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!

Grocery List Made Easy!

Grocery shopping just got a little easier. Download the grocery for each recipe you and your family wish to make and cook along with the recipe videos. Shared family meals help to teach family heritage while learning and exploring new cultures.

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. 


Let’s get Social! Sharing and posting this information just got easier with our Social Media Toolkit. Simple download the image and copy the sample text to post to your platform of choice. Happy posting!

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 eat at home with the people you love. Eating together as a family means better nutrition! Families that eat more than three meals together, at-home, a week see a 24% increase in healthy food consumption. Pledge to eat one more meal at home this month every week, and stay strong with family meals! #familymealsmonth #cookingforlife

Eating meals together is a great way to share family history and traditions. Meals that celebrate cultural, ethnic, and religious heritage help children form a strong sense of identity and feel grounded in who they are. Family Meals Month is an opportunity to focus on nutritious meals that are a part of your family’s heritage and share recipes and traditions that can be passed down for generations to come. #CookingForLife #FamilyMealsMonth