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Sneaky Spinach Book Review

A few years ago, I partnered with Maria Dismondy on her book Chocolate Milk, Por Favor by providing suggestions to readers on ways to meet the needs of English Language Learners. When she reached out to me to review the book Sneaky Spinach by Alexis Shultze, I was happy to oblige.  Maria’s publishing company, Cardinal Rule Press assisted Alexis and the publication of Sneaky Spinach. This is a story about a boy named Nick who refuses to eat his vegetables. He doesn’t know how important fruits and vegetables are for his brain and body, so a group of Super Spinach leaves come up with a clever little scheme. Will their sneaky plan finally show Nick the power of fresh fruits and veggies?

Alexis and her husband own Nékter: restaurants specializing in juices made without processed ingredients, artificial flavors, or added sugars.  Nékter has nearly 70 restaurants in five states with plans to grow nationally in the next four to five years.

As a way to extend Nékter’s mission to help transform lives by offering a gateway to wellness, Alexis wrote Sneaky Spinach to encourage children and their families to eat healthier and live more active and balanced lives. Proceeds from the sale of the book will benefit local, regional and national non-profit organizations, causes and programs that benefit children in America.

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. 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.

Check out this book and let me know if it helps your picky eaters!

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