Obesity expert: children should be banned from playing Wii Fit
Remember the story about the 10 year old girl who was said to be “over weight” by Wii Fit, and her mother was all up in arms because her daughter was fit? Nintendo apologized, and I remember stating the obvious, that Wii Fit was just a game. I thought that would be the last of it, but I was wrong.
Speaking to British newspaper the Daily Mail, Tam Fry of the National Obesity Forum called for children to be banned from playing Wii Fit:
“I’m absolutely aghast that children are being told they are fat. BMI is far from perfect but with children it simply should not be used.
A child’s BMI can change every month and it is perfectly possible for a child to be stocky, yet still very fit. I would be very concerned if children were using this game and I believe it should carry a warning for parents.”