In Hertfordshire FREE Healthy Start Vitamins are available from our family centres for:
- all pregnant women
- all breastfeeding mums
- all babies from the age of 1 month except those babies who are receiving more than 500mls of formula per day
- all children aged one to four years.
You can collect the vitamin tablets or drops from your local family centre hub or child health/well baby clinic. (call first to check stocks 0300 123 7572).
From your tenth week of pregnancy until your child turns 4, and if you're receiving certain benefits, you could be eligible for a Healthy Start prepaid card worth £4.25 per child per week, to spend on healthy food and milk.
Visit Healthy Start to find out:
- whether you qualify
- where you can use the Healthy Start card
- how to use your Healthy Start card
You can apply online and will find out if your application is successful straight away. If successful, you can pick up the vitamins from your local family centre (call first to check stocks) and a Healthy Start prepaid card will be issued by post. It’ll come with your first payment on it and instructions on how to activate and use it. Money will be automatically added to your card every 4 weeks (worth £4.25 per child per week, or £8.50 per child per week under 1 year, for healthy food and milk).
Previous voucher recipients must re-apply to continue getting help