PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – How young is too young for a weight-loss regimen? A new app is leaving a bad taste in some experts’ mouths.
The company formerly known as Weight Watchers has launched a new healthy-eating app called “Kurbo.”READ MORE: Camden High School Football Banned From Postseason Following On-Field Fight
It’s geared toward children ages 8 to 17 years old.
The app gives food a rating of red, yellow or green.READ MORE: SEPTA Union President Releases Video Warning Its Members To Prepare For Possible Strike
The red stands for candy and soda, pasta as yellow, and veggies and fruit as green.
The goal is for kids to identify “green” foods that they should eat more often.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia City, School Leaders Demand More Be Done To Keep Students Safe After Deadly Shooting In Mayfair
Critics say the diet app could lead to lifelong problems with food.