• Limit your story to 500 words that express your personal journey with using nutrition to positively impact your mood, behavior and/or mental health. While we are eager for you to share your personal narrative, please keep your story within the context of the Diet-Mental Health Relationship. CNP reserves the right to lightly edit stories for clarity.
  • Provide a high-resolution photo (minimum 1200×1200 pixels) of yourself, taken horizontally with good lighting and approximately two feet between the camera and yourself. Please keep the background minimal.
  • Sign the Signature Release Form below, stating that you allow CNP full rights to share your photo and story on CNP’s website and social media platforms.
  • CNP reserves the right to modify submissions to ensure that published content is appropriate for viewers of all ages.
  • CNP is dedicated to conveying your stories as accurately as possible, but please be aware that slight redactions may be made to your text.
  • By submitting your entry, you acknowledge the above statements and give CNP the right to edit and publish your submission.
  • Submission of content does not guarantee publication.
  • Email questions to


Sharing your story is not about being perfect! It’s about helping others understand your experience and how your improved diet has positively impacted the way you feel. Below are a few questions to help you write, but please do not feel restricted to them.

    • What were you experiencing in terms of your mood, behavior, and mental health before you made the transformation to a healthier dietary intake pattern? What changed when you incorporated a healthier dietary pattern?
    • Was there a specific ‘triggering’ event in your life that helped you decide to improve your nutrition?
    • In what ways did changing your diet affect your mood, behavior, and mental health? Any other changes?
    • What other areas of your life improved as you made these changes in your diet?

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