Incentives to improve eating habits

Incentivization and Health
Intervention Health

Intervention Description

Two incentive programs were tested at primary schools: piece rate incentives, which provide a reward for a certain number of healthy foods, and competitive incentives, which provide a reward to children who received more stickers than their peers. The competitive incentives were more effective at bolstering healthy eating in young children. However, aside from children with low socioeconomic backgrounds, children did not persist with healthy eating habits when the incentives were removed.