Weight Watchers, Kurbo* app, solving childhood obesity or causing disordered eating?

20.6% That’s the number of how many 12-17 years old are considered Obese. I don’t think there is an argument that this is not a huge problem. WW (formerly known as Weight Watchers) recently released an app designed for kids between the ages of 8-17 to help develop a “healthier relationship with food”. In this weeks episode, I talk about kids and dieting also taking a look at why Kurbo* is creating so much controversy. 

Is this app really helping to solve the issue of childhood obesity or leading to a lifetime of disordered eating? To listen to this weeks episode click here

Research for this episode:
Status of childhood obesity https://www.stateofobesity.org/childhood/#targetText=Childhood%20Obesity%20Trends,%2Dyear%2Dolds%20have%20obesity.
Kurbo for Kids
https://kurbo.com/
Time magazine article
https://time.com/5649964/kurbo-by-ww-app/

*Kurbo is a registered trademark Weight Watchers(WW)

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