Weight Watchers to offer program to teens for free — but do they need it?

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Do teens need tot? Experts discuss Weight Watchers decision to offer program to teens. Weight Watchers has drawn criticism for offering its program for free to teens this summer, with health advocates warning against eating disorders and other effects. by Scott Stump Feb AM ET .When we send kids the message that a number on the scale is most important, they suffer. Although parents will need to offer consent for their teen to participate in the free Weight Watchers program, consider that parents may have their own food and body image issues. An estimated million .Last week, Weight Watchers announced that, starting this summer, it will begin offering free memberships to teenagers ages . with critics saying the memberships might encourage restrictive eating behavior in children at a vulnerable age and make teens feel like they need tot to achieve a .Weight Watchers recently announced that it would be offering teens free memberships to promote "the development of healthy habits at a critical life stage." We talked to atitian healthier, notting. We have and will continue to talk with healthcare professionals as we get ready to launch this program." .

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