I wasn’t sure whether this should go in Fun With English, or Interesting Facts, but it’s so silly, it ended up here, even though it is true…

In Stoke-on-Trent, people who are overweight will be sent text messages to encourage them to slim down.

 These messages include the following:-

 “Why not use the stairs more?”
 “Have you thought about eating fruit and veg?”
 “Keep a check on snacks and drinks.”
 “Try walking to the shops.”

 It will cost the council £10,000 and is available to 500 people who sign up.