Nékter Juice Bar Co-Founder Debuts First Children’s Book

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Free Book Reading of Sneaky Spinach

We all know hopw hard it is to get our kids to eat a balanced diet of fruits and vegetables. But don’t fret! Nektar juice bar recently co-founded a book called “sneaky spinach” aimed at encouraging young children and their families to eat healthier and live more active and balanced lives.

 Sneaky Spinach, is the story of a boy named Nick, who refuses to eat his vegetables. To help him understand how important fruits and vegetables are for his brain and body, a group of Super Spinach leaves sneak themselves into Nick’s smoothies. Soon Nick notices that he is doing better in school and has more energy for sports and other activities, and begins to understand how eating right can make all the difference.

 Author Alexis Schulze with her husband Steve Schulze, founded Nékter Juice Bar in 2010 as a modern reinvention of the juice experience. While the juice bars of yesterday had lost their way – offering a hodgepodge of sugar-laden, processed options that were marketed as healthy – Nékter purposefully chose to offer a simple and truly healthy menu of fresh and clean juices and foods, free of processed ingredients, artificial flavors, added sugars, and unnecessary fillers. At the core of the concept is the fundamental belief that “healthy” can taste great, and be easily accessible and affordable for anyone who desires a healthy lifestyle, including children.

“We always had a Sneaky Spinach smoothie on our ‘secret’ menu so our young guests would not reject them before they found out that healthy ingredients like spinach can actually taste great,” said Alexis Schulze, co-founder and chief visionary officer, Nékter Juice Bar. “When we started brainstorming ways to have a meaningful impact on our communities, I wanted to find a way to integrate my passion for children’s health and education. My hope is that this book will motivate children and their families to make healthier lifestyle choices, and benefit children across the country, including bringing real fruits and vegetables to lower income communities.”

Nationally, Nékter has partnered with Festival of Children Foundation and will donate $4.00 from each book sold in participating stores beginning January 25, and online at www.nekterjuicebar.com and on Amazon to support the foundation’s mission of improving the lives of children by strengthening the charities that serve them. Festival of Children Foundation now supports more than 480 children’s charities across the United States.

 Proceeds from the sale of the book will benefit local, regional and national non-profit organizations, causes and programs that benefit children in America.

Free Book Reading

**Nekter will hold a free Book Reading for local families with free Sneaky Spinach smoothies and family-oriented activities at 3:30pm on Wednesday January 25th!

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