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.

 

January 8, 2015

By PilotLight

4th Grade Changemakers – Iania Beemon

One of our partner schools this year is Anna R. Langford Community Academy in Englewood. Their fourth graders participated our social studies unit, “Healthy Food for All!”, where they learned about the relationship between food and the civil rights movement. We delivered a series of lessons delivered over a two month period. In one particular activity, the students mapped

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December 10, 2014

By PilotLight

Feed Your Mind: Recap!

We had a great time at Feed Your Mind! We had chefs from across Chicago serving delicious food, live lesson demonstrations on topics like plate tectonics and poetry, and lots of special guests. We raised over $150,000, which will help us grow to reach more students in more schools throughout Chicago. Thank you for supporting Pilot

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October 24, 2014

By PilotLight

Pilot Light at Food Day: See the Pictures!

We had great time celebrating Food Day with the Gary Comer Youth Center, The Plaza Project, & Growing Healthy People! Using food as inspiration, our kids wrote poems “You Are What You Eat”, and performed them in our live poetry slam. We finished the event with our apple crunch where everyone took a bite out

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October 1, 2014

By PilotLight

Pilot Light Joins Chicago Food Day!

Pilot Light is proud to partner in the Chicago Food Day effort as an organization working toward a nation where food is healthy, affordable, and sustainably produced. You can see Pilot Light on October 24th at Two North Riverside at 9:30am. Their chefs and founders, Paul Kahan, Jason Hammel, and Justin Large will be doing an

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September 10, 2014

By PilotLight

Announcing Our 2014–2015 School Partners!

  School is back insession and Pilot Light is excited! We are bringing the Pilot Light curriculum to classrooms at six new partner schools throughout Chicago, reaching even more students with our healthy message.   Throughout the fall semester, we will provide six one-hour lessons to 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students at our partner schools.

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September 4, 2014

By PilotLight

Pilot Light Featured on WGN’s Flavor HD

Pilot Light chef Jason Hammel and Alex DeSorbo-Quinn share about the work Pilot Light is doing in Chicago Schools on WGN’s Flavor HD.

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August 1, 2014

By PilotLight

Pilot Light is Recruiting New Schools!

Are you interested in joining us in Fall 2014-2015?  Learn more and contact us to apply!

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July 16, 2014

By PilotLight

They’re Right: Kids Don’t Like Healthy Food (Until They Try It!)

“Kids don’t like healthy food.” That’s the sage wisdom coming out of Congress right now as our representatives consider a measure to delay or stop schools from adopting the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act standards for nutritious lunches. Groups like the “School Nutrition Association” claim, incorrectly, that students throw away more food from healthier meals, which

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June 2, 2014

By PilotLight

Letter from the Executive Director

Dear Friends, I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself and to thank you all for your continued support of Pilot Light. My name is Alexandra DeSorbo-Quinn and I am Pilot Light’s new Executive Director. I recently moved to Chicago from New York City, where I was (and still am) a doctoral candidate and

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