Author:Katie Fedoseeva

Kurbo’s Co-Founder, Thea Runyan, Appears on the Dolly McCarthy Show to Discuss Strategies for Feeding Your Child Athlete (Listen Here)

Kurbo’s co-founder, Thea Runyan, MPH, has recently appeared on Chicago’s Dolly McCarthy Show, which aired on Thursday, Feb 16th. Thea discussed strategies for feeding your child athlete, as well as busted some popular myths about children, sports and eating. With 15 years of experience, Thea is an authority figure in the health and wellness space. As the former Lead Behavior Coach at the Packard Pediatric Weight Control Program (PPWCP) at Stanford, she helped thousands of children and families create healthy environments and lose weight. Listen to her helpful tips below:


The full 1-hour segment from the Dolly McCarthy Show can be found here:

Kurbo Recognized as a Highly Effective Weight Loss App in a Recent Study Published on the NIH-Affiliated Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR)

Kurbo was recently recognized in a comprehensive study of hundreds of mobile health apps, Mobile Apps for Weight Management: A Scoping Review, published on the NIH affiliated Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR). The study was focused on three primary factors for evaluating weight-loss apps: inclusion of evidence-based strategies, health-care expert involvement, and evidence of scientific testing.

Out of the remaining 393 apps that were included in the final analysis, Kurbo was specifically identified as an evidence-based, comprehensive behavioral modification mobile app and program:

  • “only 0.3% of apps (1/393), Kurbo Health, stated the involvement of a regulated health care professional in the app’s development. This app reported involving a medical advisory board consisting of pediatricians, psychologists, and psychiatrists.”
  • “Kurbo Health possessed (all) 8 strategies including self-monitoring, goal-setting, physical activity support, healthy eating support, social support, gamification, and personalized feedback delivered via a health coach.”

According to the review, two of the strategies implemented within Kurbo are considered especially integral for experiencing success: “goal-setting and self-monitoring are the key strategies derived from self-regulatory theory to enhance self-efficacy and significantly predict weight loss and behavior change success.” Most current mobile health apps lack these important features and don’t possess the functional capabilities to deliver a level of interaction and communication of the required complexity for successful weight loss. The full review is available here

Thea Runyan Discusses How Kurbo Helps Adults, Kids & Teens Get Fit, Lose Weight, Have More Energy and Confidence

Thea Runyan appeared on It’s Your Health with Lisa Davis, to discuss how Kurbo helps kids, teens, families and individuals around the world achieve their goals to get fit, lose weight, and have more energy and confidence. Prior to co-founding Kurbo, Thea spent 12 years as the lead coach at renowned Pediatric Weight Control Program at Stanford, helping parents to talk to their kids about their weight without causing damage to self-esteem or causing eating disorders. In this segment, obesity expert Thea Runyan helps parents address the touchy subject of weight with kids. Listen to the full interview here:

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Kurbo Partners with Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global to Combat Childhood Obesity

Kurbo was selected to be among the innovative products offered by Arianna Huffington’s new health and wellness e-commerce platform,, which launched on November 30th, 2016. Thrive Global’s goal is to end the stress and burnout epidemic by offering companies and individuals sustainable, science-based solutions to enhance both well-being and performance. Emotional and medical issues related to overweight kids, teens and families are a significant cause of workplace stress, absenteeism and loss of productivity. This is why Thrive Global has chosen to promote Kurbo’s system, which combines a mobile app with personal health coaching, as a proven tool to help kids, teens and families gain control of their health and wellbeing. Check out the full Press Release.