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’.
A recent visit to Airon Food Market, at 44 New Lots Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, is working in conjunction with the DOH to promote healthy shopping.
They are offering if you spend $5 on fresh fruits and vegatables, you get a free tote bag. The Live Light Live Right team wants to support the Airon Food Market and plans on bringing the Live Light participants that are doing their fitness program at the BRC, to the bodega for healthy snacks after a workout to encourage healthy snacks and promote sales, arrange for a LLLR instructor to visit the bodega and report whether the healthy food items continue to be available and monitor the bodega’s progress, and have the LLLR participants fill out a Fruit and Vegetable survey to determine which items they would like stocked on the shelves at the bodega.
Click here for the Airon Market Flyer.
Written By: Judy Marshel, PhD, RD, CDN
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.
A recent New York Times article titled After ‘The Biggest Loser,’ Their Bodies Fought to Regain Weight explained why many struggle to keep off weight lost.1 The article explains that someone who deliberately loses weight will have a slower metabolism once they stop dieting. Therefore, researchers were not surprised to see that contestants from ‘The Biggest Loser’ had slow metabolisms once the show ended and had a difficult time keeping weight off. Weight loss is accompanied by a slowing of one’s resting metabolic rate (RMR). This phenomenon is called ‘metabolic adaptation” or ‘adaptive thermogenesis’ and it acts to counter weight loss and contributes to weight regain.2
Brooklyn, NY (May 5, 2016) Brookdale Hospital and Live Light Live Right (LLLR) will host ‘The Healing Power of Food’, a one-day conference on nutrition, health and wellbeing for members of the Brownsville and East New York communities on on June 2, 2016 at Brookdale Hospital. . “The Healing Power of Food” aims to engage, connect, and share resources that will empower the community and help provide a lasting impact on health and obesity.
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.
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.
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.