Pilot Light: Empowering Children with Healthy Relationships with Food
In Chicago, one in five children struggles with food insecurity and approximately one in three children is overweight or obese. These startling statistics – some of the highest in the nation – make the Food Day movement, and its 2014 priority of food justice, so important to our city.
Pilot Light is excited to be a part of the Food Day movement in Chicago. Pilot Light believes it can make a change for the future health and well-being of children by integrating food into the classroom curriculum. Their team of chefs and teachers work together to develop classroom lessons that integrate food into the everyday subjects children already learn in school, such as math, science, and social studies. This model leads children to make connections between food and its important role in their lives.