Diet App For Kids Sparks Controversy

A new app aimed at kids is leaving a bad taste in some expert’s mouths. Weight Watchers just launched a healthy-eating program called “Kurbo” with users as young as eight. They call it the traffic light system to promote portion control. Kurbo says, it’s proven to be a safe way for effective weight loss. But critics argue the diet app could lead to lifelong problems with food.

Kurbo responded to criticism saying, Kurbo by Weight Watchers focuses on behavior change for healthier eating and more activity, not dieting or calorie counting.