Weight Loss App Aimed At Kids And Teens Sparks Controversy | NBC Nightly News

Weight Loss App Aimed At Kids And Teens Sparks Controversy | NBC Nightly News


MOMENT.>>>NOW TO THE BACKLASH OVER A NEW>>>NOW TO THE BACKLASH OVER A NEW WEIGHT WATCHERS APP BACKLASH OVER A NEW WEIGHT WATCHERS APP FOR KIDS THAT HAS SOME WEIGHT WATCHERS APP FOR KIDS THAT HAS SOME PARENTS OUTRAGED FOR KIDS THAT HAS SOME PARENTS OUTRAGED TONIGHT. PARENTS OUTRAGED TONIGHT.>>Reporter: TONIGHT.>>Reporter: SMARTPHONE APPS FOR>>Reporter: SMARTPHONE APPS FOR DIETING, NO LONGER SMARTPHONE APPS FOR DIETING, NO LONGER ONLY FOR ADULTS. DIETING, NO LONGER ONLY FOR ADULTS. A WEIGHT LOSS APP ONLY FOR ADULTS. A WEIGHT LOSS APP AIMED AT KIDS AND A WEIGHT LOSS APP AIMED AT KIDS AND TEENS IS ON THE MARKET AIMED AT KIDS AND TEENS IS ON THE MARKET AND CREATING TEENS IS ON THE MARKET AND CREATING CONTROVERSY. AND CREATING CONTROVERSY.>>CHILDREN DON’T NEED CONTROVERSY.>>CHILDREN DON’T NEED TO WORRY ABOUT LOSING>>CHILDREN DON’T NEED TO WORRY ABOUT LOSING WEIGHT. TO WORRY ABOUT LOSING WEIGHT.>>Reporter: THIS WEEK WEIGHT.>>Reporter: THIS WEEK WEIGHT WATCHERS>>Reporter: THIS WEEK WEIGHT WATCHERS RELEASED CURVO FOR WEIGHT WATCHERS RELEASED CURVO FOR KIDS AS YOUNG AS RELEASED CURVO FOR KIDS AS YOUNG AS EIGHT. KIDS AS YOUNG AS EIGHT. PARENTS EXPRESSED EIGHT. PARENTS EXPRESSED OUTRAGE ONLINE. PARENTS EXPRESSED OUTRAGE ONLINE. KIDS STRUGGLE ENOUGH OUTRAGE ONLINE. KIDS STRUGGLE ENOUGH WITH BODY IMAGE WHICH KIDS STRUGGLE ENOUGH WITH BODY IMAGE WHICH IS A KEY CAUSE OF AN WITH BODY IMAGE WHICH IS A KEY CAUSE OF AN EATING DISORDER. IS A KEY CAUSE OF AN EATING DISORDER. USING THE APP, KIDS EATING DISORDER. USING THE APP, KIDS TRACK WHAT THEY EAT, USING THE APP, KIDS TRACK WHAT THEY EAT, GUIDED BY A TRAFFIC TRACK WHAT THEY EAT, GUIDED BY A TRAFFIC LIGHT SYSTEM. GUIDED BY A TRAFFIC LIGHT SYSTEM. HEALTHY FOODS LIKE LIGHT SYSTEM. HEALTHY FOODS LIKE VEGGIES GET A GREEN HEALTHY FOODS LIKE VEGGIES GET A GREEN LIGHT. VEGGIES GET A GREEN LIGHT. FOODS LIKE PASTA GET LIGHT. FOODS LIKE PASTA GET YELLOW FOR MODERATION. FOODS LIKE PASTA GET YELLOW FOR MODERATION. CANDY AND SUGARY YELLOW FOR MODERATION. CANDY AND SUGARY DRINKS GET RED LIGHTS CANDY AND SUGARY DRINKS GET RED LIGHTS INDICATING KIDS SHOULD DRINKS GET RED LIGHTS INDICATING KIDS SHOULD STOP AND THINK. INDICATING KIDS SHOULD STOP AND THINK.>>ANYTHING THAT WOULD STOP AND THINK.>>ANYTHING THAT WOULD HELP THEM GET AWAY>>ANYTHING THAT WOULD HELP THEM GET AWAY FROM FAST FOOD — HELP THEM GET AWAY FROM FAST FOOD –>>Reporter: WEIGHT FROM FAST FOOD –>>Reporter: WEIGHT WATCHERS SAYS IT>>Reporter: WEIGHT WATCHERS SAYS IT FOCUSES ON HEALTHIER WATCHERS SAYS IT FOCUSES ON HEALTHIER EATING. FOCUSES ON HEALTHIER EATING.>>ALMOST 20% — EATING.>>ALMOST 20% — ALMOST 15 MILLION KIDS>>ALMOST 20% — ALMOST 15 MILLION KIDS ARE OBESE. ALMOST 15 MILLION KIDS ARE OBESE.>>Reporter: THIS ARE OBESE.>>Reporter: THIS DIETITIAN SUPPORTS THE>>Reporter: THIS DIETITIAN SUPPORTS THE NEW APP AND A NEW DIETITIAN SUPPORTS THE NEW APP AND A NEW SOLUTION FOR OBESITY NEW APP AND A NEW SOLUTION FOR OBESITY THAT INCLUDES PARENTS. SOLUTION FOR OBESITY THAT INCLUDES PARENTS.>>I DO THINK THAT MOM THAT INCLUDES PARENTS.>>I DO THINK THAT MOM AND DAD AND THE>>I DO THINK THAT MOM AND DAD AND THE EXAMPLE THAT THEY SET AND DAD AND THE EXAMPLE THAT THEY SET ARE GOING TO BE THE EXAMPLE THAT THEY SET ARE GOING TO BE THE MOST POWERFUL

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  1. I was 410 lbs in the 10th grade, but oddly quick for my size and arguably nimble… Things like this wouldn't hurt, but should not be obsessed over either…
    It's stressful enough going through growing pains, puberty, figuring out how messed up the world actually is and how to handle it all to the best of their abilities…
    – There are no Kryptonians here, just us humans… Plus there are those people out there that like 'a little more cushion for the pushin'… ;D

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