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Weight-Watching Our Kids

A weight loss app for children has been launched by Weightwatchers, sparking concern and even an online petition to close the app, called Kurbo.  The app sets reminders and goals such as; drinking water, going to bed on time, limited screen time, as well as foods and activities to avoid. However, it also heavily regulates food consumption and draws attention to calorie counting and weight loss habits. The app allows you to enter children from as young as 6 years old.

We were joined today by Dr Tracy Burrows, associate professor of health sciences at the University of Newcastle.

 

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