Wednesday 14 September
9:15am to 10:30am
An online presentation of review findings and recommendations on how we can improve awareness of the Healthy Start Scheme in Liverpool
The Healthy Start Scheme is a lifeline for many pregnant women and families with children under 4 in the city. It is a means-tested government benefit designed as a nutritional safety net to improve access to a healthy diet for low-income families.
Over 6,800 pregnant women and parents/carers are eligible for the scheme in Liverpool, getting support to purchase good food: fruit, vegetables, lentils, milk, and free vitamins, to ensure every child gets the best start in life.
Only approx. 60% of eligible pregnant women and parents/carers in Liverpool take up the scheme – meaning thousands of low income households are missing out on this vital support.
Over the last few months Feeding Liverpool have worked with parents, Children Centre staff, Public Health teams, midwives and health visitors to review the Healthy Start Scheme and develop a series of recommendations about how we could improve awareness and uptake of the scheme in Liverpool.
Please join us for an online presentation on Zoom of these findings and recommendations from Rachel Flood, who has led this piece of research.
This online event is particularly aimed at:
- Health Care Professionals including representatives from Public Health, midwives, GP’s, health visitors, and members of Primary Care Networks
- Children’s workforce staff, including children centre staff, and staff from the private childcare sector
- Voluntary sector staff and volunteers who engage with pregnant women or families with children under the age of 4
For more information on Healthy Start visit: www.healthystart.nhs.uk
If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Graham, Good Food Programme Network Coordinator on [email protected]
Register to attend A Healthy Start for Liverpool on Eventbrite here.