The American Diabetes Association is having it’s annual Expo on April 30, 2016 from 10:00am-4:00pm at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. This event is free and will have health screenings, cooking demos, products and services exhibitors, and leading experts speaking about diabetes management, research and prevention . It’s a fun event for the whole family.
Live Light Live Right will be attending and our lead trainer Ebony Harris will be doing a fitness demo from 12:30-1:00pm, so stop by and join the fun.
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.
On November 16, 2015 Dr. Sarita Dhuper will be participating in a Community Forum on Childhood Obesity. The Other “F” Word is being presented by Donna Perry, Founder of F.A.T.G.I.R.L and is Ms. New York Plus America 2015 and Robert Cornegy, Jr., Council Member, 36th Council District. The open forum is to have dialogue with parents and leaders in the community on all the elements that impact childhood obesity.
It will be held at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza, 1368 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216 (community room). It is from 6pm-8pm and if you would like to register to come please call 347-265-1978 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NYC Center for Health Equity announced the release of the 2015 Community Health Profiles. Profiles for 18 Brooklyn Community Districts are highlighted and this data on over 40 indicators to provide a broad understanding of neighborhood health and inequities in health outcomes. In Brownsville there is a life expectancy of 11 years shorter than compared to the financial district and the death rates due to diabetes, HIV, hypertension and homicide are more than twice the city rates. Programs like Live Light Live Right are much needed to address health disparities, fight obesity and diseases related to poor nutrition and environmental factors.
To read more on the recent press release, click here.
The Edwards family has been with Live Light Live Right for the past 8 years, they have two girls 16 years old and one son, 8 years old. Mom has had her own struggles with weight and had bariatric surgery several years ago. That is what makes this even more personal for her, she stated, “She does not want her kids to go through what she has gone through herself.” They all feel that Live Light Live Right has made them more conscious about what they should be eating and how to have more balanced meals. The children have been able to build up their confidence and find friends that understand their struggles.
Did you know that over 1.5 billion pounds of pumpkin are produced each year in the United States? That the world’s largest pumpkin was more than five feet in diameter and weighed over 1,800 pounds? That each pumpkin has about 500 seeds and takes between 90 and 120 days to grow?
If you are looking to add pumpkin to your diet, keep in mind there are over 45 different varieties of pumpkin and that they are part of the winter squash family. They range in color from red, yellow, and green, and have names like Hooligan, Cotton Candy, and Orange Smoothie.
Yes, it’s true, summer has come to an end. While it is sad to say goodbye to the barbecues, picnics and the summer season, it is a time to celebrate the beginning of a wonderful fruit and vegetable season. Fall is full of delicious foods you can work into your diet in a variety of ways that can perk up any chilly night.
Why Eat Seasonal Produce?
If you are interested in protecting the environment, buying local seasonal produce not only can potentially reduce our carbon footprint but it also helps local economies. Since it is grown locally, the produce is fresher.. which results in more nutritious produce.
From apples to sweet potatoes, autumn’s bumper crop of fruits and vegetables offer a range of intense flavors and substantial textures that you can use to make a piping-hot bowl of soup….a satisfying meal for a cozy fall dinner