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.

WHO WE ARE

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.

OUR PROGRAMS

 

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.

On-Demand

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

TEACH PORTAL

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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What’s New

Tips on How to Keep your Culture Alive in your Household

Tips on How to Keep your Culture Alive in your Household

Growing up as a first generation Vietnamese American, I can vividly recall my parents struggling with the delicate balance of assimilating to American culture while keeping our Vietnamese roots, language and customs alive after immigrating to the U.S. from Vietnam. Today as an adult with kids of my own, I’m finding that I am experiencing a similar struggle of wanting to pass on our rich culture to my kids while celebrating the melting pot of cultures, foods and traditions we find in our vibrant home city of Houston, Texas. Read more for tips and tricks on keeping your culture strong!

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Spring into Action! How Local Farms Benefit the Environment and Communities

Spring into Action! How Local Farms Benefit the Environment and Communities

It is spring and that means that the produce aisle is beginning to change with the season. This seasonal change is the most visible at your local farmers market. Unlike large scale grocery stores, local farms are not trying to provide a consistent set of offerings across the entire year, but are instead focusing on listening and responding to the environment as the seasons change. Read more about how local farms provide a unique and valuable resource to your community.

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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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