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 http://www.healthystart.nhs.uk/.
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.