New app gives under 25s healthy food discounts

New app gives under 25s healthy food discounts
Smash App
20 May 2021
Smash is a new app providing discounts for young people to promote healthy eating decisions.

Smash stands for ‘Save Money and Stay Healthy’ and provides young people aged 13-24 with discounts on over 300 products across 55 food brands. Food brands including Wahaca, Graze and Zizzi have come together to ‘make healthier food better business’.

The launch has been possible thanks to £1million of funding from our friends Impact on Urban Health. The ever-inspiring youth board of Bite Back 2030 have also supported the app, which determines which products are healthy thanks to a framework designed by Jamie Oliver Ltd’s Head of Nutrition, Jenny Rosborough.

If that wasn’t enough, when a young person uses five discounts in one month, Smash will make a donation to Fareshare.

We know the problems associated with childhood obesity and we also know that children in deprived areas are twice as likely to be obese. Therefore, lowering the cost of healthy food is a step in the right direction towards healthier children and reducing health inequalities.

You can download the app and find out more on the Smash website here.