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Not All Fat is Bad!


Written by: Stephanie Chan; BS in Neural Science,
MPH candidate Suny Downstate school of public Health


When we hear the word “fat” in regards to food, we may automatically think that it is bad or harmful to our health. After all, why do so many people talk about low-fat diets or reduced fat options? However, not all fat is bad! In fact, your body needs fat to keep going and carry out your daily activities. This article will briefly discuss the different types of fat found in food and help you pick out the kinds of fat to consume.

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Cooking With Chef Nico

Welcome to Live Light Live Right cooking demo classes with yours truly Chef Nico. This class is designed where we can all share and learn with each other the benefits of healthy eating. It is an instructor lead class meaning it gives you and your family the opportunity to prepare a pre-planned meal every week resulting with you eventually mastering some of the basic tools used when creating healthier eating choices. So get your aprons out and your knives sharpened, because Lunch is about to be served.
If you would like to visit our archives and enjoy the recorded demos please feel free to visit our You Tube Home Page.

Healthy Cooking Demos

Live Light Live Right is delighted to partner with and promote, Healthy Cooking with Chef Karen Cherfils & Sous Chef Fiona Adams

Begins July 22nd through August 22nd

Every Wednesday at 5:30 pm

Every Saturday at 12 pm

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 889 9653 4634; Password: 537709

To Dial-In:+16468769923; Meeting ID: 889 9653 4634; Password: 537709

No registration required

Live Light Promotes Healthy Dinner With Dr. Meseret Tena

Dr. Tena is a Pediatrician at Suny Downstate who works closely with the Live Light Live Right program.
She focuses on how to prepare easy, quick, and healthy meals at home. Whether you cook for one or a big family, here are easy recipes and cooking techniques.

For further information or to set up an appointment with Dr. Tena please call her at (718) 270-7694.

Meseret Meshesha Tena, M.D., FAAP
Director of Pediatric OPD at UHB (Suite D)
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
450 Clarkson Ave Box 49

Celebrating National Childhood Obesity Awareness

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.

Is Coconut Oil Healthy?

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Written By Judy E. Marshel, PhD, RD, CDN
Coconut oil, previously shunned by the health and wellness community for its high saturated fat content, is now a staple cooking oil in many households. It can be found not only in specialty health food stores, but at most local grocers as well.

While many healthy professional tout the benefits, many organizations such as the American Heart Association and the USDA continue to caution consumers against all tropical oils, including coconut oil.

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Live Light Live Right Introduces the P.A.T.H Program

Live Light Live Right is Introducing a Special Program to Help Your Child Achieve a Healthier and Happier Lifestyle: P.A.T.H. (Parents As Teachers and Healers)

The goal of the P.A.T.H. Program is to provide parents with a set of special skills, so that they can guide their own child/children in coping with his or her weight problem. Our goal is to teach the parent to become the teacher and healer in partnership with our expert doctors.

This will be a unique 6-week training program to a select group of parents in the following areas:

  • Healthy Eating and Nutrition
  • Healthy Activity and Exercise
  • Positive Self-Esteem and Coping Skills
  • Medical Concerns with Obesity

We will start the program on November 1st, with an introductory meeting that will outline the topics of the 6 weekly sessions.  We are limiting the program to LLLR participants between the ages of 5-12.