• Commentary: How the New Fitbit for Kids Could Backfire

    One year ago - By Fortune

    Last week, Fitbit announced the launch of the Fitbit Ace , a fitness tracker created especially for children.
    As a certified eating disorder specialist, I have some concerns.
    It's a tough conundrum. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , obesity now affects one in six children and adolescents in the U.S. For many youth, diversifying food choices and increasing movement may help to promote improved health.
    Conversely, it is important to consider the rise in adolescent and pediatric eating disorders, often seen starting to develop during the same age range as the Ace's...
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