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

If you are pregnant or have a child under the age of 4, 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 1 and under 4 can get one £3.10 voucher per week. Children under 1 can get two £3.10 vouchers (total £6.20) per week. 

Vouchers can be spent on: 

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.