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Healthy Start

Healthy Start provides a nutritional safety net and encouragement for breastfeeding and healthy eating to around 600,000 women and children in over 450,000 very low income and disadvantaged families across the UK.  It offers vouchers that can be put towards the cost of milk, fresh fruit and vegetables in any one of around 30,000 individual participating retail outlets, including small shops and businesses as well as major supermarkets.

The scheme also provides coupons that can be exchanged via the NHS locally for free Healthy Start vitamin supplements containing the recommended daily amounts of vitamins A, C and D (for children) and C, D and folic acid (for pregnant women and new mothers).

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