Healthy Start Vouchers
If you are pregnant or have children under four and you are on certain benefits you might be able to get Healthy Start vouchers. These food vouchers are worth £4.25 a week. When your baby is under a year old they get two vouchers a week, worth £8.50
If you are under 18 and pregnant you can sign up for Healthy Start even if you are not on any benefits.
You can spend the vouchers on fruit, vegetables and milk. You can also spend them on infant formula milk but only if it is the type of milk that babies can have from birth. Most of the big supermarkets and some of your local shops accept them. Some supermarkets also have extra offers for people using Healthy Start vouchers.
Apply now by going to the Healthy Start website and downloading the application form: visit: www.healthystart.nhs.uk/how-to-apply
Or ring the Healthy Start helpline 0345 607 6823. They can post you an application form.
You don’t need a health professional to sign the form, you just need to post it to Freepost RRTR-SYAE-JKCR, Healthy Start Issuing Unit, PO Box 1067, Warrington, WA55 1EG
Where can I spend the vouchers?
You can find out more about how and where you can use the healthy start vouchers by visiting:
Healthy Start Vitamins
You can get Healthy Start vitamins at some of our Children’s Centres and other places in the community.
If you get Healthy Start food vouchers you will also get vouchers for free vitamins.
If you don’t qualify for Healthy Start you can still buy Healthy Start vitamins at the Children’s Centre.
80p per bottle (for vitamins when you are pregnant or breastfeeding)
£1.60 per bottle (vitamin drops for babies and children).
Find a Children’s Centre near you at www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/care/early-years-and-childcare/childrens-centre-service/find-your-nearest-childrens-centre-service-team or visit the Healthy Start Vitamins services location finder
Or phone the free phone number 0300 500 80 80
Who should take Healthy Start Vitamins?
- All pregnant women
- All breastfeeding women
- Babies from 6 months old (who are having less than 500ml (one pint) of infant formula a day)
- Children aged 1 to 4
Vitamin D is important for everyone, but especially for the groups listed above, as it helps to keep bones and muscles strong and healthy. Healthy Start vitamins include Vitamin D - if you choose not to take Healthy Start vitamins we recommend you and your family takes a Vitamin D supplement.
Find Out If You're Eligible
Use this quick and easy Healthy Start Eligibility Calculator to find out if you're eligible to receive Healthy Start vouchers
You can find more about Healthy Eating in the following sections of this website:
Find out more about FOOD Clubs (Food On Our Doorstep) where for £1 a year per family you can buy a bag of food items every week for £3.50 that is worth approximately £15: