The NAMIWalks is the key that can open the door for consumer and family advocates. The walk is designed to raise awareness about mental illness, to increase community education and reach out to new families and individuals living with mental illness, and to support local NAMI affiliates to build a larger NAMI community. The NAMIWalks is our yearly signature fundraising event. Please join us in celebration of hope and recovery for those less fortunate than ourselves.
Thanks to all of our Walk sponsors, volunteers, team captains and staff for all the hard work, generous donations, and constant support for this Walk! We want you to know how much we appreciate all you have done to ensure the success of this year's Walk!
Your hard efforts have paid off. NAMI is what it is today because of YOU. We had 1688 walkers at the NAMIWalks 2010 event. That is 665 more people raising awareness about mental illness by participating in the Walk than in 2009.Thanks to our wonderful sponsors and to individual donations brought in before, during and after the Walk, NAMI Utah has raised over $90,000 for our free support and education programs. We happily report that we far exceeded our goal of $75,000 for 2010 and thank you again for your support.
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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.