Dr. Wendy Scinta is actively involved in the community and is currently partnered with Knockout Obesity to reduce adult and childhood obesity in New York City! Focusing on one child, one family, and then one community, Wendy’s strategy is key to helping our country lose weight and get healthy!
Knockout Obesity was founded by Brooklyn restaurateur Dimitrios Verteouris, who lost 82 lbs in three months using boxing, coupled with a lifestyle change in eating habit. Last summer, Knockout Obesity hosted a pilot program at The Boys’ Club of New York, in which Dimitrios engaged young boys with the help of a team of professional boxers. Joining the boxers was Dr. Wendy, who hosted nutrition sessions, often quizzing the kids on fat, carbs, sugar and protein. Famous for her suitcase of fat, she demonstrated the effect of fast food on the body by tossing out a gelatinous Burger King Whopper and Nathan’s hot dog, both weighted according to fat content. (The fat in a Whopper from Burger King is about the same size as the thing itself with a “whopping” 50 grams of fat!). With the success of its pilot program, the Knockout Obesity’s boxing and nutrition program is now year round at all three Boys’ Club of New York locations.
The program is soon to expand its impact to community centers all across Brooklyn, and was just the recipient of a $25,000 donation from World Champ boxer, Paulie Malignaggi. In conjunction with Knockout Obesity, Dr. Wendy Scinta will be visiting local centers and schools to help educate and share the BOUNCE® program to youth, families, educators and community leaders!
In addition to local outreach, Dr. Wendy also enjoys participating in a variety of speaking engagements, including a visit to the Diabetes EXPO hosted by the American Diabetes Association.