About Kate

Kate Wotanowicz is the Social Media Manager for The Bella Vita. She is dedicated to spreading awareness not only for eating disorders, but for all mental health related issues. Kate has been a part of The Bella Vita team since October 2012.

Finding What Works For You in Eating Disorder Treatment

Wrapping up Native American Heritage Month
In the month of November, we have turned our #EDIncludesMe spotlight onto the Native American community and their experience

By |November 20th, 2015|Blog, Newsletter|0 Comments

Exploring Eating Disorders Among Native Americans

Recognizing Native American Heritage Month
The month of November brings us Native American Heritage Month. In an effort to bring awareness to our community, we

By |November 9th, 2015|Blog, Newsletter|0 Comments

Fighting the “Sexy” Battle: Improving Body Image on Halloween

Body Image Focus
As we wrap up the month of October we want to place one last focus on Halloween. Take a look at our

By |October 30th, 2015|Blog, Newsletter|0 Comments

Kickoff the Holiday Season With Eating Disorder Education

Avoiding the Holiday Binge
As we approach Halloween, we see candy and sweets on display all over the stores. We’d like to recognize that this

By |October 21st, 2015|Blog, Newsletter|0 Comments

Stigma: The Six-Letter Word With So Much Power

Mental Illness Awareness
It’s hard to discuss mental health topics without bringing up the subject of stigma. The month of October brings us Mental Illness

By |October 7th, 2015|Blog, Newsletter|0 Comments

Spotting Eating Disorders and Suicidal Behaviors in Your Loved Ones

Continuing the Suicide Conversation
Our #EDIncludesMe spotlight for the month of September has been on the topic of suicide. Throughout the month, we have participated

By |September 22nd, 2015|Blog, Newsletter|0 Comments

Engaging in the Suicide Conversation

Suicide Awareness and Engaging in the Suicide Conversation
September is upon us and for this month, we will turn our #EDIncudesMe spotlight to the very

By |September 8th, 2015|Blog, Newsletter|0 Comments

Returning to School After Discharge From Eating Disorder Treatment

ED Includes Back to School
It’s hard to believe that August is coming to an end and that another summer is wrapping up. Our August

By |August 26th, 2015|Blog, Newsletter|0 Comments

A Parental Perspective: When Back to School Involves Eating Disorders

A Parental Perspective
For most parents, seeing their children off on the first day of school or helping them unpack and get settled in their

By |August 18th, 2015|Blog, Newsletter|0 Comments

The Connection Between Back to School and Eating Disorders

Back to School Stress
Back to school time is an emotional time of year all around. For parents, seeing their kids off to school can

By |August 4th, 2015|Blog, Newsletter|1 Comment

Strengthening Your Body Image in the Summertime

Addressing Negative Body Image
As the month of August draws in, summer is winding down, but there is still plenty of time left to get

By |July 31st, 2015|Blog, Newsletter|0 Comments

Addressing the Scars Left From Eating Disorders

Treating Eating Disorders in the Summertime
We continue our July #EDIncludesMe focus on navigating your wellness during the summer months by looking at the scars

By |July 21st, 2015|Blog, Newsletter|0 Comments

Navigating Wellness in the Summertime

Keeping a Balance in the Summertime
For the month of July, we are turning our #EDIncludesMe spotlight onto a discussion about navigating your path to

By |July 10th, 2015|Blog, Newsletter|0 Comments

Eating Disorder Treatment Options for LGBTQIA Individuals

Wrapping Up Pride Month
For the month of June, our #EDIncludesMe spotlight has been on LGBTQIA individuals and their experience with eating disorders. We looked

By |June 24th, 2015|Blog, Newsletter|0 Comments

Roadblocks to Eating Disorder Treatment in LGBTQIA Communites

We continue our spotlight on LGBTQIA communities for PrideMonth. Our first installment in the series looked at not only the prevalence of eating

By |June 22nd, 2015|Blog, Newsletter|0 Comments

Out of the Closet:  A Look at Eating Disorders in LGBTQIA Communities

LGBT Pride Month
June 1st marked the start of LGBT Pride Month. For this month, our #EDIncludesMe spotlight will focus on eating disorders in LGBTQIA

By |June 10th, 2015|Blog, Newsletter|0 Comments

How to Spot Eating Disorders in Adolescence

Wrapping Up the April Spotlight
For our April #EDIncludesMe spotlight, we have focused on the link between bullying & eating disorders for National Child Abuse

Eating Disorders in Minority Youth

National Minority Health Month
Now that we’ve discussed how bullying can lead to eating disorders, we are turning our #EDIncludesMe spotlight onto National Minority Health

By |April 14th, 2015|Blog, Newsletter|0 Comments

Bullying Children into Eating Disorders

Child Abuse Awareness Month
April has a 2 for 1 focus for our #EDIncludesMe initiative. One focus for the month of April will be on

Storify: The Healthy Eating Obsession

#EDInsight Transcript Provided by Storify
On Tuesday March 24th, The Bella Vita hosted a tweetchat discussing Orthorexia. We engaged in an educational and insightful conversation

By |March 31st, 2015|Blog, Newsletter|0 Comments