The mission of Common Threads is to educate children on nutrition and well-being. Our vision is to prevent obesity, and our programs empower children to cook and eat healthy.
Team Common Threads will be running the Bank of America 2017 Chicago Marathon and raising money to help teach Chicago's elementary schools students and their families’ nutrition education and cooking skills to fight childhood obesity and promote a culture of health.
Founded in 2003, Common Threads is a national nonprofit offering hands-on cooking skills and nutrition education for underserved families, schools, and communities in 9 U.S. cities. Common Threads served over 70,000 kids, families and teachers throughout the 2015-2016 school year and summer.