Who? The American Liver Foundation (ALF) promotes liver disease prevention and liver wellness. ALF provides research, education, and advocacy for those affected by liver-related disease, including hepatitis.
What? ALF’s new program, Love Your Liver, is an interactive liver wellness education program targeted to elementary, middle, and high school students. The program educates students about the liver and the actions they can take to maximize their liver health and prevent liver disease.
Where? The Love Your Liver program educates elementary, middle, and high school students in the school and after-school settings.
When? The dates and times for Love Your Liver are flexible and available all year. Love Your Liver programs are scheduled in conjunction with schools and after-school programs.
The 30-minute elementary school program educates students about the liver, its functions, and ways to take care of it. Older elementary-school students also will learn about the causes of liver diseases and prevention steps. Students will actively participate in Love Your Liver’s age appropriate interactive activities such as Liver bingo, Word find, How well do you know your liver?, and The Good, the Bad, and the Liver.
The 45-minute high school program educates students about the liver, its functions, ways to take care of it, types of liver disease, liver disease risk factors, and prevention steps. Students will have opportunities to actively participate in Love Your Liver’s age appropriate interactive activities such as Liver Trivia, Word find, Guess the liver disease, and What am I eating?
Why? It is the American Liver Foundation’s hope that after participating in the Love Your Liver program, students will have a greater awareness and understanding of the liver’s importance and will take action to maximize their liver health and to prevent the spread of liver disease. Also, students will share their knowledge with family and friends and play an active role in impacting the liver health of those around them.