As of December 1, 2017, we are thrilled to announce our new partnership with Brightpoint Health (www.brightpointhealth.org). Brightpoint Health is a recognized leader in the delivery of high-quality, person-centered, integrated care resulting in improved health outcomes for people, families, and communities challenged by health disparities caused by poverty, discrimination, and lack of access. The missions of Live Light Live Right and Brightpoint Health complement each other, and this partnership will play a vital role in the health and well-being of the children in our community.
Dr. Sarita Dhuper, Founder and Executive Director of Live Light Live Right stated, “By combining our resources with Brightpoint we are able to increase our outreach to the community and continue to provide excellent care to our patients. The first-rate team of doctors, nurses, and administrators at Brightpoint have made this transition easy and welcoming. We look forward to a bright future with Brightpoint!”
Please feel free to call 855-681-8700 to make an appointment at our Brightpoint office which is located at 2412 Church Avenue or call Rena Sooknanan at 718-221-1598, to set up an appointment at our Eastern Parkway office located at 1162 Eastern Parkway.
It’s New Year’s resolution time again and you’ve been thinking about helping your child get healthy. This is the year you’re going to do it. That’s great! You’re on the right track. But…as any gym owner will tell you, though the treadmills might be full of determined exercisers every January, come March or April, the gym’s back to normal again. So why are New Year’s resolutions so hard to keep?
According to clinical psychologist Dr. Amanda di Bartolomeo, there’s good reason people lose patience when trying to make changes: “Changing behavior can be hard because it takes time. When you think of how long it took to develop the habits you have now – most of them have been developed over a lifetime – it makes sense that changing these behaviors would take time and effort.” But don’t despair. When you start thinking of achieving your goals as a long game, momentum can be your ally. “Starting with very small changes is more likely to lead to success and the feeling of success motivates maintaining new behaviors.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 →
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.