Food education in classrooms and homes

We support 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 Gala 2021: Feed Your Mind
Thank you for your support!

Thank you! Whether you were amongst those with us virtually, in-person, or in spirit for our 2021 gala, we are deeply thankful for your support! Together we raised $350,000 + in collaboration with 300 + supporters, 2 hosts, and 14 talented chefs!

Pilot Light Partners with WTTW to Launch "Food Thoughts"

We partnered with WTTW to launch Food Thoughts, a new animated seven-part series of one-minute videos that debut on October 11! New episodes will air throughout the WTTW Kids lineup each week through the week of November 15. 

Hosted by Pilot Light’s own puppy chef, “Puprika,” each Food Thoughts episode is based on one of Pilot Light’s Food Education Standards.


Join us by watching along or by sharing the series with a teacher or parent!

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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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The meat industry has been long plagued with a lack of competition and the lack of profit spread amongst local farmers. Lisa Held has a fantastic article chronicling the faults within the industry and the attempts to make it better. Link in bio under “New Post”. ...

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