Healthy Start is an NHS scheme in England and Wales which provides supermarket vouchers to low-income families with children under four, to help them buy healthy basics like fruit, vegetables, milk and infant formula.
But despite the value of Healthy Start vouchers being boosted as a result of Marcus Rashford’s #ENDCHILDFOODPOVERTY campaign, the take-up of the vouchers by those eligible is dropping across England.
Despite food poverty increasing across the country, nearly half of those eligible for the vouchers aren’t receiving them – which means each week over £1 million worth of free food isn’t reaching the children who need it most.
In Enfield 47% of these vouchers are unclaimed.
This means £11,717.25 worth of food is not reaching those in the borough who need it.
More information from www.healthystart.nhs.uk
Either apply online via link above or call the Healthy Start helpline on 0345 607 6823 and ask them to send an application form to you by post. You can also ask a Midwife or Health Visitor for an application form.