Food education in classrooms and homes

We support and center students as they learn and advocate for informed choices by bridging the lessons they learn in their classrooms to the foods on their lunch trays, at home, and in their communities.

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Pilot Light Food Education Fellowship - Apply Today!

We are seeking highly motivated Pre-K through 12th grade teachers across the country with an interest in connecting to their students and communities and implementing Pilot Light food education lessons consistently in their classrooms.

Apply today! Application closes May 31st, 2021!

Pilot Light Anywhere - free eLearning resources!

Pilot Light Anywhere lessons are designed for teaching literacy-based food education for grades Pre-K through 12 – wherever you are. All lessons are built around our Food Education Standards and Common Core English Langauge Arts Standards. Our Food Education Standards provide a holistic scope of food education for all students.

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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!

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Our ever-growing team is searching for champions of food and nutrition whose backgrounds reflect those of the students we reach and who can help amplify students’ voices.

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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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Hey Pilot Light Family! Sometimes we try to look for healthier alternatives than what we normally eat. Quinoa are one of the many foods that are great for tidying up your diet. Quinoa has wonderful healthy benefits that outshines rice! Try using quinoa in one of your meals this week and let us know how you'd like it! ...

Hey Pilot Light Family! We have something fun for the whole family during your downtime this summer! Granola is a snack that many of us have enjoyed at one time or another. So let’s make our own, shall we? Grab your favorite ingredients and let's get started with Pilot Light’s granola video tutorial from our Food Education Center! Check out the link in our bio. ...

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