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Our partners believe balance is the key to healthy kids, healthy schools and healthy communities. Visit their websites and get moving.

100 Black Men was founded as an organization in New York City in 1963.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation is the world's largest charitable organization devoted exclusively to nutrition and dietetics.

Allrecipes, the world's largest food site, is a dynamic, indispensable resource for cooks of all skill levels seeking trusted recipes, entertaining ideas, and practical cooking tips.

Common Threads educates children on the importance of nutrition and physical well-being, and fosters an appreciation of cultural diversity through cooking.

Complete Class is a web-based platform that motivates school-aged children and their parents to engage with healthy and positive partner content.

DailyFeats is the online social platform where people share and earn rewards for their positive actions - their feats.

The Emergency Care Help Organization provides immediate relief to those who have experienced a recent hardship or emergency.  Assistance is provided in the forms of basic social services, educational
EPODE International Network (EIN), a not-for-profit organization, was created in 2011 to support Community Based Programs (CBPs) around the world in their fight against obesity and related diseases.
Every Inch Matters® identifies both the movement and the new waistline measure that's central to reining in bulging waistlines and preventing and stemming the Type 2 diabetes, obesity, and heart disea
Fitbound is a fitness and health company for children.

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

The Healthiest State Initiative is a privately led public initiative intended to inspire Iowans and their communities to improve wellbeing.
Healthy Home Court aims to promote a healthy lifestyle by encouraging people in the Mid-South to make healthy food choices and exercise regularly.
Calling all educators! Healthy Steps for Healthy Lives provides FREE, easy-to-use activities that teach K-6 students about being healthy. Click here to learn more.
The Cooper Institute® (CI) has developed the Healthy Zone School Recognition Program, which will use evidence-based knowledge and best practices to assist schools in creating a school environment that

Our mission is to effectively communicate science-based information about health, food safety and nutrition for the public good.

The JAM School Program is a free resource for schools that brings physical activity and health education to the classroom.

Muuvit is a successful elementary school programme with Finnish origins and it inspires children to adopt healthier lifestyles and to enjoy learning.

The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) is the leading worldwide expert for school health services and is the leader in advocacy for student health.

The National Grocers Association (NGA) is the national trade association representing the retail and wholesale grocers that comprise the independent sector of the food distribution industry.

The National Wildlife Federation is America's largest conservation organization.

NewWayFitness, understanding the challenges many parents face to keep their family physically active in today’s world, gives them the tools they need to maintain healthy family physical activity level
PlayCore helps build stronger communities around the world by advancing play through research, programs, and partnerships. They infuse this learning into a complete family of brands.
The Police Athletic League serves more than 37,000 young people – helping them to stay safe, enjoy physical fitness and dream big!
PureCircle is the world's leading producer of high purity stevia ingredients for the global food and beverage industry.

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s mission is to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people. 

The Seafood Nutrition Partnership mission is to inspire a healthier America through partnerships that raise awareness about the essential nutritional benefits of eating seafood.
Speak to Me, Inc. helps transform challenging situations into positive outcomes.
Speak to Me, Inc.

The ANNIKA Foundation teaches children the importance of living a healthy, active lifestyle through fitness and nutrition, and offers aspiring junior golfers opportunities to pursue their dreams.

The National Council of La Raza – America’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization - works to reduce poverty and improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans. 

The OrganWise Guys Inc.

Uncle Wiley's Healthy Cooking Ingredients and Recipes, Salad Jazz Seasonings!

The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth leads statewide efforts to reduce and prevent youth tobacco use and childhood obesity through prevention programs and award-winning campaigns.

The Yellow Tractor Project is committed to improving health for individuals and families through the simple act of creating a garden. Our community-building projects ensure sustained success by providing ongoing education that bridges the point of learning and everyday practices.

Youth Movement is an initiative that was developed by the Health & Wellness Committee of the 100 Black Men, in 2002.

Events Calendar

Apr 24
Common Threads WORLD FESTIVAL »Thursday, April 24th, 6 PM EST - Thursday, April 24th, 9 PM EST


For more information, please follow this link:

Event Date: 4/24/2014

Event Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Liaison Capitol Hill
415 New Jersey Avenue NW
Washington, DC

Common Threads is bringing World Festival back to DC after a year hiatus! We are excited to be back, and we anticipate the 8th Annual World Festival will be bigger and better than ever!

Hosted in our nation’s capital, an epicenter of world cuisine, over 20 of our nation’s best chefs will team up to prepare ethnically inspired small bites for over 200 guests on Thursday, April 24th. Chefs use Common Threads’ core after-school program, Cooking Skills & World Cuisine, as their inspiration. Each week in the program, our students “travel” with their imaginations to a different country far outside their neighborhoods, by learning about and preparing healthy recipes indigenous to that specific country.

Guests attending World Festival will have the opportunity to “stamp” their culinary passport as they sample cuisines from around the world. Chefs will be teaming up with Common Threads students to create their dishes and featured mixologists will be on hand creating cocktails with spirits donated by Diageo.

World Festival celebrates food and its ability to break barriers and connect people of different cultures around the world. In addition to global food stations, guests will enjoy an enticing silent auction!

World Festival will take place at The Liaison Capitol Hill (415 New Jersey Avenue NW) from 6:00 – 9:00 pm and tickets will be sold for $150.

One hundred percent of all funds raised will help support Common Threads student and family programs and allow our organization to continue to grow in DC and even more cities across the country!


  • Victor Albisu, Del Campo (Washington, DC)
  • Jeremy Anderson and Jeffrey Witte, Airlie (Warrenton, VA)
  • Alison Anthes, William Jeffrey's Tavern (Arlington, VA)
  • Jessica Biederman, Westend Bistro (Washington, DC)
  • Amy Brandwein, Alba Osteria (Washington, DC)
  • William Dissen, The Marketplace (Asheville, NC)
  • Scott Drewno, The Source (Washington, DC)
  • Michael Friedman, Red Hen (Washington, DC)
  • Dylan Fultineer, Rappahannock River Oysters (Topping, VA)
  • Eduardo Garcia, Montana Mex (Bozeman, MT)
  • Todd Gray, Equinox (Washington, DC)
  • Mike Isabella, Graffiato & Kapnos (Washington, DC)
  • Bun Lai, Miya's (New Haven, CT)
  • Anthony Lamas, Seviche (Louisville, KY)
  • Tamar Marino, Cashion's Eat Place (Washington, DC)
  • Wes Morton, Art & Soul (Washington, DC)
  • Hari Pulapaka, Cress Restaurant (DeLand, FL)
  • Sol Schott, Acme Pie Co. (Arlington, VA)
  • Sam Talbot (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Jeff Tunks, Acadiana (Washington, DC)


  • Ronald Flores, Art & Soul (Washington, DC)
  • Felix Mejia, Masa14 (Washington, DC)
  • Ewan Morgan, Diageo Master of Whisky (Washington, DC) 



Apr 27
The 2014 Hy-Vee Road Race Series presented by Kellogg’s is open to all Runners and Walkers! »April 27, 2014 - April 27, 2014

Get a jump-start on an active summer by doing something healthy for yourself. Join us for the Hy-Vee Road Races at the Drake Relays on Sunday, April 27!
Whether you’re a casual walker or a competitive runner, participating in the5k, 10k, or half marathon is a great way to further your own personal fitness goals – and to support the Healthiest State Initiative. That’s because a portion of your registration fee will be donated to Healthiest State Initiative programs.

Visit to sign up for a race.

Apr 27
Hyvee Road Races »Sunday, April 27 - Sunday, April 27

Race Information

Race Day: Sunday, April 27, 2014

Start Times: 7:30am – Hy-Vee Half Marathon; 8:00am – 10K Road Race; 10:30am – 5K Road Race

Starting Line: All races will start on Forest Avenue in front of the Knapp Center on the campus of Drake University.

Hy-Vee Road Race Health and Fitness Expo: Join us at the 2014 Hy-Vee Road Race Health and Fitness Expo presented by Kellogg’s from the Iowa Events Center Hall A! Come see the latest health and fitness equipment, running apparel and running shoes from some of the top manufactures in the industry.

Sponsor a Student

The Healthiest State Initiative invites you to help sponsor students from Iowa Kidstrong interested in participating in the Hy-Vee Road Race at the Drake Relays.

You'll be giving them a unique and memorable experience - because every race finishes on Drake's legendary Blue Oval track! Sponsor a student's registration in the 5k, 10k, or half marathon race on April 27 and help younger Iowans lead an active lifestyle. Sponsor a student

Don't leave all the fun to the kids - join the race yourself. Register for the Road Races

Jun 03
Executives’ Club of Chicago – CEO Breakfast Series »June 3, 2014 7:15 AM CST - June 3, 2014 9:15 AM CST

Executives’ Club of Chicago – CEO Breakfast Series – June 3rd

“Creating an Ownership Culture in a Large Corporation” with Hillshire Brands CEO, Sean Connolly

Download this PDF for more information.

Registration and Networking: 7:15 a.m.
Program: 8:00 to 9:15 a.m.
Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Avenue
Member: $59 – Individual, $795 – Table
Non-Member: $99 – Individual, $1200 - Table

We also have a special discount available to affiliate organizations; please let me know if you would be interested in becoming a program affiliate for this event.

Contact Tina Haubert at or 312-263-3500 ext. 33 for more information.

Jun 12
Military Father-Daughter Ball »June 12, 6:00 PM - June 12, 9:00 PM

The Father-Daughter Ball is an opportunity for military dads to have a special time of bonding with their daughters. There is dinner, dancing, photos, a makeover contest, and more! Tickets go on sale May 1st
Westin Virginia Beach Town Center.

The Town Center of Virginia Beach,Virginia Beach,VA 23462 USA

Chrystal Lewis


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