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

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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.

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JOB ALERT! Catering & Hospitality Manager

Seeking a driven and creative Catering & Hospitality Manager to take on a challenge

Celebrate Black History Month with us

At Healthy Living Platform we love to celebrate the diversity in our community through our various food programmes, and…

New Trustees wanted to join our Board

We are seeking new trustees from a range of backgrounds to join our board. If you would like to…

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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?

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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).

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Healthy Living Kitchen

Are you looking for an affordable space to cook for your community? Are you an up and coming food start-up needing a kitchen to rent? Do you deliver large-scale catering?

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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.

We believ

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 have lots of ideas for healthy cooking on a budget

Magic Orange Soup

Food ambassadors Rima and Isata cooked up this soup in our ‘Healthy Living Kitchen’ to serve at the ‘Cost of Living’ event. This is food ambassador, Rima’s recipe that she makes as a quick and cheap dish.  The lentils which are full of fibre and protein keep the family full for longer. You can change up recipe, and try with different kinds of leftover veg.     Ingredients  6 carrots, chopped   200 grams of red lentils   1 tin of tomatoes  1 large onion, finely chopped  4 garlic cloves, grated  1 thumb sized piece of ginger, grated  1 teaspoon of...

Marsha’s Jerk mushrooms with chickpeas

We have just reached the end of another successful food ambassador programme. A big part of the programme involves participants sharing recipes from their cultures with one another. During our last session Marsha, showed the group how to make this jerk chickpea and mushroom dish. She says about the dish: ‘Growing up around Caribbean food and flavours helped me when I transitioned to a plantbased diet 6 years ago. There is no reason why you can’t jerk up vegetables and stews the same way as you would a meat dish. The scotch bonnet peppers is used a lot in Caribbean...

Cara’s pumpkin and chickpea curry

Our recipe kit this month was created by one of our food ambassadors, Cara, as part of celebrating Black History Month. This dish was also part of a spread at the launch event of our Healthy Living kitchen.   Cara says: ‘I was brought up as a vegetarian until the age of about five with the Rastafarian influence. In the Caribbean there are lots of Asian and African cultures – cuisines fuse together. This dish has Asian, Jamaican and Trinidadian cultures all mixed into one pot.  In this dish, there are Indian influences- like chana masala (chickpeas) and then I...