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Best Start Foods - Scotland - What is Best Start Foods?

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

What is Best Start Foods?

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

If you live in England, Wales or Northern Ireland, read our guide on Healthy Start vouchers.

The money from Best Start Foods comes on a pre-paid Mastercard.

You can use this card to buy:

  • Plain cows’ milk
  • First infant formula
  • Fresh, frozen or tinned vegetables
  • Fresh or dried pulses
  • Fresh eggs

Applies to: Scotland

Age rules: No specific age rules

Type of benefit: Non means tested (but you may have to be receiving a qualifying benefit)

Administered by: Social Security Scotland
 

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