What is Healthy Start?
With Healthy Start, you get free vouchers every week to spend on milk, fresh, frozen, and tinned fruit and vegetables, fresh, dried, and tinned pulses, and infant formula milk. You can also get free vitamins.
Pregnant or have children under the age of four? You could qualify if you're on benefits, or if you're pregnant and under 18.
Voucher Expiry Dates
Due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic we’ve temporarily extended the validity of the Healthy Start vouchers by 4 weeks, giving you 12 weeks to use your entitlement, we will keep this under review.
This change will not reduce the number of vouchers you receive and registered retailers will continue to accept vouchers with extended expiry dates.
How to apply
Applying for Healthy Start is easy. If you already have an application leaflet, just fill out the form inside. A midwife or health visitor no longer needs to sign this form, however, you must provide us with your estimated due date which is still listed in Part B. Once you have completed your application, make sure you have signed it and send it to us using the freepost envelope attached. If you don't have an application form you can find one here. We use information from your tax credits and benefits claims to check you qualify so make sure all your details (including your address) are up to date with Tax Credits and JobCentre Plus as this will help us process your application quickly.
Search for a retailer
To find a shop near you that accepts the £3.10 vouchers, enter your postcode.
E.g. TQ12 or TQ12 2PG:
We have recently been trying to contact some of our Healthy Start
customers regarding payments for missed vouchers.