Common Threads

equips communities with information to make nutritious food choices wherever they live, work, learn and play.

On-Demand Program

Kids can cook and learn at home with Common Threads! Sign up today for our FREE Small Bites Nutrition Education Program available now On-Demand.

T.E.A.C.H. Portal

Visit our professional development site filled with courses designed to equip educators to become nutrition and wellness ambassadors for their students and community.


Explore hundreds of healthy snacks, entrees, desserts, drinks and so much more!

Explore our at-home, on-demand cooking and nutrition programs today!

Cooking For Life

Common Threads is a national nonprofit that provides children and families cooking and nutrition education to encourage healthy habits that contribute to wellness. We equip under-resourced communities with information to make affordable, nutritious and appealing food choices wherever they live, work, learn, and play. We know that food is rooted in culture and tradition so we promote diversity in our lessons and recipes, encouraging our participants to celebrate the world around them.

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Common Threads is a passionate team of problem solvers and learners driven by the desire to help build healthy, self-sustaining communities. Our approach is earnest, but not always conventional. We are intentional, but also entrepreneurial. Our work is experiential, with a desire for our lessons to complement and enhance learning. We are proud of our work, and humbled to be a part of communities across the country. Check out our latest public service announcement, and watch first hand the impact our work has in the communities we provide in.


At Common Threads, we are picking up our pots and pans to stir up some excitement for fun, healthy, easy cooking: In the schools, communities and kitchens across America.

Small Bites

Small Bites

This in- or after-school program teaches PK-8th grade students about nutrition and healthy cooking through a series of eight lessons combining nutrition and knife-free cooking.
Virtual Cooking Class

Virtual Cooking Class

Bringing students and parents together through healthy cooking, roasting, baking and more! Featuring flavors from around the world.


This is a free, self-paced, virtual course for 3rd-5th grade students. Students will navigate through 9 interactive lessons exploring nutrition videos, snacking making and more!
Parent Workshop

Parent Workshop

Engaging educational workshop for parents to learn how to encourage healthy eating habits at home with your family and in your communities.

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What’s New

Back To School Tips for Parents to have a Healthy School Year

Back To School Tips for Parents to have a Healthy School Year

Eating breakfast daily is important for everyone, especially kids! Eating in the morning after a night’s sleep will provide energy to the brain since the body has been fasting overnight. Evidence supports that eating breakfast in the morning has positive health outcomes in terms of improved satiety and appetite control, weight management, and the reduced risk of chronic disease.

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You Are Not Alone: Picky Eating Strategies for Kids

You Are Not Alone: Picky Eating Strategies for Kids

Picky eating is normal. Yes! It’s normal! It is believed that picky eating, which can get progressively worse from ages 2 to 6, is a normal survival trait that our ancestors benefited from in order to survive. It makes sense. Having fear of trying new foods saved many from being poisoned. Picky eating also occurs because children are exploring their freedom to make their own choices. It is an independence thing.

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Upcoming Events

All events are posted in Central Time (CST)


Mindful Eating Webinar

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Register for the Mindful Eating Webinar & Recipe Demo with Chef Mimi Chacin and Lucette Talamas from Baptist Health South Florida.



Digital Educational Portal


T.E.A.C.H. (Teaching Everyone About Cooking & Health) is an online portal designed to equip anyone and everyone with the skill sets to become a nutrition and wellness ambassador for your children, students and community. Learn more about our Small Bites healthy snack trainings, free webinar recordings and downloadable curriculum available today.

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