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.
F.A.T.G.I.R.L. in Partnership with Council Member Robert E. Cornegy Jr. 36th District Presents:
The Other “F” Word: An open forum and community dialogue with Parents, Children and Community leaders about Childhood Obesity and its Cultural, Economic, Mental and Social impact in the Urban Community.
This event will take place at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza Community Room on Monday November 16, 2015 6p.m.-9p.m., featuring Guest Panelist Dr. Sarita Dhuper, MD Executive Director/Founder of Live Light Live Right, Dr. Torian Easterling, MD, MPH Asst. Commissioner NYC Department of Health, Kym Hampton New York Liberty Legend, Dr. Sean A. Thomas, PT, DPT President of Quhas Inc.
On November 19, 2015, Dr Sarita Dhuper will be presenting at The Seventh Annual Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Symposium on “Childhood Obesity:its implications and relevance to our practice”, the half day symposium will be from 7:30am to 1:00pm. Dr. Dhuper will present on Emerging Concepts in Childhood Obesity:Threats and Solutions.
If you would like more information regarding this symposium, please see the Symposium Brochure.
On Tuesday November 17, 2015, 9:00am to 10am, Dr.Sarita Dhuper will present at Obesity Grand Rounds at Brookdale Medical Center on,The Role of The Pediatrician in Primary Prevention of Obesity; Updated 2015 AAP Guidelines.
The objectives to this talk are:
Discuss Practical Approaches and Strategies to Implement obesity Prevention
Develop Practice Based Skills and Workflow
Understand Food and Activity targets for prevention
Utilize a developmental approach across the lifespan to implement obesity messaging.
Our Live Light Live Right 6-Week Summer Fitness Challenge children participate in a supermarket tour at Western Beef located on East New York and Ralph Avenue. We wanted to give the children a real life experience and knowledge of how to food shop healthy. The children learned about product placement, how to shop for healthy items on a budget, the importance of reading the nutrition labels while shopping, and how to shop for fruits and vegetables. The LLLR team joined the children and shopped together to select healthier items to prepare lunch for the day. After shopping, they all had lunch at Lincoln Terrace Park. This field trip allowed the children to realized that it is possible to have a healthy meal on a budget.
We want to thank Western Beef for providing us with this amazing experience.
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.
On Saturday, August 15, 2015 The Brownsville Recreation Center had their annual Back to School-Back Pack Drive. This was a fun and exciting event with activities that included, a fitness station, game station, hula hoop station, DJ, a dance contest with refreshments for all to enjoy. In keeping in line with the mission of fitness, over 5000 pencils were spread out across the entire field and once the children received their back packs, they were allowed to race across the field and pick up as many pencils as they possibly could and place them inside of their brand new colorful back packs. The Live Light Live Right program was able to sponsor this event and every child in attendance received a back pack with school supplies, such as note books, folders, pencils, pens, markers, erasers, pencil sharpeners and reading books for school.
We are proud partners with the Brownsville Recreation Center and all the work that they do to help the children and their families of the Brownsville community.
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.