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Healthy Living Platform

We bring people together to help them create healthy and sustainable lifestyles and to achieve the changes that matter

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Do you have a new baby?

Finding time to cook for yourself and your family will be hard when your baby is so young. If you need help, we’re here for you.

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Healthy Living Platform

LEAP into Healthy Living

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About

We are partnering with Lambeth Council to pack and deliver food parcels for shielded and isolating residents, as well as people who are struggling.

We are cooking at our Healthy Living Kitchen at Southwyck Community Centre. We are making deliveries to people who have recently had a baby, people who live locally and need help with accessing food, and young people who normally receive free school meals.

News

Strengthening our communities through food

A message to HM Govt – we are already socially prescribing vegetables here in Lambeth! By Sue Sheehan, director…

Getting kids cooking with Mini Chefs

We’ve just come to the end of a brilliant summer of Mini Chefs sessions. Mini Chefs aims to make…

Loughborough Park veg growing

Join us in Loughborough Park’s community garden every Monday 2.30-4.30pm and help us tend our beautiful new veg patch….

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Food Ambassadors

Are you interested in being part of a team of Food Ambassadors, supporting those in your community to access healthy, affordable and tasty food?

Our work in numbers

120

People fed each week

120

Bags of food per week

1000

volunteer hours to date

29

Food Ambassadors

Better together

LEAP into healthy living

Healthy recipes, free fruit & veg, and fun activities like yoga and Zumba for you and your little ones (age 0-3).

Our mission

Health

Promoting healthy lifestyles is at our core. Encouraging, training, informing, supporting. 

Activities

We offer activities which promote the health and wellbeing of everyone in the community.

Sustainability

Our projects are self-sustaining. For the community, by the community.

Community

The neighbourhood is the beating heart of our project. People having control of their own wellness. 

We believe

We believe that greening our environment and working towards healthier lifestyles are great ways to bring people together and create real social change. Our team has set up community gardens, started cooking projects and food businesses, and redistributed tonnes of surplus food. We have seen the benefits of creating communities of people who do things together to look after themselves, their families and their neighbours.
As health costs rise and government funding declines, there has never been a greater need for people to do things for themselves, to look after their own wellbeing. Also, the recent surge in awareness of the urgent need to address climate change means there is a massive willingness in our communities to take action. We are passionate about improving our environment and know that we can feel healthier and even have fun as a result.

Recipes

Here are some of our healthy and delicious recipes

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  • breakfast
  • dessert
  • main
  • preserves
  • salad
  • side
  • snack
  • soup
Isata’s Sierra Leone Ebeh

One of our food ambassadors – Isata- shared this dish with us at our Cultural Cook Ups at Loughborough Children’s Centre.    Ebeh is a soup from Sierra Leone, made usually with Casava, but Isata adapted this recipe according to the veg that was available. It is a filling dish and is often made during Eid as a way of breaking the fast. Isata says that it is a great meal to give someone who is unwell, especially if you add some fresh chillis. You can add in unripe banana or unripe plantain also. Ingredients  3 medium potatoes 1 small...

Mini chefs – low sugar banana muffins

Did you know you can make muffins without added sugar?   These healthy low sugar banana muffins are perfect for little ones as they’re sweetened with just ripe bananas. If you like you can add some raisins too – but that’s optional.   These muffins are a mini chefs favourite.   Ingredients Makes 12 2 large (or 3 medium) ripe bananas, mashed 250 grams wholemeal plain flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 tablespoon lemon juice (or white wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar) 100 millilitres milk 100 millilitres sunflower oil 100...

Mini chefs – rice cake faces

At our mini chefs classes we’ve noticed that children always enjoy playing with their food and these hummus rice cake faces always go down well.   They’re so easy to make – simply spread hummus onto a rice cake and make a face with your favourite chopped veggies.   To keep it healthy make your own hummus – that way you can leave out the salt.     Ingredients (makes 2) For the salt-free hummus 1 tin of chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon tahini (sesame paste) 1 lemon, squeezed Cold water For the rice cake...

We have lots of ideas for healthy cooking on a budget