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an active lifestyle. When planning meals, choose from healthy options. Although it’s tempting to indulge grandchildren with sweets and treats, resist the impulse and respect their growing bodies’ nutritional needs. Prepare home-cooked meals that include vegetables, fruits and unprocessed foods. Let your grandchildren help prepare kidfriendly dishes . Replace soft drinks with water or milk. Stock your own healthy “fast foods” (for example, bananas, apples, hardboiled eggs, raisins and carrots) . Create memorable rituals by sitting down together for meals. We grandparents want to experience the joy of watching our grandchildren become healthy, active and productive adults. The best way for us to assure this happy outcome is to model a healthy lifestyle. We’re never too old—or too young—to focus on fitness. Five potato, six potato, seven potato, eight. We need to help kids change before it is too late. G Carole Carson is the author of From Fat to Fit: Turn Yourself into a Weapon of Mass Reduction and is the coach for the 4,000-member AARP Fat 2 Fit online community . Frightening Facts: • 32 percent of kids and teens from 6 to 19 years of age are overweight and 17 percent are obese • Obese children have high rates of depression • The vast majority of children with untreated obesity become obese adults and also begin to develop chronic diseases • Sleep apnea is both the result of and the cause of excess weight • The negative baggage of the word “obesity” prevents the community, parents and clinicians from seeing the serious risk of chronic disease behind the obesity —Robert D. Murray, M.D., chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on School Health To read Carole’s interview with Dr. Murray, click here. Carole, g’daughters Danielle and Heather Bandy, and daughter-inlaw Elizabeth Lurie stage a grand pajama party in a tree house. Ed. note: This article is abridged. For the entire article, click here. JANUARY Share this article with your friends. GRAND
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010

GRAND Magazine - January 2010
Contents
WinShape Homes: Chick-fil-A’s Best-Kept Secret
GRAND Central
Meet Kay Glynn: America’s Fittest Grandmom
Fighting Fat in Kids
Hidden Sugars
The Coming Caregiver Crunch
The Secret World of Grandparents
Cyber-Savvy GRAND
GRAND Ride
RESOURCES
GRAND Finale
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GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - GRAND Magazine - January 2010
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - Cover2
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GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - 5
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - Contents
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GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - 9
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - WinShape Homes: Chick-fil-A’s Best-Kept Secret
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GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - 12
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GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - 14
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - GRAND Central
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GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - 21
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - Meet Kay Glynn: America’s Fittest Grandmom
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GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - 24
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - 25
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - Fighting Fat in Kids
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - 27
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - Hidden Sugars
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - 29
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - The Coming Caregiver Crunch
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - 31
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - The Secret World of Grandparents
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - 33
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - Cyber-Savvy GRAND
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - 35
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - GRAND Ride
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GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - RESOURCES
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - GRAND Finale
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