Weight loss app for kids TV Segment
Speaker 1: Right now 6:21 in your health new. Soon kids will be out of school for summer and it could mean picking up some rather unhealthy eating habits. There’s an app that just might help you, parents. Teaching a child healthy eating habits can and as most parents will tell you should start at an early age.
Brooke: I think the biggest thing is educating our children and giving them the empowerment to understand what food really does to their bodies.
Speaker 1: Nowadays there are countless websites and apps designed to help parents help their kids do just that. One such app is called Kurbo. We talked with the CEO Joanna Strober via Skype to explain what makes this weight management app different from the others out there.
Joanna: Ours is the only one that is actually safe and effective for kids to use.
Speaker 1: That’s because she says it doesn’t count calories.
Joanna: Instead we teach kids using the app healthy foods [among 00:00:51] unhealthy foods and we teach them how to track those foods. Once they track them and follow them, then they learn healthier habits and then they’re able to lose weight if they want to.
Speaker 1: It’s an idea local nutritional consultant and mom Brooke Thomas from 360 Your Life has been teaching her kids and the families she works with.
Brooke: I would say there’s 150 calories in a handful of almonds and 150 calories in a Twinkie. You can’t tell me that if you ate a Twinkie everyday versus almonds everyday which is nature’s food that your body would look the same, feel the same.
Speaker 1: With Strober’s app it’s all about choices and teaching kids how to make the right ones.
Joanna: You can get the app for free but if you really want to make changes, we recommend that you get a coach. That coach will work with you once a week on a Skype or on FaceTime or on [texting 00:01:36] and help you to come up with solutions.
Speaker 1: In other words, the coach can take the role of food police away from the parents.