Established in 2009, Growing Healthy Kids is a network of over 30 Chicagoland organizations dedicated to child-wellness. Created out of the need for collaboration and awareness for urgent child-wellness issues GHKs provides a single forum for Chicagoland groups. Their outreach plans include seminars, trade shows, online community building and best practice building. GHK is led by Purple Asparagus, a non-profit dedicated to bringing families back to the table by promoting and enjoying all the things associated with good eating.

Growing Healthy Kids is committed to helping its partners tackle the issues of childhood obesity, type 2 diabetes and educating children about nutrition, gardening, the environment and overall how to lead health sustainable lives. By sharing resources and ideas through education we enhance each organizations ability to achieve our common goal of Growing Healthy Kids.

Interested in becoming a partner organization? Click to email our co-chairs, Melissa Tobias and Trisha Reynolds.