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.

 

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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November 18, 2021

By PilotLight

Supporter Spotlight: Carolyn Sutter

This fall, we’re continuing 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 Carolyn Sutter of our

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October 11, 2021

By PilotLight

Announcing FOOD THOUGHTS – Videos from WTTW and Pilot Light for Kids & Families

Healthy eating and food education are essential to preparing the very youngest members of our community for school and life. As children head back to school, Pilot Light and WTTW announce the launch of FOOD THOUGHTS, a new animated seven-part series of one-minute videos that will debut on WTTW on Monday, October 11 across the Chicago

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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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