Healthy eating initiatives and campaigns

Health eating initiatives and campaigns in Welwyn Hatfield.

A food stall with healthy foods

Healthy Start Food Vouchers

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What is Healthy Start?

With Healthy Start, you get free vouchers every week to spend on milk, fresh, frozen, and tinned fruit and vegetables, fresh, dried, and tinned pulses, and infant formula milk. You can also get free vitamins. Pregnant or have children under the age of four? You could qualify if you're on benefits, or if you're pregnant and under 18 years of age. Find out if you qualify and make an application; Click the link to find out more

Foodbanks, food delivers and free meal providers in Hertfordshire

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Here you will find a list of Foodbanks, Food Hamper suppliers, Shopping and meal deliveries to your home and information on where to get food vouchers and free meals across Hertfordshire.

Click here to find out more 

Hatfield Foodbank

Helping local people in crisis.Hatfield Foodbank don't think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That's why they provide three days' nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to them in crisis.Click on this link to find out more about Hatfield Foodbank

Foodbank in Welwyn Garden City

Christchurch is a food collection point for the local Foodbank charity, along with other churches in Welwyn Garden City.

The Foodbank gives out about 500 items of food per week, to those in need in Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield. The food donated at this food collection point is given to Foodbanks such as Zion Foodbank and given to those who really are in desperate need - for example those unable to work due to health problems, redundancy and those waiting for benefits to come through. To access details on the Zion Foodbank click on this link New Zion Foodbank

Manna Foodbank  in Hatfield

Open heavens Christian Centre operates a Foodbank which collects and gives food to meet the needs of families struggling to put food on their table due to unemployment. They are here to help homeless adults and children in need of food and clothing during the holiday period.

YOU CAN HELP by either donating food or funds to the Foodbank or by volunteering to collect and work in the warehouse, or by organising activities for fundraising. To find our more about the  Foodbank and how to access food supplies or to offer your help Click the link

The Eat out Eat Well Scheme

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The eat out eat well scheme rewards restaurants, takeaways and other food businesses that make it easier for their customers to make healthy choices. All the members of the scheme are assessed by Environmental Health at Welwyn Hatfield Council in partnership with Hertfordshire County Council Trading Standards. They look at the way food is prepared, the ingredients used, whether there are healthy options for children, how staff are trained and how healthier choices are promoted to customers. Members can be awarded Bronze, Silver or Gold depending on how well they meet the eat out eat well standards and it's free to on the link to find out more

Or for further information please contact us at :

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council, The Campus, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL8 6AE

01707 357242