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Healthy Start - vitamins and food vouchers

Healthy Start is a Department of Health funded scheme which provides low-income families and pregnant women with free vouchers every week. These vouchers can be spent on milk, plain fresh and frozen vegetables, first infant formula and used to collect vitamins for both mothers and children up to the age of 4. For information on the national Healthy Start programme and guidance on eligibility and how to apply please visit

Healthy Start - Covid-19 FAQs

In Islington, ALL pregnant women, breastfeeding mums and children under 4 can receive FREE Healthy Start Vitamins, not just those with Healthy Start vouchers. The vitamin tablets for women contain folic acid, vitamin C and D and drops for children contain vitamins A, C and D.

You can pick up vitamins at all 16 children's centres, as well as Finsbury Health Centre, Pine St, London EC1R 0L and other health centres in Islington.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Aneta Zych
020 3316 8437

Other Details

Cost Details
Free of charge.
Who is this service for?
Vitamin tablets are available for women trying to get pregnant, pregnant women, and mums up to 1 year after having a baby living in Islington. Vitamin drops are for childred aged 4 or under living in Islington.
How to refer or apply

Simply visit your nearest or most convenient distribution centre.

Record updated: 24/11/2021