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Best Start Foods - Scotland - How much is Best Start Foods worth?

Best Start Foods is a Scottish government scheme to help pregnant people and young children afford healthy food.

How much is Best Start Foods worth?

Best Start Foods is paid through a pre-paid mastercard. The card will be topped up automatically every four weeks.

You will get:

  • £4.25 per week if you are pregnant
  • £8.50 per week for each baby under 1 year old
  • £4.25 per week for each child aged over 1 but under 3 (or under 4 if you are already getting Healthy Start vouchers)

Best Start Foods and other benefits

Best Start Foods will not count as income when working our your entitlement to other benefits.
 

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