PURPLE ASPARAGUS EDUCATES CHILDREN, FAMILIES AND THE COMMUNITY ABOUT EATING THAT’S GOOD FOR THE BODY AND THE PLANET.

Purple Asparagus

Learning to expect the unexpected. Getting our hands messy. Best of all, seeing a child taste a new, healthy food for the first time…and love it. . .

Let’s face it. Many of the schoolchildren in Chicago don’t have the opportunity to take in the tantalizing smells, vibrant colors and fresh flavors that come with local, seasonal eating. At Purple Asparagus we believe that all children should have the chance to discover new-to-them wholesome foods.

Our flagship program, Delicious Nutritious Adventures,™ brings healthy foods to life for kids in elementary schools classrooms all over Chicagoland. We engage kids’ senses through monthly curriculum during which students taste new foods, learn where they come from, why they benefit their bodies, and how to make simple and healthy meals using them.

 

2014/2015 major funders

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