Healthy Start: improving maternal, infant and child health
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Healthy Start: improving maternal, infant and child health

Sandra Wilkinson Social marketing manager, Department of Health, London
Angela Walker Healthy Start implementation manager, Department of Health, London

Maternal health during pregnancy and children’s nutrition in their early years can affect their future health. This article explains how health professionals can promote the health of future generations by informing low-income, vulnerable and excluded families about the government’s Healthy Start scheme and by encouraging breastfeeding and sharing information on how mothers, infants and children can have a healthy diet and lifestyle.

Nursing Standard. 21, 20,48-55. doi: 10.7748/ns2007.01.21.20.48.c4511

Correspondence

healthystart@dh.gsi.gov.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review