The Healthy Start Scheme is aimed at parents-to-be and parents and carers of children under four years 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. 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 (whole or chopped, packaged or loose)
- infant formula milk (that says it can be used from birth and is based on cow’s milk).
To find out more about Healthy Start and the Healthy Start Scheme simply click here.