Stand Up Against Kurbo - WW (Weight Watchers’) new kids food tracking app

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ann seivertson
Jul 29, 2020
Dear WW, I am just learning about Kurbo, and as an adult, I’m writing to tell you that I am utterly astounded at your irresponsibility toward children.Do you have any idea how fundamentally wrong, both from a physical and mental health perspective, that this app is? I am simply appalled at your misinformed and clearly selfish position on treating the obesity problem with our children. Perhaps all the children who follow your guidelines will, after dealing with the trauma of disordered eating, will sign up for the subsequent WW app that deals with their anguish with food that your app produced. Good business plan; afterall, that’s what Kurbo is all about, and for that, shame on you for putting profits over true, lasting help for kids.
Sincerely, Ann Seivertson

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Natasha Orton
1 year ago
I found out about this app last year and immediately thought it was a horrible money grab at the expense of children’s physical and mental health. In studying Kurbo for a class project, I found this petition. As someone who struggled with disordered eating throughout my teenage years, it breaks my heart to see our society encouraging parents and children to take issue with young bodies and raise a child’s chance of developing an eating disorder 8x through restrictive dieting (NEDA). Encourage nutrition education, NOT calorie counting!

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Madeline S
2 years ago
Children should learn that nutrition important but calorie counting, goal weights, etc. do not equal health. In fact it’s dangerous. I should know. Calorie counting apps only fueled my ED and led me to jeopardize my own health.

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Maria Kozoman
2 years ago
dieting creates unhealthy habits in kids, does not educate them about nutrition and healthy habits, it teaches the a restrictive diet. https://youtu.be/yRIb-80HqCU

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Heather Rudalavage
2 years ago
Kids don’t need diets. Diets promote discrimination against kids who are naturally in larger bodies.

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Barbara Evans
2 years ago
Kid's don't need to diet or to be brainwashed early about obsessing with body image and food.

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Kim K
2 years ago
Besides being a disgusting and immoral way to make money, the “information” in this app is completely bogus. You’re body NEEDS fats and carbohydrates to survive. I’m completely appalled at this and WW should be ashamed

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Daniela Araujo
2 years ago
As someone who started dieting at 12 and developed bulimia at 14, an eating disorder survivor and a mindful eating professional I need to take a stand to protect young people from serious harm.

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Sara Dalrymple
2 years ago
As a clinical therapist who works directly with adults who have eating disorders, this terrifies me! The early influences clearly play a role in the development of body dissatisfaction, disordered eating, and eating disorders. Most of my clients recall influences starting in childhood and progressing into adolescence. This app will just increase the frequency of these influences. PARENTS: as the providers, it is up to you to have balanced meals and snacks available to your children. It is up to you to role-model healthy relationships with your bodies and your foods. It is up to you to encourage your kids to get active, and move them away from their technological devices. THE LACK OF THESE THINGS are the reason we're seeing a spike in childhood obesity -- NOT the lack of children who are dieting.

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Amy Cunningham
2 years ago
Hi all! Can you also sign the other petition with early 100,000 signatories? Is we band together we can get more traction!