Healthy Start Scheme: Plant Milks

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 3rd October 2019.

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Photo of Paul Farrelly Paul Farrelly Labour, Newcastle-under-Lyme

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the Healthy Starts Voucher Scheme to include the purchase of fortified plant milks.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The Department has no current plans to make changes to the milk which can be purchased with Healthy Start vouchers, but we are prepared to consider the merits of allowing the purchase of certain plant-based drinks.

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