Healthy start

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When you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have small children your body may find it hard to get all the vitamins you need from food alone.

The Healthy Start scheme provides vouchers to pregnant women and families who qualify.

The vouchers can be used to buy milk and plain fresh and frozen vegetables at local shops. You’ll also get coupons that can be exchanged for free vitamins locally.


To find out how you can  access Healthy Start in Walsall Click Here


Who are they for?

Healthy Start vitamin tablets for women are specially designed for pregnant and breastfeeding women, and contain vitamins C and D and folic acid.

Healthy Start children’s vitamin drops are for infants aged from six months to five years old, and contain vitamins A, C and D.

Find Our If You Can Apply?

It only takes three minutes to find out whether you qualify for Healthy Start vouchers.

Click Here to find out!

Sign up now!

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Call the Healthy Start helpline on 0345 607 6823 and ask them to send one to you by post


Complete the form online here

Where can you get them?

You can use your Healthy Start vouchers in any shop that is registered to take part in the scheme. Lots of shops accept Healthy Start vouchers, including:

  • corner shops
  • food co-ops
  • greengrocers
  • market stalls
  • milk floats or vans
  • pharmacies
  • supermarkets.

Look out for the Healthy Start sticker in shop windows, or ask inside or Click Here to search for a shop close to where you live



Page updated 20 / 10 / 2017

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