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NashVitality is the spirit of our healthy city. It's the spirit creating places where all residents thrive in healthy communities.

Easy access to nutritious foods can have a profound impact on creating a healthier city. Where we live, learn, work, worship and play affects our choices, and having healthy options readily available can lead to better overall health - something that benefits all of us.

Whether a Healthy Corner Store, or a new school or community garden, Nashville is growing healthy places by increasing access to nutritious food in neighborhoods throughout our city.  

Eating Healthy Food

REAL Certified

REAL Certified is a nationally recognized mark of excellence for foodservice establishments and facilities committed to nutrition and sustainability. REAL Certified is a program of the United States Healthful Food Council.

By partnering and supporting foodservice operators, REAL Certified realigns the foodservice industry’s interest with the consumer’s nutrition best interest.

REAL is:
(R) Responsible – Food should provide nutritional benefit.
(E) Epicurean – Food preparation should enhance the quality of the food and the dining experience.
(A) Agricultural – Food should come from the safest, highest quality sources.
(L) Leadership – Food purveyors should enable better choices.

For more information regarding REAL Certified or finding establishments that are certified, visit Eat REAL Tennessee