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Harvard Pilgrim offers cash rewards for eating well

Program for its 1,200 workers launched in April

When Laura Smith grocery shops, it is almost as if someone is watching her. And there is some truth to that.

To make a bad choice -- say potato chips, or other fatty snacks -- will be reported as points against her. But if she buys healthy foods, like fresh produce and whole grains, she gains points. This is all automatically tallied at the register as her food is scanned.

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