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Healthy Start

Am I entitled to free vitamins/milk?

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 you could get Healthy Start vouchers to help buy some basic foods.

Healthy Start vitamins

Women and children getting Healthy Start food vouchers also get vitamin coupons to swap for free Healthy Start vitamins. These are specifically designed for pregnant and breastfeeding women and growing children. Your health visitor will be able to tell you where you can swap your coupon for vitamins.

You qualify for Healthy Start if you’re at least 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under four years old and you or your family get:

  • Income Support, or
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, or
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance, or
  • Child Tax Credit (but not Working Tax Credit unless your family is receiving Working Tax Credit run-on only) and has an annual family income of £16,190 or less (2015).
  • Are under 18 and pregnant, even if you don’t get any of the above benefits or tax credits.
Please see www.healthystart.nhs.uk for more information.