Breakout Facilitator at the 2017 Teen Wellness Conference
Healthy Habits: How to Be Well
Pronouns: she, her, hers
Having Positive Body Image is LIT!
This breakout session will provide recommended steps that support the development of positive body image for teens, as feeling good about who we are and what we look like can be LIT. We will also focus on some simple and basic daily health practices that can go a long way in supporting a young person’s health and wellness. Additionally, when we don’t feel well, what does that look like, and how do we know when to ask for support? We’ll allow some time at the end to answer questions, as we know that positive body image is a complicated topic and common for teens to have a lot of questions about specific situations that can be tough to navigate.
Katie Bell is co-founder of The Health Teen Project. She is a board certified Nurse Practitioner in Adolescent and Adult Medicine and Psychiatric Mental Health with a sub-specialty in Eating Disorders. Katie received her Nurse Practitioner degree from University of California, San Francisco in 2003.
Prior to joining The Healthy Teen Project Katie provided medical and psychiatric care to adolescents and adults at The Carlton Clinic and the intensive outpatient eating disorder program at Kaiser Permanente. She also did community outreach work with Bay Area schools to improve early identification of eating disorders.