Food has always been an important part of my life. I grew up in rural Wisconsin, where my father was a cheesemaker. My grandparents also had a dairy farm, and most of our family dinners featured vegetables that we grew in our garden.

Today, as the CEO of Whole Foods Market, my love for food connects me with our 100,000-plus team members. I strive to eat with nutrition in mind, with a preference for fresh and seasonal ingredients, but that's not to say I don't deviate from time to time.