Services Database Healthy Start Vitamins (City of York)

Service ID



Healthy Start is a statutory UK-wide government means-tested scheme which aims to improve the health of pregnant women and young children on benefits or low incomes. Healthy Start supports eligible low-income families with young children in eating healthily, by providing them with vouchers to spend on cow’s milk, plain fresh or frozen fruit and vegetables, and infant formula milk. Women and children eligible for Healthy Start food vouchers also get vitamin coupons to exchange for free Healthy Start vitamins, which are specifically designed for pregnant and breastfeeding women and growing children. In this way, Healthy Start aims to improve and promote health in the families most vulnerable to poor diets.

Location of service

North Yorkshire LPC


Local Authority (LA)

Method of commissioning

Local Authority contract

Source of funding

Local Authority (LA)

Service type

Healthy Start vitamins

Other organisations involved


Start date: 01/11/2019
End date:




A face to face training session will be organised and provided on behalf of the commissioner. At least one individual will attend a face to face training session prior to the service commencing.


Only available in the City of York