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Friday, May 20, 2005

Eat Healthy and get an iPod or a Xbox

Pupils in Glasgow schools are to be rewarded for eating healthy food. Glasgow city council has introduced a points system in all of the city's 29 primary schools. The scheme gives each pupil a swipe card which they use to record all the points they earn. By building up points pupils can get iPods, Xbox consoles and cinema tickets. The top prize of an iPod requires a pupil to eat 100 of the healthiest 'combination meals'. Since the project stated the number of pupils who order unhealthy food, such as chips, has halfed.The council has spent £15,000 on a website for the healthy eating scheme and will spend another £40,000 on prizes in the next year.