The Utah Partnership for Healthy Weight, is a nonprofit corporation and public-private partnership comprised of over 40 organizations working to combat obesity in Utah.
We know that our title, “The Utah Partnership for Healthy Weight,” is kind of a mouthful, but it really does describe who we are – average Utahns who see the effects of overweight and obesity on a daily basis, and have chosen to volunteer our time, effort, and in many cases, expertise, to helping our friends and neighbors live healthier lives.
We know that we are in for a long fight. The reasons for obesity are many, and often complex. Some are directly related to public policies concerning development and infrastructure, others are more personal and unique to each individual. But be assured, the UPHW is not the “food police,” nor are we “couch potato coaches.” Our goal is simply to change perceptions and attitudes so that Utahns of all ages and incomes will find it easy to make healthy choices wherever they may be.