childhood obesity

Live Light Live Right Summer Bike Program

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July 25th and it will run through August 29th from 9:30am to 11:30am. We will leave on out biking adventure from CAMBA Beacon, corner of Linden Blvd & Van Siclen Ave (Bus B83 and Subway 3 to Van Siclen and a 4 block walk to our location)

This is a free program from our children. We will:

  • Master Bike Safety Skill
  • Take group bike rides to discover the neighborhood
  • Learn teamwork with other cyclists
  • Bikes, Helmuts, trained leaders and FUN is all provided.

We want to thank our partner Bike NY for working with us to make this happen. If you are interested in being a part of this amazing program. Please call us at 718-240-8125.

LLLR Bike Club Flyer 2015

Bariatric Surgery in Adolescents: What you want to know.

Adolescents have unique physical and psychosocial issues related to obesity and require special care. It is often difficult for these adolescents to manage their nutritional needs, exercise, school and their mental health. Recently there have more opportunities for adolescents with severe obesity (over 300lbs) that meet specific criteria, and continuously struggle with their weight to have special weight loss surgery( Read the latest review).

The first approach is the holistic method, which is what we are LLLR strive to give our youth, but if we find they are really struggling and are committed to their weight loss, we are evaluating them to see if weight loss surgery is a safe option for them. It is not a quick fix but if adequately prepared with family support the adolescent can lose a significant amount of weight over a period of one to two years with improvements in blood pressure, cholesterol, sleep apnea and diabetes.

Our LLLR team can evaluate, prepare and refer adolescents with severe obesity that may require weight loss surgery. Columbia Presbyterian and Brookdale offer informational sessions that can be arranged for adolescents meeting the criteria and the surgery is covered by insurance. Live Light Live Right will be offering group sessions with peer support from patients that have had the surgery with great success.

These adolescents can share their experience of what to expert during the total process. If you would like to find out more please contact Dr. Dhuper’s office at 718-240-5857 to set up an appointment for further evaluation.

2015 Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting

Live Light Live Right was honored to present our research at the Annual Meeting for Pediatric Academic Societies in April.  We presented on topics such as, increasing prevalence of severe obesity in Brooklyn, Fitness levels in severe obesity, parental readiness to attend an obesity program for their children and other important issues related to childhood obesity.

To learn more about our research, Abstracts accepted at PAS and ESPR-1

Efficacy and Sustainability Evaluation of PATH, a Childhood Obesity Program

In NYC, over 20% of elementary school aged children are obese, but the burden is greater in populations of color and economically disadvantaged areas of NYC. We propose a pilot study to evaluate a 6-week intensive lifestyle modification program designed for parents of obese children (5-12 years of age), called Parents as Teachers and Healers (PATH). PATH is a novel pilot program of Live Light Live Right (LLLR), a comprehensive childhood obesity management program serving North Central Brooklyn since 2003. LLLR offers a multi-level, integrated care model with four key components: medical screening/treatment, nutrition education, behavioral counseling, and referral to supervised physical fitness. Continue reading →

A Smart Start: A Symposium on Preventing Childhood Obesity

On April 16th, many of the Live Light Live Right staff attending this symposium on Preventing Childhood Obesity at Columbia University Medical Center.  The purpose of this symposium was to understand the importance of the associations between pregnancy related risk factors, infant feeding practices and early childhood interventions with later obesity in childhood through adulthood and to identify potential ways for preventing obesity.

Live Light Live Right Holiday Party

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Live Light Live Right was able to give the best holiday party On December 12, 2014 to our participants thanks to the generosity of Teresa Tsai, President and Chief Executive Officer at Interventure and Robin Hood Foundation.

Our party was held at our CAMBA Beacon 166 program location. The Live Light Live Right trainers worked tirelessly with our participants to choreograph several dances for the children to perform for all of our guests. Our own Chef Nico catered the food, which was both delicious and nutritious.

Santa made a visit and surprised many of our children with presents from their wish list. We were grateful many of our partners were there to help us celebrate with our children and their families. It was a great event.

Live Light Live Right Kids Bike Ride Club

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It’s hard to believe that summer is finally here. We are starting the 2015 Kids Ride Club and are looking for kids to join us.

In 2014 we started our Kids Ride Club with our partners Bike NY and it was a huge success. Our process is to teach children and their families to ride safely, have fun and get great exercise. The rides are mapped out in a way the the children are able to explore our great city and have new adventures.

If you are interested and would like more information, please contact us at 718-240-8125.