Through our Feeding Minds blog, we provide engaging content weekly that connects our audience to all things food; from picking fruits and vegetables at farmer’s markets, healthy eating tips, cooking advice, must-try restaurants, food festivals, and kid-friendly activities.

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February 14, 2016

By PilotLight

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Panna Cotta Courtesy of Pilot Light Chefs Amy Biller, Matthias Merges and John Vermiglio

Try making this delicious chocolate treat with your family this Valentine’s Day! Yield = 6  servings INGREDIENTS: 2 teaspoons Unflavored Powdered Gelatin 2 3/4 cups Whole Milk 3/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons Sugar 1/4 teaspoon Salt 6 ounces Chocolate chips PREPARATION: 1. In a small bowl, sprinkle the powdered gelatin over 1/4 cup of the milk and […]

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October 15, 2015

By PilotLight

Catalyst Chicago Writes Pilot Light Bringing Healthier and Tastier Lunches into Chicago Public Schools

The independent magazine that reports on Urban Schools wrote about Pilot Light in a news post. They mentioned our chefs’ endeavor to prepare lunch for all of the students in Chicago Public Schools just for a day.   Learn more here!

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September 3, 2015

By PilotLight

Pilot Light Receives Grant from Tengelsen Family Foundation

Pilot Light is excited to announce that we received a generous grant from The Tengelsen Family Foundation, an organization known for their contributions in giving grants to charitable organizations and institutions that promote child nutrition and mental health. This grant is dedicated to the development Pilot Light’s educational media which will be provided to teachers […]

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July 20, 2015

By PilotLight

6 Pieces of Food Advice for Parents: #1

Hello Pilot Light parents! Its Lucy here again, having just stumbled upon a cool article from The New York Times. It is titled ‘6 Food Mistakes Parents Make.’ However, I have made the decision to rename it for a more positive approach. Pilot Light presents ‘6 Pieces of Food Advice for Parents.’ Here is the […]

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July 10, 2015

By PilotLight

Making Tacos al Pastor at the Taste of Chicago!

By Lucy Yellen A little about the blogger: Lucy Yellen is currently an intern at Pilot Light. Her interest in public health and nutrition started when she started running at age 14. She realized how large an impact food and exercise have on the quality of life and wants to make sure every person has those same […]

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July 7, 2015

By PilotLight

Support Pilot Light at Whole Foods: One Mind at a Time!

Pilot Light is excited to announce that we are the Whole Foods Market “One Dime at a Time” partner for July, August, and September at six Chicago stores. On July 1st, bringing your reusable bag every time you shop at Whole Foods will donate your 10 cent refund to Pilot Light! Pilot Light will receive 100% of program […]

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July 3, 2015

By PilotLight

Fattening Up America

By Ivana Chkoumbova   Looking at the amount of fat on nutrition labels rather than the amount of calories is not common. However, scientists are now noticing that the public is actually starting to consume more and more fat. Looking at previous blog posts, it was said that not consuming enough carbohydrates would cause us […]

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June 30, 2015

By PilotLight

The Atkins Diet

Meet the Author! Pilot Light summer intern Ivana Chkoumbova is a sophomore at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Chicago native. In her freshman year of college, she took an eye-opening nutrition course that that made her realize how little she learned about healthy eating growing up.  Now, as a strong believer that nutrition education can shape a community’s overall […]

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By PilotLight

Got Milk? Or Calcium?

By Ivana Chkoumbova Vitamins are important parts of our diets; in fact, it is the vitamins in our food that keep us going during the day! All of our vitamins are extremely important because they all help us perform certain tasks. When we are deficient in a certain vitamin, many problems start to occur. Today, […]

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June 29, 2015

By PilotLight

Food Origins and Free-Range

By Ivana Chkoumbova Going to the supermarket or grocery store is a normal part of a consumer’s life, however, when you are at the supermarket, one does not pay attention the small details about the food. Not the damage, the smell, or the look of the produce available, but where it comes from, what went […]

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