Advancing Children's Health

Tag Archive: weight management

Having a happy and healthy shopping trip to the grocery store might seem tough when kids are coming along! With a little advance planning, you can make sure your kitchen is stocked with ingredients that match the budget, time, health needs and preferences for your family. Thinking about what you can do before, during and after the grocery trip can be a helpful approach, according to Healthy Lifestyle Center dietitian... View Article

Dec 23 2016

As a parent, it is very likely that at some point you’ll receive information about the opportunity to enroll your child in a clinical trial or research study. Clinical trials study new and promising treatments for serious illnesses like cancer or chronic conditions like allergies, while research studies focus on gathering information for analysis. Whether you have a child experiencing a medical issue and your child’s doctor approaches you about... View Article

Jan 12 2016

Shift for Health is the theme for VCU Medical Center’s exclusive medical sponsorship of Richmond 2015 UCI Road World Championships. Our participation in this important international event is a clear reflection of the world-class health care that we provide.Shift for Health will carry on long after the race is over by encouraging team members, their families and members of our community to make small shifts in their exercise, diet and... View Article

May 14 2015

From registered dieticians and interactive cooking classes to the exercise specialists and fun teen support groups, CHoR’s Healthy Lifestyles Center, a comprehensive pediatric obesity treatment and research center, could easily be mistaken for a fun community recreation center. With 1 in 3 U.S. kids considered overweight or obese, childhood obesity is not only detrimental to a child’s health, causing issues such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, but... View Article

Mar 17 2014

As we all set our New Year’s resolutions and decide on our goals for the year, getting your family active should be at the top of the list! Healthy habits begin at a young age, so instituting healthy lifestyle changes now will set your children up for a lifetime of health and happiness.Now, with the increased emphasis on long-term healthy weight management, it’s even more important to find ways to... View Article

Jan 17 2014

By Alyssa Wehrmeister, RD, CDEPediatric Endocrinology Division, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU Many parents worry about what their child is eating, and how exactly that affects heart health even at an early age.Eating is all about the choices you make for meals and snacks. It’s important for children to get enough calories to grow and develop, but it’s a fine line that can easily cross over into excess calories.  Certain fats, like saturated... View Article

Feb 1 2013