Parents' Guide to

My Weight Loss Coach

By Erin Bell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Encourages healthy eating and exercise with games.

Game Nintendo DS 2008
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Overall, My Weight Loss Coach is a good introduction towards leading a healthier lifestyle. Younger children can have fun with the pedometer, while older players can soak up some of the game's more in-depth ideas and advice. The game's tone is generally gentle and encouraging, but be warned that the game does measure the player's fitness level using Body Mass Index (BMI), a simplistic system that has significant limitations. If the game deems that a player's BMI is too high, it will urge them to lose weight, stating that people with BMIs in a certain range are less likely to suffer from illness.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo DS
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: UbiSoft
  • Release date: June 24, 2008
  • Genre: Educational
  • ESRB rating: E
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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