A number of Guckenheimer operated corporate dining programs have completed the verification process and received the REAL Certified designation from the United States Healthful Food Council (USHFC). The designation validates that the sites have met USHFC standards for commitment to holistic nutrition and environmental stewardship.
Modeled after the LEED green building standard, USHFC’s third-party registered dietitians utilize the points-based REAL Index to audit restaurants, cafeterias and corporate cafes across a range of criteria such as the utilization of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, healthful preparation methods, moderate portion sizes, behavioral components that encourage “better for you choices,” and sustainable practices for food sourcing.
Some of the companies that recently received REAL Certification include The Wonderful Company, Eaton, Western Asset Management Co., Guess?, Sherwin Williams and SABRE.
“Employee health and productivity are inextricably linked, and offering an integrated wellness program with healthy and delicious food both helps employees live healthier lives and helps employers lower their health insurance costs,” said Guckenheimer CEO Randall Boyd in a statement accompanying the announcement. “Guckenheimer’s core offering aligns with USHFC’s objectives and we are proud to have so many of our clients join in this effort to promote healthier eating.”
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