Did you know Healthy Start vitamins are free for all pregnant women, new mothers, and children under five in Salford regardless of the family’s income or immigration status?
Vitamins are essential to maintain normal bodily functions, strengthen immune-systems and protect from some diseases. Young children may not get enough vitamin A and D even if they are eating well. If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, you may not get enough vitamin C or D or folic acid.
Healthy Start vitamin drops for children contain vitamins A, C and D and tablets for adults contain vitamins C, D, and folic acid. They do not contain milk, egg, gluten, soya or peanut residues and are suitable for vegetarians and halal diets
The government recommends all children aged six months to five years, babies who are breastfed or consuming less than 500 ml of infant formula and pregnant or breastfeeding mothers take daily vitamin supplements.
You can collect these important vitamins for free from these centres. Please ask at reception:
The Healthy Start scheme also provides free healthy food and milk to those eligible. Please ask for details or visit the Healthy Start website.