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YOU can change the future in one minute…

OUR MISSION:

Purple Asparagus educates children, families and the community about eating that’s good for the body and the planet. Through exploration and discovery, we inspire a lasting love of delicious nutritious foods.

 

…and you can help more kids like Kira learn how much FUN a sour bite can be!

 
 

OUR PROGRAMS:

Through exploration and discovery, Purple Asparagus programs inspire a lasting love of delicious nutritious foods by educate children, families and the community about eating that’s good for the body and the planet in ways that are fun, interactive and memorable.

 
 

DELICIOUS NUTRITIOUS ADVENTURES

Since 2011, Purple Asparagus’ award-winning flagship program, Delicious Nutritious Adventures, has brought healthy foods to life for tens of thousands of elementary school children in Chicagoland schools.

 

FAMILY COOKING PROGRAMS

Family Cooking Programs are offered in schools as a supplement to our Delicious Nutritious Adventures, and in the community as a one-time program or a multi-series program, helping to build a bridge between the classroom and the home kitchen.

 
 

COMMUNITY EVENTS

In collaboration with several community-based health and social justice partners, Purple Asparagus seeks to improve the health of all of Chicago’s children.

 

SUMMER PROGRAMS

Exploring the world of fruits and vegetables doesn’t end with the school year. Purple Asparagus can partner with your summer program to provide learning and fun customized to your age group and ability.

 

WORKSHOPS & TALKS

Purple Asparagus’ team of super Spears have years of professional and personal experience helping kids, adults and families learn more about the importance of eating fruits and vegetables every day.

 
 
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The Delicious NUTRITIOUS Adventures Program

“The kids love when Purple Asparagus comes. It’s the biggest highlight of every month.

Through this program they have really been able to open their eyes to fruits and vegetables. This is really going to inspire them to make healthier choices throughout their whole life!”

- Katie Ternes, CPS Kindergarten teacher at Lewis School of Excellence

 

 
 
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JOIN US:

There are lots of ways you can help to educate children, families and the community about eating that’s good for the body and the planet.

 

Every financial gift is important to us.
Whether it’s a one-time contribution or a monthly sustaining gift, every dollar will help us reach more kids and their families.

Giving your time and talent to help kids and families in Chicago learn about the importance of eating fruits and vegetables every day will have a lasting impact on the future.

Do you have an adventurous spirit, a love of eating healthy fruits and vegetables, and a passion for serving our community? Join our team!