NHS Healthy Start Programme

NHS Healthy Start Programme

Could you be eligible for support in providing a Healthy Start for your family?

If you’re more than 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under 4, you may be entitled to get help to buy healthy food and milk. If you’re eligible, you’ll be sent a Healthy Start card with money on it that you can use in some UK shops. Under this scheme they will add your benefit onto this card every 4 weeks.

You can use your card to buy:

  • plain liquid cow’s milk
  • fresh, frozen, and tinned fruit and vegetables
  • fresh, dried, and tinned pulses
  • infant formula milk based on cow’s milk

To find out more please visit the NHS Healthy Start website or here to download an information leaflet.

Calling all professionals – please share this information with any eligible families that you work with. Click here to download a poster about the scheme that can be displayed in both staff and public areas.

Wakefield Safeguarding Children Partnership