Common Threads

Equipping communities with the knowledge to make nutritious food choices where they work, live and play.

Nutrition Forward

Nutrition education is the cornerstone to healthier communities.

Hands-On Cooking

Focusing on culturally-responsive nutritious recipes, cooking equipment, knife skills and kitchen safety.

Culinary Medicine

Good nutrition is an essential part of expanding current and future generations lifespans.


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 providing children, educators, caregivers, and healthcare professionals with the resources, curriculum, and training needed to champion healthy cooking and nutrition education within their community. Learn about a few of our top programs available!

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

Cooking Skills & World Cuisine

This is a chef-led program that challenges students to explore the culture and cuisine of different countries in the kitchen, while using a wide variety of cooking equipment to ensure that they know how to safely and effectively follow, prepare and cook a full recipe.


Cooking Up Health

Through this course participants learn basic culinary skills, steps to create nutritious meals, relationships between food, health, and disease, and cultural competencies around nutrition.

Parent Workshop


T.E.A.C.H. (Teaching Everyone About Cooking & Health) is an online portal for educators and caregivers designed to equip them with the skill sets to become a nutrition and wellness ambassador for your children, students and community. Access webinars, trainings, and curriculum today!

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The Connection Between Nutrition & Sustainability

The Connection Between Nutrition & Sustainability

As we continue to uplift ourselves, our communities, and the nation, let’s make time to understand the interconnectedness between nutrition and sustainability. Through resilient informed decision-making, we can find ways to nourish ourselves while also protecting the environment. Read more on how!

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Our Emerson Fellow’s Experience at Common Threads

Our Emerson Fellow’s Experience at Common Threads

I applied for the Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship in order to learn how I could enter the anti-hunger field. My interest in this field grew over time as I pursued work in international development, environmental conservation, organic farming, and food systems development. Upon my acceptance into the program, I was thrilled to move across the country to Miami, FL for my field placement with Common Threads! In this blog, I share details about my time with Common Threads, the many projects I focused on, and what I gained from the entire experience.

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How to Set the Best Goals for You in the New Year!

How to Set the Best Goals for You in the New Year!

We are almost to the end of 2022! Soon, it will be time to switch out your calendar and welcome the new year, which means it is the perfect time to evaluate the past year and reflect on any changes you want to make in the coming year. Before you do begin setting your goals, we want to share some tips to help make them more thoughtful, SMART, and right for your needs. Keep reading for guidance on setting goals for the New Year!

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