Flourishing Families runs family cookery clubs for children and parents or carers, often in partnership with local primary schools. Our groups teach foundational cooking skills and nutrition in a friendly and relaxed environment, where no previous experience is necessary. The emphasis is on improving confidence to cook from scratch and equipping families with the skills and tools they need to repeat this at home, enabling long-term change in family diets. We also have a lot of fun along the way!
Our sessions include an engaging 6 week nutritional education programme, based around the NHS Eatwell Guide. We also incorporate food budgeting and meal planning.
"I now have a folder of all the recipes at home. This has changed what we eat massively."
“I’m really impressed with how much thought has gone into making each recipe healthy. There’s nothing faddy, it’s just a brilliant example to my son of what a healthy and tasty meal should be and he’s tried loads of new foods as a result.”
“From doing cookery club, we are making better, healthy choices every day.”
“The teaching about food groups has been amazing. It’s given us loads more confidence.”
Participants pay just £1 per session and leave with a nutritious meal for the whole family or a big batch of home baking. Flourishing Families provides all the equipment, fresh ingredients and recipes for the sessions, and these pop-up kitchens are packed away at the end of each session with the invaluable help of our volunteers, many of whom started out by attending the groups themselves.
“The cookery club has been so good for us as a family. We look forward to a truly special couple of hours each week.”