Support for families

Healthy eating

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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, 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 to 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 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

 0131 551 1671 

Tiny Plates

Tiny Plates sessions offer weaning and wider family nutrition support, including support with ‘fussy eaters’, cooking and tasting. Suitable for parents of children from 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

0131 551 1671 

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 pm to 5 pm at

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

To book a place contact