DaVita® Medical Insights

Online Diet Tools for Patients with Kidney Disease

During the holidays it’s all the more important for patients with kidney disease to understand and adhere to their complex kidney diet. They may need extra support from their care team with meal planning and keeping up with nutritional goals. Fortunately, in addition to direct support from renal dietitians and other kidney care providers, there are a wide array of resources and tools to help increase patients’ awareness and motivation to maintain a kidney-friendly diet during the holidays.

The printable image below lists a variety of online tools that can help patients stay on track with their dietary needs and goals.


Even with the array of valuable tools, face-to-face consultations with patients about their diet are invaluable. It’s up to us care providers to be the support team behind all our patients and their nutritional health. Help patients stay on track with these resources and tools.

Sara Colman, RD, CDE

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.