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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Watch co-founder Jason Hammel on the Food Network!
We are thrilled to be featured in the Food Network’s “Feed Your Passion” series, presented by Edward Jones! Check it out to see our co-founder, Chef Jason Hammel, lead a food education lesson in partnership with Chef Carla Hall at Chandra Garcia Kitch’s Chicago 3rd grade classroom at Ray Elementary.
Feed Your Mind 2022
2022 Feed Your Mind Gala

Mark your calendar for Friday, November 4th, and join us, in person or virtually, for Pilot Light’s Feed Your Mind Gala! More details are coming soon!

How you can support:

  • Donate
  • Share our Resources
  • Stay in Touch
  • Join our Team

Whether you’re a parent, educator, or community member, we hope you check out and share our resources:

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

We want to connect and collaborate with you! Want to know the latest from us, both inside the classroom and beyond?

We welcome you to sign up for our newsletter, contact us, and check out our blog!

Stay connected

We are looking for individuals who are passionate about food education and creating impact through our programs to join our team! 

Available positions: Program Associate

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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Our impact is measurable and growing. Help us expand our reach.

Our Impact

We've learned from past efforts and improved upon other approaches.

Our Difference

Meet the team that supports our Pilot Light teachers and students.

Our Team


The Upcoming White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health 

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📢 Here are three ways you can support food education experiences like this one in schools!

1. Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to speed on news, resources, and events from Pilot Light, then share them with your principal or teacher.

2. Share a link to our Food Education Center with parents, caregivers, and teachers, where they'll find 160+ educational resources and recipes.

3. Donate to Pilot Light to invest in more food education resources and programs for PreK-12 students.

Find links to all three at the link in bio!

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School lunch will look differently this year as students across the country head back to school. During the pandemic, school meals were provided for free to students regardless of family income, but congress did not extend this for the third year. Many--including us--are hoping that this will change after next month's @whitehouse conference on hunger, nutrition, & health. Learn more from @npr using the link in bio.

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