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Nutrition Services

Your doctor may refer you to our registered dietitians, or you may request nutrition services at any of our office locations.
 
Here is a link to find some great Recipes.
 
Web sites for further support:
www.aakp.org
www.niddk.nih.gov
www.kidneyschool.org
www.ikidney.com

Nutrition and Chronic Kidney Disease:  DIET (Medical Nutrition Therapy) is an important part of your treatment plan. In fact, your diet may change depending on how much kidney function you have. Making changes in the foods you eat may help slow further kidney damage. Certain nutrients such as protein, calories, sodium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus and fluid may need to be adjusted to meet your changing needs.

What Steps Can I Take To Make Changes In My Diet for Chronic Kidney Disease?

1. Ask your doctor for a referral to our registered dietitian who specializes
in diets for kidney patients
2.
Keep a food diary of what you eat daily and bring this with you when
you see the dietitian
3.
Plan meal ideas and food shopping tips with our dietitian.
4.
Read food labels in order to make appropriate calorie, protein and sodium choices
5.
Ask your dietitian for ideas on how to add extra calories if you are losing body
weight too quickly in diets for kidney patients
6.
Ask your dietitian for ways to safely reduce calorie intake and increase
physical activity if you are gaining too much weight
7.
Take only those supplements, vitamins, minerals and medications recommended
by your doctor
8.
Our dietitians will review your blood work and give you personal guidance on food ideas for your     
             kidneys.