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Posted on: April 20, 2022

Business Spotlight: Nutrition Haven

Woman making shake with words: Business Spotlight Featuring Nutrition Haven

The pandemic changed a lot of things including the livelihood of Andover resident Jess Spah. The catering chef found herself out of a job in 2020.

“People were not gathering the way they used to and food wasn’t being catered in,” Spah said.

So she decided to try something new and opened her own business called Nutrition Haven. “This really just came into my life at the perfect moment and I decided to listen to the universe and pursue something that I kind of dreamed about for awhile,” Spah said.

Now she spends her days inside a store front off Coon Rapids Boulevard, not far from Anoka-Ramsey Community College where she took classes before transferring to Minnesota State University, Mankato. Nutrition Haven, which opened last summer, makes everything from healthy shakes and energy teas to protein coffee and oatmeal. There’s also pre and post workout options.

“We are really bringing some good vibes back into the community over here, which is super fun,” Spah said. “I found out through this that I’m super passionate about helping people and helping raise money for different needs in the community.”

Last fall, Spah’s business organized a 5K, which raised more than $1,000 for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). She is currently in the process of figuring out the next fundraiser. The business also hosts fun events like a “Sip ‘n Paint” and “Trunk or Treat.”

“I’m just super excited to be here and to be a part of this growing community over here in Coon Rapids,” Spah said. “I definitely look forward to meeting everybody.”

You can find Nutrition Haven on Facebook and Instagram. The business is open Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hours are subject to change during the summer.


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