

 •Menu Analysis

•On-site inspections and interviews

•Spot checks & Recipe Audits

•Sourcing and supply chain review


REAL certification signals to the public that the entire establishment — not just a few menu items — utilizes nutrition and sustainability best practices.


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