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Healthy Start


Healthy Start is a UK-wide government scheme to improve the health of pregnant women and families who are on benefits, low incomes, or under the age of 18.

Good nutrition in pregnancy can have immediate and long term positive health benefits for the mother and developing baby, and nutrition in early years will support good health outcomes and prevent ill health in children.

Healthy Start is a great opportunity for all health professionals and others working with pregnant women and young families to provide information and support about subjects like healthy eating, breastfeeding, vitamin supplements and nutrition.

The Healthy Start application form must be signed by a health professional, encouraging women and families to make contact with local health services.