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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Office Hours Available!
Do you have questions about our Food Education Fellowship or what teaching through food looks like in classrooms?
Sign up for our virtual office hours on Monday, May 16th, from 3:30-5:30 pm CST!
Kristine Wilber (2019-20 Fellow, and high school teacher) and our Programming team are here to answer your questions!
Join our Food Education Fellowship!

Pilot Light welcomes existing Pre-K-12 teacher leaders to join The Food Education Fellowship for the 2022-23 school year. Fellows develop expertise with integrating food education into everyday learning for their students. 

We are accepting applications through May 23, 2022.
Apply or share with your school or a teacher!

How you can support:

  • Donate
  • Share our Resources
  • Stay in Touch
  • Join Our Associate Board

Whether you’re a parent, educator, or community member, we hope you check out and share our resources:

Highly motivated PreK–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 standards here

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Pilot Light’s Associate Board seeks to recruit professionals in Chicago with an interest in food education, event planning,
and connecting with the local community to raise awareness
and fundraise for food education programming.

Interested in joining us?

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Food Education Standards

Learn more about the first-ever national cohesive model for classroom food education, incorporating food as a lens for traditional subjects, such as Math, Reading, History, and Science.

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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 team that supports our Pilot Light teachers and students.

Our Team


With Pilot Light, Food Education is Part of Everyday Learning

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Summer is heating up! Cool yourself down with a smoothie this Memorial Day weekend! At Pilot Light, we have a video on making the perfect smoothie. Get your groceries now, make your smoothie, and enjoy the fabulous weather! Link in bio.


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