Today, nearly one in three children in the U.S. are overweight or obese. Children with obesity have a higher risk of developing other chronic conditions, such as asthma, sleep apnea, bone and joint problems, Type II diabetes, and risk factors for heart disease. And we know that roughly 80% of overweight children remain overweight as they enter adulthood.
Here’s the good news: we know what it takes to change health behaviors and help kids lose weight in a safe and effective way. At Kurbo, we know how hard it is for parents to see their child struggling with their weight and feel like anything they do or say only makes it worse. Our Kurbo health coaches are here to help make weight loss for kids fun and simple for the whole family.
At Kurbo, kids start building healthy habits to support weight loss from day one through our mobile app and personal health coaches. The Kurbo mobile app features food tracking using the Traffic Light System that categorizes foods by green (fruits & vegetables), yellow (lean meats & whole grains) and red (sugars). With the support of their Kurbo health coach, kids learn to manage their food choices to reduce their “reds” and up their “greens” over time. Our coaches meet weekly with kids to understand their goals, offer actionable advice and motivate them to sustain their new healthy behaviors.
And the results speak for themselves — 8 out of 10 of kids who participate in our 12-week coaching program lost weight and 90% reported higher levels of happiness, self-esteem and confidence.
Kurbo Health Coaches work with you to set personalized goals, provide encouragement and keep you on track for long-term success.
Our proven “Trafﬁc Light” Food System helps you eat healthier while not giving up your favorite foods.
We’ve designed this program speciﬁcally to create a support system for you and your loved ones. We work with kids, teens and adults.
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Kurbo participants learn basic nutrition skills to help them make healthier choices around food and exercise. Topics include portion control, understanding food labels, and the benefits of exercise. Participants also work with their coach to set personal goals around food and exercise to promote long-term lifestyle changes. Our coaching program is based on 30 years of research at Stanford University and is proven to be safe and effective. Learn more about the science behind our program here.
Kurbo health coaching helps children lose weight by building healthy habits through the use of a mobile app and personal coach. With the mobile app, children are able to track their food choices using our Traffic Light System (which is based on 30 years of research at Stanford) that classifies food by green, yellow and red lights, making it easy for kids to do themselves. Their personal coach will help explain this system, set personalized goals and partner with kids to think through strategies to help them succeed. Our Kurbo coaches are highly trained to offer personalized supportive accountability to clients, ensuring that each kid has a partner to troubleshoot roadblocks that might arise that are preventing them from meeting their goals.
Not all coaches are registered dietitians. Kurbo coaches have diverse professional backgrounds with a shared passion for health and wellness and working with people to support behavior change. For more information about Kurbo coaches, please visit our coaching page.
Weight loss for kids is very common with Kurbo, but it is not always the main objective. Many kids are just trying to stop weight gain (since they are still growing) and some kids are looking to get more energy and become better athletes by changing their eating habits.
That said, if weight loss is your goal, our Kurbo coaches can tailor their coaching to help you achieve it. Once you sign-up for Kurbo health coaching, you will start building healthy habits into your daily routine. Over time, these small daily habits turn into big resultsv– and many of our clients do live out their own weight loss stories. Over the past year, 85% of participants who completed at least 12 weeks of Kurbo health coaching successfully lost weight and/or reduced their BMI. Additional reported outcomes included increased self-esteem and physical activity, fewer arguments over food and weight concerns, healthier families and significant weight loss for parents.
Healthy habits are built with Kurbo through our mobile app and personal health coaches. The Kurbo mobile app features food tracking using the Traffic Light Classification System. Coaches meet weekly with kids to understand their goals, offer actionable advice and motivate them to sustain their new healthy behaviors. The results speak for themselves — 8 out of 10 of kids who participate in our 12-week coaching program lost weight and 90% reported higher levels of happiness, self-esteem and confidence.
Many adults have done the Kurbo Program, either with their children or on their own. Over 8 out of 10 adults lose weight on the Kurbo Program. Adults use the program for general health coaching, to exercise more, to develop better eating habits, and to live a healthier life. Our health coaches are trained to work with both men and women.