Healthy eating for families

The Health and Wellbeing Team is a universal service based within Camden learning.  The team runs free family lifestyle programmes to support children, young people and their families to make healthy choices.  The team also supports schools, children centres and after school clubs. 

Starting Solids

The Department of Health recommends babies start on solid foods when they are around six months old. This free 90-minute session supports parents of babies who have not yet started solid foods. These sessions cover: 


Starting Solids – Next Steps

Support and advice for parents of children under 12 months who have started solid foods. Each 90-minute session covers:

Find more information about baby feeding on this NHS web page: 

Your baby's first solid foods

For specific advice on milk:

Baby feeding team web page

Camden baby feeding team leaflet (PDF)

Families for Life 

This is a free 4 week programme of healthy eating and active games for families with children aged 2 - 11 years. Each session is 90 minutes and includes fun activities and cooking and tasting of simple recipes based on a specific theme such as budgeting, time, limited space and fussy eating.  Please contact the team for further information.  

Families for Life –  Early Years

This is a free four-week healthy eating and active play programme for children aged two to four years and their parents/carers. Each session lasts 90 minutes and the programme covers:

  • Tasty meal and snack ideas
  • Easy ways to get your kids moving more
  • Portion sizes and fussy eating
  • Fun family cooking and eating sessions
  • Healthy eating tips

Download:  Families for Life - Early Years 14th June 2018

Download:  Families for Life – Early Years 26th July 2018

Family Kitchen

This is a free 6 week family cooking programme for families with children between 5 to 11 years. Each week families will have the opportunity to cook and eat healthy meals together.  Come along to learn healthy eating messages and new healthy recipe ideas!

Download:  Family Kitchen – Summer Programmes 2018

Camden Sure Start Children’s Centres

Camden Sure Start Children’s Centres provide a complete range of services designed to offer support during your child’s first months and beyond, until they reach the age of five.

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