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Best Start Foods Resources

Help Social Security Scotland spread the word about Best Start Foods to eligible people.

On this page can find shareable social media content, a poster and factsheets in many languages.

Best Start Foods is a prepaid card that can help you buy healthy foods like milk and health food like vegetables, fruit and eggs. It can also be used to buy first infant formula.

People can get Best Start Foods no matter how much they earn as long as they
- get Universal Credit, tax credits or qualifying benefits
- are pregnant or have a child under 3

The pre-paid card is topped up monthly with
- £21.20 every 4 weeks during pregnancy
- £42.40 every 4 weeks from your child being born up until they're 1 year old
- £21.20 every 4 weeks when your child is between the ages of 1 and 3 years old

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