Live Light Live Right Has New Partner

We are pleased to announce our affiliation with Brightpoint Health! (  Brightpoint Health has 23 operational sites located in all five boroughs.  Brightpoint has never wavered in its dedication to providing the highest quality care to New York City’s most underserved.  This is why when we had the opportunity to work closely with each other, we mutually jumped at the chance! Both of our core values of empathy, respect and dignity are aligned with each of our organizations.  We are thrilled to be working together to create a pathway to healthy living for each of our participants.

Currently, we are working out of Brightpoint Health’s 2412 Church Avenue, Brooklyn, New York location on Wednesday evenings at 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

We also have clinic hours at our 1162 Eastern Parkway location on

Monday:    2:00pm – 6:00pm

Thursday:  1:00pm – 6:00pm

Saturday:  9:30am – 2:00pm

We stay committed to our 4 part program philosophy:

  •  Medical Treatment at the Multidisciplinary Pediatric Obesity Clinic
  •  Behavioral and Mental Health Services
  •  Nutrition Education
  •  Exercise and Physical Fitness

At our Brightpoint location, we will see patients in our clinic, offer behavior and mental health services, and provide nutrition counseling.

Our Flatbush YMCA exercise location is just blocks from our Brightpoint Health clinic.  Every Monday and Wednesday from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm we have a variety of fun and exciting classes such as hip-hop dance, aerobics, sports, and challenge games.

Want additional workouts?  Join us at our Brownsville Recreation Center (1555 Linden Boulevard) location every Friday from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm and Saturday’s from 9:00 am – 11:00 am.

Please call Rena Sooknanan at 718-221-1598 to set up your appointment at our new Brightpoint Health location on Church Avenue today!



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Join Dr. Sarita Dhuper At A Multidiscipline Symposium on Obesity

Dr. Sarita Dhuper, Founder and Executive Director of Live Light Live Right will be speaking at Flushing Medical Center on May 15th on weight gain, weight loss, weight regain, and what drives this cycle.  She will also discuss the solution to these three areas. This symposium is a multidiscipline approach that will focus on medical, surgical and psychological aspects of morbid obesity.

If you are interested in learning more or attending, here is the link to download the flyer register.


Let’s Overcome Obesity Together!

The cornerstone in the management of an overweight child is a lifestyle change that includes restriction of calories and increasing physical activity.  It sounds so simple, right?  Then why has the rate of obesity among children and adolescents tripled over the past three decades?  Currently, a third of New York’s children are overweight or obese.   These are the facts, now what can help?

Here are some practical goals to work with:

  1. Maintain a food diary.  I know, you have heard this before!  The reason why you have heard it before is because it works!!  This will help you self-monitor what you are eating and how much. Commit to it for 21 days.  It takes 21 days to break a habit.  When you see what you are eating, you take responsibility.
  2. Don’t buy foods that you know are trigger foods.  Come on…haven’t we ALL said to ourselves, “I will buy this bag of chips, ice cream, mac, and cheese etc. and I won’t eat all of it at one sitting.”  And, haven’t we ALL eaten it in one sitting?  Live Light Live Right is about moderation, not deprivation.  However, if something is a trigger food, it might be best to hold off on buying it until you are at a healthier weight.
  3. Slow it down!  How could you stomach possibly know you are full if you don’t give it time to register that it is full!  Slow it down and your body will love you for it!
  4. Reward yourself!  Met a goal?  Do something for yourself!  It doesn’t have to cost anything!  Go shopping in your closet.  We all have clothes that we wished we fit into.  You never know what has come back into fashion while you are getting yourself healthy!  Go for a bike ride, because you feel like you can do it now!  Give your kids a special treat…time with you!!  No phones, no TV…just you and them!
  5. Learn about nutrition.   Have a question regarding what is healthy, what isn’t?  Email the Live Light Live Right Program and we will help you!  Come to your medical visit with questions for our amazing nutritionists!  Want to know the answer now?  Google it!!  We have the world at our fingertips with our computer.
  6. Get moving!  The Live Light Live Right program offers FREE exercise for your kids.  Make sure they come!  Come with them!  Join in!  Make being healthy a family vision.  Come to as many classes as you would like.  If you can’t make it for an exercise session….take a walk with your family!  Just move!
  7. Live Light Live Right wants to help!   Research has shown that being a part of a social group makes weight management and a healthy lifestyle significantly more sustainable.  The Live Light Live Right program has been around for 14 years and we hope to be around for many more!  We have an incredibly supportive environment not only with the Live Light Live Right staff but with each of you!  Life-long friends have been made within the children and the parents.  Come to the next exercise class, the next workshop, the next health fair!  We will always be there to welcome you with a big smile and open arms!

Now let’s get healthy together!

For more information call Rena at 718-221-1598

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