Outspoken Nutrition

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

August 30, 2019 Episode 28
Outspoken Nutrition
Weight Watchers Kurbo* app, solving childhood obesity or causing disordered eating?
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Outspoken Nutrition
Weight Watchers Kurbo* app, solving childhood obesity or causing disordered eating?
Aug 30, 2019 Episode 28
Laura Timbrook
Kurbo, WW for kids, Is the app helping solve childhood obesity or causing life long disordered eating?
Show Notes

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?

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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