NEWTON, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–For National Kidney Month, employee benefit program NutriSavings
announced its partnership with the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), the
leading organization dedicated to the awareness, prevention, and
treatment of kidney disease.
According to NKF, 1 in 3 American adults is at risk for chronic kidney
disease. Those with chronic kidney disease usually do not have symptoms,
which means kidney disease can go undetected until it reaches advanced
stages. The National Kidney Foundation urges Americans to reduce and/or
manage the risk factors for chronic kidney disease, including high blood
pressure, diabetes, unhealthy weight, smoking, and taking excessive
NSAID pain medications.
NutriSavings’ wellness program educates consumers and their families on
proper nutrition by helping them make healthier purchasing decisions at
the grocery store. Shoppers have access to a database of more than
100,000 food items, and can customize their profile to find food
products that suit their health needs.
NutriSavings builds on NKF’s awareness movement to bring kidney health
into the spotlight by highlighting the importance of nutrition. With
NutriSavings, consumers are encouraged to shop for fruits, vegetables,
whole grains, and minimally processed products that can help reduce risk
“Aside from maintaining a healthy lifestyle and diet, the best way to
prevent kidney disease is to be tested annually if you have diabetes,
high blood pressure, are over age 60, or have a family history of kidney
failure,” said Jeffrey Berns, MD, President of the National Kidney
Foundation. “Of the 26 million American adults estimated to have kidney
disease, most don’t know they have it. That’s why taking care of your
kidneys, especially if you are at risk for kidney disease, is vital.”
Today, more than half of the U.S. adult population has at least one or
more chronic diseases. This includes diabetes, the leading cause of
kidney failure. As consumers become more aware of the causes of kidney
disease, they can make positive behavior changes towards a healthier
“We’re very honored to work with the National Kidney Foundation, and we
share their important mission to improve health awareness among
Americans,” said Gerard Bridi, CEO at NutriSavings. “Our program has a
captive audience that wants to learn how to improve healthy habits, so
the National Kidney Foundation helps us target a very important pillar
of their well-being: kidney health.”
NutriSavings is promoting the National Kidney Foundation by sharing
health recommendations, prevention tips, and treatment of kidney disease
from March 1st to March 31st in a targeted
campaign to consumers. To learn how NutriSavings works with
organizations like the National Kidney Foundation, visit www.nutrisavings.com.
For more information on kidney health, visit www.kidney.org.
NutriSavings is an online ecosystem where employers, health plans, food
and beverage companies, and produce growers join forces to educate the
American workforce and their families on proper nutrition, while helping
to reduce the enormous costs associated with obesity and chronic
illnesses. The NutriSavings program is one of the first measurable
nutrition benefit solutions that is designed to change shopping behavior
and incentivize healthy food purchases by rewarding members for their
healthy purchases. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org,
or visit www.nutrisavings.com.
Find NutriSavings on social media at www.facebook.com/nutrisavings
About the National Kidney Foundation
The National Kidney Foundation is the leading organization in the U.S.
dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease.
For more information, visit www.kidney.org.
Allison Lynch, 617-600-1534