Those with hard-to-manage weight problems, like Kenderick Scorza, may require professional nutrition counseling to learn healthful eating strategies. Pediatrician Lawrence Rosen, vice chair of the AAP's section on complementary and integrative medicine, says psychological counseling may be needed, too. He teaches patients who overeat when they're stressed to find other ways to deal: a daily bike ride, prayer or meditation, listening to their favorite music, kid-friendly yoga classes. "These techniques also teach them to be more mindful about what and how much they're eating," Rosen explains. Pediatric obesity clinics, found in many large teaching hospitals, can provide a coordinated team of specialists—pediatrician specializing in weight issues, nutritionist, psychologist, exercise physiologist—to combine lifestyle changes with medication if necessary. Finding the right strategy may yield lifesaving payoffs for kids who have the beginnings of diabetes or vascular disease. "These conditions can be reversible if the right steps are taken," says Lavie.