Mich. hospital offers discount on health

Move has provided a boost in sales of healthy items.

Oct. 17—Saint Mary’s Health Care, in Grand Rapids, Mich., is encouraging employees and visitors to eat healthy by targeting their wallets.

Diners who choose low-fat, low-calorie items—instead of the popular high-calorie foods—are rewarded with a lower price.

The result has been a boost in sales of healthy food and a drop in the not-so-healthy items, said Sheryl Lozicki, director of nutrition and wellness for Saint Mary’s and Advantage Health Physicians Network.