Live Light Live Right Pediatric Obesity Clinic at Brookdale Hospital

Live Light Live Right Pediatric Obesity Clinic at Brookdale Hospital
Organization Name:
Live Light Live Right Pediatric Obesity Clinic at Brookdale Hospital
Primary Address 1:
One Brookdale Plaza
Primary Address 2:
Room 300
Primary Address City:
Primary Address State:
Primary Address Zip:
Long Organization Description:

The Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center is committed to being the focus of a healthy community, stressing the organization’s values of caring and respect for everyone.

Organization Website Address:
Organization Phone Number:
(718) 240-5857
Director, Manager or CEO (First Name):
Sarita Dhuper
How do customers and clients contact your organization?:
Email, Telephone, Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, etc), Community Meetings
Interesting Fact About the Organization:
Of Live Light participants, 50% have lowered blood pressure, and insulin, cholesterol and triglyceride levels; 70% have decreased relative body mass index scores; and 40% have shown normalization of cardio-metabolic risk factors.
Community members (approx.):
Year Started:
Major Funders:
Individual donations and corporate partnerships; major funder is the Robinhood Foundation
Organization Type:
Community Advocacy, Nutrition Education, Pediatric Obesity Treatment
About the Organization:
Live Light Live Right is a community-based partnership with Brookdale Hospital that serves overweight and obese children ages 2-19. Nearly half of program participants live below the poverty line, suffer from a BMI in the >95th percentile, and are at risk of developing chronic diseases. The program uses a multidisciplinary approach-including medical evaluation and treatment, nutritional and behavioral counseling, and individualized treatment plans-to help patients modify their long-term behavior. Patients are welcome at the clinic regardless of their ability to pay: Insurance policies cover the medical exams, and all other services, including nutrition and exercise programs, are free or subsidized.
Latest Project:
In June 2016, Live Light Live Right hosted its inaugural annual conference on “The Healing Power of Food,” with lecturers, a panel discussion, and a dozen vendors. The day-long event aimed to change the way the people of the Brownsville and East New York sections of Brooklyn approach nutrition, and to generate a community-wide dialogue about food justice, food security and the importance of food for health in general.
Areas Served:
Core Programs:
Obesity clinic, medical treatment, nutritional and behavioral counseling, mental health services, care coordination and support groups, physical fitness and exercise program, specialized summer camp, physician education, community education
Major Issues:
Chronic Disease (e.g., Diabetes), Nutrition Education (Children/Youth), Overweight/Obesity
We have and or use Social Media?:
Yes, we do have social media (twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc…)
Frequently used hashtags 1:
#livelightright, #livelightliveright, #LLLR, #TipOfTheDday, #urbangardening, #nutrition
Frequently used hashtags 2:
#obesity, #overweight, #asthma, KiddoSnacks, #BrookdaleHospital, #childhoodobesity, #health
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