Purple Asparagus teaches thousands of children across Chicago how important and exciting it is to eat fruits and vegetables every day. We envision a world where every child, every family and every community enjoys good health and a healthy planet through a diet high in fruits, vegetables and whole grains; and so it is our mission to educate 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.
In our award-winning flagship program, Delicious Nutritious Adventures, Purple Asparagus’ Adventure Spears lead our Little Spears on taste adventures through the exciting world of fruits and vegetables. Our programs fight obesity, promote heart health, and decrease the risk for type 2 diabetes by teaching kids the importance of eating fruits and vegetables in a way that is fun and memorable. Our little spears then in turn inspire their families to explore new foods by preparing our delicious and nutritious recipes at home. So, Purple Asparagus isn’t just helping local kids and families today; we are building a future of healthy and adventurous eaters for a lifetime.
Ensuring good health and a healthy plant for every member of our community is important to us. Purple Asparagus provides education and inspiration for those in our community with access to delicious and nutritious foods to help them make better choices and explore the exciting world of healthy eating; and we advocate for those in our community without access to delicious and nutritious foods and fight for equity and opportunity for every individual to live a delicious nutritious life.
Purple Asparagus is changing the future… one bite at a time.