Healthy Start has replaced the milk tokens previously available through the Welfare Food Scheme. With Healthy Start, you can get free vouchers every week which you swap for milk, fresh fruit, fresh vegetables and infant formula milk. You can also get free vitamins.
If you are in receipt of Income Support, income based Jobseeker’s Allowance, income-related Employment and Support Allowance or Child Tax Credit (household income under £16,190pa) but not getting Working Tax Credit and have children under 4 years old, or are pregnant, you may be entitled to Healthy Start vouchers. If you are pregnant and under 18, you qualify for Healthy Start whether or not you're on benefits.
For further information call 0345 607 6823 or to get the application form online visit www.healthystart.nhs.uk
You will need to print the form and get it signed by your doctor, midwife, practice nurse or health visitor.