New Healthy Start video for health workers

11 March 2015

The Healthy Start scheme provides low income families with healthy food and vitamin vouchers. A short video has been produced to help health and care staff make sure that everyone who is entitled to these vouchers receives them.

Healthy Start is a UK-wide food and vitamin scheme for families on low income and pregnant women under 18 years old. Vouchers can be spent on fruit, veg, milk or formula feed. Supermarkets and many local shops and food coops accept them.

However, around a quarter of eligible families don't currently receive the vouchers.  This video, featuring health and care workers in Scotland, has been produced to help raise awareness and ensure that women and families who are entitled to it receive this practical form of support.

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