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.

 

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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August 18, 2020

By PilotLight

Pilot Light Partners with the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation’s Healthy Hawks Program to Bring Food Education to Blackhawks VIRTUAL Summer Camp

Pilot Light was excited to partner with Chicago Blackhawks Foundation for the Blackhawks Virtual Summer Camp this summer. In collaboration with Pilot Light, the camp’s marquee session each week focused on nutrition and culinary skills through the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation’s Healthy Hawks program, presented by AT&T Believe Chicago.  Healthy Hawks is typically a summer field

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August 14, 2020

By PilotLight

Pilot Light on The Todd & Stephanie Schnick Foundation Podcast

We caught up with Todd Schnick at the Todd & Stephanie Schnick Foundation Podcast last month to talk about how our #PLFamilyMeal lessons and videos are designed to support educators, families, and youth during this time of distance learning through the act of sharing food.  We also talked about what a food integrated lesson looks

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July 2, 2020

By PilotLight

Quick Pickles Recipe for a Crowd

Looking for a science lesson on fermentation and a recipe to feed your crowd? Try this recipe for quick pickles from our chefs! Discover how immersing them in vinegar not only allows them to keep in your refrigerator but also changes their flavor, texture, and smell! Quick Pickles   Makes 4 cups 3 medium cucumbers, thinly

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May 27, 2020

By PilotLight

Pilot Light Partners with CZI and The Primary School

With the support of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Pilot Light has had the wonderful opportunity to collaborate with The Primary School to learn from one another and explore potential ways to share our food education model with their students and families. The Primary School, which was co-founded by Priscilla Chan and Meredith Liu and opened

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