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Resource Center: Living, Diet, and Nutrition

Culinary Kidney Cooks (CKS)
CKC has published Cooking for David: A Culinary Dialysis Cookbook and Food Pyramid for Healthy Eating with Kidney Disease. The site is run by Sara Colman, RD, DCE, Renal dietitian, and nutrition educator, and Dorothy Gordon, BS, RN, whose husband was diagnosed with end-stage renal disease in 1997 and immediately began a renal diet.
Phone: (714) 842-4684


DaVita Diet Helper
Kidney-friendly meals are easy to plan, prepare and track using this online dialysis-diet tool.  You enter your diet prescription and DaVita Diet Helper provides a meal plan for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks along with nutrition information. Easy-to-make recipes have been kitchen-tested for taste. Plus, since meals have about the same nutritional values, you can make substitutions so you eat foods you enjoy.


FACT SHEET: Nutrition for Children with Chronic Kidney Disease:
A guide for Parents
(National Kidney Foundation)


Genitourinary and Kidney Disorders:
Sodium and Fluid Restriction

This website provides information on sodium restriction (low-sodium diet) for children with renal failure. 

Kidney Diets
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Renal Diet Cookbooks
Culinary Kidney Cooks
Creating a healthy menu: A computer program especially
for kidney patients

The Renal Gourmet: What to cook when your kidneys quit
Nutrition Action Newsletter from the Centre for Science in
the Public Interest

Food medication interactions by Z. Pronsky MS RD FADA
Living Well on Dialysis: A Cookbook for Patients and Their Families
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Renal Diet Cookbooks

Kidney Helpers
The personal size Kidney Helpers are essential kitchen reference tools, designed to help ESRD patients maintain dietary control.  ESRD professionals can use them as instructional aids.
Phone: (281) 486-9258
Toll-free: (877) 248-2331


USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory (NDL)
The NDL provides information on the nutrient content of foods. The searchable database is useful in determining calorie, protein, phosphorus, potassium, and sodium information on over 6,200 different foods.
Phone: (301) 504-0630


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