Healthy Holidays

About the project 

41% of Islington's children are living in poverty and a quarter of reception class children were found to be overweight. Our project intends to counter the obesity issues that are affecting Islington's children by running Healthy Lunch Clubs from 5 adventure playgrounds across Islington during the school holidays.

We train local volunteers in food hygiene, safeguarding and play values and deploy them at five sites across Islington, where they work alongside playworkers to provide fun and healthy cooking/eating and outdoor play sessions.

The main objectives are to:

  • Provide healthy meals for hundreds of Islington children.
  • Promote healthy eating to children living in poverty and their families.
  • Provide services that prevent against obesity and associated conditions through access to the natural world and the outdoors.
  • Train volunteers in play, children's services and nutrition.

We believe a greater understanding of the benefits of play and healthy eating will help us to take steps towards a healthier community.

In 2016, we successfully delivered 110+ healthy cooking sessions, providing 4400+ healthy meals to around 1,400 children.

If you are interested in helping out or would like more information about the project, please get in touch with:

Quoc Truong, Project Co-ordinator
020 7607 9637

Healthy Holidays is supported by the Department of Health through the Health and Social Care Volunteering Fund and by local councillors through the Local Initiatives Fund. For more information about HSCVF, pleaase visit



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