I’m not a grandparent but I work with so many of them. Many are de-facto parents, either because they have full custody of their grandchildren, but others are the primary caregivers to their grandchildren because of working parents. They’re often the ones who not only prepare meals for their grandchildren, but who eat with them and spend lots of awake hours with them.
They may be spending more time with their grandkids than the actual parents do, so they can have a real influence on a child’s attitude about food and their whole food experience growing up. And that’s why I want to meet with them.
Grandparenting is serious business and read about my approach to counseling these “key influencers” in children’s lives about nutrition and the family dynamics around food and eating in The Doctor’s Tablet.