The NHS Healthy Start scheme aims to help those who are pregnant or have responsibility for at least one child under the age of 4, who are on a qualifying benefit and a low income.
There is now an online application process with a prepaid card to be used for purchasing healthy food and milk, to replace the paper vouchers. You can also use the prepaid card to collect free NHS Healthy Start vitamins.
The card can be used to buy
- milk and cow’s milk-based infant formula milk
- fresh, frozen and tinned fruit and vegetables
- fresh, dried and tinned pulses
Find out more by visiting www.healthystart.nhs.uk and please share with your family and friends.