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.

Delicious Nutritious Adventures take place each month in the classroom during the school day and are taught by trained staff and volunteers. With each lesson, students explore a new healthy ingredient by learning about it, tasting it and “cooking” with it.

Purple Asparagus builds a bridge between the classroom and the home kitchen
Students take home recipes to their families after each lesson and each student receives a Purple Asparagus cookbook at the end of the program. Each school receiving the Delicious Nutritious Adventures program also has the opportunity to host a Family Cooking Program to introduce parents and caregivers to the Purple Asparagus approach to healthy eating while giving them an opportunity to sample Purple Asparagus recipes.


If you are an educator interested in bringing Delicious Nutritious Adventures to your school, please contact our Adventure Spear, Rachael Morkunas for more information.


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