Through our Feeding Minds blog, we provide engaging content that connects our audience to all things food; from sharing stories of our classrooms, to picking fruits and vegetables at farmer’s markets, to healthy eating tips, to cooking advice, to must-try restaurants and food festivals, to kid-friendly activities.

 

June 6, 2022

By PilotLight

FRESHFARM Becomes the Latest Organization to Adopt Pilot Light Food Education Standards

In 2018, after receiving a grant from the USDA Farm to School program, Pilot Light was invited to speak at their annual grantee gathering in Detroit. The 150 attendees heard our Director of Education deliver a presentation centered on our Food Education Standards, the first-ever nationwide recommendations for food education.  Since then, Pilot Light has

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May 6, 2022

By PilotLight

With Pilot Light, Food Education is Part of Everyday Learning

Teachers Make Food Education Part of Everyday Learning with Pilot Light’s Fellowship Launched in 2019, Pilot Light’s Food Education Fellowship is a year-long professional development and leadership experience for a cohort of PreK-12 teachers from across the country. Through the program, teachers build capacity and skills to make important food education part of everyday learning

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April 28, 2022

By PilotLight

Pilot Light’s Food Education Fellowship Earns Rave Reviews from Teachers

Launched in 2019, Pilot Light’s Food Education Fellowship is a year-long professional development and leadership experience for a cohort of PreK-12 teachers from across the country. The program is designed to build teacher capacity and skill to make important food education part of everyday learning for their students. Guided by Pilot Light’s Food Education Standards,

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March 31, 2022

By pilotlight@dmin

Join the Pilot Light Associate Board!

  At Pilot Light, we believe food education is vital to student development, and since 2010, our teacher-driven approach has supported Pre-K-12 students with food education that is part of everyday learning and fosters informed food choices. Pilot Light’s Associate Board is excited to announce that they are actively recruiting new members! Learn more about

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March 29, 2022

By PilotLight

Chef Demo: Food, Culture and Mental Health

Creating Impact through a Chef Demo Charlotte, NC teacher (and Pilot Light Food Education Fellow) Ashley Sandoval hosted a magical event for her 9th grade Holistic Fitness students by using Pilot Light’s framework to create a food-based lesson. Her students are learning about food cultures that reflect their own identities and making connections with chefs

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February 24, 2022

By PilotLight

Partnership Spotlight: Baltimore City Public Schools Farm to School Program

“I would love to have my students realize: …how food will affect their overall health – bodies/minds/teeth/energy …how to make better choices when surrounded by unhealthy options. …where their food comes from. …how we use food to bring people/communities together and learn from one another. I feel Pilot Light would be great to use in

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January 27, 2022

By PilotLight

Partnership Spotlight: Green City Market and Star Farm Chicago

All of the teachers in our 2021-22 Fellowship are working with community partners to create an impact through food education. Ms. Kaley Relaz (ELA & Math for Diverse Learners, Chicago) recently collaborated with Star Farm Chicago and Green City Market to develop a lesson on life skills. Ms. Relaz’s classes were all scheduled to observe as Chef Rocio

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By PilotLight

Founding Chef Paul Kahan on WGN

On Wednesday, January 26th, WGN’s Midday segment featured one of our founding chefs, Paul Kahan. Watch as Paul shows the host how to shuck oysters while talking to him about Pilot Light, food education and the Charity Shuck Off, which will be held at The Publican on February 2nd (2/2/22!).

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January 26, 2022

By PilotLight

Supporter Spotlight: Frank Mahoney

We’re continuing to highlight the incredible folx who support Pilot Light with their time and energy on our all our boards: Board of Directors, Advisory, Development, and Young Professional. We are so grateful for their dedication and passion for food education day in and day out! Featured today on our Feeding Minds Blog is a

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December 2, 2021

By PilotLight

From our table to yours: Hanukkah Latkes

In the spirit of Hanukkah, we’re sharing a delicious recipe for latkes from one of our Directors, Leah Gordon. Leah told us that she usually makes them “by feel” but agreed to put it to paper for Pilot Light! Happy Hanukkah to everyone celebrating!  — Leah Gordon’s Hanukkah Latkes Ingredients: -4 medium Russet Potatoes -1

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