Charity Registration Number 1121605

What do HALFF do, with you and in your community?

HALFF runs cooking and nutrition sessions and courses for a wide range of different groups in the community. We can come to you, or you can come to us. For more details on joining any of our current projects drop into our Axminster shop for a chat or contact us on 01297 631 782 or by email

The Food Hub provides cooking courses, demos and newsletters for local parents/carers, and for adults who are cooking for others.

Food Hub for parents/carers with children

Free Make & Munch Course - for parents and carers of children (0-18), a hands-on course of six sessions.  Have fun preparing simple, delicious food and enjoy eating it together.  Pre-school age children welcome with parents/carers. To book a place call Ros on 01297 631782 for more information or email

Cooking Demonstrations - we visit local sessions in Axminster, Honiton, Seaton and other locations to run demos at parent groups. Please see our diary dates page for future activities.  Contact if you have an idea for a demo and would like to discuss this with us.

Food Hub for people cooking for others

Cooking demo and get together. Free healthy cooking demonstrations covering nutritional advice and cooking hints and tips to help make your life easier cooking for others. Starts 4 July and then on the first Monday of each month until 5 December. 10:30 - 12:30 at the Masonic Hall, South Street, Axminster.  No need to book, just turn up, it’s free. Call Ros on 01297 631782 for more information or email

HALFF run hands-on courses and demonstrations with various local organisations supporting people with a range of physical and mental health conditions.  These sessions are adapted according to the needs of the groups we are working with and can be suitable for all levels of confidence and mobility.

We have also worked with Yeovil NHS on supporting people with mental health issues. Contact for more details.

Free newsletter and monthly cooking demonstrations in Axminster and Seaton giving hints and tips for healthy cooking for one, including advice for type 2 diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure.

Call Hannah or Laura on 01297 631782 for more information for email or


The HALFF Heart Hub meets in Seaton once a month with monthly newsletters and recipe sheets, and is aimed at people with or at risk of diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease, or for help to prevent them.

The diary dates page gives details of our FREE monthly cooking demonstrations in Seaton, to learn how to cook and eat for better health.

Youth Groups

We run regular cooking and nutrition courses at youth clubs for vulnerable children and teenagers.

The courses provide them with the opportunity to interact with adults, giving them more confidence, better independent living skills, involving them in food preparation and making it fun.

We also show them that they are being listened to so they feel comfortable asking questions.

At present we work with:

Littleham Youth Group in Exmouth, Thursdays, contact for more info

Millwey Youth Group in Axminster, Tuesdays, contact for more info

HALFF run Make and Munch cooking and nutrition sessions to teach parents of young children about a healthy diet and how to cook simple meals that are both nutritious and tasty, helping children to grow up healthier and be able to enjoy a better quality of life.

Apart from HALFF, there are no cooking skills and nutrition sessions available locally. We do 5-6 sessions run in a community centre or at an existing playgroup. Each course covers a range of cooking skills, and nutritional and parenting topics.

Contact for more info.

A one off, or set of three sessions, exploring weaning, HALFF cover the different stages of weaning, from introducing the first foods, to finger foods, and moving onto lumpy solids.

We demonstrate how to make purees at the consistencies suitable for each stage, offering tasters. Our staff will talk around some of the main concerns and problems parents may have and try to offer advice where appropriate.

We can visit your setting for a lunchbox or pizza make up session for children, playgroup leaders and parents - whichever suits you best.  Contact HALFF for more details and to arrange a suitable date.