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Make The Kidney Connection News
January 14, 2011

Let the New Year Bring About New Ways to Control Weight

An image of the cover of a food nutrition guide.

Many people start the New Year with resolutions that involve losing weight, becoming more active, and eating healthier. You may be among them.

As you launch into efforts to improve your health, the Weight-control Information Network (WIN)—a sister program of the National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP)—would like to encourage you to remember to eat only what you need.

WIN is a national information service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of the National Institutes of Health. NKDEP also is part of NIDDK.

Controlling your weight calls for more than just choosing a healthy variety of foods. It also calls for looking at how much and how often you eat. WIN offers tips for you to make better food choices—and eat just enough for you.

The brochure Just Enough for You: About Food Portions offers readers information about the difference between a portion and a serving as well as ways to manage portions at home and eating out.

You do not need to measure and count everything you eat for the rest of your life—just do this long enough to recognize typical serving sizes. Try these ideas to help you control portions at home.

For more tips, visit and download the Just Enough for You: About Food Portions brochure. To request additional copies of this brochure, contact WIN at 1-877-946-4627 or visit WIN online at

March is Kidney Health Month—Make the Kidney Connection

Help your family or faith community Make the Kidney Connection between diabetes, high blood pressure, and kidney disease. Share information during the month of March—Kidney Health Month. You don't have to be a health expert to talk to them about kidney health and the importance of getting checked. The National Kidney Disease Education Program's easy-to-use tools—the Family Reunion Health Guide and Kidney Sundays Toolkit—tell you how. Visit to view or order them.

Join the NKDEP Facebook Page

NKDEP is on Facebook! To join the conversation, share your story on how your loved ones are talking about kidney health this month, and learn about new materials and events on Facebook, become a fan today!

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Page last updated: March 1, 2012