Tag Archive: halloween

In addition to candy and costumes, safety prep needs to be on everyone’s Halloween to-do list. Children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and significantly injured on Halloween than any other day of the year – but planning ahead can help reduce this safety risk. Below are some things parents/caregivers should do before kids head out trick-or-treating to help ensure they’re as safe as... View Article

Oct 4 2018

By Lisa CrutchfieldPhotography by Allen Jones, VCU University MarketingContent originally published by VCU School of Medicine in 12th & Marshall. On normal days, pediatric hospitalist Dr. Clifton Lee, dons his usual white coat and gathers the students and residents for the morning’s rounds. The associate professor is known in the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU for his compassionate and family-centered bedside manner when visiting patients.But one day a year, things... View Article

Nov 18 2016

by Kelli George, Dietetic InternReviewed by Ashley Cappel, Registered Dietitian, CHoR’s Healthy Lifestyles Center Quick – name the first three things that come to mind when you think of Halloween! Candy, pumpkins, and……candy.Our kids look forward to Halloween each year because they get to dress up in a fun costume and eat all of the candy they can find within arm’s reach. No one enjoys saying no to their little... View Article

Oct 29 2015

It’s a scary fact: Children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than any other day of the year. The fun of this special night often leads to distraction. “Halloween is an exciting time,” Dr. Jeffrey Haynes, Director of CHoR’s Children’s Trauma Center, explains. “When the natural impulse to get quickly to the next treat is coupled with the poor visibility... View Article

Oct 26 2015

by Kelli George, Dietetic Intern Reviewed by Ashley Cappel, Registered Dietitian, CHoR’s Healthy Lifestyles Center With the fall season comes yummy sweets and Halloween treats. Typically, these themed recipes can easily throw your family’s healthy eating habits way off track. But never fear, you can still enjoy your pumpkin apple spiced caramel goodies without suffering from any ghostly guilt for the rest of the day. When you look in all... View Article

Oct 19 2015

by Kelli George, Dietetic InternReviewed by Ashley Cappel, Registered Dietitian, CHoR’s Healthy Lifestyles CenterWith the fall season comes yummy sweets and Halloween treats. Typically, these themed recipes can easily throw your family’s healthy eating habits way off track. But never fear, you can still enjoy your pumpkin apple spiced caramel goodies without suffering from any ghostly guilt for the rest of the day. When you look in all the right... View Article

Oct 19 2015

Spooktacular Safety

Oct 25 2013

As Halloween approaches and families begin choosing costumes, stocking up on candy and decorating their jack-o-lanterns, Corri Miller-Hobbs, RN, SafeKids Virginia Coordinator has a few tips for parents to ensure children stay safe during Halloween.Creature CrossingWith fewer kids walking to school these days, many don’t know safe pedestrian practices, so Halloween offers a great opportunity to practice these skills. Teach your children to look both ways (left, right, left), cross... View Article

Oct 25 2013