Meet Crystal Zabka-Belsky, MS, RDN, CSSD, LMNT, LDN Brand Ambassador for Clean Eatz (cleaneatzkitchen.com) Omaha.
Tell us a little about the business. – Clean Eatz is a holistic wellness brand that is committed to providing minimally processed, wholesome foods that promote nutritional health alongside empowering individuals to better understand optimal food boundaries and meal planning strategies. I am blessed to collaborate with like-minded professionals invested in community outreach focused on public health initiatives, reductions in childhood obesity rates and enhanced holistic wellness.
How did you get started in the business? – I met the founders of Clean Eatz while working as a sports nutrition consultant for the Gatorade Sports Science Institute. I was immediately intrigued with how well their products aligned with current sport science literature. As I learned more about the philosophies behind their business and observed the impact that they make in the community nationwide, I knew it was a great fit for me to stand behind their products!
Go check out Clean Eatz Omaha (920 S 107th Ave Suite 110 Omaha, NE 68114)! You can also follow them on Instagram @cleaneatzomahane.
What has been your most important achievement professionally? – The roles I play in developing wellness initiatives with meaningful impact make me most proud. I serve on multiple professional boards nationally for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and internationally for the Special Olympics Fitness Advisory Committee. Locally, I’m in my second term as the Chair of the Nebraska Board of Medical Nutrition Therapy and serve on the Special Olympics Nebraska Health Advisory Committee. I’m also an instructor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where I bring a Gatorade Sports Science Institute curriculum to life for aspiring sports dietitians, exercise physiologists and other wellness professionals. Additionally, I’m excited to be in my 17th year with OMNI Inventive Care, which is a company focused on innovative community-based wellness approaches.
Tell us a little about your family. – To complement my love of sports, my husband Andrew works for Hudl and guides athletic programs in choosing and integrating analytic tools into athletics. We have two daughters, Kinzie and Kaidence. Both are competitive gymnasts and seem to be following in the footsteps of their school-nerd mother! We also have a 14-year old Silky Terrier named Zoey, who we always joke is aging backwards! She thinks she is a brand-new puppy.
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life? – Having children was a huge turning point in my life. It created an entirely new vulnerable lens to see the world through and inspired me to shift my focus towards proactive wellness efforts to create a healthier world for my daughters to grow up in.
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know? – I was a Husker Cheerleader! Go Big Red!
Who inspires you? – My mother. She has been dealt so many difficult cards in life but remains one of the kindest people I know.
If you could have a super power, what would it be? – To help individuals see themselves through the eyes of those who love them.
Which talent would you most like to have? – I would love to be a surfer!
What is your favorite local Omaha restaurant? – Thai Esarn.