In fulfillment of its mission to educate the public about kidney awareness and care, prevention of kidney disease, and to promote organ donor awareness, representatives of the National Kidney Foundation of Utah & Idaho present a free, 45-minute presentation designed for junior high and middle school health classes throughout Utah and Idaho school districts.
Students watch a ten-minute video and participate in discussions regarding kidney function, kidney care and prevention of kidney disease as well as hearing personal experiences of organ transplantation and donation. Part of the discussion includes a healthy eating and activity assessment which is completed for self evaluation. Information with an assignment is taken home to be discussed with parents and family members. A test is administered at the end of the presentation. Students who earn 100% receive an “I Love You With All My Kidney” T-shirt.
Teachers and students alike have expressed their appreciation for the valuable information received.
For further information or to request a presentation in your school or health class, call the National Kidney Foundation of Utah & Idaho office, 800-869-5277 (statewide) or 801-226-5111 (Utah County).