Carolyn and her son Christopher were trying to eat healthy, but it was harder than they thought. One day, Carolyn asking Christopher if he ate any fruits or vegetables for lunch. He said yes, he had apple juice. Carolyn reminded him they were trying not to drink juice at home because it’s not healthy. “I thought apple juice was a fruit,” Christopher replied. “He looked so sad and confused,” Carolyn remembers. “He had clearly been trying hard to eat healthy.”
After a stressful school year, Carolyn decided Christopher deserved a change this summer. “Christopher was gaining a lot of weight and I was really concerned. I signed him up for Kurbo right after school ended.”
Carolyn supported Christopher by making healthy changes herself, and lost 19 pounds! “At the beginning of the summer I said, ‘you’re not going to learn how to eat healthy alone. I’m going to do it with you!’ I wanted to support him and now I’m actually changing,” says Carolyn.
Carolyn and Christopher have learned what foods are healthy using Kurbo’s Traffic Light Tracking System. “I’m realizing that a lot of foods I thought were healthy actually aren’t. I’ve been experimenting a lot in the kitchen to cook more healthy foods. A family favorite is the Kurbo pizza: low-fat mozzarella cheese and tomato sauce baked on a whole wheat English muffin.”
Tracking with Kurbo has led the family to be proactive and experiment in the kitchen together. “When I’m cooking, Christopher will ask me what I’m making and how many red light foods I’m using,” Carolyn says. “He’ll seize the food I’m cooking and taste it and say ‘it needs more seasoning!’ and then he’ll look through the spices and add something like Italian seasoning and make it taste really good,” Carolyn shares.
Christopher’s summer journey with Kurbo has transformed his whole family. “My husband has cut down on desserts because he is learning from Kurbo,” Carolyn says. “He doesn’t use the app but he is counting stuff in his head more. Christopher’s sister is 4 years old and she’s always asking me, ‘is this a red?’ She really wants to do Kurbo. She’s been begging me to let her get the app, but she’s actually learning a lot about how to eat healthy just from Christopher. She eats more vegetables than any 4-year-old I know.”
**This is a testimonial from an individual Kurbo user. Results will vary for different users.