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Kick Off Event for our new Live Light Live Right Ambassador Buster Skrine

This Saturday, April 8th at 9:30am at the Brownsville Recreation Center we are having a Kick-Oof Event for our new Live Light Live Right Ambassador Buster Skrine, star cornerback for the New York Jets!!

Media channels that will be present will be Sports NY Jets Football Channel. These vendors will also be at the event,  Eat Clean Bro, Harmless Harvest, and Perfect Food Inc.
It will be a great workout and a fun event for all.

Live Light Live Right Warrior Basketball Team Visits The Nets

Live Light Live Right Warrior Basketball Team traveled to the Barley’s Center to see The Nets crush the Denver Nuggets 116-111!  With Coach Martin leading the way via subway, the kids and some of their parents cozied up in their seats to watch the exciting teams duke it out on the court.  “What an amazing night we had!  All of the training our team has done over the last couple months came to life seeing these professional athletes doing the same drills and lay-ups we do during our practices. “The kids had a great time and it was great seeing them enjoy themselves,” said Coach Martin.  As the night began to wind down, the kids were given Nets t-shirts, towels and bobble head player dolls by The Nets Organization!   Everyone enjoyed being a part of a great night!  “I would most definitely recommend the Live Light Live Right Program to any parent whose child is struggling with their weight.  Especially to join the Warrior Basketball team!” said Kamilla, mother of Christian, age 10.

Live Light Live Right Thanks, The Nets Organization for their generous donation.

 

Live Light Live Right partners with Slow Foods NYC

Our Live Light Live Right children joined Slow Food NYC with URBAN HARVEST at UJIMA, a tuition-free, 5-day educational workshops, urban farm community resource. It’s located at Ujima Garden, 660 New Jersey Avenue, East New York, Brooklyn.

Daily activities typically included:

  • A Movement Lesson (moderate exercise)
  • A Gardening and Composting Lesson (a “how-to” demonstration)
  • Farm Chores (hands-on planting, tending, composting, and harvesting)
  • A Good Food Class (based on Slow Food principles of Good, Clean, and Fair Food for All)
  • Sharing Good Food (preparing and enjoying a healthful lunch, based on local, seasonal, largely plant-based ingredients).

The workshops were held August 22nd through August 26th, 2016. Each day we were provided with the different curriculum to help our children learn more about the slow food concept ‘Food that is Good, Clean, and Fair for All’.

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HIIT Workouts Are Proven To Show Success For Your Health

Did you know that one minute of intense exercise is comparable in its physiological effects to forty-five minutes of moderate exercise? It’s true, according to findings from a study done on interval training at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.1 The research was the subject of review in a recent New York Times article.2 For details about the study, click here.

The findings are interesting and beneficial to those who don’t have 45 minutes or an hour of time per day to dedicate to exercise. The research suggests that one can reap benefits from just a single minute of arduous exercise. Thus, any exercise, even short bouts of it, is beneficial to health and, thus, recommended. Live Light Live Right encourages participants to exercise and provides a variety of supervised exercise programs designed to meet the different needs of program participants. To learn more about scheduled exercise classes, be sure to check out the Calendar of events.

 

  1. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0154075
  2. http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/04/27/1-minute-of-all-out-exercise-may-equal-45-minutes-of-moderate-exertion/?ref=health&_r=0

LLLR Celebrates Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Live Light Live Right at Brookdale hospital is an award winning program  and supported by the RobinHood Foundation. The success of the program is fueled by a patient-centered, community-focused approach and a commitment to the treatment and prevention of childhood obesity. We use a comprehensive, cost-efficient strategy that mobilizes community partners, engages local leaders and agencies, medical and health care professionals, schools and parents to make a collective impact that improves the health of our children and generates awareness about the deadly diseases caused by obesity.  Families have access to medical treatment, nutrition education, resources to obtain affordable healthy foods, and free supervised physical fitness programs. All  these services  are critical in treating and preventing childhood obesity.

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For further information or to refer a patient please contact Dr. Dhuper or the Rena at 718-240-5857/8125. Here is the Childhood Obesity Awareness Month Flyer.

Tips for Eating Right During the School Year

Written By: Judy Marshel, PhD, RD, CDN

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Many families make healthy eating a priority during the summer months – when fresh produce and seasonal products are readily available. Yet, when the school year begins, you may find it daunting to prepare nutritious meals.

With another school year just around the corner, most families are preparing for the busyness that will once again be “life.”

To get started, begin thinking ahead so you can plan and have healthy foods available.

Below are some tips that you can use to encourage consumption of nutrient-rich foods- the fuel kids need to learn throughout the school year.

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Live Light Live Right will be at the American Diabetes Association Expo

The American Diabetes Association is having it’s annual Expo on April 30, 2016 from 10:00am-4:00pm at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. This event is free and will have health screenings, cooking demos, products and services exhibitors, and leading experts speaking about diabetes management, research and prevention . It’s a fun event for the whole family.

Live Light Live Right will be attending and our lead trainer Ebony Harris will be doing a fitness demo from 12:30-1:00pm, so stop by and join the fun.

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Annual Live Light Live Right Holiday Party

Live Light Live Right celebrated our Annual Winter Wonderland Holiday Party at CAMBA. We have a great deal to celebrate this year, many success in our program. Our families and participants shared their moving stories of struggles and accomplishments with all of the individuals that attended the party. The delicious healthy food was provided by our new chef Jimmy with the assistance of our Senior Nutritionist Judy Marshel. The Live Light Live Right staff trainers kept the children busy with dancing, obstacle courses and word games. It was a wonderful party and we were grateful to Robin Hood Foundation for their continued support, CAMBA for providing us with wonderful space, as well as Empire State Realty Trust for their employees generation donation of gifts.

Live Light Live Right Participates in Creating Healthy Places and Healthy Schools Brooklyn

The Creating Healthy Places and Healthy Schools Brooklyn successes included over 28 miles of bike lanes painted, improving the number of healthy offerings in over 100  grocery stores and bodegas, supporting the growth and sustainability of 6 community farmers markets, the establishment of local school wellness policy in 32 schools reaching over 20,000 students, and more.

On January 6, 2016 at we will be joining the leadership team to recognize the collective achievements and impact that our efforts have made within our community.