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!

Learn about the standards here

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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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✏️ Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! ✏️

Do you know a teacher (or are a teacher yourself?!) that would be interested in our Food Education Fellowship? Tag a teacher for the chance to win a $100 @lobster.gram gift card! Lobster Gram ships fresh seafood (including live lobster) directly from the coast of Maine. Details below!

We are seeking highly motivated Pre-K - 12 teachers in Chicago and nationwide with an interest in teaching about food through food and connecting to students and communities through food. Teachers will receive virtual monthly professional development, one-on-one support and coaching, and a stipend including support for classroom materials. Apply by May 31st and check out our website at #linkinbio for more information!

To enter to win $100 to @lobster.gram:
1) Follow @pilotlightchefs on Instagram
2) Like this post!
3) Comment below tagging a teacher who you think would be interested in the #FoodEducationFellowship

The giveaway will close on 5/12 and winners will be announced on 5/14!
Per Instagram rules, this promotion is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm that they are 13+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram’s terms of use.
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Share the Food Education Fellowship with a Teacher in your Life!

Applications are now open for the #FoodEducationFellowship on our website at the #linkinbio! We are seeking highly motivated Pre-K - 12 teachers in Chicago and nationwide with an interest in teaching about food through food and connecting to students and communities through food. The application closes on May 31st! See below for more information.

Who We Are Looking For:
• At least 2 years of teaching experience
• Will be teaching in the United States in 2021-22 school year
• Interest in using food education as a tool to teach in your classroom

• Monthly virtual professional development
• $2000 stipend + classroom materials
• One-on-one support and coaching
#foodeducation #pilotlightchefs #plteacher

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