What Is Healthy Start?

Healthy Start helps you give your family the very best start in life!

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.

Click here for more information on Healthy Start Vouchers.

Healthy Start Vitamins

Women and children getting Healthy Start food vouchers also get vitamin coupons to swap for free Healthy Start vitamins. Healthy Start vitamins are specifically designed for pregnant and breastfeeding women and growing children.

Your midwife or health visitor will be able to tell you where you can swap your coupon for vitamins in your area.

Click here for more information about how you can get Healthy Start vitamins.

Do I qualify?

Find out if you could get Healthy Start vouchers and vitamin coupons by answering a few simple questions.  Check if you qualify

What can I buy?

Healthy Start vouchers help you give your children a great start in life. Find out more about what you can buy with your vouchers. Find out more