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Best start foods legislation

12 December 2019

Note that an updated version of the best start food regulations is not currently available online. To know what the most up-to-date version of some of the regulations is, you will need to check the amending regulations listed with them, to see if the rules have changed.

The best start food scheme is delivered by Social Security Scotland. Regulations for the scheme are made under powers in section 13 of the Social Security Act 1988.

Read the Social Security Act 1988 on

Most of the rules are in regulations, and some minor changes have been made since the scheme was introduced in 2019.

Read the Welfare Foods (Best Start Foods) (Scotland) Regulations 2019 on

Read the changes to the rules in the Welfare Foods (Best Start Foods) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2019 on​.

Read the changes to the rules in the Social Security Co-ordination (EU Exit) (Scotland) (Amendments etc.) Regulations 2020 on

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