One healthy eating tip dietitians often stress to families is not to let children fill up on too many snacks or sugary drinks between meals. While appropriate snack portions and healthy snack choices can boost energy levels, supply needed nutrients, and help prevent overeating during meals, too much snacking – or snacking only on items full of sugar, sodium and fat – provides unneeded calories and can lead to pickiness... View Article

Mar 31 2015

Next up in our Child Life Month Month blog series… Meet Katie Barber, CTRS There isn’t much Katie Barber won’t do for her patients – including taking a pie to the face to help #WhipChildhoodCancer! Watch 10-year-old Thomas share a whip cream pie (topped with sprinkles!) with Katie. Q & A with Katie Q: How long have you worked at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR)?I’ve been with CHoR... View Article

Mar 26 2015

CHoR is committed to educating families, caregivers and coaches about concussion symptoms and the devastating effects concussions can have – especially for children. March is Brain Injury Awareness Month and we’d like to take this opportunity to encourage all of our readers to stay informed about this important health topic, this month and always.Did you know that 90 percent of most diagnosed concussions do not involve a loss of consciousness... View Article

Mar 24 2015

Join us in welcoming the newest member of our child life team! Meet Chelsea Preuss, CCLS Chelsea might be a new face at CHoR, but her enthusiasm and dedication are making her well known!Personal experienceIt takes a special kind of person to support and advocate for children and families in the hospital. While Chelsea’s education and internship prepared her for a career in child life, her childhood experiences have provided... View Article

Mar 24 2015

Next up in our Child Life Month series… Meet Kelsey Williams, MS, CCLS Return to RichmondThe team at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) is excited to have certified child life specialist, Kelsey Williams, back on campus! Kelsey completed her practicum at CHoR in July 2013 before heading to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to complete her child life internship. Kelsey’s education and clinical experience have prepared her to... View Article

Mar 23 2015

Next up in our Child Life Month series we’re introducing you to a child life specialist who has been a part of the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) team for nearly two decades. Meet Heather Kinney, CCLS, CPST During March, we celebrate team members like Heather, a senior child life specialist at CHoR who spends her time helping children and their families cope with the different health challenges and... View Article

Mar 22 2015

March brings St. Patrick’s Day, the first day of spring, March Madness… and Child Life Month! Subscribe to our blog to learn more about child life through this special blog series – we’ll introduce you to our child life team and the patients and families that they serve. Child life specialists Among the many medical specialists, researchers and pediatric experts at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR), stands a group... View Article

Mar 18 2015

Advancing children’s health care is a priority at CHoR – whether it be through the care we provide directly to children in Central Virginia or in our efforts to improve care for all children through our education, research and advocacy programs. CHoR’s Advocacy Committee participates in a variety of advocacy efforts each year, including legislative efforts supporting important health care initiatives related to children’s health and safety. Kendall Lee, Associate... View Article

Mar 9 2015