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Families for Life

Families for Life provide healthy lifestyle programmes and sessions to families in Islington. Family Kitchen is a cooking course with healthy messages run by Islington's universal healthy lifestyle service 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 4 session programme together.

During the Covid-19 lockdown programmes are being run via zoom or group telephone chats.   Currently these are being offered on a rolling bases of 4 sessions on a Wednesday and a Thursday so you can join on a week that suits you and won't miss out on anything if you attend all 4 weekly sessions. Please see the available course options mentioned below to choose from.

  • Families for Life one-off telephone sessions on Wednesdays. 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. Join any one of the four one-hour sessions. 


  • Virtual Family Kitchen 4-week rolling programme on Thursday via Zoom. Start any week and attend for a 4-week programme of virtual cook-along sessions and get support around fussy eating and helping you to get your family to eat healthy. Each session is an hour and a half.
    • ​Thursday 10.30am - 12 noon for families with children in early years
    • Thursday 3.30pm - 5pm for families with children in primary school 

To book on a programme, please fill out this form. You will be contacted to discuss when you can join the programme. 

For professionals, please complete the professional referral form

For more information contact Families for Life on 020 7527 5866 or email:

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.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Families for Life
020 7527 2304
Families for Life webpage on FiS


Virtual (zoom or telephone)

Time / date Details

Opening times/date
Wednesday and Thursday Morning or afternoon
Time of day
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?
How to refer or apply

To book on any of the Families for Life programmes, please complete this form

For professionals, to refer a family please complete the professional referral form

Record updated: 01/07/2020