Grandparents could be leading to childhood obesity

Who doesn't love grandma's home cooking?

Unfortunately, It could be leading to childhood obesity. A new Chinese study shows children who grow up closer to their grandparents are more likely to be obese.

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According to the study, around 30.43 million Chinese children and teens are overweight or obese. In the United States, 17 percent of children and adolescents are obese, according to the CDC.

Grandparents who take care of their grandchildren full time have an increased influence on the eating habits of the children, leading to potential weight gain.

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Grandparents can continue to spoil their favorite grandkids -- but with healthier food choices. To start to improve the problem, it's suggested that grandparents take grandchildren for visits to the farmer's market to try new fruits and vegetables, get them to create healthy snacks and stay away from the ever-so-convenient fast food.

If you want to spoil your grandchildren rotten, choose a healthy way instead. They'll thank you later.