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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Applications for the 2024-25 Food Education Fellowship NOW OPEN
Get hands-on with Food Education by joining our 6th Annual Food Education Fellowship!
We are seeking passionate PreK-12 educators interested in bringing Food Education to their classrooms in 2024-25. Each year, we welcome Fellows from across the country for monthly professional development sessions, peer learning opportunities, and resources for utilizing food as a teaching tool in their curriculum.
Applicants must have minimum 2 years’ teaching experience. Learn more and apply now through May 27, 2024! 
Become a SnackTime Explorers Lead Teacher

Bring SnackTime Explorers to your FFVP classroom in 2024-25!

Our SnackTime Explorers educational toolkit, designed in partnership with FRESHEALTH produce, adds an educational element to the USDA’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. SnackTime Explorers Lead Teachers bring Food Ed. to their elementary students via bite-sized lessons.

Applications are open now through May 10, 2024. Learn more and apply at the link below!


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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 Food Education Standards here

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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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There's still time to submit your application for the 2024-25 Food Education Fellowship!

Food Education Fellowship, a year-long, paid opportunity for teachers in the U.S.. Learn how to integrate our Food Education Standards into your regular classroom instruction, using food as a teaching tool in any and all areas of academic content!

“Pilot Light taught me the relevance of Food Education across all subject areas. My students engagement increased as they related and understood the Food Education Standards. We loved exploring, tasting, and cooking new food!”
– Food Education Fellowship Alum Andrea R.

Fellows can be teachers in any subject area and grade levels PreK-12th grade are all welcome. Come learn with us and discover your place in a network of talented educators from across the country.

Applicants will be notified of their status in July. Apply now at 🍽️
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