About the Program


NOURISH+ is for parents/caregivers who are concerned about their child’s weight or eating habits. Our goal is to teach parents skills to improve children’s eating and exercise behaviors. Eligible parents participate in one of two interventions. One intervention meets weekly as a group for 6-7 weeks. The other intervention meets once in-person and then receives information in the mail weekly.

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Am I eligible?



  • You must be at least 18 years old
  • You must be the parent/primary caregiver of a child between the ages of 5-11
  • You must have a child with a Body Mass Index (BMI) at or above the 85th percentile

* Use the calculator on the right to calculate your child’s BMI.

*Pregnant women and people with certain medical conditions may be excluded; call our team with specific questions. If you are unsure about any of these criteria, please call us: 804-827-9211.

BMI Calculator

Frequently Asked Questions


  • Assessments. To evaluate our program, participants complete:
    • surveys
    • body measurements.
  • Participate in your randomly assigned intervention group (6-7 weeks).
  • Group 1 meets weekly as a group for 6-7 weeks. Group 2 meets once in-person and then receives information in the mail weekly.
  • Eligible families will be paid for each assessment completed:
    • Pre-assessment: $40
    • Post-assessment: $50
    • 4-month follow-up: $70
    • 10-month follow-up: $75
  • Adults and children receive pedometers.

NOURISH+ is a free program. All the information you receive will be provided free of charge. Participants will be expected to provide their own transportation to and from program activities. Parking validation will be provided at VCU meeting sites.

Ready to Sign Up?

Please call (804) 827-9211. Our staff can provide more
information and help determine if you are eligible.

Richmond City Location

Mary and Frances Youth Center
120 S. Linden Street
Richmond, VA 23220

West End Location

Healthy Lifestyles Center
Children’s Hospital of Richmond (CHOR) at VCU
2303 N. Parham Road, Suite 1
Henrico, VA 23229