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What is the Healthy Start scheme?

Healthy Start is a national scheme for pregnant women and families with children under four who get certain benefits.

It provides money to pregnant women and families with children under the age of 4 years old to spend on healthy food (Fruits, vegetables and pulses), milk and baby formula (first stage formula only).

Additionally, if eligible, you can use the Healthy Start card to collect free vitamins for women, babies and children under 4 years old at participating children centers.

View download PDF to view all centers to get vitamins in Greenwich.

Where to Get Your Vitamins
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In order to check your eligibility, click on the below link and check the criteria;


If you have 'No recourse to public funds' (NRPF), you may still be eligible based on the following criteria:


  • If parent is not a British citizen but child is, they can get Healthy Start if all the following are true:

  • at least 1 British child under 4 years old

  • family earns £408 or less per month after tax

  • they cannot claim benefits either because of their immigration status or because they do not have an immigration status

To find out if you can receive public funds, check the biometric residence permit (BRP) or follow the below link to check your immigration status online;

And those with NRPF, who fit the above criteria, must apply for Healthy Start using an application form via email which you can request from:

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