Duo of Traders to Accept Healthy Start Vouchers

As of Monday 12 February, Leicester Market fruit and veg traders Vicki Chapple and Pasquale Garcea will be accepting Healthy Start vouchers in exchange for their fresh produce.

Healthy Start is the UK government’s food welfare scheme for pregnant women with a low income, families with young children, and pregnant teenagers. Through Healthy Start, eligible families receive free vouchers every week to spend on milk, infant formula milk, vitamins and – in the case of Leicester Market – plain fresh fruit and vegetables.

If you’re heading down to Leicester Market – just look out for the Healthy Start logo at the participating traders’ stalls.

The introduction of Healthy Start at Leicester Market will enable eligible families a wealth of choice when it comes to purchasing fresh fruit and vegetables – and could increase the number of families that use the scheme.

At present, the take-up rate for Healthy Start in Leicester is 73%. With around 4,000 people eligible, only 2,900 are registered.


For more information on Healthy Start, please visit

Below are the participating traders’ days of trading and location at Leicester Market.

Vicki Chapple
Monday – B104, B105, B111, B112
Tuesday – B104, B105, B111, B112
Wednesday – C15, C16, C19, C20
Thursday – C5, C6, C9, C10
Friday – C3, C4, C11, C12
Saturday – C3, C4, C11, C12

Pasquale Garcea
Monday – B78, B82, B83
Tuesday – B91, B96
Wednesday – B90, B91, B96
Thursday – B64, B67, B68
Friday – B46, B47, B52, B53
Saturday – B46, B47

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