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Families for Life

Families for Life provide free 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 6 session programme together.

During the Covid-19 lockdown programmes are being run via zoom or telephone session chats.  The Zoom Family Kitchen are for 6 sessions on a Wednesday and the telephone sessions can be arranged on an individual basis. Please see the available course options mentioned below to choose from.

  • Families for Life one-off 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 form to join any one of the four one-hour sessions and we will get back to you to arrange a suitable date and time. 


  • Virtual Family Kitchen 6 week programme on Wednesday's via Zoom. Starting on Wednesday November 4 2020 until Wednesday December 9 2020  the next course will be starting on Wednesday January 6 2021 until Wednesday February 10 2021 for a 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.
    • ​Wednesday 10.30am - 12.00 for families with children in early years
    • Wednesday 4.00pm - 5.30pm 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 10.30am to 12 noon, and 4-5.30pm
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: 21/10/2020