Best Start Foods is a payment that replaces the UK Government's Healthy Start vouchers in Scotland.  The payment will replace the paper vouchers with a payment card, giving you more flexibility in how you use it.

You can read how Edinburgh Community Food supports Best Start Foods here!

You can use your Best Start Foods card with us at Edinburgh Community Food and receive one of our 'Best Start Boxes'. Please call us on 0131 467 7326 to enquire or you can order direct from our website here

    During the COVID-19 crisis there are currently no immediate changes to Best Start Foods. If you were in receipt of the previous Healthy Start Vouchers in Scotland and applied by the 31st March you will be switched over to Best Start Foods and will have transitionally protected payments until your child's 4th birthday. 

    It will also be the case that where the Healthy Start Vouchers stops before the Best Start Foods card is issued claims will be backdated correctly to run from the last Healthy Start Vouchers payment.

    We will continue to provide updates as and when things progress.