Healthy Start provides vouchers that can be used to buy fresh fruit, veg and milk, and coupons that can be exchanged for free vitamins for pregnant women, new mums and children.
If you are pregnant or have a child under four years old you could get Healthy Start vouchers to help buy some basic foods.
This important means-tested scheme provides vouchers to spend with local retailers.
Pregnant women and children over one and under four years old can get one £3.10 voucher per week. Children under one year old can get two £3.10 vouchers (£6.20) per week.
The vouchers can be spent on:
•plain cow’s milk – whole, semi-skimmed or skimmed. It can be pasteurised, sterilised, long life or UHT
•plain fresh or frozen fruit and veg (fruit and vegetables with no added ingredients), whole or chopped, packaged or loose
•infant formula milk that says it can be used from birth and is based on cow’s milk.
Get a copy of the Application Form by asking your midwife or health visitor for one or you can get one from your local Children Centre or GP practice.