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Best Start: Healthy Start Vouchers

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 and you receive benefits or tax credits, you could qualify for Healthy Start vouchers to help buy some basic foods. 

Check to see if you qualify – Healthy Start NHS

You also qualify if you are under 18 and pregnant, even if you don't get any benefits or tax credits. 

What Healthy Start provides

With Healthy Start, you get free vouchers every week to spend on milk, plain fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables, and infant formula milk. You can also get free vitamins. The vitamins are available in exchange for vouchers from Best Start children’s centres and health centres.

How to claim

For help with claiming Healthy Start vouchers you can also contact Healthy Start project as part of Croydon Councils Gateway Service by emailing the Healthy Start Support team.


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