Families for Life

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 child's engagement and participation in the sessions.

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. 


Family Kitchen - Early Years 

Location: Ambler Childrens' Centre 

Date: Tuesday 10 January – 7 February 2023 


Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm


5 week programme 



Lunch Bunch Family Kitchen at home

Virtual family kitchen session 

Date: Wednesday 21 December 2022

Time: 10:00 - 12:00

One of session for families with children aged 5 - 11 years old

Support for ingredients provided

Register here for Lunch Bunch Family Kitchen


How to book on a Family Kitchen programme

For families

To book on a programme, please register here. You will complete a form with information about your contact details and about the ages of your children. 

For professionals

To refer a family, please register here. You will complete a form 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
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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

Other Details

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. 

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