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Where to Find NKDEP This Summer

Look for the NKDEP Make the Kidney Connection booth at:
Essence Music Festival July 4 – 7, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

If you plan to attend Essence Music Festival and want to connect with our team to get a free Family Reunion Health Guide, email us here:

It's Not Too Late to Plan a Healthier Summer Event!

  • Have fun in the sun! Play outdoors during morning and evening hours to avoid heat exhaustion. Don't forget the sunscreen.
  • Add seasonal produce to your family's meals. Make half of their plate's fruit and vegetables.
  • Help your kids drink plenty of fluids. Choose water or low-fat milk instead of sugary drinks like soda.

Use these and other tips from WINpdf icon at your family reunion or other gathering for a healthier celebration.

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Get Moving! Get Active!

Are you looking for ways to get physically active?

If you or a loved one has kidney disease or its risk factors, diabetes or high blood pressure, staying physically active can help you live a healthier life. Be sure to talk to your health professional before starting a new physical activity. Here are a few tips to get you up and moving more.

A picture of an elderly African American couple walking briskly through their neighborhood.

We want to hear from you! Have you recently started a new physical activity routine? What's working for you? Email us at to share your story. You may be featured here in a future e-newsletter.

If you would like to create a health awareness program that focuses on maintaining a healthy weight by increasing physical activity in your community, visit the newly redesigned Sisters Together: Move More, Eat Better Program Guidepdf icon, developed by WIN.

If you'd like to learn more about diet and lifestyle changes for people with kidney disease, visit the Diet and Lifestyle Changes section of the National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP) website.

Page last updated: June 6, 2013