Celebrate Family Meals Movement

Together we can increase the number of times families cook and eat together!

Take part in The FMI Foundation’s campaign to raise awareness of the importance of eating at home as a family. The FMI Foundation is set on one main goal: “Stay strong with family meals.” Family Meals Month takes place every year during the month of September but the Movement is in session all-year-round, working hard on toolkits and educational programs for families. Join in with Common Threads as we share recipes and videos featuring culturally diverse and delicious family meals for you to try the entire month.  


This month we have picked a few special recipes that are easy, affordable and perfect for family meals. Join Common Threads all month long as we share healthy, kid-friendly recipes and how to videos featuring our culturally diverse chefs and delicious family meals. Gather your kids and grab your chef hats and Let’s Get Cooking for Family Meals Month!

Made in collaboration with the National Pork Board

Common Threads is proud to partner with the National Pork Board to celebrate the health benefits of lean pork and its prominence in culinary traditions from around the world. Check out these easy and delicious pork recipes in observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Family Meals Movement, and National Pork Month.
The National Pork Board has responsibility for Pork Checkoff-funded research, promotion and consumer information projects and for communicating with pork producers and the public. The Pork Checkoff funds national and state programs in consumer education and marketing, retail and foodservice marketing, export market promotion, production improvement, science and technology, swine health, pork safety, and environmental management and sustainability. For more information on Checkoff-funded programs, pork producers can call the Pork Checkoff Service Center at (800) 456-7675 or visit www.pork.org. 

Take the Pledge!

In efforts to highlight the importance of family meals and what it does for overall well-being, the FMI Foundation encourages everyone to have one more family meal at-home per week. While doing so, make sure to get social! Take the pledge by sharing a photo with your family while holding up your oven mitts, then use the hashtag #FamilyMealsMovement to show your commitment. 


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September is Family Meals Month and to celebrate, Common Threads is sharing easy and delicious recipes for you and your family to enjoy together. Today, we are highlighting our eggplant lasagna recipe. Eggplants are native to India and Asia, but lasagna is a dish that originated in Italy around the Middle Ages. Eggplants contain antioxidants such as vitamins A and C, as well as fiber that aids in digestion. Check out the full recipe and more at www.commonthreads.org/familymeals #CookingForLife #FamilyMealsMovement

Happy Family Meals Month! This month, Common Threads want families to stay strong with family meals and eat at home with the people you love. The idea of cooking and eating at home can be daunting, especially when we enjoy the luxuries of take-out and delivery services. However, there are resources offered by supermarkets to make cooking at home easy! They will also be sharing easy recipes and cooking demonstrations for you and your family to try this month. #CookingForLife #FamilyMealsMovement 

As we continue to celebrate the Family Meals Movement, Common Threads is sharing more great recipes for you and your family to enjoy at home! Check out this recipe featuring lean pork in partnership with the National Pork Board – Cuban Mojo Pork. In honor or Hispanic Heritage Month, Mojo is the signature marinade of Cuba, characterized by its unique citrus flavor. The sauce can be used with any meat, but it compliments pork especially well. Find this recipe at www.commonthreads.org/familymeals #CookingForLife #FamilyMealsMovement #Pork