This program provides tips on how to take care of yourself during pregnancy and how to feel better after your baby is born. With Healthy Start, you get free vouchers every week to spend on milk, fresh, frozen and canned fruits and vegetables, fresh, dried and canned legumes, and baby formula. You'll qualify for the Healthy Start program if you're at least 10 weeks pregnant or if you have at least one child younger than 4 years old. If you receive a qualifying benefit and are pregnant or have parental responsibility for at least one child under 4, you can apply online now for the NHS Healthy Start program.
card (opens in a new tab). After your baby is born, you will only remain eligible for Healthy Start if you receive the benefits or tax credits that qualify. If you are pregnant or have a child under the age of four and live in England, Wales or Northern Ireland, you can get Healthy Start vouchers to help buy some basic foods. You'll qualify for the Healthy Start program if you're at least 10 weeks pregnant or if you have at least one child under the age of four.
If you're under 18 and more than 10 weeks pregnant, you qualify for Healthy Start until your baby is born. Healthy Start food stamps can be exchanged for natural cow's milk, fresh, frozen or canned fruits and vegetables, and infant formula milk. The process for obtaining vitamins went from paper applications and vouchers to the Healthy Start card. If you, your partner, or your caregiver get the work tax credit (WTC), you don't qualify for Healthy Start unless you're under 18 and pregnant, or you only get the WTC 4 weeks later.
The Healthy Start program helps eligible families and pregnant women buy healthy food and milk at local stores. If you meet the requirements, you'll receive a Healthy Start card with money that you can use at some stores in the UK.