Palo Alto, CA (June 12, 2017) – Kurbo transforms the lives of kids, teens and adults through mobile technology and personal coaching that helps them eat healthier, exercise more and lose weight. Eight of 10 who completed the Kurbo program, which is based on 30 years of Stanford Hospital research, have lost weight. As part of its international expansion, Kurbo has moved beyond the U.S. to Australia, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Canada, Great Britain to provide personal health coaching to overweight children.
Kurbo, whose app is available for download from the iTunes or Googleplay app stores, has now adapted its program to the Singapore market. Unlike many weight management programs that rely on special diets or calorie counting, Kurbo is based on tracking food in a mobile app which categorizes food in a simple red, yellow, green “traffic-light” system. Kurbo adapted to the Singapore market by making sure that popular local food items are included in its tracking feature and hired local coaches to provide personal coaching. The Kurbo coach meets with the children and families once a week via video chat to provide tips, help set goals and keep them on track.
Two successful pilots were completed in Singapore and seven out of 10 children who completed the 12-week program successfully lowered their Body Mass Index (BMI) to a healthier level or lost weight.
With Kurbo’s mobile coaching app, it provides a convenient option for busy parents and children to engage anywhere and everywhere. Kurbo is working with Singapore’s Health Promotion Board to provide the mobile health solution to children between the ages of 5 and 17 with a BMI-for-age of 90th percentile or higher.
“We are thrilled to introduce Kurbo in Singapore as part of our international expansion strategy to provide a convenient option for busy parents and children to improve health outcomes,” said Kurbo Co-founder and CEO Joanna Strober. “Together we hope to spread the word that there is an effective and sustainable solution to help the entire family eat better, and feel better.”
Kurbo is the only U.S. company focused on transforming the lives of kids, teens and adults through mobile technology and personal coaching that helps them eat healthier, exercise more and lose weight. Key to success is personal coaching combined with a mobile engagement platform based on 30 years of Stanford Hospital research. Rather than focus on calorie counting or special diet foods, the Kurbo app integrates fitness and food tracking using a simple red, yellow, green light system with fun games and tips to generate lasting changes in nutrition and exercise habits. Eight of 10 who complete the Kurbo program have lost weight along with more than half of parents who are not coached. Kurbo is passionate about partnering with Fortune 500 employers, Medicaid providers and other institutions around the world to radically improve health outcomes by permanently altering family eating and exercise habits.
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