Kidney Disease Research Updates
Nutrition for CKD Patients
The National Kidney Disease Education Program has developed a suite of materials to help general practice registered dietitians (RDs) provide effective medical nutrition therapy (MNT) to chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients who are not on dialysis. The purpose of MNT for CKD is to maintain good nutritional status, slow progression, and treat complications. These free, downloadable, and reproducible materials are designed to distill key information about CKD and diet for RDs and patients. Titles include the following:
For Registered Dietitians:
Chronic Kidney Disease and Diet: Assessment, Management, and Treatment, an overview guide about treating CKD patients who are not on dialysis.
For CKD Patients Who Are Not on Dialysis:
Eating Right for Kidney Health: Tips for People with CKD, a handout about the basics of nutrition and CKD.
Nutrition Tips for People with CKD, a collection of five, one-page handouts about sodium, protein, phosphorus, potassium, and food label reading.
Your Kidney Test Results, a tool for test result assessment and patient education.
To view or download these materials, visit www.nkdep.nih.gov/professionals/ckd-nutrition.htm.
NIH Publication No. 11–4531