Exciting New Partnership! Meatless Monday and the National Kidney Foundation

October 15th, 2018


We’re thrilled to announce Meatless Monday’s new partnership with The National Kidney Foundation, the largest organization dedicated to the awareness, prevention, and treatment of kidney disease.

The National Kidney Foundation and Meatless Monday are partnering to encourage people to make healthier changes to their diets. Studies suggest that incorporating meatless options into an overall balanced diet can help promote kidney health. Meatless Monday provides an easy way to make this first step towards a healthier lifestyle by cutting out meat just one day a week, and diversifying diets through meatless choices.

Through the partnership, Meatless Monday hopes to support individuals who are at-risk or who are experiencing kidney disease in making an important dietary change. Meatless Monday also strives to help all people learn about the many benefits of reducing meat consumption.

Reducing consumption of red and processed meat and eating more plant-based foods, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and legumes, can help lead to:

• Better kidney health

• Better management of kidney disease

• Lower blood pressure and cholesterol

• Lower risk of diabetes

• Healthy weight management

Kidney disease is more common than you might think!

According to the National Kidney Foundation, in the United States, about 30 million adults have chronic kidney disease – and most aren’t aware of it. 1 in 3 American adults are at risk for chronic kidney disease. Risk factors for kidney disease include diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, and family history.

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