“Our world is a large quilt
and its people are the fabric -
colorful swatches of beautifully
woven material – all joined together
by these common threads:
family and food.”
– Art Smith, Co-Founder

who we are

Cooking for Life!

Founded in 2003 in Chicago, Common Threads was created to bring health and wellness to children, families and communities through cooking and nutrition education. By integrating preventative health programs into school districts and community organizations, Common Threads not only helps combat the rising number of diet-related diseases, but also cultivates a culture that embraces a healthier lifestyle and celebrates diversity through food.

The organization envisions a community of learners that embraces healthy cooking, healthy eating and healthy living as both a life choice and a human right.

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