Are you eligible for help to buy healthy food?

    Boxes brimming with fruit and veg are being given away to 2,500 Devon families. Devon Public Health are running an initiative this autumn to raise awareness of the national Healthy Start scheme. Healthy Start provides eligible pregnant women and families with children under 4 with financial support for fruit and veg, pulses, cows’ milk, and infant formula, as well as free vitamins. Only about 50 per cent of those eligible in Devon are currently signed up.

    Boxes brimming with fruit and veg are being given away to 2,500 Devon families.

    Devon Public Health are running an initiative this autumn to raise awareness of the national Healthy Start scheme. Healthy Start provides eligible pregnant women and families with children under 4 with financial support for fruit and veg, pulses, cows’ milk, and infant formula, as well as free vitamins.

    Only about 50 per cent of those eligible in Devon are currently signed up.

    The Healthy Start scheme is also going digital later on in autumn, and all who are eligible will need to apply on the new system, even those who are currently signed up. This means some may lose their support if they are unaware of the changes and the need to re-apply.  

    The Get a Healthy Start! promotion will provide a FREE seasonal fruit and veg box for those who are eligible for Healthy Start within the Devon County Council area. Boxes can be ordered directly by families and will be delivered in October. The promotional box will contain the following:

    • Fresh seasonal fruit and veg
    • An essential guide booklet with nutritious recipes, information on Healthy Start and actions to take, and signposting to other resources
    • Maternal or child Healthy Start vitamins
    • Fun 10 minute shake-up games for children
    • Breastfeeding support information

    More information including eligibility criteria and how to order can be found here. There are 2,500 boxes available and orders are being taken until 24 September, or until all the boxes are allocated. 

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    Schedule

    • Ben Clark

      7:00am - 10:00am

      Breakfast Show Sponsored by Home Instead

    • Ian Williams

      10:00am - 1:00pm

      Daytime Show Sponsored by Rose Lodge

    • Non Stop Pop

      1:00pm - 4:00pm

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