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:
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’.
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.
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.
Live Light Live Right had its first conference, The Healing Power of Food, on June 2, 2016, at Brookdale Medical Center. The day was composed of workshops, panel discussion, community marketplace and a variety of local vendors to showcase the importance of having a healthy community in East New York and Brownsville. Torian Easterling, MD, MPH; Assistant Commissioner discussed health inequity in Brooklyn, Elisa Zied, MS, RDN, CDN (Author of Younger Next Week) spoke about how to feed your family right, and community partners showcased the important work they are doing in the community to educate and provide resources to the families that live in Brownsville. A panel made up of Kedesch E. Altidor-Dorcély; Public Health Advisor, Let’s Move Initiative (Launched by First Lady Michelle Obama), Molly Hartman; Senior Advisor for Food Policy, Office of the Mayor, City of New York, Donna Perry; Miss plus New York; Founder F.A.T.G.I.R.L., Stephen O’ Brien; Director of Food & Menu Management, New York City Department of Education, SchoolFood, and Temitope Jose; Pediatrician, SUNY Downstate Medical Center discussion focused around Improving Food Justice and Food Security in Brownsville.
The day proved to be a success, and was covered by the Brooklyn Reader. To read more click here.
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.
The Edwards family has been with Live Light Live Right for the past 8 years, they have two girls 16 years old and one son, 8 years old. Mom has had her own struggles with weight and had bariatric surgery several years ago. That is what makes this even more personal for her, she stated, “She does not want her kids to go through what she has gone through herself.” They all feel that Live Light Live Right has made them more conscious about what they should be eating and how to have more balanced meals. The children have been able to build up their confidence and find friends that understand their struggles.
Live Light Live Right is celebrating National Childhood Obesity Awareness month. We want to showcase some of the wonderful events our children take place in to promote healthy living, such as trips to the Farmers Market, learning how to buy healthy groceries at Western Beef, and the importance of fitness. To learn more about the award-winning work that we do at Live Light Live Right, please call 718-240-8125.
Fighting Obesity One Child At A Time, Because Nothing Should Weigh a Child Down.
Brooklyn, NY (September 9, 2015) Live Light Live Right (LLLR) partnered with Crunch Fitness, the Crown Heights location in Brooklyn, for the Summer Fitness Challenge. Crunch Fitness incorporated their “Sweat School” into the exercise portion of LLLR’s fitness program. Crunch Fitness has sweat school classes at other NYC locations as well including Crunch W83rd Street. The Sweat School is a one–hour class taught by a group fitness instructor at Crunch, Kelley Green, that included; circuit training, a class called POUND®, obstacles course, running and lots of fun fitness activities. “We created Sweat School to show kids that fitness can be fun so that they can establish a healthy relationship with fitness that they can carry with them through their lives,” says Christina DeGuardi, SVP of Marketing, and Branding & Communications at CRUNCH.
Live Light Live Right has partnered with Crunch Fitness, the Crown Heights location in Brooklyn, for our Summer Fitness Challenge. Crunch Fitness has incorporated their “Sweat School” into the exercise portion of our fitness program. The Sweat School is a one–hour class taught by a Crunch Fitness personal trainer that includes; circuit training, pound, obstacles course, running and lots of fun fitness activities. Our LLLR children are participating in this program twice a week, in addition to working with our trainer, Ebony, in the park playing basketball and running. The children are enjoying the program at Crunch Fitness and are looking forward to it every week. Live Light Live Right hopes to continue our relationship with Crunch Fitness and create a long-term program with them to work together to fight childhood obesity.
Live Light Live Right is honored for being the recipient of the We Are All Brooklyn Leading By Giving Committee’s 2015 grant.
The We Are All Brooklyn Fellowship closing ceremony was on June 16, 2015 at 6:30pm. The ceremony was held at the Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery, John Jay School of Criminal Justice, CUNI, located at 860 West 11th Avenue, New York, NY 10019.
Their support of the Live Light Live Right program was special to us because of the commitment we all have to the community of Brooklyn.