Social Security Scotland launched a new benefit – Best Start Foods – on 12th August 2019. Best Start Foods is a new payment that will replace UK Government’s Healthy Start Vouchers in Scotland. You can apply for Best Start Foods if you live in Scotland and get certain benefits or tax credits and are pregnant or the parent or carer of a child.
If you are under 18 you may be eligible for Best Start Foods during pregnancy and up until your child turns one without any benefits. If you already receive Healthy Start Vouchers, these will continue at the moment.
Applications can be made via their freephone helpline on 0800 182 2222, by post or online at mygov.scot.
If you want to know more about this, click here or visit their website at https://www.mygov.scot/best-start-grant-best-start-foods/