If you have children under 4 or are pregnant and you or your family receive qualifying benefits you may be eligible for free food and vitamin vouchers from the Healthy Start programme.
Healthy Start is programme to help families with young children get free food vouchers to spend on milk, plain fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables and infant formula milk. You can also get free vitamins for under 4’s (vit A, C and D) and vitamins if you are pregnant (folic acid and vit C & D). Because we’re indoors a lot of the time at the moment, we might not be getting enough vitamin D from sunshine so a vitamin D supplement will help.
Applying is easy: simply can print off an application form from the Healthy Start website and post it to the Healthy Start office (address in application form link).
Once you are registered, food vouchers are posted to you every 4 weeks and vitamin coupons every 8 weeks.
To make things easier at the moment, vitamins are currently being posted to families – please ask your midwife or Children’s Centre for more information, or text your health visitor on 07520 631721.