Greenwich grade five students get a special nutrition lesson from co-owners of Get Real Foods

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GREENWICH – Fifth graders at Julian Curtiss School in Greenwich had a special nutrition lesson this week from two local entrepreneurs.

The two launched what they call the “REAL Food is Fuel” pilot program to educate elementary school students on how to read nutrition labels and to learn the importance of making healthy food choices. After a lesson at school, the students took a trip to Whole Foods to browse the items and put what they learned to the test.

In an interview with Greenwich Time last year, Berger and Felton said their company was founded on the idea that everyone loves cookies, but not everyone loves processed sugar and the unpronounceable ingredients that go into many baked goods today.

And some people can’t eat the often grain- and dairy-laden treats due to allergies or dietary restrictions.


So they created a treat that tastes great and is good for you. Made with non-GMO ingredients, REAL Cookies are also gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, vegan, kosher and paleo-friendly – almost every special category imaginable.

“Everything comes from the Earth. It’s real,” Felton told Greenwich Times. “But when people eat it, they have no idea it’s a healthy cookie. It tastes… like a cookie!

Sweetened with pure Vermont maple syrup instead of refined sugar, the cookies are made with almond and coconut flours, which also add sweetness to the dough. To learn more about Greenwich-based REAL Cookies, visit realcookiesco.com.

This story includes earlier reporting by Meredith Guinness.

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