It’s National Kidney Month, Show Your Kidneys Some Love

March 10th, 2019


March is National Kidney Month and we’ve partnered with the National Kidney Foundation to urge all Americans to give their kidneys a second thought and a well-deserved checkup. World Kidney Day is on March 14 and the perfect time to give your hardworking kidneys some love.

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.

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.

Spread the kidney health love and share these social graphics with your friends and family to encourage them to try #MeatlessMonday and get a kidney check-up.

National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and National Kidney Month Activities:

Free Health Checks: The NKF offers free health checks to those most at risk for kidney disease – anyone with diabetes, high blood pressure or a family history of kidney failure. Locations and information can be found on the calendar on their website.

 ‘Are You at Risk’ Kidney Quiz: Early detection can make a difference in preventing kidney disease so it’s important to know if you’re at risk. Take the online kidney quiz!

Join the Conversation: Post photos or Meatless Monday kidney health infographics on social media platforms using #HeartYourKidneys or #NationalKidneyMonth to help raise awareness.

 

Invite your friends and family to celebrate National Kidney Month with a delicious Meatless Monday meal. Check out our recipe gallery for inspiration – breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack options available.

 

Meatless Monday is a global movement, followed by millions, with a simple message: one day a week, cut out meat for personal health and the health of the planet. To find out more, follow us on FacebookTwitterPinterest, or Instagram!