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
Time magazine article
*Kurbo is a registered trademark Weight Watchers(WW)