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.

 

September 16, 2021

By PilotLight

Community Partner Spotlight: Feeding America’s Amirio Freeman & Corey Malone-Smolla

In a country where many people hope we are nearing the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to keep in mind those who are still reeling from the effects of the ongoing dual public health and economic crises. This Hunger Action Month, we are reflecting on the work of our friends at Feeding

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July 30, 2021

By PilotLight

Chef Wood Porter joins students and families at Chalmers Elementary for a virtual, educational cooking demo!

As an organization founded by chefs, it’s always been at the heart of what we do to provide opportunities for local chefs to partner with teachers to share their love and knowledge of food with students. This past year during the pandemic, we continued to connect chefs with teachers so that they could lead cooking demonstrations and experiences

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July 20, 2021

By PilotLight

Supporter Spotlight: Peter Flesvig

This summer, we’d like to highlight the incredible folx who support Pilot Light with their time and energy on our Advisory, Development, and Young Professional Boards! 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 Peter Flesvig of our

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July 9, 2021

By PilotLight

Supporter Spotlight: Robert Teinowitz

This summer, we’d like to highlight the incredible folx who support Pilot Light with their time and energy on our Advisory, Development, and Young Professional Boards! 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 Robert Teinowitz, and I’ll

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March 14, 2021

By PilotLight

Community Partner Spotlight: Dr. Geeta Maker-Clark

This month we are celebrating National Nutrition Month and Women’s History Month, and we can’t think of any time better to reflect back on last month’s incredible professional development session for our Food Education Fellows with Dr. Geeta Maker-Clark focusing on FES 5: Food impacts health. Dr. Maker-Clark is a physician, speaker, thought leader, mother,

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January 13, 2021

By PilotLight

Community Partner Spotlight: Wellness with Bella

As we start off 2021, we’d like to express our gratitude to the wonderful educators who are our Food Education Fellows and reflect back on a collaboration between one of our Fellows at Ogesbly Elementary School in Auburn Gresham – Brenda Armstrong, and her community partner – Latrice McArthur at Wellness with Bella.      Founded in 2010

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December 23, 2020

By PilotLight

Community Partner Spotlight: Herban Produce

Each month, our Food Education Fellows learn about how they can apply a Food Education Standard to the lessons in their classrooms, and this month, we honed in on FES 3: Food and the environment are interconnected. As part of our professional development session in December, we are grateful to have collaborated with one of

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October 23, 2020

By PilotLight

Pilot Light partners with Grocery Run Club and Academy for Global Citizenship

We’re immensely grateful to build on the work going on in communities across Chicago to support students and families. This September and October, we kicked off a very special bi-monthly partnership with the Academy for Global Citizenship and Grocery Run Club led by Pilot Light Fellow and 2nd grade teacher Iván Sarabia of Academy for

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October 13, 2020

By PilotLight

Pilot Light and Urban School Food Alliance Team Up for Food Education Initiative to Promote Good Health and Nutrition

NEW PARTNERSHIP TO BRING FOOD EDUCATION TO URBAN SCHOOL DISTRICTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY   Pilot Light and Urban School Food Alliance Team Up for Food Education Initiative to Promote Good Health and Nutrition WASHINGTON – As many children return to virtual learning and millions of families continue to struggle with access to healthy food, it’s

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September 4, 2020

By PilotLight

Coconut Fruit Tarts Recipe

Butler College Prep Pi Day   Looking for a fun dessert recipe to make over the long weekend? Try this recipe for Coconut Fruit Tarts! We recommend using your favorite late summer fruit to make it your own! You could try this recipe with stone fruit, blueberries, raspberries, apples, your favorite melon, tropical fruit, or

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