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You can make health and wellness changes in your life . . . even from a distance! The NKFM offers evidence-based and scientific advisory board approved programs from your home.  

If you're looking for help with physical activity try Walk With Ease or Enhance Fitness Remote. If you're looking for disease prevention or management, check out the Diabetes Prevention Program, Personal Action Toward Health, or Better Choices, Better Health.

Distance Learning for Adults:

Walk With Ease

Walk With Ease is a 6-week physical activity program for adults 18 and older, that can reduce pain and improve overall health by building up to 30 minutes of walking at least three days a week. If you can be on your feet for 10 minutes without increased pain, you can have success with Walk With Ease. You'll be sent a book, enrolled in weekly email communications, and connected to a coach who will "walk" you through the program over the phone. The program has helped participants improve balance, build confidence in walking pace, and improve limitations and symptoms. LEARN MORE

Diabetes Prevention Program

DPP helps people at risk learn how to make lifestyle changes and stick to them. As part of a small, supportive group online, you’ll learn how to eat healthier, lose weight, and incorporate more physical activity into your life. A trained coach will guide the group in how to make better choices over the course of 16 one-hour weekly sessions right from home. After that, you’ll join the group monthly, for one full year of the program. LEARN MORE

Personal Action Toward Health

PATH helps people better manage their long-term health conditions while being led by two trained leaders, at least one of whom has a long-term health condition. Participants learn strategies to deal with pain, fatigue, and difficult emotions. Each week participants create personal action plans and set practical, achievable goals.  Distance learning options for PATH include: video conference, self-led with phone support, and virtual learning online (call Better Choice, Better Health - see below).  LEARN MORE

Enhance Fitness Remote

Enhance Fitness Remote is the distance-learning version of the Enhance Fitness program. Enhance Fitness is a physical activity program for adults that is designed to improve functional fitness and well being. Functional fitness means keeping strong, balanced, and flexible to retain the ability to do the daily activities of life that you normally would do. Classes are conducted over Zoom while you participate at home. Participants need to meet a few criteria to qualify. LEARN MORE

Better Choices, Better Health®

BCBH is the online version of the chronic disease self-management program PATH. It is a 6-week small group workshop offered online to help people living with chronic conditions to manage them better. Participants learn strategies to deal with pain, fatigue, and difficult emotions. Each week participants create personal action plans and set practical, achievable goals. Classes are offered through Canary Health and consist of about 25 people per workshop, with participants located across the country. LEARN MORE

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Powerful Tools for Caregivers (PTC) is designed to help caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend. You will benefit from this class whether you are helping a parent, spouse, friend, someone who lives at home, in a nursing home or even across the country. The program is being offered online and is similar to the Personal Action Toward Health (PATH) program. LEARN MORE

Cooking Matters at the Store

Cooking Matters at the Store is a free program of the No Kid Hungry campaign that empowers families to stretch their food budgets so their children get healthy meals at home. The NKFM is partnering with Share Our Strength to provide virtual grocerystore tours to adults with children in early care and elementary settings. Tours will be led by a trained facilitator and are free of charge. LEARN MORE

A Matter of Balance

A Matter of Balance is an evidence-based program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of older adults who have concerns about falls. LEARN MORE



Distance Learning for Kids:


From mealtime, to play, to story time, children have many opportunities each day to learn and practice healthy habits. Go NAPSACC (Nutrition And Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care) is a trusted online tool that helps child cares go the extra mile to support children’s healthy eating and physical activity. Child care staff complete a self-assessment and, with the technical assistance from the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan staff, complete goal setting and action planning.  LEARN MORE



PE-Nut is a nutrition and physical education program that uses a whole-school approach to motivate students, parents, and educators to be physically active and eat healthier within the elementary school setting.  Carefully linked to the Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations, PE-Nut provides a pathway to infuse nutrition and physical education while covering the specific material required by the state.  The program incorporates a planned curriculum, food sampling, structured physical activity, books, take home bags, daily health messages, and even school-wide events.  LEARN MORE


Are you a person living with kidney disease looking for resources or support? Visit the online and phone support page for more information.