The NHS Healthy Start scheme helps young families on low incomes to buy healthy food and milk.

Who’s eligible?

If you’re more than 10 weeks pregnant or have children under four and receive certain benefits, you could be eligible for NHS Healthy Start.

How does it work?

Once on the scheme, you’ll receive a prepaid card, which you can use to buy fruit, vegetables, pulses, milk and infant formula.

The card will be topped up with payments every four weeks and you can use it in most places that sell healthy food and accept Mastercard® payments. You can also get free Healthy Start vitamins.

Find out more

Find out if you’re eligible for NHS Healthy Start and apply online now on the NHS’s Healthy Start website.