Our Background

Inspiring kids to make healthier eating choices, one edible adventure at a time! 

Our founder Nina Vanderwiel, is the mother of three who lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband Rob. Fruits & Veggies To The Rescue! ® brings together her passion for good nutrition and teaching kids healthy eating habits.  

Our goal is that children have fun, learn about the importance of Fruits & Veggies for their bodies and want to eat more (and try more) of them every day!

​Kids who eat fruits & veggies daily reduce their risks of developing certain chronic diseases. If we start them young, they have a great chance to develop healthy eating habits for life!  What an amazing gift we can give them! We have the privilege and honor to make a difference in a child's healthy eating habits and attitude!!



Our Sponsors


Sharing our mission and making 

a difference in the community.

Over the years our hosts and sponsors include preschools, elementary schools, hospitals, restaurants, grocery stores, health departments, natural health centers, and farmers markets.

Want to support our mission?

Give us a call at 630-772-7439 to learn more about our sponsorship opportunities.

"The presentation is wonderful!! Miss Nina is fantastic and so passionate about her mission. The kids LOVED her!!!"
​                   - Susie, 2nd Grade Teacher

"I am usually afraid to taste new foods but I wasn't today!"     
                - Kyle, 1st grade student

"This program has generated the most excitement in the students more than any health initiative I have seen in my 26 years of teaching."            
​                 - Lori, Health Teacher

"Since attending your program our girls are asking for healthier snacks.
Thank you!​"
​                 -  Wendy, Brownie Troop Leader