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Healthy Start Scheme Promises Toddlers A Healthy Start

by Medindia Content Team on  November 25, 2006 at 7:17 PM Women Health News   - G J E 4
Healthy Start Scheme Promises Toddlers A Healthy Start
The Department for Health (DoH), UK has launched a new scheme to benefit low-income group families. Its primary aim is to provide healthy nutrition to toddlers between 1 and 4, nursing mothers and all expectant mothers below 18.
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The Healthy Start scheme offers vouchers, which provide £2.80 worth of fresh fruit and vegetables, vitamin supplements, milk or infant formula. Households with children under one year will get two vouchers every week.

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'Poor diet can have a real impact on people's health. We want people to have the best possible opportunity to eat healthily. But for families in low -income households, this is sometimes easier said than done,' public health minister Caroline Flint said.

'This new scheme will not only provide greater choice of healthy food, but will also mean that children can get milk and fresh fruit and vegetables from the cradle up, helping to give them the best possible start in life.'

Families can use these vouchers in 20,000 retail outlets, which include markets, greengrocers, milk shops, supermarkets and pharmacists.

The programme replaces the Welfare Food Scheme, which was set up during World War II to protect children's health.

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i'm so happy to hear goods news..i think that many healthy troubles all over the world are connected with an unbalanced diet but much more ,the better way to get healthy people is to learn them that vitamin C,rice,pasta,fish every weeks can make it so good for body and mind ,much more all government have to learn that a good dose from vitamin c (every days)plays a essential goal onto each parts from the body ...most people don't know that, tv is the better way to improve it . A GOOD DIET MEANS HEALTY PEOPLE, THEN A BETTER NATION.
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