News Release

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Contact: Ridgely Ingersoll, (757) 668-9087,

CHKD to offer weight management program in Williamsburg

Program for children 8-18 starts October 13

NORFOLK, Va. - Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters will offer its highly-regarded treatment program for overweight children ages 8 and older in Williamsburg this fall. The ten-week Healthy You program includes individual assessments, comprehensive lifestyle classes and a variety of fun fitness classes. The program will be held Tuesday and Thursday nights, 6:30-8 p.m., from October 13 to December 15 at the James City County/Williamsburg Community Center at 5301 Longhill Road.

Please call (757) 668-7035 for registration material, location and tuition information. Tuition assistance is available.

Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters is the only freestanding pediatric hospital in Virginia and serves the medical and surgical needs of children throughout greater Hampton Roads, the Eastern Shore of Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. Founded in 1961, the not-for-profit hospital provides care to more than 160,000 children each year as inpatients and outpatients, addressing routine and complex illnesses, injuries and chronic conditions.