Families in Sunderland are getting a helping hand to give their children a healthy start with the launch of a new scheme in city.
Sunderland City Council, working with NHS Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group , has launched a local version of the national Healthy Start Vitamin scheme. It means that the vitamins, which are specially formulated for young children and pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, are now available at many pharmacies across the city – and some people can get them for free.
The vitamins contain the recommended level of vitamins A, C and D for children aged six months to four years. They also contain the recommended levels of folic acid and vitamins C and D for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
They are available at many pharmacies across the city for people to purchase, and people who are registered with the Healthy Start Scheme can get them for free.
More information and details about who can register with the Healthy Start Vitamin scheme is available at www.sunderland.gov.uk/healthystartvitamins