Families for Life
Families for Life - free healthy lifestyle programmes and sessions to families in Islington
Families for life is a healthy lifestyle programme to support families with children aged 2 – 11 years to be active and have a healthy lifestyle. The programme supports parents to gain the skills and knowledge they need to help their children (and wider family) live active, healthy lives.
Families for Life provides a great opportunity to support families to ‘feel good and live well’.
Please inform us of any food allergies or dietary requirements and disabilities which will impact your or your childs engagement and participation in the sessions.
Family Kitchen is a cooking course with healthy lifestyle messages that has been designed to help families with children aged 2 to 11 to make healthy lifestyle choices to 'feel good and live well'. Parent and children attend a weekly programme together.
Follow the link to find out where and when the programmes are held:
Early Year's Programme
Early years - North
Family Kitchen Holiday Activities and Food Easter cook-along sessions
Come and join us virtually to cook and eat a delicious lunch. Ingredients paid for. Visit the Easter HAF cook-along page for more information and to book.
How to book on a Family Kitchen programme
To book on a programme, please email us. You will be sent a form to complete which asks for your contact details and about the ages of your children.
To refer a family, please email. Please make sure to use a secure email system if you are emailing us from outside of the council. You will be sent a form to complete with details about the family, your contact details and the name of the family's GP.
For more information contact Families for Life on 020 7527 2304 or email
Recipe Cards and Videos
We have created a fun selection of free healthy recipe videos and cards to help families cook and eat healthy meals together.
Watch our easy video recipes to learn how to cook a selection of simple, healthy and tasty recipes with your family.
Join in the cooking fun!
Families for Life Community Champion Programme
Interested in becoming a Families for Life Community Champion and supporting your friends and family to 'feel good and live well'? Find out more here. You can also apply by completing an application form.
Families for Life e-newsletter
Sign up for the Families for Life newsletter.
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Families for Life
- Contact Position
- Families for Life lead
- 020 7527 2304 020 7527 2304
- Families for Life webpage on FiS
- Scan to visit this website
- A combination of in-person at various venues across the borough and virtual via Zoom
Time / date details
- Opening times/date
- Early years programmes are held during the day (10 - 12 or 1 - 3). Primary programmes are held after school starting at 4pm
- Time of day
- Session Information
In person and virtual session available
- Cost Details
- Attendance is free for families living in Islington, families whose children attend an Islington school or who have an Islington GP.
- Who is this service for?
- Families with children aged 2 - 11, who would like support to develop a healthy lifestyle, who have children who are fussy eaters, or have a concern about weight.
- Can I refer myself?
- Referral not required
- Referral Details
For families, to book on a programme, please email us. You will be sent a form to complete which asks for your contact details and your family make up.
For professionals, to refer a family, please email. Please make sure to use a secure email system if you are emailing us from outside of the council. You will be send a form to complete with details about the family, your contact details and the name of the family's GP.