Kurbo (like every diet for kids) is a Terrible Idea

WW (the new incarnation of Weight Watchers) has launched a new venture: a dieting app for kids called Kurbo. We know that diets don’t work and idealizing thinness causes eating disorders, but what could possibly go wrong?! Today on the pod I’m talking about why you should not subject your child to food insecurity and unattainable body ideals for $69 a month.

Read a transcript of this episode here.

Links to further reading:

https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/statistics-research-eating-disorders

https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/neda-statement-kurbo-ww-app

https://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/socialdeterminants/faq.html

https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-23463006


Credits

Thank you to Starcrusher for the music you heard on today’s show. Go to cstarcrusher.bandcamp.com to hear more!

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