Healthy Start

What is Healthy Start?

  • Gives you and your family the best start in life.
  • Get free vouchers to spend on milk, fruit, veg and infant formula every week.
  • Free vitamins for mum and children
 
In Greenwich, all pregnant women also receive free vitamins at their first appointment with their midwife.
 

What vouchers do I get and how?

  • £3.10 a week for any children aged one to four
  • Two vouchers a week for babies under 1 (worth a total of £6.20).
You’ll also get vitamins for you and your child, to help you both stay strong and healthy. Find out more about all the vitamins you and your baby need.
 

What can I buy with my vouchers and where?

You can use your vouchers at local shops, supermarkets and pharmacies to buy cow’s milk, fresh and frozen fruit and veg and infant formula milk. You can also use your vouchers at Children’s Centre’s fruit and veg stalls and Woolwich Market. Look out for the Healthy Start sticker in shop windows, or ask inside. 

You can exchange your green coupons for vitamins at all Children’s Centres and some Health Centres and baby clinics too
 

How do I apply?

Fill in an application form available from your local Children’s Centre or your local midwifery or health visiting team. You can also download a copy or get a copy sent to your email inbox.
 
Once you’re on the scheme you’ll start receiving vouchers regularly so the sooner you can apply the better.

Helping you Live Well in Greenwich

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