Live Light Live Right inspires, educates and transforms children suffering from obesity so they can lead productive, healthy lives.
Childhood obesity is an epidemic in America. But it is a crisis in poor communities like Brownsville, where two-thirds of kids ages 5 to 11 are overweight. Live Light Live Right, a non-profit organization based at Brookdale Hospital, provides comprehensive care at little or no cost to the families we serve. Our team of skilled caring professionals has partnered with community organizations to reverse this devastating trend.
Relying on a scientific approach, our experts provide kids with a treatment plan that reduces damage caused by obesity. Any child between the ages of 2 and 19 with a body mass index (BMI) greater than the 95th percentile for age can be referred to our program. And an overweight child with a lower BMI can be referred with there are associated medical risks.
We provide personalized and effective care to save lives and inspire communities.
Our comprehensive method combats obesity with a four part replicable model:
- We provide medical evaluation and treatment at our multidisciplinary obesity clinic
- We offer family nutritional and behavioral counseling
- We run a fun and safe supervised exercise program
- We tailor individualized treatment plans
We measure our results by the health of the 2,500 kids we’ve treated since 2001. More than two thirds of them have maintained or lowered their body mass index scores, their blood pressure, their cholesterol and their insulin levels. A majority of them have also shown improvement in quality of life indicators. At Live Light Live Right, we empower children with the tools they need to take control of their futures.