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Whole Foods To Reward Skinny Workers


Whole Foods stores will soon be offering their employees discounts on food according to their body mass index.

The grocery chain will launch a nationwide healthy eating campaign called “Health Starts Here” in March where workers can boost their current 20-percent employee discount on food according to their body fat percentage in relation to their height and weight, beginning in March.


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Provided the employees also don’t smoke and meet health standards for blood pressure and cholesterol levels, they will get a 22-30 percent discount, according to their health category: bronze, silver, gold or platinum.

In a company letter from Whole Foods CEO John Mackey, employees were told the program was designed to reduce Whole Foods’s $150 million health care bill from last year, the Daily News reported.

Participation in the incentive plan is optional.

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