Dr. Ibrahim (aka ‘dad’) Colorado State University Emeritus Professor and Ph.D., Environmental Health Science was an accomplished writer and professor for over 35 years, and began challenging government agencies to strengthen food safety procedures after receiving contaminated seafood at his local grocery store. I’m a natural products/food industry veteran, chef, nutritionist and passionate fit foodie. In the early days as the demo/cooking school manager and editor of Alfalfa’s Markets monthly magazine, “Healthy Choices,” I began my culinary career around sustainable food (Food,not Phood) over 20 years ago. When my dad was diagnosed with cancer, I had just had my youngest son and felt as though the ground had fallen beneath me. My dad has always been my rock. But, thanks to early detection and a diet filled with clean fruit, vegetables and lean protein, he continues to inspire us all. That’s what sparked the fire. Life is uncertain and everyday, we make decisions. Eat Cleaner was a natural way for us to help others that care about their families take a small step towards improving their health.
Mareya Ibrahim is also known as “The Fit Foodie,” a nationally recognized food safety and clean eating expert, an award-winning entrepreneur, television chef, author and inventor. She is the CEO and founder of Grow Green Industries, INC. and the patented co-creator of the eatCleaner®, eatSafe™ and eatFresh™ line of all natural and organic products that help offer cleaner, safer, longer lasting produce. Her book “The Clean Eating Handbook” was released in May 2013 and is being touted as the ‘go-to’ guide for anyone looking to eat cleaner and get leaner. She is a contributor to “The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life” by Rick Warren, Dr. Daniel Amen and Dr. Mark Hyman. She is a featured chef on the Emmy-nominated cooking show Recipe Rehab, eHow.com, Livestrong.com and is a frequent guest on San Diego 6 and Fox 5 San Diego News. Her back-page column, “The Fit Foodie”, appears in Edible Orange County Magazine.
Mareya is also active in the community and was the recipient of the 2013 Women Making a Difference Award presented by California Senator Lou Correa for demonstrating extraordinary dedication and contributions to public health and well being. She is also the winner of the World’s Best Technology Gold Prize, and the Disney iParenting Award, and was a finalist for Inc. Magazine’s Newpreneur of the Year Award.