courtesy of Kurbo
Joanna Strober, above with son Jared, created Kurbo to help children make better food choices.
A Los Altos Hills mom is trying to take a bite out of childhood obesity by helping kids make better food choices.
Joanna Strober earlier this summer launched Kurbo, an Android- and Apple-compatible app that uses a traffic-light system to assist children battling weight problems. The app, she noted, is based on the pediatric obesity program at Stanford University’s Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and guides children ages 8-18 through daily food choices – with green lights for fruits, vegetables and other good choices. Conversely, the app encourages children to limit red-light items such as processed food high in sugar and fat.