Good nutrition in pregnancy and early childhood leads to better health but it’s difficult to get all the nutrients and vitamins you need, even if you eat a healthy balanced diet. Health experts recommend Healthy Start vitamins to make sure that you and your children get the important vitamins that you need. Healthy Start vitamins for pregnant women contain the recommended daily dose of folic acid and vitamins C and D, while Healthy Start vitamins for children contain vitamins A, C and D.
Who is eligible for Healthy Start vitamins?
You may qualify for free vitamins if
- you’re pregnant and receive benefits
- you have a child under four years old and receive benefits or
- you’re pregnant and under 18
How do I get Healthy Start Vitamins?
You can get the free vitamins from your local Children’s Centre or by asking your health visitor or midwife.
For more information about vitamins visit Healthy Start.
Healthy Start Vouchers
Healthy Start vouchers can help you buy some basic foods. This important means-tested scheme provides vouchers to spend with local retailers on cow’s milk and any kind of plain, fresh or frozen fruit and vegetables. For more information visit Healthy Start or speak to your doctor, midwife or health visitor.