What to buy with the vouchers

There are lots of great foods you can buy with your Healthy Start vouchers:

Milk

This must be plain cow’s milk and can be whole, semi-skimmed or skimmed. It must also be pasteurised, sterilised, long-life or ultra-heat treated (UHT).

You can’t spend your vouchers on flavoured milk, coloured milk, evaporated milk, condensed milk, goat’s milk, soya milk, powdered milk (unless it’s infant formula) or milk with anything added to it such as milkshakes or vitamin-enriched milk.

Plain fresh or frozen fruit and vegetables

This means any kind of plain fresh or frozen fruit or vegetables, whole or chopped, packaged or loose.

You can’t spend your vouchers on any fruit or vegetables which have added ingredients such as fat (oil), salt, sugar or flavourings – including oven chips and battered onion rings. You also can’t spend them on dried, canned, juiced or pre-cooked fruit and vegetables or on smoothies.

Infant formula milk

This must be infant formula milk that is based on cow’s milk and says on the packaging that it can be used from birth.

You can’t spend your vouchers on infant formulas that are not based on cow’s milk – such as soya formulas and goat’s milk formulas – or on any follow-on formulas that say on the packaging that they are for babies aged six months or older.

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