When I heard that Weight Watchers — excuse me, WW — has a new kid’s app, Kurbo, before I even began researching it, I had some. . . strong. . . feelings. And I was not alone. There was definitely an outcry, particularly in the wellness and body positivity communities, about a weight loss company — their rebrand not withstanding — marketing to children and the harm this could cause.

As I’ve learned more about what this app is and what it contains, I’ve only become more concerned.

And, after giving it some thought, I’ve decided, we first need to have story-time to better explain why I feel so strongly that dieting is harmful to…