Nutrition: Cost of Living

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered at on 7 July 2022.

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Photo of Tulip Siddiq Tulip Siddiq Shadow Minister (Treasury)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase the accessibility of healthy food to families who are struggling with the cost of living crisis.

Photo of Maggie Throup Maggie Throup The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The Government recently announced a new £15 billion support package to help families with the cost of living, bringing the total support for households this year to £37 billion. This includes £1.5 billion to help with the cost of household essentials, such as food. The three Healthy Food Schemes, Healthy Start, the Nursery Milk Scheme and the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme provide nutritional assistance to more than three million children.

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