NAMI Utah is grateful for all the support that we receive from individuals, organizations and businesses. Our Friends of NAMI Utah program recognizes general donations from our sponsors which fund a variety of outreach projects to the community in order to raise mental health awareness and reduce stigma. This support can be in the form of monetary assistance, in-kind donation or substantial effort and support in reaching out to the community to raise awareness and reduce stigma. We would like to thank our Friends of NAMI Utah, including:
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We all need nutrition to support our bodies. A poor diet equals poor health, contributing to obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes - conditions that many people living with mental illness are at a high risk of developing. Nutrition is important for everyone. If you are living with mental illness, eating well is especially important for you, because what you eat can affect your daily life, mood and energy level. Healthy eating is not about being thin or deprivation. Healthy eating is about feeling good, having more energy, participating in your recovery and mapping out your future. Simply put, healthy eating is one of the best things you can do to improve wellness. Dietary guidelines set by the USDA state that a healthy diet is one that emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains and fat free or low fat milk products. A healthy diet should include lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs and nuts. Be sure to limit saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, sodium and added sugars. Lear more about the U.S. government's guidlelines by reveiwing the food pyramid: mypyramid.gov.