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The Detroit Jewish News, 2010-02-04

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Family Focus

Get Ready Early!
Passover is Coming!
--'March 29thr--

Battle Of The Bulge from page 43

Tradition ! Tradition.

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(248) 557-0109

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Catering and carryout available
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February 4 2010

Positive Experience
Sharon Horowitz and her son Jason
attended Levick's CCWM series at
a local health club years ago when
Jason was in elementary school. (He's
now 26.)
"Jason was a big boy — not totally
overweight but unhappy with how
he looked: says Horowitz, a West
Bloomfield resident.
As a guidance counselor at Walled
Lake Western High School, she sees
firsthand that "heavy kids get made
fun of."
The CCWM program was teaching
life skills — exercise, nutrition and
self-esteem, she says. "There was par-
ent involvement; we were learning at
the same time he was.
"At some point, Jason took control:
Horowitz says.
Today, "he's a healthy young man
— a sports broadcaster/producer for
CBSsports.com and Westwood Radio
in New York. He works out daily.
Those [CCWM] skills he has incorpo-
rated into his life."
Dr. Martin Levenson, M.D., who
was the Horowitzes' pediatrician at
the time, finds that "managing child-
hood obesity is one of the most frus-
trating parts of my practice.

"When we see it developing early
on, it can be difficult to get across to
parents that there is a problem:' says
Levenson, a Huntington Woods resi-
dent who practices at Medical Center
Pediatrics in Bingham Farms and
West Bloomfield.
People tend to want quick fixes, he
says, when the approach needs to be
multifocal and cover eating habits,
diet, activity and realistic expecta-
"I can give counsel, but we are not
really set up to manage the global
picture:' Levenson says. "Programs
like Keith Levick's are set up to man-
age the big picture. Weight Watchers
is a good program for teens. The big-
gest problem is getting them to start."

Personal Side
Ehrmann and his wife, Dr. Robin
Ehrmann, M.D, an internist in their
family practice, attend Congregation
B'nai Moshe in West Bloomfield. They
have three boys, twins Daniel and
Brett, who are first-year medical stu-
dents at the University of Michigan,
and Zachary, who is a U-M junior
majoring in communications.
Paul Ehrmann wrote Generation
XL: The Childhood Obesity Pandemic:
A Community Based Solution and was
named Physician of the Year in 2008
by Crain's Detroit Business.
Levick, a six-footer who weighs
245 pounds and works out daily, says,
"Fitness is critical in our family. I
haven't had red meat in 25 years."
He proposed to his wife, Debbie,
a substitute teacher in Farmington
Hills, as they jogged down 12 Mile
Daughter Lisa is a podiatrist and
son Bradley is studying at Adrian
College to become an elemen-
tary school teacher. They live in
Farmington Hills. ❑

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fitness fun and building a positive
self-image. The children are taught
in a relaxed classroom setting and
participate in organized play in a
gym. Parents receive instruction in a
separate classroom.
"How you deal with overweight
children is very different from adults:
Levick says. "Children are differ-
ent biologically, psychologically and
socially. Kids need fats for proper
bone and brain development.
"Kids should not be dieting. And
diets don't work:' he stresses.
The two hope to take their initia-
tive statewide and nationwide "as we
improve and tweak it," Ehrmann says.
The idea is to train a community's
fitness leaders to run the program.

Congregation B'nai Moshe is mak-
ing plans to celebrate the 100th
anniversary of its founding in 1911.
Since that date, it has held ser-
vices in Detroit; first on Hastings
and later on Dexter; on 10 Mile in
Oak Park and currently on Drake
in West Bloomfield.
The committee planning the
events, co-chaired by past presi-

dent Pearlena Bodzin and Carol
Pollack, is hoping to locate past
members and family members of
past members to contribute their
stories of the history of the con-
gregation. Anyone wishing to add
memories should contact Bodzin,
(248) 357-1157 or
pearlpal@aol.com , or Pollack,
cpollack000@gmail.com .

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