Overweight Snacking Teen

Dear Sharon,

My 12 year old daughter is overweight and I don’t know what to do. No one in our family has ever been overweight. I try to get her to eat less and different foods, but she’s a real snack freak. She’s a nice looking girl but she’s too heavy. What advice do you have?

Dear Parent,

I am sorry to hear of your concerns about your daughter’s weight. Here are some things to keep in mind as you continue to offer help.