Support for families

Healthy eating

A family of two adults and two children smiling at the camera.

Healthy Little Foodies

The Healthy Little Foodies project aims to give the families of Edinburgh the knowledge and skills needed to feed their children a healthy balanced diet. The sessions run by Edinburgh Community Food early years nutrition specialist, Jess, offer advice on weaning, fussy eating and all aspects of food and nutrition for babies and children.

Sign up for a session via the Edinburgh community food website or contact

0131 467 7326

Fussy Eating Workshop

These workshops are aimed at parents of children around 1-6 years old experiencing difficulties around stressful mealtimes and their child's restrictive eating behaviours. This workshop covers:

  • Why do children develop fussy eating behaviours?
  • Planning for a positive mealtime – what can I do in advance?
  • Control and choice – getting the balance right.
  • At the table – techniques to use during mealtimes.
  • Appetite and portion sizes
  • Talking about food – how our language plays a part.
  • Early years nutrition

For more information on when the next session will run contact

0131 467 7326

Cooking Groups

Edinburgh Community Food hosts cooking groups all over the city and online where members of the community get together to cook and eat healthy food and gain new skills and knowledge around eating healthy, on a budget. Sessions also run to raise awareness of topics such as Food and Health, allergies and health for carers.

For more information on upcoming sessions visit the Edinburgh community food website or contact

0131 467 7326

Free online REHIS food hygiene courses

These courses improve skills and knowledge of food hygiene, health and allergy awareness and eating well and are useful in gaining employment.

For more information or to book a place visit the Edinburgh community food website

North East

Dr Bells- Pick up prepare and share

Pick up a take-and-make bag of ingredients from Dr Bell’s and share what you’ve made with the others in a WhatsApp group chat. A chance to stay connected and whip up a healthy cooked meal for a family of four from the comfort of your home.

To book contact

0131 553 0100.

Sandy's Cook Club

These free sessions are run in partnership with Craigmillar Community Grows at

Sandy’s Community Centre
76 Craigmillar Castle Avenue
EH16 4DW

on Thursdays from 11 am to 1.30 pm for £1 per session. Creche places are available for participants for £1 per session. Participants can learn cookery skills by helping to prepare the meal or can just come along, for the food and a blether with others. All are welcome, spaces are limited and booking is required.

For more information contact Donna

07504 627 853

or text Karin on 


North West

Women Supporting Women- Outdoor Cooking Club

This drop in women’s outdoor cooking group makes lunch each week using fresh vegetables and herbs from Granton Community Garden followed by a community meal. The group is suitable for all women and mums living in Muirhouse, Wester Drylaw, West Pilton, Granton, Royston and Wardieburn, participants can either attend with their children or while they are in nursery or school. The group meets on Wednesdays at noon to cook, and then everyone can enjoy the meal at 2 pm at

Granton Community Garden
10 Wardieburn Road

For more information contact 

07518 755 330


Jules Ryan

07517 109319

Granton Community Garden Lunch

Everyone in the local community is welcome to enjoy freshly prepared healthy lunch and tasty treats prepared by the women from the Outdoor Cooking Club. Drop in every  Wednesday at 2 pm at

Granton Community Garden,
10 Wardieburn Rd

For more information contact

07518 756 330

or Jules Ryan

07517 109319

Tiny Plates

These sessions explore why fussy eating happens and how we can get our children to eat a better variety of foods. A chance to try new things. Suitable when your child is 6 months up to 3 years old. Booking is essential. Sessions run in four-week blocks on Wednesdays at 10 am at

Pilton Community Health Project
73 Boswall Parkway

For more information contact

07518 756330

South West

B Healthy Together - Cooking club

These five-week cooking sessions are for primary school-age children and their parents/carers. Sessions run in blocks on Wednesdays from 3.30 to 5 pm at

Space@Broomhouse Centre
79-89 Broomhouse Crescent
EH11 3RH

To book a place contact