Nia Froome: Vegan Baker and High School Student Extraordinaire

Nia Froome, 17, started an online vegan bakery all on her own! Last week my Aunt Bonnie gave me an article she clipped from Newsday that I thought was worth sharing.

A couple weeks ago, Nia Froome, a senior at Poly Prep (a school here in Park Slope), won a $10,000 prize and a trip to the White House through an OppenheimerFunds/NFTE/National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge.

A couple summers ago, Nia attended a four week business camp which got her wheels turning to start an online vegan bakery.  Nia's parents became vegan over a decade ago after her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer.  They were looking for a healthier diet and Nia wound up looking for a way to help her parents enjoy delicious treats made without any animal products.  Apparently they're something to be reckoned with (I think I'll have to order some of those cinnamon rolls for I mentioned here, I have a weakness and some chocolate chip cookies for Richie).

How amazing do these vegan chocolate chip cookies look from Mamma Nia's vegan bakery look?!?

Nia's business has been striving AND she's tackling college prep and AP classes.  I'm not sure how she does it, but I'm certainly impressed!  You can check out her site and order whatever floats your vegan boat at:

Congratulations Nia!

It's amazing that Nia got the chance to meet Obama and talk about her vegan business!