Best Start Foods - Scotland - How much is Best Start Foods worth?
Best Start Foods is a Scottish government scheme to help pregnant people and young children afford healthy food.
How much is Best Start Foods worth?
Best Start Foods is paid through a pre-paid Mastercard. The card will be topped up automatically every four weeks.
You will get:
- £4.95 per week if you are pregnant
- £9.90 per week for each baby under one year old
- £4.95 per week for each child aged over one but under three (or under four if you were getting Healthy Start vouchers before you were moved over to the Best Start scheme).
Best Start Foods and other benefits
Best Start Foods will not count as income when working out your entitlement to other benefits.
Updated: April 2023