Obesity expert is ‘aghast’ by Wii Fit


Following recent reports that supposedly perfectly healthy child was labelled overweight by Wii Fit, an individual from the National Obesity Forum has spoken to condemn the game. He remarks that a BMI measurement is misleading when used with children.

I’m absolutely aghast that children are being told they are fat,” comments Tam Fry. “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.

Nintendo has reportedly said today it would not be placing a warning on the game, but did apologise for any offence caused.

Nintendo would like to apologise to any customers offended by the in-game terminology used to classify a player’s current BMI status, as part of the BMI measurement system integrated into Wii Fit,” commented a Ninty spokesman.