BY DEBBIE NAZARIAN, LEMONADE DAY NATIONAL DIRECTOR
Before any of us can make delicious and refreshing lemonade from scratch, we must start with an ample supply of fresh squeezed lemons. Thankfully, Limoneira is a leading citrus grower that has been operating since 1893 as well as a generous national sponsor that can keep all of us Lemonade Day fans well-stocked with millions and millions of plump juicy lemons! In fact, members of our national team in Houston keep bags of Limoneira lemons stored in their fridge and ready to use.
Limoneira has been a generous sponsor of Lemonade Day since 2019, and we are grateful that this philanthropic company is continuing to support our program going forward. Our original plans for working together this year and next have changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are excited to explain our approach! The Limoneira Peelin’ Good Tour - The Zest Is Yet to Come virtual coast-to-coast tour launched on Sept. 1. Along with Limoneira’s impressive list of Instagram influencers, the company will virtually stop into key cities and grocery store chain headquarters in the United States and Canada, sharing recipes and other fun ways to enjoy Limoneira lemons while also shining a spotlight on Lemonade Day.
John Chamberlain, vice president of marketing for Limoneira and a major Lemonade Day fan, offered these comments: “So much has changed this year with the pandemic. Still, getting folks healthy (and building their immunity) is important. Supporting kids and Lemonade Day is also something that can’t be put on the back burner. They are our future, and we want to do what we can to support them going forward. We love Lemonade Day!”
Limoneira is such an amazing supporter of everything Lemonade Day, and we will do our very best to reciprocate by supporting this company, their marketing team and their Instagram influencers by our words and actions! Lemonade Day leaders will join several of our young Lemonade Day business owners and super star alumni who are now teens by “popping up” and “popping into” the Peelin’ Good Tour over the coming weeks and months.
Because of our great relationship with Limoneira, we are fortunate to have access to the very talented Megan Roosevelt who is participating in the virtual tour. Megan serves as the spokesperson for Limoneira’s Take a Healthy Stand campaign™. She has graciously provided some kid-friendly recipes for us to try (I am SO ready!):
Lemon Berry Yogurt Bites:
Lemon Apple Chia Muffins:
Lemon Orange Energy Bites:
Lemon Blueberry Overnight Oats:
Megan is a registered dietitian nutritionist, the founder and CEO of Healthy Grocery Girl®, and the host and producer for the #1 Family Friendly Dietitian Channel on YouTube with over four million total views. “Megan’s realistic, fun and genuine approach to healthy living has cultivated a loyal online following and extensive community. She is an internationally published author of Superfoods For Life, Coconut as well as The 5-Day Juicing Diet. She and her work have been featured on ABC, CBS, FOX, OWN, Hallmark Channel, Access Hollywood LIVE, Shape Magazine, Health Magazine, Prevention, Real Simple, The Huffington Post and Origin Magazine, to name a few,” John explained.
For more information on Lemonade Day, please visit www.lemonadeday.org. Kids can register to participate in our program for free. Additionally, we are actively seeking to expand our program into new communities. I would be delighted to schedule a phone or video call any time to discuss details and options for any small business owner, college or university, business or professional association, or any reputable entity that is interested in taking the lead in bringing Lemonade Day to new communities of all types and sizes.
Now is a great time to be thinking of Lemonade Day events in 2021, which is approaching very fast! The pandemic is not stopping us – we are getting better and better at being resourceful and inspired to continue to grow. We truly believe in making lemonade out of lemons in every sense of that phrase.
I look forward to hearing from you. Please send me an email at debbie@LemonadeDay.org.
Thank you for supporting Lemonade Day, Limoneira and all our fabulous young business owners! Limoneira lemons are on my grocery store shopping list! Oh, one more thing! Please share this blog with others!