The project reported here sought to increase healthy eating and physical fitness among grandchildren and grandparents using a two-pronged approach: 1) increased fruit and vegetable consumption and 2) increased physical activity. Families consisting of grandparents and grandchildren met at a community center for eight Saturdays to participate in educational activities to increase their knowledge of the benefits of fruit and vegetable consumption and increased physical activity. Among the families completing the program, desirable changes were observed in both fruit and vegetable consumption and increased physical activity. However, a larger study involving more participants is needed to confirm these results.
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Ganthavorn, C., & Hughes, J. S. (2007). Promoting Healthy Lifestyles Among Grandparents Raising Grandchildren in Riverside County. The Journal of Extension, 45(1), Article 8. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol45/iss1/8