We develop classroom lessons that weave food and nutrition into everyday subjects like English, math, social studies and science.  We help schools and teachers deliver our Pilot Light lessons in their own school classrooms by providing them with all of the resources and support they need. 

Our engaging, innovative curriculum inspires students to learn, using food. It sets a foundation from which they make healthier choices throughout their lives.  

Our team keeps us focused on our mission to empower children to make healthier choices by strategically integrating food and nutrition education within school standards, curriculum, and culture.

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Our curriculum gets measurable results.  We take a rigorous approach to evaluation and our outcomes have been peer-reviewed and accepted for presentation in academic settings.


What We Measure

Our partners in research and evaluation, including University of Chicago Medicine and Teachers College, Columbia University, support us in measuring:

  • Student learning and academic performance as a result of Pilot Light lessons.
  • Students' food knowledge, attitudes and behaviors
  • Student engagement
  • Student retention of Pilot Light lessons over time
  • Transmission of Pilot Light lesson material to parents
  • Teacher satisfaction with our program

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