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Get help to buy food and milk (Healthy Start)

Get help to buy food and milk on the NHS Healthy Start Scheme

The Healthy Start Scheme is changing. If you previously used the Healthy Start Scheme you will need to reapply online to continue receiving help to buy healthy foods.

The Healthy Start scheme is now a digital service which offers an online application process and replaces the current HS01A leaflet and paper application form.

You are eligible for Healthy Start if you:

  • are 10 weeks pregnant
  • have a child under the age of 4
  • receive any of the following benefits child tax credit, income support, job seekers allowance or universal credit

Families entitled to Healthy Start can get £4.25 per week to help buy plain, fresh, frozen, or tinned fruit and vegetables, plain cow’s milk, infant formula and fresh or tinned pulses. Beneficiaries of the scheme can also get free Healthy Start vitamins for women and children.

For more information and support to apply to Healthy Start use the details below.

Who to contact

0300 330 7010

Where to go

Freepost RRTR-SYAE-JKCRHealthy Start Issuing Unit, PO Box 1067WarringtonCheshireWA55 1EG
WA55 1EG

Other Details

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