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Scottish scheme gives vitamins to kids

Scottish scheme gives vitamins to kids

Free vitamin supplements for children, pregnant women and new mothers on low incomes will now be more widely available to encourage greater uptake.

The Healthy Start scheme provides vitamin supplements to low income families, in addition to vouchers towards the cost of milk, fruit and vegetables.

Previously, vitamins were distributed through NHS Boards.  However, the average uptake of the scheme as a whole across Scotland was only 71 per cent, with the uptake of vitamin supplements being significantly lower.

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