At Common Threads, we are picking up our pots and pans to fight the obesity crisis and hunger paradox on the front line: In kitchens of low-income, urban communities across America. Common Threads has the power to change lives by sharing the delight of cooking and delicious recipes, in conjunction with practical life-skills in health and nutrition. Through a family-centric, hands-on model with proven results, Common Threads empowers children to eat healthy, make sustainable behavior changes, and celebrate culture through food.
Common Threads’ unique approach to educating children drives long-term behavior change. Because research shows that children’s decisions are significantly affected by a combination of their environment and personal interactions, our methods engage children—as well as their peers, parents and families, teachers and the greater community.
This holistic and integrated approach makes us particularly effective at creating the lasting changes in children’s long-term behavior that will ultimately lead to a healthier generation.
Through nationwide collaborations with other childhood health organizations, food industry experts, policy makers and influencers, Common Threads creates revolutionary, far-reaching programs that help turn the tide of childhood obesity. By taking bold steps to use the kitchen as a catalyst for change together, we can get America’s kids cooking for life!