Our research has been accepted for presentation at national conferences & abroad:

  • “The Role of Schools in Future Proofing Food Systems” – 18th Annual Chicago Food Justice Summit: Chicago, IL (February 9, 2023)
  • “Innovative Approaches to “Whole Child” Development in Education and Schools – 19th European Conference on Developmental Psychology: Athens, Greece (August 31, 2019)
  • “Defining Food Education with Pilot Light” CACFP Child Nutrition Conference: Chicago, IL (April 24, 2019)
  • “Pilot Light: A Chicago-Based Multidisciplinary Program Building Food and Nutrition Education into School Classrooms and Cafeterias.” American Public Health Association Annual Meeting: Denver, CO (November 1, 2016)
  • “Pilot Light’s Reset the Table: Bringing Chefs and Teachers Together to Nourish Young Minds and Bodies” Farm to Cafeteria Conference: Madison, WI (June 4, 2016)
  • “Pilot Light: A Chicago Program Igniting Students’ Curiosity About the Food That Goes In Their Body Through School Curriculum” Society for Public Health Education Annual Meeting:  Charlotte, NC (April 1, 2016)
  • “Food and Nutrition Knowledge, Attitudes, Behaviors and Skills Among Preadolescent Children Living in Chicago.” Society for Public Health Education Annual Meeting: Portland, OR (April 23–25) 

Evaluation of the Food Education Standards has been published: 

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