Applications are open for Best Start Food Payments

Applications are open for Best Start Food Payments
Replacing the UK Government’s Healthy Start Vouchers, ‘Best Start Foods’ from Social Security Scotland provides low income families on certain benefits with £17.00 every four weeks during pregnancy and for every child under three to spend on a range of healthy foods.  

There many children and families across Scotland who could benefit from these payments and offer a flexible way of buying healthy foods. You or someone you know could be eligible, and benefitting from this extra support, so please help us spread the word.  

With Best Start Foods, payments will increase to £34.00 for children under one, and to provide a more convenient and flexible way of buying healthy foods Social Security Scotland has replaced the previous paper vouchers with a new payment card. 

New applications can be made by calling Social Security Scotland’s free helpline on 0800 182 2222 or online at

Visit to find out if you’re eligible and for more information.

Download the Best Start Foods Factsheet

Social Security Scotland will be one of our exhibitors at our SCMA Conference this year, where you’ll be able to find out more, ask questions and hear directly from the experts. We can’t wait to see your there…