Delicious Nutritious Adventures

Delicious Nutritious Aventures (DNA) is a dynamic set of classroom curricula that was developed and implemented in Chicago classrooms by the nonprofit Purple Asparagus. DNA is now available from Healthy Schools Campaign as a free resource for teachers across the country. DNA has shown incredible results – one study of the Chicago program showed that after participating in Delicious Nutritious Adventures, 76% of students ate more fruits and 67% ate more vegetables!

Lesson Plans Overview

Aligned to common core literacy standards, the unit empowers students to taste new foods, learn why fruits and vegetables are nutritious and refine literacy skills.

A is for Apple-licious!

Students will see, say and spell vocabulary words associated with apples; compare and contrast a variety of apples using their senses; recall apple nutrition facts and more. Grade Level: K-3. Modify content as needed.

Berry Good Fun!

Students will see, say and spell vocabulary words associated with berries; compare and contrast a variety of berries using their senses; recall berries nutrition facts and more. Grade Level: K-3. Modify content as needed.

Orange You Glad You Know How to Cook?

Students will see, say and spell vocabulary words associated with citrus; compare and contrast a variety of citrus using their senses; recall citrus nutrition facts and more. Grade Level: K-3. Modify content as needed.

Cranberries: From Bog to Sauce and Beyond!

Students will see, say and spell vocabulary words associated with cranberries; compare and contrast a variety of cranberries using their senses; recall cranberries nutrition facts and more. Grade Level: K-3. Modify content as needed.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme to Talk About Herbs!

Students will see, say and spell vocabulary words associated with herbs; compare and contrast a variety of herbs using their senses; recall herbs nutrition facts and more. Grade Level: K-3. Modify content as needed.

Root for the Root!

Students will see, say and spell vocabulary words associated with root vegetables; compare and contrast a variety of root vegetables using their senses; recall root vegetables nutrition facts and more. Grade Level: K-3. Modify content as needed.

Days of Squash and Pumpkins!

Students will see, say and spell vocabulary words associated with squash; compare and contrast a variety of squash using their senses; recall squash nutrition facts and more. Grade Level: K-3. Modify content as needed.

Common Core Standards

An overview of our Delicious Nutritious Adventures Common Core Standards.