Posts Tagged ‘incentives’

JAMA: Handing Out Anti-Obesity Cash – Why Not?

May 16, 2024 — We’re going to file this under “C” – for cluelessness. A new study in JAMA adds to the list of wellness strategies from people who have little understanding of obesity as a chronic disease. People who don’t understand that one-and-done weight loss does little to resolve the problem. The well-intended concept here is to pay […]

Paying for Weight in Gold: Worth It?

August 2, 2014 — Destined for the Archives of Bad Ideas comes a childhood obesity program that is almost certainly not worth its weight in gold. Dubai will pay parents of children with obesity two grams of gold for every kilo of weight loss. This program, called “Your Child in Gold,” expands upon a program from last year that was just […]