Best practice by Accord, UK
Holiday Kitchen offers family wellbeing activities and healthy communal meals for pre- and primary aged children and their families during school holidays periods.
This positively responds to holiday risks which are most acute during the long summer breaks. Using a formula of learning, food and play for families when they need it most, Holiday Kitchen focuses support on three primary outcome areas:
- improving access to and experiences of good holiday nutrition;
- strengthening peer and family relationship;
- engaging families in inclusive educational play and physical activities.
As the Holiday Kitchen programme requires parents/carers to participate in activities with their children, emphasis is placed on supporting positive parental involvement in learning, supporting family wellbeing and parent confidence to support children beyond the programme – including school and nursery engagement.
Find out more
To find out more on this initiative, please do not hesitate to contact the organisation’s Coordinator through the Members Only Zone.