Government unveils health plan

The government has unveiled a £250m industry-financed plan to promote good eating under which millions of people will receive vouchers offering discounts on healthy foods. The coalition government is promoting the scheme as part of its Change4Life programme, aimed at combating Britain’s high obesity rate by encouraging people to eat healthier food and exercise more. Millions in England will get £50 worth of vouchers offering discounts on foods such as low-fat yoghurts, wholegrain rice, frozen vegetables, fruit and alcohol-free lager.