Tag Archive: healthy

Just 15-20 minutes of quality time together can build a child’s self-esteem, enhance family bonding and provide fun, stress-free time for everyone. There are many ways you can give the gift of “time together” to your child during the holiday season and throughout the new year.Below is a list of “family fun” ideas from our child life team. These ideas focus on family bonding, healthy fun and active play. You can... View Article

Dec 23 2016

The Surgeon General of the United States recommends children get at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day and adults get at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day.* This may sound like a lot of time, and busy schedules can sometimes get in the way, but the great thing about physical activity is that is doesn’t always have to take place in a gym. There are tons... View Article

Oct 13 2016

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

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

August is Kids Eat Right Month. Kids Eat Right is a nutrition education, information-sharing and action campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, its Foundation and the Kids Eat Right Program. CHoR Dietitian Mary Henck recommends their informational website, eatright.org, as a helpful (free!) resource for families and a great resource to check out as you start planning for the new school year. This Academy of Nutrition and... View Article

Aug 5 2015

Strawberries are in season in Virginia from April to June. It’s a great time to enjoy this nutrient-packed fruit and to add recipes featuring fresh strawberries to your family’s meal rotation. Delicious AND nutritious  One cup of sliced strawberries provides 163 percent of your daily dose of vitamin C (more than a whole orange), 12 Percent Daily Value of fiber and 9 Percent Daily Value of the B vitamin folate. Strawberries also... View Article

Apr 15 2015

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

When talking with Sherri Maters, MS, RN, NP-C and Pediatric Cardiology Nurse Practitioner at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, you can’t help but feel the positivity radiating from her.  Having just recently stepped into her role as the new face of pediatric cardiology at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, Sherri is excited to begin connecting with the community “one family at a time.”Sherri found her love of working... View Article

Feb 5 2013

How do you tell your friends and family that you love them on Valentine’s Day? Do you send flowers? Do you give them a box of chocolates? This year, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU is helping you spread the love on Valentine’s Day with three fun e-cards you can share with your valentine.Check out the “Love With All Your Heart” tab on our Facebook page. Here, you can send your... View Article

Feb 2 2013

Karrah Bauserman can recall being bullied by classmates about her weight for as long as she can remember. As a child, Karrah was unable to participate in sports and activities with her fellow peers because she would quickly run out of breath. At the age of 13 she weighed her heaviest, about 200 pounds, and as her weight increased, so did the teasing. Karrah decided she had to make a... View Article

Jan 24 2013