From April 2009 pregnant women are to be given £200 at 29 weeks of pregnancy towards the cost of more healthy food. They can in fact spend this money on anything, and your diet is critical before the baby is even conceived so picking that week to give it seems totally random.
I agree with encouraging mums to eat more healthily when they are pregnant, but why not give them fruit and vegetable vouchers like they give to families on low incomes (ok I know these are really supposed to be used for milk, but luckily they have changed them now so you can buy fruit and veg too). At least then it would be guaranteed that they spend the money on what they are supposed to.
For the full story click here http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6984122.stm
What are your opinions of this?