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 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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Support Pilot Light & get your coffee delivered at the same time! We’ve partnered with Good Cause Coffees for 2021 and you can order a bag or two of coffee, or sign up for a monthly subscription, and $5 from every bag will directly impact our programming. Coffee subscriptions (or purchases) can be made at their website above and you can also support teachers with our Fuel A Fellow program by donating a month (or more) of coffee to one of our Food Education Fellows to thank them for their continued work during this ever-challenging time. 

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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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How does Pilot Light work with students?

Pilot Light’s community of teachers builds on students’ knowledge and experiences of and with food through the lessons teachers are already teaching. Through Pilot Light and food education, students engage more deeply in core subjects, like math, reading, history, and science, and learn about food and how it connects us to ourselves, our communities, and our world, while advocating for an equitable future.

Pilot Light lessons are inspired by all sorts of foods! Check out students’ collaborative exploration of cheese — students learned about the sources, origins, and uses of cheese and researched fun facts. Speaking of which: did you know that cheddar is the second most popular cheese in the United States?

Be sure to explore lessons for grades pre-K-12 on our Food Education Center at the #linkinbio!
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