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.
Written by Alexis Schulze, co-founder and chief visionary officer of Nékter Juice Bar, Sneaky Spinach was designed to promote children’s health and education to make a meaningful impact in and beyond the communities that Nékter serves. Schulze plans a series of children’s books with her second book now in development.
Since its release, the book has motivated children and their families to make healthier lifestyle choices – all while benefiting 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.
Schulze also hosts 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 the respective organization. A free Teacher’s Guide is also available for download at www.nekterjuicebar.com, offering primary-level educators the opportunity to easily integrate lessons around healthy eating into their curriculums.
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.