Welcome to Pilot Light’s Feeding Minds blog! Here, we get to tell the story of Food Education through in-depth stories from our classrooms, partnership spotlights, new program announcements, and opinion pieces from guest authors and the Pilot Light team. Join us in exploring the power of food to connect, excite, and empower us to build a better future together. 

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


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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