Families could get free rewards for being healthy

Posted: Wed, 28 Jul 2021 13:26

Families could get free rewards for being healthy

THE GOVERNMENT is launching an ambitious scheme to reduce obesity levels, including free rewards for healthy eating and lifestyle improvement.

The Prime Minister is to launch a rewards programme to tackle obesity in the UK which could see participants receive free incentives for eating healthily and exercising. The Government-backed programme will monitor things such as supermarket spending and exercise via an app.

Details of the scheme are currently under wraps, but it is understood that dozens of companies, charities, and other organisations have been asked to bid to take part.

The scheme is reportedly set to launch in January as Boris Johnson is keen to tackle the issue of obesity.

Mr Johnson has previously blamed his weight for his serious illness with COVID-19 in 2020.

The UK has one of the worst records for obesity in Western Europe...

From The Express.

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