Live Light Live Right was awarded the 1st Community Change Maker Award by Downstate Health Sciences University. The Community Change Maker Award is given to a community-based organization that is dedicated to taking creative actions to solve an enduring urban health challenge.
The School of Public Health recognizes LLLR as a leader in our local Brooklyn community. LLLR serves as a model for national efforts dedicated to tackling childhood obesity and addressing a history of systemic marginalization. LLLR’s dedication to the community and collaborative spirit has led to outstanding contributions to the success of the School of Public Health’s educational, research, and service programs.
Live Light Live Right was awarded a special grant by The Brooklyn Children’s Society of SUNY Downstate for helping improve the health of children in Brooklyn.The Brooklyn Children’s Society’s mission is to support projects and programs whose goals are to enhance the health of children in the Brooklyn community. Awards granted by the Society are intended to support programs, groups and projects whose goals are the prevention and treatment of disorders and other causes of morbidity among childrenin the communities of Brooklyn. We were joined by our patient ambassador Dawn Fearon who shared her journey with our program. We are committed to transforming lives of children in our community with our consistent efforts and dedication.
Live Light Live Right supported their new partners at Kings Country hospital where they promoted awareness of obesity and how to achieve a healthy weight. Other partners that were present were Shape up New York and other local community partners.
Great Summer Camp Opportunity for the LLLR Kids! Join the NYC Parks Department at Randall’s Island for a FREE fun-filled summer camp experience! Please contact Rena at 718-221-1598 for more information or to sign up. There are limited spots so please sign up soon!!
On Saturday, February 2nd at the Brownsville Recreation Center we had our first Burn Out Event of the year! What a success! The children came ready to learn about how to add fruits and vegetables into their daily lives and why it is so important. Chef Nicolas was extremely engaging and captured everyone’s attention! The children learned the importance of fiber and Chef Nicolas gave suggestions on tasty recipes that are easy for families to incorporate into their daily living.
Our Senior Exercise Trainer, Ebony, was there to motivate us all with her high energy dance moves and exercise routines!
Prizes were given out, food was eaten and fun was had by all!!
Come join us for our next Burn Out Event on Saturday, March 2nd. Details to come shortly!
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.
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.
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’.