Healthy Start

Providing 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, Healthy Start vouchers can be put towards the cost of milk, fresh or plain frozen fruit and vegetables in 30,000 retail outlets (small shops as well as major supermarkets). The scheme also provides coupons that can be exchanged via the NHS locally for free Healthy Start vitamin supplements for children, pregnant women and new mothers.

Healthy Start scheme research published

Retailers find the Healthy Start scheme easy to administer and beneficial to their customers, according to research published today. Commissioned to give Government a better understanding of how retailers experience … Read more → – Healthy Start scheme research published

Dangers of vitamin D deficiency highlighted

Following fresh concerns about vitamin D deficiency, the UK’s 4 Chief Medical Officers have written to health professionals reminding them about this issue. Figures show up to a quarter of … Read more → – Dangers of vitamin D deficiency highlighted

A step by step guide to making a powdered formula feed

We have produced an A4 size leaflet giving a A step-by-step guide to preparing a powdered formula feed. This has been developed to help health professionals working with new mums … Read more → – A step by step guide to making a powdered formula feed