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.
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.