The IRN proudly announces merger with the
United States Healthful Food Council & REAL Certified


Our new organization will provide a strong foundation for a powerful Eat REAL Alliance, uniting our efforts with other nonprofits, foundations, and government agencies in the food movement. The IRN will continue to exist and thrive, as an important “think-tank” and scientific advisory board, within our newly merged organization.

This new, world-class, alliance combines the IRN’s innovative science-based nutrition programs with REAL Certified’s innovative business engagement strategy for transforming the food system by recognizing the best the food industry has to offer.

We’re growing in programs and impact - fortified and enriched by the fact that USHFC has already certified over 400 food establishments nationwide. We’re making it easier to eat healthy, no matter what lifestyle you choose. REAL Certified has also been expanding into influential institutions such as schools, hospitals, and corporate cafes, helping to ensure access to REAL Food every day.

We need your support, more now than ever, at this critical tipping point in our evolution! Your support of our end-of-year REAL Food Impact Campaign is fully tax-deductible. All gifts are welcome and matter, regardless of size. Just click on the banner below to donate.


And — for a limited time, your gift will be matched, dollar-for-dollar by one of our generous donors!

With your support, we’ll expand our impact, making healthy, nutritious, REAL food more easily and widely accessible for all. For more information, please check out our new website here.

If you would like to send a check, please make it payable to United States Healthful Food Council and mail to: USHFC, P.O. Box 14455, San Francisco, CA 94114-0455.


Wolfram Alderson
Chief Impact Officer
Lawrence Williams
Chief Executive Officer