Healthy Eating Month Interview With Greg Hozinsky

Greg Hozinsky
Executive Chef/Partner
Location: The Strand House

What does healthy eating mean to you?
Healthy eating to me is a lifestyle choice. It’s not about fads and diets it’s how you eat and view food. Healthy eating is way more than fads and diets but actually knowing and educating yourself on what is in whole food.

Why do you think it is important for children to learn about healthy eating?
Kids are exposed much more to media than ever before. Sugar is addictive and such a bad habit for our youth to fall into. Sugar and processed foods has proven to be detrimental influence to kids’ focus in school and linked so many more problems. Starting kids as seeing whole foods benefiting their bodies will help our future generations.

What can we do to urge children to choose healthy options?
At a young age we need to present wholesome food as delicious and show what additives, hydrogenated oils can do your body.

I am a big believer in balance but know you need to limit yourself. Enjoying a bowl of ice cream on a hot day is something all kids and adults like but not a bowl of ice cream every night.

What experiences in your childhood inspired you to cook and eat healthy foods?
When I was younger and in high school I was a chubby kid for me personally, I used to eat a lot of bad food like boxed mac and cheese and McDonalds. Taking interest in cooking and food, I was introduced to different foods and different cooking techniques. Eating well influences all areas of your life to make you feel so much better. Cutting out soda and starting to be more active gives you more energy immediately. That influenced me when I was going through the transformation myself to see immediate benefits.

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