The celebrated international footballer and child food poverty campaigner, Marcus Rashford, has called on healthcare professionals to help spread the word about a government scheme designed to give young children in low-income households in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland a nutritious start in life.

The Healthy Start scheme provides vouchers to support pregnant women or those with children aged under 4. If you live in England, Wales or Northern Ireland you may be able to claim free vouchers, or payments every 4 weeks to spend on:

  • Fresh, frozen or tinned fruit and vegetables
  • Fresh, dried, and tinned pulses
  • Cow’s milk
  • Infant formula milk

You can also get free Healthy Start vitamins. Healthy Start food vouchers are sent out by post every 4 weeks and Healthy Start vitamins voucher every 8 weeks.

For more information on the Healthy Start scheme, please click on the links below.

https://endchildfoodpoverty.org/healthy-start

https://www.healthystart.nhs.uk/

Eligibility Calculator

How to Apply

Call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergencyNHS ChoicesThis site is brought to you by My Surgery Website