From Jim, Child's Age 10 - 08/23/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
My daughter is 10 years old and weighs 150 lbs. Every say is a struggle with food in our house. My daughter eats 3 healthy meals a day with 2 healthy snacks too. We do not keep junk food in our house. I think she looks at food and puts weight on. We have done all we can for her, nutritionalist, endocrinologist, child psychologist all to mo avail. I know we need to get her moving more, as she is a sedentary kid but we do limit her tv to 2 hours a day. Our struggle is where to find her cloths. We are not in bad shape with tops, but are struggling finding her pants. Please, anybody with suggestions, please post.
Reply from Deb, Child's Age 8 - 03/19/12  - IP#:
My daughter is 8 years old and weighs 82 lbs. I wanted to address the clothing issue with you because its very frustrating to shop for overweight kids. I try to shop without her, because she picks out things that she likes but just cannot wear and its heartbreaking to me. Luckily she loves stretch pants and long shirts, and thats what we buy most of. You can find them in any department store and they are pretty cheap. Wrangler also makes a stretch plus size jean which are pretty comfortable for her. JCPenney has a plus section that has nice clothes - but a little pricey. Other than that, my sister who is pretty talented with a sewing machine can run her off a pair of cotton capri's with an elastic waist in no time!
Reply from Cleo, Child's Age 8 - 11/21/11  - IP#:
JCPenny's and I think Kohls has plus sizes... I just bought some pants for my daughter (5'1 - 133lbs) that were a size 16 1/2 and I beleive they go up to 18 or 20 in the 1/2 sizes... They are the terry cotton and knit material. Pretty nice though. We have given up on jeans however... :-(
Reply from Ashlie - 08/30/11  - IP#:
There is a Clothing and Fashion Board where kids give each other found helpful tips and good sources for buying clothes when overweight or obese. The board can be found in the Pre-Teens or Teens section. Here is the direct link: Clothing and Fashion Board

The American Academy of Pediatrics has a policy statement on television viewing. Their recommendations include:
• Limit children's total media time (with entertainment media) to no more than 1 to 2 hours of quality programming per day.
• Remove television sets from children's bedrooms.

The importance of quality sleep should also be considered since there is a correlation between childhood obesity and poor sleep. Parents, Kids, and Sleep (Part 1)