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Healthy Start Food Vouchers

What are Healthy Start Food Vouchers?

Healthy Start Food Vouchers can be exchanged for milk, fresh fruit or fresh vegetables. You cannot get frozen, dried or canned fruit and vegetables, or fruit and vegetables to which anything, such as fat, salt, sugar or flavourings, has been added. You cannot get fruit juice or smoothies.

Free vitamin supplements are usually available from NHS clinics and health centres but your midwife or health visitor will be able to help you with what is available locally.

Applies to: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales

Age Rules: There are no specific age rules

Type of benefit: Non means tested.

But in some cases you will need to be eligible for a means-tested benefit in order to qualify.

Administered by: National Health Service (NHS)