With its presence even in the Presidential race…fat-shaming impacts kids and adults alike. When it comes to kids, research shows it’s not just friends and classmates doing the bullying, but also teachers and even parents. Childhood obesity expert, Thea Runyan, helps parents address the touchy subject of weight with kids. I think you may have interest in this timely interview.
Runyan who spent 12 years as the lead coach at renowned Pediatric Weight Control Program at Stanford (prior to co-founding the health app for children Kurbo) helps parents learn how to talk to their kids about their weight without causing damage to self-esteem or causing eating disorders.
coaching from a trained
Your dedicated Kurbo coach will meet with you and your child each week to provide encouragement, review progress and set goals.
Meet via phone or video conference from the comfort of your own home
Receive daily motivation and support by text, phone and email
Get matched with the best coach for your child’s goals and interests
All coaches are specially trained by behavior coaches from Stanford
Learn healthier eating
habits through our
traffic light system.
Our easy-to-understand food classification system makes it simple for kids to identify the foods that will help them achieve their goals and limit the ones that won’t.
Foods are categorized by their nutrition value (e.g. carbs and sugar are reds, veggies and fruits are greens, etc.)
Promotes long term lifestyle change—not counting calories
Proven safe and effective for kids by Stanford’s Pediatric Weight Control Program
Track meals and
activities with our
Our easy-to-use mobile app makes it simple and fun for kids to stay on top of their food and activity choices.
Track food and exercise, and monitor your progress
Reinforce healthy lifestyle habits through fun games and videos
Learn important concepts like portion size and how to plan ahead
Stay motivated and engaged through weekly challenges