By Alecia Sexton
On April 18, Full House Organic, a nearby organic restaurant, will launch a new dietician assisted meal plan service and a certified dietician will be available between noon and 7 p.m. to speak with customers. The “Organic Overhaul” will allow customers to create three, five and seven day meal plans in an effort to promote healthy and clean eating.
Located only two miles away from LIU Post, Full House Organic is a 100 percent certified organic restaurant.
It’s no secret that food allergies and sensitivities are increasingly prevalent among college students. In fact, according to the Food and Allergy Research and Education Center, over 15 million Americans suffer from food allergies, with 30 percent of these individuals having allergies to multiple foods. This is a 50 percent increase in allergy prevalence since the year 1997.
The owner of Full House Organic, Judy Racz, moved to Long Island from Manhattan and immediately found it more difficult to feed her four children, especially one who has a learning disability and reacts acutely to pesticides and artificial foods, truly organic produce. Her frustration of feeding her family foods that claimed to be organic but weren’t, mixed with the extreme lack of organic food providers in the area, led her to open Full House Organic in Jan. 2017.
The restaurant had an earthy, open vibe and is filled with colorful dishes and succulent aromas. At first, it seems too good to be true, but after talking with Racz and hearing about how passionate she was about clean, organic and tasty foods, my mind was turned.
“Organic, fresh foods shouldn’t be bland,” Racz said, “and households nowadays are filled with multiple types of eaters- vegans, carnivores, gluten free, allergy sufferers-and Full House Organic was really made so that everyone is able to find a place to eat without taking harmful substances into the body.”
As well as each and every ingredient in Full House Kitchen being organic, only reverse osmosis purified water is used in the kitchen, and foods are only served on compostable plates and glass jars free of other harmful substances like BPA.
On the topic of pesticides, Racz is a believer that their use in modern agriculture has the potential to affect college students. “You are exactly what you eat, and when you eat organic you’re going to feel more energetic, have more focus, and generally perform better. Organic produce allows the body to absorb vitamins and minerals more fully and so would definitely have a positive effect on the college community.”
Full House Organic is located at 38 Glen Cove Road in Greenvale. They offer a free delivery service through their app or website.