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, just click here!

Best Start Foods eligibility has been extended to British children aged under the age of 3 years old whose guardian meets financial eligibility but does not have a qualifying benefit due to having no access to public funds. To read more and apply, visit:

You can use your Best Start Foods card with us at Edinburgh Community Food and receive one of our 'Best Start Boxes'.  We can make up a box filled with your choice of fresh eggs, fresh milk, seasonal fruits and vegetables and a Take and Make soup bag (serves 4) - all added up to £18 the monthly allowance.  In addition to this, we will add in some extra healthy dry cupboard ingredients, recipes, nutritional information and a Childsmile toothpaste and toothbrush pack for free! And all this is delivered straight to your door! Please call us on 0131 467 7326 to enquire or you can order direct from our website, just click here

We also offer free weaning and fussy eating support.  Please contact Sema at [email protected] to find out more.