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Families for Life

Families for Life provide free healthy lifestyle programmes and sessions to families in Islington. Families for Life is made up of the following programmes:

The offer of programmes is as follows:

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. 

Lunch bunch

Lunch Bunch sessions are available over the Easter and summer holiday for you to cook a delicious meal with your child and sit down and eat together.

More information

During the Covid-19 lockdown programmes are being run via zoom or telephone sessions.  

Families for Life telephone sessions 

These are one-off sessions covering a range of topics such as eating well at home, breakfast ideas and hidden sugars, understanding labels and portion sizes and staying active at home. Fill out the booking form to arrange a telephone conversation about a topic relevant to you and we will get back to you to arrange a suitable date and time. 

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: 

Lunch Bunch

As part of Lunch Bunch, Family Kitchen will be offering sessions over the Easter and summer holiday for you to cook a delicious meal with your child and sit down and eat together. There will be no cost to you for ingredients. More detail on when the sessions will be running will be available soon. 

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

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
Website
Families for Life webpage on FiS

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: 07/06/2021