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Weight Loss App Aimed At Kids And Teens Sparks Controversy | NBC Nightly News



Weight Watchers released the app Kurbo this week, designed for kids as young as eight, who enter their height, weight and a weight loss goal. The company says the app focuses on behavior change and healthier eating habits, though many parents expressed outrage online.
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Weight Loss App Aimed At Kids And Teens Sparks Controversy | NBC Nightly News

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5 comments

  1. I should set up a butter and sugar app 😋

  2. Well you know I am a 14 year old using this and it was my choice and it is not that I don't love my body because I do I do I just knew that if I didn't do something it could get out of control. So speaking from experience with this app it is teaching kids portion control it is not a dieting app it just helps kids be more cautious and aware of what they eat. I can say that I have already lost a few pounds because of this app and helping me limit the amount I eat.

  3. Only fat/unhealthy parents complain about this. Your kids eating habits are a reflection of what the parents eat.

  4. I was 410 lbs in the 10th grade, but oddly quick for my size and arguably nimble… Things like this wouldn't hurt, but should not be obsessed over either…
    It's stressful enough going through growing pains, puberty, figuring out how messed up the world actually is and how to handle it all to the best of their abilities…
    – There are no Kryptonians here, just us humans… Plus there are those people out there that like 'a little more cushion for the pushin'… ;D

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