When WW released a weight loss app meant just for kids, its goal was to support children in building healthy lifestyle habits for controlling bodyweight throughout their lives. Though the intention sounds good on the surface, medical experts have called this application irresponsible. Health care professionals have said that a food-tracking program meant for children is simply a recipe for disaster.
Weight Watchers has made headlines all over the world by changing the name it has had since it was first founded. The weight management program was first created in the 1960s and has been synonymous with healthy and effective weight loss since that time.
Over the years, Weight Watchers has boasted a strong diet culture and many celebrities have not only credited their slimmer waistlines to the program, but have become spokespeople for the lifestyle it encourages. Most recently, Oprah Winfrey has become the face of the brand.