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 29, 2022

By PilotLight

Chef Demo: Food, Culture and Mental Health

Creating Impact through a Chef Demo Charlotte, NC teacher (and Pilot Light Food Education Fellow) Ashley Sandoval hosted a magical event for her 9th grade Holistic Fitness students by using Pilot Light’s framework to create a food-based lesson. Her students are learning about food cultures that reflect their own identities and making connections with chefs

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February 24, 2022

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Partnership Spotlight: Baltimore City Public Schools Farm to School Program

“I would love to have my students realize: …how food will affect their overall health – bodies/minds/teeth/energy …how to make better choices when surrounded by unhealthy options. …where their food comes from. …how we use food to bring people/communities together and learn from one another. I feel Pilot Light would be great to use in

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January 27, 2022

By PilotLight

Partnership Spotlight: Green City Market and Star Farm Chicago

All of the teachers in our 2021-22 Fellowship are working with community partners to create an impact through food education. Ms. Kaley Relaz (ELA & Math for Diverse Learners, Chicago) recently collaborated with Star Farm Chicago and Green City Market to develop a lesson on life skills. Ms. Relaz’s classes were all scheduled to observe as Chef Rocio

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By PilotLight

Founding Chef Paul Kahan on WGN

On Wednesday, January 26th, WGN’s Midday segment featured one of our founding chefs, Paul Kahan. Watch as Paul shows the host how to shuck oysters while talking to him about Pilot Light, food education and the Charity Shuck Off, which will be held at The Publican on February 2nd (2/2/22!).

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January 26, 2022

By PilotLight

Supporter Spotlight: Frank Mahoney

We’re continuing to highlight the incredible folx who support Pilot Light with their time and energy on our all our boards: Board of Directors, Advisory, Development, and Young Professional. 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 a

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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

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Supporter Spotlight: Carolyn Sutter

This fall, we’re continuing to highlight the incredible people who support Pilot Light with their time and energy on our Advisory, Development, and Associate 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 Associate

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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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