Kurbo is a new diet app for kids from WW - formerly Weight Watchers. When I first heard about Kurbo, I had concerns, but after spending time exploring the app and its various features, it's worse than I ever imagined. The main concept of the app - targeting children ages 8-17 for weight loss and having them track their food with a traffic light system - is a cause for concern all on its own, but things only get worse from there. Here's what I think about the app as a registered dietitian and someone who works with kids and families to build healthy eating habits, as well as some things we can do instead of giving kids Kurbo.
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