Healthy Start - vitamins and a prepaid card for food
Healthy Start is a Department of Health funded scheme which supports families with children under 4 years and pregnant women to eat well and get the vitamins they need for healthy development.
If you are receiving income support, you may be able to receive a Healthy Start prepaid card. You could receive £8.50 per week if you have a baby aged under one year, £4.25 per week if you are pregnant, and £4.25 for each child aged under 4 years old. You can use this to buy cow’s milk, fresh and frozen vegetables, and infant formula.
For more information and to apply for Healthy Start, please visit http://www.healthystart.nhs.uk/.
In Islington, ALL pregnant women, breastfeeding mums and children under 4 can receive FREE Healthy Start Vitamins, whether you are receiving income support or not. The vitamin tablets for women contain folic acid, vitamin C and D and drops for children contain vitamins A, C and D.
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Saima Rashid
- 020 3316 8437 020 3316 8437
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- 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 children aged 4 or under living in Islington. Pregnant women and families with a child under 4 years, and who are also receiving income support, may also be able to get a Healthy Start prepaid card.
- Referral Details
To collect vitamins, simply visit your nearest or most convenient distribution centre.
To apply for a Healthy Start prepaid card, visit: www.healthystart.nhs.uk/how-to-apply