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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’.

Family Kitchen

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. 

Families for Life sessions 

Families for Life focus more on healthy lifestyle messages with minimal food preparation. 

 Follow the link to find out when the programmes are held: 

Virtual Family Kitchen weekly programme 

These are run via zoom with new programmes starting every half term. Each session you'll cook a simple meal together and includes useful information, such as how to deal with fussy eating and label reading. Each session is an hour and a half. We run programmes for families with children in early years or in primary. Follow the link to find out when the programmes are held: 

How to book

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 about the ages of your children. 

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 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. They are part of an exciting Lunch Bunch programme of free fun food activities for Islington parents and children aged 2-11.

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.

Families for Life e-newsletter

Sign up for the Families for Life newsletter.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Families for Life
Telephone
020 7527 2304
E-mail
familykitchen@islington.gov.uk

Location

Name
Virtual (zoom or telephone)

Time / date Details

Opening times/date
Various
Time of day
Daytime
Session Information
Virtual sessions via telephone or Zoom

Other Details

Cost Details
Attendance is free for families living in Islington or families whose children attend an Islington school.
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?
Yes
How to refer or apply

For families, to book on a programme, please email us. You will send 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. 

Record updated: 25/10/2021