Helping kids make healthier choices by connecting the lessons children learn in their classrooms to the foods they eat on their lunch trays, at home, and in their communities.

How You can help:

How You can help:

  • Donate
  • Teachers
  • Parents
  • Join Our Team


Educators passionate about food and nutrition will be trained in a cohort for the upcoming year.

We encourage you to apply or nominate others who you think would be a great fit.

Become a certified educator.



Bring Pilot Light to your school. Assist with program delivery. Nominate a passionate teacher.

Enlist your favorite Chicago chef.
Attend an event.

Donate generously.



Our ever-growing team needs champions of food and nutrition, who are willing and able to help us achieve our goals.

Join Us!


Our impact is measurable and growing. Help us expand our reach.

Our Impact

We've learned from past efforts and improved upon other approaches.

Our Difference

Meet the "rock stars" that are making things happen at Pilot Light.

Our Team

Calendar Upcoming Events

Quattro Mani: Pizza Pairings with Lula Cafe

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Eataly Chicago 43 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611

Passport to Pilot Light – Wicker Park 2017

12:00 PM- 5:00 PM

Wicker Park, Chicago

Pilot Light Chef/Teacher Collaboration Session


At the Pilot Light Institute

Our Blog: Feeding Minds

April 24, 2017

There’s a popsicle party and you’re invited

By Brenna O’Dea Sweet summertime is upon us!!! Okay, I might be getting bit ahead of myself here, but I am more eager than ever for some sunshine and for that cool breeze to turn into a warm one. And with warm weather comes the need for cool treats. That ice cream truck tune can […]

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