Food Education is a vital part of students' development.

Since 2010, we have supported Pre-K-12 students with Food Education that is part of teachers’ classrooms and fosters informed food choices.

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Our 2022-23 Impact Report is here!
“The idea behind Pilot Light isn’t: do things this way. It’s: Learn. Get excited. And take that with you.” 
-Pilot Light Fellowship Alum Bryan Soto
READ the full collection of data and stories from our classrooms in the 2022-23 school year to see the impact of Food Education on students, teachers, and communities. 
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“My favorite part of the school year has been cooking and trying different foods. It has been so fun and is something we did together as a class like a big family.” 

-3rd grade Pilot Light student 

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How you can support:

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Pilot Light has resources for educators, community members, and parents:

Highly motivated PreKโ€“12 educators in the United States with an interest in implementing Pilot Light Food Education lessons consistently in their virtual and/or in-person classrooms are encouraged to learn more and apply for our Food Education Fellowship each spring.

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Educators, caregivers, and young people can also check out our free library of classroom-based and eLearning lessons, videos, and recipes, as well as advocacy lessons to bring Food Education anywhere!

Visit the Food Education Center

We host professional development aligned to state standards and our own Food Education Standards. Stay tuned to our Calendar for upcoming events!

Learn about the Food Education Standards here

We want to connect and collaborate with you! Want to know the latest from us, both inside the classroom and beyond?

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We are looking for individuals who are passionate about Food Education and creating impact through our programs to join our team! 

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Food Education Standards

Our Food Education Standards are the first of their kind: a national, cohesive model designed by teachers and for teachers who integrate Food Education in their everyday classroom lessons in subjects such as Math, Reading, History, Science, and beyond.

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Our Impact

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

Our Difference

Meet the team that supports our Pilot Light teachers and students.

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Every classroom tells a storyโ€ฆ

๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿฝ๏ธ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ’š READ the 2022-2023 Pilot Light Impact Report to learn more about how Food Education connects classrooms and helps create a better food systems future for us all.

Find the full report and access our FREE online lesson plan library at or at the ๐Ÿ”— in the usual spot!

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