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 10, 2014
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.Read More >>
September 4, 2014
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.Read More >>
August 1, 2014
Pilot Light is Recruiting New Schools!
Are you interested in joining us in Fall 2014-2015? Learn more and contact us to apply!Read More >>
July 16, 2014
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, whichRead More >>
June 2, 2014
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 andRead More >>