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Healthy Start vouchers

With the NHS Healthy Start scheme, you get free vouchers every week to spend on milk, plain fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables and infant formula milk. You can also get free vitamins which help to give families the very best start in life

You will qualify for Healthy Start if:

  • you’re at least 10 weeks pregnant, or
  • you have a child under four years old.

You or your family must also receive any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit with a family income of £16,190 or less per year
  • Pension Credit; or
  • Universal Credit (but only if your family earns £408 or less per month from employment)

If you are under 18 and pregnant, you will qualify even if you don’t receive any benefits

How to apply or find out more

Who to contact

0345 607 6823
Healthy Start



You can use your Healthy Start food vouchers in any shop that is registered to take part in the scheme. There are over 90 registered retailers in Merton so look out for the Healthy Start sticker in shop windows, or ask inside. To find participating retailers nearby online visit

Vitamins are available from the reception at the following outlets:

  • Acacia Children’s Centre, 230 Grove Road, Mitcham CR4 1SD. Tel: 020 8274 5300
  • Ivy Gardens Children's Centre, Ivy Gardens, Mitcham CR4 1BR. Tel: 020 8274 5300
  • Lavender Steers Mead Children’s Centre, Veals Mead CR4 3HL. Tel: 020 8274 5300
  • Newminster Children's Centre, Newminster Road, Morden SM4 6HJ. Tel: 020 8274 5300
Last updated: 14/01/2022
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