Due to the move, BRIDGES, Connection, and Soup Group will be held in new locations:
BRIDGES: Tuesdays from 1-3:00 p.m. at the Fresh Start program at Valley Mental Health on 1141 E. 3900 S. Room 220
Connection: Wednesdays at 12:00 noon North Valley Mental Health in the basement dining area 1020 South Main Street in Salt Lake City
Soup Group: Thursdays from 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. at North Valley Mental Health in the basement dining area 1020 South Main Street in Salt Lake City. Contact Jackie if you have questions 801-323-9900
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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.