Best start Food payments

19th May 2020

Healthy Start Food Vouchers are being replaced with Best Start Food Payments.

This will be a move from paper vouchers to a MasterCard debit card that can be used to buy nutritious food from pregnancy until your child is three years old.

Families will be credited every four weeks per child; £17 during pregnancy, £34 in the child’s first year and £17 between the child’s first and third birthdays.

What do women need to sign up?

  • Confirmation of Baby Box OR
  • MATB1 form

Where can women sign up?

  • online
  • on the phone via post

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