All parents are encouraged to attend the first event in their "Surviving the Teen Years Series” on Thursday, Oct. 17, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. in the Scotty Probasco Academic Building. The evening will feature Dr. Suzannah Bozzone, Family Physician, and Crissie Smith, RN/BS, and is organized by Baylor's Health & Wellness directors Jenny Green and Rachelle Parman.
Dr. Bozzone will give parents an overview of the “why and how” of incorporating Lifestyle Medicine into your family’s life. Lifestyle Medicine is the evidence-based use of optimal diet, movement, sleep, and stress management to prevent, treat and even reverse disease. She will focus on the use of lifestyle to address the most common problems our student’s struggle with, such as skin, gastrointestinal, hormonal, weight, and mental health issues and relay this life saving information in a fun and entertaining way!
Crissie Smith will address healthy eating during the teenage years and beyond. She will present applicable and hands-on tips for preparing the healthiest fuel for optimal health and performance during the busy teenage years, importantly setting good habits for a life of activity and disease prevention. Crissie will prepare breakfast, lunch, and dinner illustrating the benefits of a whole food plant-based diet and making it simple and delicious! Parents will walk away with a better understanding of why we eat what we eat and how we can control our health destiny one bite at a time!
"Surviving The Teen Years" Series 2019-20
Other dates in the "Surviving The Teen Years" series are Thursday, Nov. 21, Monday, Jan. 27, and Tuesday, April 21. All events are open to current and prospective parents, and take place in the Scotty Probasco Academic Center from 6 - 8 p.m. We will share speaker information soon!
Dr. Bozzone is a family physician and the co- founder of TRUE HEALTH JOURNEY, a lifestyle medicine practice that provides individual and group programs to support patients towards more vibrant lives. She is certified in Lifestyle Medicine - the evidence-based use of lifestyle to prevent, treat and reverse disease. Raised in Chattanooga, Dr. Bozzone returned to the scenic city with the purpose of shifting our community to a health-optimizing center in the heart of the South.
Christine Smith, Registered Nurse and Certified Health Coach, is the co- founder of TRUE HEALTH JOURNEY, a lifestyle medicine practice that provides individual and group programs to support patients towards more vibrant lives. She provides basic education to help people develop smart, healthy goals, by offering the support, encouragement and accountability needed to create a unique wellness plan. Crissie also works closely with physicians to help them personalize plans for individual patients. As a health coach, she believes in not only focusing on what needs to change but helping patients make subtle changes over time in a journey to lifelong health and wellness.