As people feel the pinch with the cost of living crisis, families can get vouchers to help pay for milk, fruit and vegetables for children and mums going through pregnancies.
The latest figures for the borough show that in March, 331 families were not claiming the NHS Healthy Start card that they are entitled to.
Despite the 70% uptake in the scheme, Dacorum families are missing out on an estimated £73,200.
Across England, 143,212 families are missing out on an estimated £31,649,852 yearly.
The digital card can be used to buy plain liquid cow’s milk; infant formula milk based on cow’s milk; fresh, frozen, and tinned fruit and vegetables and fresh, dried, and tinned pulses.
The new Healthy Start card, which has replaced paper vouchers, can be used in any shop that accepts Mastercard.
People can apply if they are receiving Universal Credit or Child Tax Credit.
If people do not reapply for the new Healthy Start scheme online, the benefit for individuals and their children will stop.
Families can still use the paper vouchers until the expiry date printed on them.
For Universal Credit recipients, they must be at least ten weeks pregnant or have at least one child under four years old and the family’s monthly ‘take-home pay for this period’ is £408 or less from employment.
Those on Child Tax Credit can apply if they have at least one child under four years old and the family’s annual income is £16,190 or less.
To apply people will need their name, address, date of birth, National Insurance number, the baby’s due date (if you’re pregnant) and a benefit award letter if they are over 18.
The card can only be used in-store and its balance can be checked at an ATM.