Kidney Diet Tips

DaVita.com kidney diet recipes–a new look

DaVita has revamped davita.com with a great new look. You’ll find reorganization that makes it easier to find kidney education articles and other content to answer your questions about kidney-related issues. A new registration process makes it easier to access tools such as Diet Helper, an online kidney diet meal planner and nutrition log, Phosphorus Challenge, Food Analyzer and GFR Calculator. My DaVita is a new feature that lets you save recipes and articles and make friends with others in the DaVita community.

The new look for Kidney-Friendly Recipes includes more food photos and easy access to recipes for dialysis, diabetes and chronic kidney disease non-dialysis, along with diet related videos. Recipe categories have been reorganized into Appetizers & Snacks, Breakfast & Brunch, Breads, Salads & Salad Dressings, Beef, Lamb & Pork, Chicken & Turkey, Seafood, Pasta, Rice & Grains, Pizza & Sandwiches, Soups & Stews, Sauces & Seasonings, Vegetables, Beverages, and Desserts.

DaVita dietitians, who provide the renal recipes on davita.com, are featured with their insight on what’s important for dialysis patients to stay nourished and healthy. They provide suggestions to improve nutrition, learn about the dialysis diet, control phosphorus and potassium, and minimize sodium and fluid intake. They also talk about what is special about the dialysis centers and teams they work with each day.

The new website design makes it easy for you to sign up for Recipe Alerts, a monthly email newsletter with the latest kidney-friendly recipes. Looking for more information on the kidney diet and nutrition? You can easily search under Kidney Disease Education. Look for Diet and Nutrition where you will find articles on diet basics, lifestyle, regional menus, special occasions and the renal diet. Here’s a sampling of articles you may find of interest:

Dietary Protein and Chronic Kidney Disease

The Diabetic Dialysis Diet

Your Kidney Diet Prescription

Lowering Potassium in Potatoes

Alcohol and Chronic Kidney Disease

Supermarket Shopping Tips for Those with Kidney Disease

Top 15 Healthy Foods for People with Kidney Disease

Weight Loss Dieting When You’re on Dialysis

Check it out today and send us your feedback to let us know what you think and what you would like to see on davita.com in the future. DaVita’s resources are here to help improve your quality of life as you learn about and live with kidney disease.

Sara Colman, RD, CDE

Sara is a renal dietitian with over 20 years experience working with people with diabetes and kidney disease. She is co-author of the popular kidney cookbook "Cooking for David: A Culinary Dialysis Cookbook". Sara is currently the Manager of Kidney Care Nutrition for DaVita. She analyzes recipes and creates content, resources and tools for the kidney community. In her spare time Sara loves to spend time with her young grandson, including fun times together in her kitchen.