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Sneaky Spinach & Nekter Juice Bar
In 2010, Alexiz Schulze and her husband Steve founded Nékter Juice Bar as a modern reinvention of the juice experience.
Nékter Juice Bars 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 Nekter Juice Bar concept is the fundamental belief that “healthy” can taste great and be easily accessible and affordable to 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 healthy foods before they found out that ingredients like spinach can actually taste great,” said Alexis. “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.”
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, 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 he begins to understand how eating right can make all the difference. Schulze is planning a series of children’s books, with her second book now in development.
If you’d like to attend the author reading in Costa Mesa, the RSVP information is in the photo above.
Nekter Juice Bar and Festival of Children
Proceeds from the sale of Sneaky Spinach will benefit local, regional and national non-profit organizations, causes and programs that benefit children in America.
Nékter has partnered with Festival of Children Foundation and beginning January 25 will donate $4.00 from each book sold in participating stores 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.
“I am honored and delighted that Alexis and Nékter Juice Bar have chosen to partner with Festival of Children Foundation,” said Sandy Segerstrom Daniels, founder and executive director, Festival of Children Foundation. “Alexis is truly committed to the welfare of children, starting with encouraging and supporting healthier lifestyle choices, and we so value her and Nékter’s support of Festival of Children Foundation and its member organizations across the country.”
Schulze will also hold book readings, signings and “Sneaky Spinach Smoothie” demonstrations at local schools, libraries and other child-focused non-profit organizations; and will donate $4.00 from books sold at those events to their respective organization.
As chief visionary officer of Nékter, Schulze leads the company’s research and development efforts developing menu items with only the freshest and highest-quality ingredients available. Before Nékter, Schulze had more than 20 years of experience working with children in both preschool and elementary school settings, holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Child and Adolescent Development, and a Masters Degree in Cross-Cultural Education.