Food education in classrooms and homes

We support and center students as they learn and advocate for healthy 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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FEED YOUR MIND at home

On November 6, 2020, join our founding chefs as we celebrate 10 Years of Food Education with a virtual Gala! You won’t want to miss it. Tickets are available at no charge.

Our Response to COVID-19

COVID-19 has profoundly affected the many communities we are proud to be a part of: Schools, Families, and the Hospitality Industry. At this difficult time, we offer our support to those who have supported Pilot Light most.

How you can support:

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

Highly motivated K–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 distance learning lessons, videos, and recipes, as well as community 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.

Interested in joining us?

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

Our Impact

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

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

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Nov
6

FEED YOUR MIND at Home

6:30pm CST

Virtual Gala

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Support Food Education: Register for FEED YOUR MIND at home on November 6th at 6:30pm!

Pilot Light supports and centers students as they learn and advocate for healthy choices by bridging the lessons they learn in their classrooms to the foods on their lunch trays, at home, and in their communities.  

Gala tickets are available at no cost at the #linkinbio! We hope to see you there!
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