Healthy Start is the UK’s food welfare scheme for pregnant women and young children in low-income families. The scheme is there to help families who are most in need of this support. Families can access FREE vouchers to spend on fresh, frozen and tinned fruit and vegetables, fresh, dried and tinned pulses and infant formula milk. Families will also be able to access vouchers for free vitamin drops.
Women who are at least 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under 4 years old, and parents or their family get:
All pregnant women under 18 years, even if they don’t get any of the above benefits.
Healthy Start Food Vouchers
Families that qualify for healthy start will receive weekly foods vouchers. The values* work out as the following:
*Based on 2019 values
The food vouchers can be exchanged or spent on:
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected our lives in many ways. It has caused disruption to family life, to work and school and the way in which we access support services. The London Borough of Barnet have produced a simple guide for families within the borough to find the range of advice, help and support that is available to them at this tough time. It includes financial support, children centres, local food banks and community groups, mental health and well-being information.
If you need any additional support in any way please speak to us at school. We will try to help or signpost you to the right service